Nathan Crankfield was born and raised in Harrisburg, PA. He was
baptized Lutheran, but entered the Catholic Church at age 13,
becoming the first Catholic in his family. In 2015, he graduated from
Mount St. Mary's University, where he received an Army ROTC
Scholarship. After graduation, Nathan was commissioned and trained
as an Infantry officer at Fort Benning, GA, where he completed U.S.
Army Airborne School and Ranger School. Upon completion, he
headed to Fort Bragg, NC, where he served in the 82nd Airborne
Division for three years.
After a deployment to Afghanistan, Nathan knew it was time to pursue
his love for evangelization. In 2019, he accepted a position at the
Dynamic Catholic Institute, where he faithfully served as a Parish
Consultant for the archdiocese of Kansas City, MO & Austin, TX. Nathan
now serves as a Resident Director at Benedictine College in Atchison,
In 2020, Nathan founded Seeking Excellence Ministries, which exists to
inspire people to take ownership and responsibility for all areas of
their life. He is the President, podcast host, and primary blog writer for
that ministry. Learn more about Seeking Excellence and how it can
help you transform all of your life at thosewhoseek.org.