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Nathan Leonard

Topeka, Kan.
I think the typical Concordia student is excited to be here. They enjoy campus and the community around them. While not everyone is Christian, they can experience that love and share it with people around them.

Finding a loving Christ-centered community was a present subject in Nathan Leonard’s mind during his college considerations. “Both of my parents graduated from Concordia, and through them and my own research, I found out about the community and different opportunities at Concordia.” 

Nathan quickly got involved with extracurriculars at Concordia, such as A Cappellaspeech, and theatre, which allowed him time to meet other people. “Because Concordia is so small, I’ve had the opportunity to get involved with many different extracurriculars. Although all of mine are mostly theatre and music-related, they’re all special and unique in their own way.”  

These extracurriculars coincide with Nathan’s major, music, where he can use his God-given talents. “My major specifically is general music with my emphasis in composition and theory. This major allows me to work with the technical backend of music, such as the recording and mixing of it.” This aspect of creating for people is why Nathan enjoys his major. “I love the different performance opportunities that we have. I love the feeling I get when you create something incredible with other people.”  

Even though Nathan is now very involved in a myriad of extracurriculars, he knows that it can be difficult to refrain from limiting yourself to just one. “When I first came here, I was here for speech and choir and those were my two main things. When I became willing to try new opportunities and become a part of new groups, I was led to meet tons of different types of people and learn different things about college and life in general.”