Nate King serves as Director of U.S. Congressional Affairs at International Justice Mission (IJM), a global organization that partners with local authorities to protect people in poverty from violence. IJM works through 24 program offices in 14 countries to rescue and restore victims, hold perpetrators accountable, and help strengthen public justice systems. Nate leads IJM’s strategic engagement with U.S. Congress, working with legislators and their staff to shape U.S. efforts to combat human trafficking and violence against women and children (VAWC) through legislation and funding mechanisms. Prior to his current role, Nate led IJM’s grassroots advocacy and mobilization programs on the regional and national levels in the U.S. Before joining IJM, he worked in public engagement at Lutheran World Relief, an international NGO focused on sustainable development and disaster relief. Earlier in his career, Nate served as a public policy and advocacy fellow at Lutheran Services in America and as an intern in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. Nate received a B.A. from Valparaiso University, where he graduated with honors as a Christ College Scholar. Nate and his wife, Lacy, live in the Washington, D.C. area.