NBA XPLOR

NBA XPLOR is a faith-based, 10-month, congregationally hosted residency program designed for 21- to 30-year-olds looking to explore lives of care and service — giving them the opportunity to unleash their own potential, while positively impacting their community.

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2017-18 NBA XPLOR Residents

Click the names/photos below to meet the newest cohort of NBA XPLOR Residents, with profiles featuring bios, photos, blogs, and reflections from throughout the 2017-18 NBA XPLOR program year.

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NBA XPLOR Dallas

This is the third year that Juliette Fowler Communities is housing NBA XPLOR Residents in Dallas!

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Nadine Compton

From: Sugarbush Christian Church, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
XPLOR House: Dallas, TX
Community Engagement Site: NBA Development and Marketing
Host Congregation: Community Christian Church

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Diamond Green

From: Hilltop Christian Church, Mantua, OH
XPLOR House: Dallas, TX
Community Engagement Site: Agape Clinic
Host Congregation: Highlands Christian Church

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RJ Howard

From: First Christian Church, Scottsdale, AZ; Chalice Christian Church, Gilbert, AZ
XPLOR House: Dallas, TX
Community Engagement Site: Juliette Fowler Communities
Host Congregation: Warren Avenue Christian Church

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Amethyst Kelly

From: First Christian Church, Stillwater, OK
XPLOR House: Dallas, TX
Community Engagement Site: Central Christian Church
Host Congregation: Central Christian Church

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Landon Wilcox

From: First Christian Church, Lynchburg, VA
XPLOR House: Dallas, TX
Community Engagement Site: Network of Richardson
Host Congregation: Monica Park Christian Church

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NBA XPLOR St. Louis

This is the fourth year that St. Louis is hosting NBA XPLOR Residents!

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Nathan Berry

From: Galileo Christian Church, Mansfield, TX
XPLOR House: St. Louis, MO
Community Engagement Site: Doorways
Host Congregation: Union Avenue Christian Church

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Paige Bobbitt

From: Saint Andrew Christian Church, Dublin, OH
XPLOR House: St. Louis, MO
Community Engagement Site: Institute for Family Medicine
Host Congregation: Union Avenue Christian Church

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Ashlyn Reynolds

From: First Christian Church, Bedford, IN
XPLOR House: St. Louis, MO
Community Engagement Site: Prison Perfoming Arts
Host Congregation: Union Avenue Christian Church

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NBA XPLOR Golden Gate

This is the third year that Golden Gate is hosting NBA XPLOR Residents!

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Sandy Barnard

From: Augustana Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL
XPLOR House: Golden Gate, CA
Community Engagement Site: Street Level Health, Christian Church in Northern California-Nevada
Host Congregation: Lafayette Christian Church

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Claire Cooley

From: Monte Vista Christian Church, Albuquerque, NM
XPLOR House: Golden Gate, CA
Community Engagement Site: St. Mary's Center
Host Congregation: Concord Christian Church

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Tia-Lynn Rounsoville

From: Ekklesia, Missouri State University
XPLOR House: Golden Gate, CA
Community Engagement Site: Oakland Peace Center
Host Congregation: Mills Grove Christian Church

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Tj Thompson

From: National Avenue Christian Church, Springfield, MO
XPLOR House: Golden Gate, CA
Community Engagement Site: Christian Church Homes
Host Congregation: Forest Hill Christian Church

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NBA XPLOR Hiram-Mantua

This is the fourth year that Hiram-Mantua is hosting NBA XPLOR Residents!

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Melissa Peralez

From: First Christian Church, Raymondville, TX
XPLOR House: Hiram-Mantua, OH
Community Engagement Site: Hiram Farm
Host Congregation: Mantua Center Christian Church

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Ian Pollard

From: First Christian Church, San Bernardino, CA; Vista La Mesa Christian Church, San Diego, CA
XPLOR House: Hiram-Mantua, OH
Community Engagement Site: Family and Community Services
Host Congregation: Hilltop Christian Church

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Mary Taylor

From: First Christian Church, Smithfield, NC
XPLOR House: Hiram-Mantua, OH
Community Engagement Site: Hiram College
Host Congregation: Mantua Center Christian Church, Hiram Christian Church

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NBA XPLOR Tucson-Marana

This is the third year that Tucson-Marana is hosting NBA XPLOR Residents!

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Ingrid Cedeno

From: Fe, Esperanza, y Amor—Faith, Hope, and Love (Disciples of Christ), San Diego, CA
XPLOR House: Tucson-Marana, AZ
Community Engagement Site: Interfaith Community Services
Host Congregation: Desert Dove Christian Church

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Savanna Phillips

From: New Disciples, Cedar Rapids, IA
XPLOR House: Tucson-Marana, AZ
Community Engagement Site: Community Food Bank Marana
Host Congregation: First Christian Church Tucson

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Angelica Santiago Gonzalez

XPLOR House: Tucson-Marana, AZ
Community Engagement Site: Primavera/Las Abuelitas
Host Congregation: Saguaro Christian Church