Meet the Team

Pastor Nate Wagner

Nate is the Lead pastor at Anthem Chapel.
Pastor Nate was born in Texas but has spent over half his life in California. He graduated from UCSB in 2001 with his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. After 19 years of ministry at Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara, the Lord called Nate to plant a church in the town he has called home for the last 25 years, Goleta.
Pastor Nate’s passion is to share the Gospel with the lost, and equip believers to impact the world around them for Jesus.

Pastor Nate has been married to his wife Allison for 13 years, and they have four wonderful children, Ava, Hudson, Beau and Cash.

Pastor Lars Linton

Lars is the Executive pastor at Anthem Chapel.
Pastor Lars was born in Ohio. Lars attended the University of Cincinnati, graduating with degrees in Sociology and Anthropology. He attended graduate school at the University of California Santa Barbara graduate program specializing in communication and early childhood development, earning his doctorate in Sociology in 2006.
Pastor Lars was called into full time ministry at the beginning of 2006 at Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara.

Pastor Lars believes that the name of Jesus is hope for the world. He is excited about Anthem Chapel impacting Goleta and UCSB with the life-transforming gospel of Jesus.

Pastor Lars is married to his beautiful wife Emily since 2007. They have three beautiful daughters, Lydia, Lindy, and Isla.