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Dr. Stacey Berggren is no stranger to NNU. She has previously served as an Admissions Counselor, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, and Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing, and most recently as Registrar. Stacey has a deep understanding of NNU, its people and its culture. She has extensive sales and customer service experience before coming to work for NNU initially. Stacey holds a B.S. from Troy University (AL), a M.Ed. from Northwest Nazarene University, and an Ed.D. from Trevecca Nazarene University.
Rich serves as the Director of Admissions. He graduated from NNU in 2002 earning a BS in Business Administration. He also earned his MA in Church Leadership from Southern Nazarene University. Rich is also an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and currently serves as the NYI President for the Intermountain District. He has spent the last 15 years serving with his wife as associate pastors at Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene. Rich enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
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Jim Butkus has two degrees from NNU, a BA in Applied Music and an MA in Pastoral Ministry, as well as a BS from Utah State University in Music Therapy. Most of his working career has been in college admissions and in hospice as a Board-Certified Music Therapist and chaplain. In his free time, he enjoys listening to and helping people, spending time with his wife and son, thrift store shopping, playing music, and rooting for the Utah Jazz.
Stephanie is the Campus Visit Coordinator. She is responsible for creating a personalized schedule for each individual visitor. Stephanie graduated from NNU in 2007 with a mass communications degree. She enjoys watching movies and playing board games with her husband and two sons. They are currently watching every Disney produced movie in chronological order. She loves her husky, wearing sweatpants, quoting Friends, and taking naps.
Christian graduated from NNU in May 2016 with a Biology degree. He enjoys adventures with his wife and two dogs. He also loves mountain biking, backpacking, and quoting Star Wars. One of his favorite memories from NNU was the opportunity to spend 6 weeks in the rain forests of Costa Rica researching Jaguars.
Riley Fast graduated from NNU recently in 2022 with a degree in Christian Ministry. Riley loves playing music, sports, spending time with family, friends, and his wife. He is thankful that he and his siblings have been able to have the best college experience at the most awesome place. He has been involved in the music programs at NNU, as well as leadership positions within the Student Government, Corlett Hall, and Campus Ministry. Riley would say his favorite memories at college include the friendships he encountered, time with his siblings, and the construction of a hot tub in Culver Hall his freshman year.
Monic graduated from the University of Idaho in 2017 and received a B.S. in Child Development and Family Relations with a minor in Sociology. She is an active member of her local Spanish church, Praise Chapel in Nampa, Idaho. Monic has previously served as an RA at the University of Idaho, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica, an Immigration Caseworker with Familias Unidas, and a Migrant Graduation Specialist at Caldwell High School. She is very laid back and enjoys time with her family.
Noah Daniels graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2018 and loved his experience in Christian higher education. As a student, he got the opportunity to travel around the country leading worship in churches and summer camps on behalf of PLNU, take a deep dive into theology and philosophy and work for the chaplaincy department. Fun fact: he is the fourth generation in his family pursuing ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.
Olivia graduated from NNU in 2019 with a degree in Marketing and Graphic Design. During her time as a student, she was on class council, was a sophomore RA in Dooley Hall and served on Student Government as the Social Vice President. If she could be any fictional character she would be Nancy Drew—and some of her favorite things include the color silver, americanos, concerts and windy weather.
Shelby graduated from NNU in 2021 with a degree in Public Relations. As a student, she was an RA in Ford Hall, served on Student Government as the Student Organization Coordinator, and was involved with several nonprofits. She also participated in a Theology class that was held in a women's prison. Shelby spends her free time doing crossword puzzles, watching Formula 1 racing, and reading non-fiction books about her current interests.
Parker Akkerman graduated from NNU in 2020 and experienced deep personal transformation during her time as a student. She was involved in Student Government, served as a resident assistant in the sophomore dorm and traveled to China to compete with NNU's speech and debate team.