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Nick Nowalk

Christian Union Teaching Fellow at Columbia

Nick-NowalkNick is from the New Jersey / New York area. He became a Christian during his freshman year at High Point University through the influence of a student-led Cru ministry. He earned a BA in English Writing with a minor in Religion/Philosophy, and then moved to the Twin Cities to attend Bethel Seminary. While earning an MDiv, he also served as a youth pastor and as staff at Minnesota Teen Challenge.

He next spent two years as a pastoral apprentice at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis under John Piper in The Bethlehem Institute, and concurrently he taught a number of theology and Bible classes at the undergraduate and graduate level. Nick studied at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary prior to joining Christian Union in 2008.  He has written several curriculums for Christian Union's University ministries, including Sex & Spirituality, Romans and Hebrews. He is currently working on a book on the story-shaped spirituality of the Psalms, and in his free time loves all things NYC, jogging in Central Park, and reading great novels over allegedly good coffee.  

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Ava Ligh

Christian Union Ministry Fellow at Columbia

Ava-LighAva is a graduate of Columbia University with a BA in East Asian Languages and Cultures. She worked as a management consultant for two years before joining the New York City Teaching Fellows through which she earned an MS in Elementary Education while teaching in the South Bronx. Ava lives in New York City with her husband, Peter, and their three children, Karis, Erenei, and Checed. They attend Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.

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Jesse Peterson

Christian Union Ministry Fellow at Columbia

jesseJesse grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities where he studied Music (Percussion / Composition) as well as Classical Hebrew. He later graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with an MDiv. Jesse joined Christian Union in 2011.

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Yolanda Solomon

Christian Union Ministry Fellow at Columbia

Yolanda-SolomonYolanda was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Ithaca College where she studied Television/Radio Production. Yolanda has worked on numerous television/film productions in NYC. In 2010, Yolanda earned an MA in Urban Missions from Westminster Theological Seminary. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children, and they attend Epiphany Church.

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