UCO Winter Retreat 2016
Clara, a born and raised Michigander, has delighted in living and serving in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit and Lansing Michigan. She was first introduced to UCO as a student at Grand Valley State University. After earning her B.B.A in Accounting, she moved to Lansing to serve on staff with UCO. She loves going on walks, jamming on the djembe, budgeting, playing ultimate frisbee and spreading the joy of the Lord. Clara acts as the Administrative Assistant for UCO.
Alex is a Michigander who got involved with UCO whilst living in the dorms at the University of Michigan. After graduating with a bachelor’s in Cell & Molecular Biology, he moved up to Lansing, where he has been on staff with UCO for the past 6 years. Alex enjoys reading and playing just about any sport. He oversees the UCO chapter in Lansing, the Summer Academy and other regional events, and helps with some of the new UCO chapters in the region.
Bonnie is a Michigan native having lived in the Lansing area all her life. She first became involved with outreach to college students when she was a student at Michigan State University. She and her husband Jon have five adult children. After a number of years spent caring for her family she came back to UCO and has been serving with us for the past 15 years. She enjoys putzing in her kitchen, reading, and creating things with the help of her sewing machine as well as spending time with family. Bonnie is a Regional Supervisor who oversees staff in the Lansing and Pittsburgh chapters and also helps with the regional staff training.
David is a Michigander, married and father of two (with another one on the way). He first connected with UCO on a year of service in Belfast Northern Ireland, and afterward returned home to get involved with UCO at the University of Michigan where he got dual degrees in Classical Greek Language (go Homer!) and Western Intellectual History….which set him up beautifully to come on staff with UCO. He also spent a lot of time climbing trees, art structures, and buildings. After serving in Ann Arbor for three year, getting married, and starting a family, David moved with his wife Sarah to Grand Rapids where they both work for UCO and build intentional community. He day dreams of sailing boats of all shapes and sizes. David is the Development Director for UCO and is responsible for helping UCO expand to new campuses and new cities.
Andrew graduated from the University of Michigan and spent several years working as a turnaround consultant. During this time he felt a call to leave his career and follow the Lord. He was led to UCO, where he is honored to serve, proclaiming the good news and preparing the way for the Lord! Andrew likes to read, is always willing to karaoke, and loves to whistle. Andrew is an Assistant Regional Director overseeing the Ann Arbor, Jackson, and Maryland chapters.
Brian grew up in Michigan and came to the University of Michigan in 97 where he got a degree in Resource Ecology Management (special emphasis on trees and dirt). After being involved as a student Brian began serving on staff with UCO in 2000. He has worked with the chapters in Ann Arbor, Belfast Northern Ireland, and Grand Rapids. He is a member of the Servants of the Word. He currently lives in Grand Rapids where he seeks to live out the Lord’s call to follow him and bear witness to him who is the way, the truth, and the life. Brian is an Assistant Regional Director overseeing the Grand Rapids and Pittsburgh chapters.
Rosemary is a wife and mother of four girls. She served as a UCO staffer for five years after college, and now works as a Physician Assistant in a local ER. She is grateful for the continued opportunity to advance the Good News of God’s love in the university setting. She also likes to hang out at beautiful beaches and work out at the gym. Rosemary is the Executive Supervisor who helps with the development of UCOs across the region, the senior staff in many chapters, and the broader growth of mission positions for women in UCO.
Nico grew up in France in the Alps and came to Ann Arbor in the 90s to study Aerospace at U of M. During that period, God seems to have taken a hold of his life in an unexpected way and Nico decided he’d leave rocket science for a more heavenly mission. He’s worked for UCO for 18 years in Ann Arbor, London, and Lansing. He is a member of the Servants of the Word. He is known to hide behind a camera and periodically bust a move or two in the kitchen. Nico is the Executive Director for UCO and is overall responsible for the development and growth of UCOs across North America. Nico oversees the senior UCO staff and helps with leadership development in the region.