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M’Lynn Martin: Answering the Call to Ministry

"At PLNU I fell in love with studying Scripture, and my life was shaped and formed deeply with each class I took and each side conversation I had with a professor."

Luma Haddad’s Background Helps Her Mentor Urban Youth in San Diego

Haddad’s multi-faceted background leads her to a flourishing life as a mentor for San Diego youth.

PLNU Alum Uses a Ministry of Presence Through Chaplaincy

Camille Pedersen's time at PLNU shaped the ways she uses her ministry to help others.

Called to Minister: Kevin Portillo, M.Div.

Portillo is an associate pastor of discipleship at Faith Community Church of the Nazarene in Lodi, California. However, he didn’t grow up in a Christian environment.
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Derrick Thames Brews Connection at BLEND Coffee in Dundee

Derrick Thames' Scotland-based coffee shop has all of the sustainable practices of a high-end roastery with one notable difference: it’s also where Thames preaches.
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Food & Faith With Gordon Wong

PLNU graduate chaplain Gordon Wong, M.Div shares the relationship he has to food and the ways it intersects with his faith.
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What Disney-Pixar’s Soul Teaches Us About Purpose and Vocation

Disney's Soul is a commentary on the true meaning of life and how we wrestle with our “why” – masked as a brightly colored kids’ movie.
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PLNU Alum Rachel Hudlow helps distribute much-needed PPE to Tijuana medical...

For Rachel Hudlow, God’s faithfulness isn’t just a source of comfort — it’s a call to action to serve community in practical new ways.

Rebecca Kendall Serves Sonoma County’s Homeless

It takes a village as Rebecca Kendall (07) gives back in a time of need and works to build community for Sonoma County’s homeless
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The Chapel Experience | Olivia Misouria

As PLNU chapel intern, Olivia Misouria combines her studies in psych and heart for ministry to help fellow students connect with God and one another.
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Community Impact: Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

PLNU alumna Callie Stevens shares about the work of NCM, and how COVID-19 is affecting communities worldwide.
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Full Hands, Full Hearts: Mother of 10 and Counting Has Found...

The road to a double-digit-sized family for Candy Woertman has been extremely challenging, incredibly rewarding, and a privilege to walk down as an expression of her faith.