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.

Apply for the 2019-20 cohort! 

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NBA XPLOR Dallas

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

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Erin Gresham

From: Mackinaw Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Mackinaw, IL
XPLOR House: Dallas, TX
Community Engagement Site: Literacy Achieves, East Dallas Christian Church
Host Congregation: Monica Park Christian Church

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Jemima Suwa

From: Abuja, Nigeria
XPLOR House: Dallas, TX
Community Engagement Site: NBA Marketing and Development
Host Congregation: Warren Avenue Christian Church

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Neo Uesi

From: First Tongan Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Granger Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), West Valley City, UT
XPLOR House: Dallas, TX
Community Engagement Site: Juliette Fowler Communities
Host Congregation: Bethany Christian Church

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NBA XPLOR Hiram-Mantua

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

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Isaac Ackerman

From: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Creve Coeur, IL
XPLOR House: Hiram-Mantua, OH
Community Engagement Site: United Campus Ministries, Hiram Farm
Host Congregation: Hiram Christian Church

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Valeria Bejar

From: Iglesia Alas de Salvacion (Wings of Salvation) (Disciples of Christ), Chandler, AZ
XPLOR House: Hiram-Mantua, OH
Community Engagement Site: Hiram College
Host Congregation: Mantua Center Christian Church

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Katherine Dumas

From: Shelby, Mississippi
XPLOR House: Hiram-Mantua, OH
Community Engagement Site: Hiram Farm
Host Congregation: Hilltop Christian Church

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NBA XPLOR Spokane

This is the first year that Spokane is hosting NBA XPLOR Residents!

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Rachel Bechtol

From: Heartbeat Organic Church (Disciples of Christ), Sacramento area, CA
XPLOR House: Spokane, WA
Community Engagement Site: YWCA Spokane
Host Congregation: North Hill Christian Church

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Nathaniel Nelson

From: Los Angeles, CA
XPLOR House: Spokane, WA
Community Engagement Site: Transitions: Women's Hearth and New Leaf
Host Congregation: Country Homes Christian Church

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Emily Newsom

From: Virginia Beach, VA
XPLOR House: Spokane, WA
Community Engagement Site: Northwest Fair Housing Alliance
Host Congregation: Country Homes Christian Church

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Colby Robb

From: Red Top Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Hallsville, MO
XPLOR House: Spokane, WA
Community Engagement Site: Family Promise of Spokane
Host Congregation: North Hill Christian Church

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NBA XPLOR St. Louis

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

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Marissa Bucklew

From: Lynchburg, VA
XPLOR House: Saint Louis, MO
Community Engagement Site: Voices for Children
Host Congregation: Union Avenue Christian Church

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Bianca Holley

From: McKinney, TX
XPLOR House: Saint Louis, MO
Community Engagement Site: Institute for Family Medicine
Host Congregation: Union Avenue Christian Church

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Madyson McColm

From: Fort Scott, KS
XPLOR House: Saint Louis, MO
Community Engagement Site: Doorways
Host Congregation: Union Avenue Christian Church

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Jaclyn Oden-Peace

From: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Pasadena, TX
XPLOR House: Saint Louis, MO
Community Engagement Site: Prison Performing Arts
Host Congregation: Union Avenue Christian Church

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NBA XPLOR Tucson-Marana

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

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Ethan Bradfield

From: Bixby Knolls Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Long Beach, CA
XPLOR House: Tucson-Marana, AZ
Community Engagement Site: Interfaith Community Services
Host Congregation: First Christian Church

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Emily Bray

From: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Sylvania, OH
XPLOR House: Tucson-Marana, AZ
Host Congregation: Community Christian Church of Marana

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Natalie Maxson

From: Central Christian Church, Springfield, MO
XPLOR House: Tucson-Marana, AZ
Community Engagement Site: BorderLinks
Host Congregation: Capilla del Sol Christian Church

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NBA XPLORmore Charlotte

QC Family Tree is a new XPLOR site, hosting the program's first XPLORmore resident!

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Mary Taylor

From: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Smithfield, NC
XPLOR House: Charlotte, NC
Community Engagement Site: QC Family Tree

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Spiritual Companions 2018-19

There are six Spiritual Companions for each of the six sites this year, to offer guidance to the residents during the XPLOR Residency.