I am the Almoner.
My name is Nathan Krupa.
Professionally, I raise money to feed the hungry. In seven years, I’ve raised more than $4 million to buy warehouses, trucks, equipment, and distribute millions of meals. As a volunteer, I work with my church and other ministries I’m passionate about to help them raise the money they need to build God’s Kingdom.
It all started with conversion.
Ten years ago, the Lord snatched me from the clutches of Hollywood and dropped me into the middle of the Bible Belt. After a decade of apostasy in LA that included working in Hollywood, the Lord brought me back into the Church, giving me the dubious distinction of being both a ‘Cradle Catholic’ and a convert. Six years ago, He called me to be a servant of the poor… raising money to feed the hungry with Golden Harvest Food Bank.
So why the Almoner’s blog? Asking for money is a bit of an art and a bit of a science. Some people are naturally good at it, some people are good at it because they like to learn from the best, and some people have been given a Charismatic gift of fundraising by God for some specific purpose. I’m a bit of a mix of all three, and my hope is that what I’ve learned in 7 years of fundraising professionally and 2 year of doing it as a volunteer will be a blessing to anyone who is trying to raise the money needed to build their ministry.
A man with a mission.
My life, my central focus, is that God be glorified in all that I do and that the Gospel of my Savior Jesus Christ and the Church that He founded will spread to the ends of the earth.