The Rev. Nathan Biornstad


The Rev. Nathan Biornstad accepted the call to be the Rector at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church in August 2021. Previously he served as the Associate of Pastoral Care at St. Cross Episcopal Church for three years. He also spent several years at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Monrovia where he oversaw the children’s program. His undergraduate degree is from Portland State University, where he double majored in business management and marketing before he moved to California and attended Fuller Theological Seminary.

While studying for his Master’s in Divinity at Fuller, a friend invited him to a Taizé service at Church of Our Savior in San Gabriel. This service sparked his curiosity about liturgy and the Episcopal Church. A couple of years later, Nathan joined Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Covina where he became actively involved. Eventually, Holy Trinity became Nathan’s sponsoring parish for the priesthood. During his ordination process, Nathan was the Youth Director at Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights and Adult Education Coordinator at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Upland. In May 2014, he completed his degree in Anglican Studies at Bloy House, and in January 2016, Nathan was ordained to priestly orders. He is also an active on the HFS Adoption and Foster Care board.