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Matt Woodard
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.


Laurel Copp

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.


Justin Doyle

Ministry Fellow at Brown
Justin-DoyleJustin hails from Akron, Ohio. He earned a BS in Secondary Education from Miami University of Ohio and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. For several years following his undergraduate studies, Justin served in various management roles, including four years as a Strategic Sourcing Manager with PartsSource LLC. Justin loves everything about the outdoors, enjoying a fantastic cup of coffee with friends, listening to great music, and, above all else, making much of Jesus. Justin and his wife, Jill, stay busy trying to keep up with their three young boys, Graham, Hudson and Brooks.


Gianna Uson

Intern at Brown University

GiannaU2018Gianna was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to California in 2011. During her time at Brown, she earned an AB in computer science and was involved with Christian Union. She joined Christian Union when she was a freshman and was compelled to stay because of the community that welcomed her and encouraged her to pursue Christ throughout her time at Brown. 

Gianna is staying at Brown to intern with the ministry and is excited to continue building relationships with students and helping foster an environment that encourages people in their walk with Christ and invites others to do the same.