Byron Nelson

Byron is from First Christian Church of Maryville, Missouri, a small college town home to Northwest Missouri State University where he graduated in May with his degree in Human Services and Gerontology. Byron has a passion for learning new things, working with senior adults and children, as well as music. His senior internship was at the Nodaway County Senior Center where he created a Senior in Need Volunteer Program. He has developed a very meaningful friendship with a retired Methodist minister from India, for whom he care-sits two hours every afternoon. He regularly plays piano and pipe organ for local churches and is part of the music staff at FCC. He also accompanies the University Chorale and Celebration Show Choir. Although he did not grow up in the Disciples denomination, he says he matured spiritually in college and his soul has found a home with Disciples. He is even open to a possible “call” to ministry. Byron loves reading about theology and Christian unity. He is passionate about finding common ground with people and building life-changing relationships with them.

  • From: First Christian Church, Maryville, Missouri
  • XPLOR House: Dallas, TX
  • Community Engagement Site: Christian Care Communities and Services
  • Host Congregation: Warren Avenue Christian Church 

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