UCO Grand Rapids

UCO Grand Rapids

Who We Are

University Christian Outreach in Grand Rapids began with a group of students at Grand Valley State University who had seen the way the Lord was working through other UCO chapters around the country and had a vision of bringing the same enthusiasm and life to their own campus. Now students from Grand Rapids Community College, Calvin College, Kendall, and Aquinas are also involved with the UCO chapter in Grand Rapids.

Our weekly prayer meetings are on Wednesdays at 8pm. Check out the UCO GR Calendar for up-to-date information http://ucoweb.org/gr/calendar/

Our Staff

  • Mikayla Thibodeau
    Mikayla Thibodeau
    Mission Leader
  • Melanie Gross
    Melanie Gross
    Administration
  • Daniel Woltanski
    Daniel Woltanski
    Mission Leader
  • Angelique Nowak
    Angelique Nowak
    Formation Program
  • David Williamson
    David Williamson
    Formation Program Director
  • Eric Olivero
    Eric Olivero
    Mission Director
  • Katie Lennon
    Katie Lennon
    Mission Leader
  • Sarah Williamson
    Sarah Williamson
    Mission Supervisor
  • Noel Delgadillo
    Noel Delgadillo
    Chapter Director
Mikayla Thibodeau
Mission Leader
Melanie Gross
Administration
Daniel Woltanski
Mission Leader

Daniel grew up in the tiny Michigan town of Kent City. He became involved with UCO as a student at Calvin College, where he graduated with a degree in Computer Science in 2016. He felt a desire to pursue ministry directly out of college, which led him to join UCO Grand Rapids. Daniel loves taking walks in God’s creation and spending time having intentional conversations with friends. Occasionally he spends free time slaying dragons.

Angelique Nowak
Formation Program

Angelique grew up in Michigan. She served 2-3 years on staff for UCO Lansing 10+ years ago, then went on the serve the local community youth group for 6 years. Now she is back to work for UCO Grand Rapids. Angelique serves as assistant director for the formation program and is enjoying walking along side young woman as they choose to follow our Lord in a more profound way every day. Her hobby is making useless wise cracks during staff meetings. Angelique is married to a wonderful man from Wisconsin and has 2 beautiful children with number 3 making their debut in late May.

David Williamson
Formation Program Director

David Williamson loves adventure — especially the great adventure of following the Lord of the Universe. He studied Greek and Intellectual History at the University of Michigan and is currently working on a Masters of Theological Studies at Calvin Seminary. He uses his experience in life to lead the Grand Rapids Formation Program. When not working for UCO you can find him sailing, woodworking, or playing with his kids.

Eric Olivero
Mission Director

Eric grew up in Macomb, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan. He’s been serving in UCO full-time for the past three years. He was a student leader in UCO while at U of M, and upon graduating moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland to serve with UCO there. He moved to Grand Rapids in 2014 to join the UCO staff at GVSU first as a mission leader and now as a mission director. He loves to play classical piano and has a history of ardently fighting to resurrect the faded glories of the mustache and the recorder.

Katie Lennon
Mission Leader

Katie Lennon was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to West Michigan to attend Grand Valley State University for a degree in Marketing. This is Katie’s first year working on staff for University Christian Outreach and works part-time as a Women’s Mission Leader at GVSU. Katie has always been a pursuer of the arts and works part-time as the Director of the Theatre Arts Program for Sacred Heart Academy. Some of her favorite hobbies include long walks in the great outdoors, quality time with friends & family, and pursuing beautiful things!

Sarah Williamson
Mission Supervisor

Sarah is an Ann Arbor native who graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English, French, and Secondary Education. But instead of teaching high school, she started working for UCO. When not doing UCO, Sarah loves to play Scrabble, speak French, cook yummy homemade food, and spend time with her wonderful husband David and adorable son Noah–the two great loves of her life.

 

Noel Delgadillo
Chapter Director

Noel Armando Delgadillo was born and raised in Miami. He received his B.S. in Liberal Arts from Florida International University. He has been serving and working for UCO since the Fall of 2006. He currently serves as the Chapter Director at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids. After experiencing the deep and transformative love of Christ and wanting to give back to Him and others what he had freely received, Noel started doing mission work with a missionary brotherhood, the Servants of the Word. Interests: pushing the limits, soccer, coffee, building community, polar plunges, music, the Psalms, laughing, Founder’s breakfast stout…

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