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Matt Woodard
Christian Union Director of Undergraduate Ministry at Brown

Matt-WoodardMatt graduated with a BA in exercise & sports science from the University of North Carolina. After graduation, he worked as an athletic performance specialist, coaching collegiate and professional athletes. Matt earned an MA in Religion from Yale Divinity School and an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. While in seminary, he worked as an editorial assistant with the Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project.  In his free time, Matt enjoys studying the biblical languages, baseball, and spending time with his wife, Allison, and their two boys, Reece and Cade.


Kelly Clark

Cornerstone Partner Coordinator

Kelly attended Purdue University for her AA in Applied Science Business Administration, and she is now completing her BA in Christian Studies at Grand Canyon University.
She previously worked for Partners International which is a ministry that trains and equips indigenous ministries to build a thriving church. She is very involved in her home church in Spokane, serving on the worship team, helping with the youth, and serving as a small group leader.


Laurel Copp

Christian Union Ministry Fellow at Brown

Laurel2Laurel graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts degree in Theology as well as a Master of Arts in Old Testament. She has taught Bible and theology at Portsmouth Christian Academy and at Gordon College. During that time she also developed a new ministry to reach out to women in the sex industry. Laurel is interested in the intersection of faith and life, particularly how the Gospel informs and drives our involvement in culture and issues of justice.

Laurel is married to Chip, and they have two young daughters, Evalyn and Phoebe.