Geneva College

Staff Bios



Missy Nyeholt – Director for the Center for Faith and Practice

Missy is the Director for the CFP and oversees discipleship, mentoring, service and Quest trips. She is a native of Colorado and completed an undergraduate degree at George Fox University in Writing Literature, and Communications. She also earned a master’s degree in Education in Student Services Administration at Baylor University. She is married to Ryan Nyeholt and they live in downtown Beaver Falls.


Scott Kelly – Assistant Director for the Center for Faith and Practice

Scott is the Assistant Director for the CFP and primarily oversees discipleship and mentoring.  He grew up in nearby Mars, Pennsylvania and graduated from Geneva College with an undergraduate degree in Student Ministries.  Scott is also currently a student in the M.A. in Higher Education program at Geneva College. He is excited to work with students because of the many opportunities for growth and change that students experience in college.


Kristie Martel - CCO

Kristie works for the CCO at Geneva College in partnership with the CFP Office. Kristie disciples students, leads book discussions, works with the Geneva CCO Team in coordinating students’ involvement in the Jubilee Conference, and collaborates with other CFP Staff on various projects. She loves working with college students and watching them transform in their understanding of God, the creation, and themselves during their time at Geneva.


Samantha Bender - Graduate Assistant for Quest Trips

Samantha is the graduate assistant for Quest spring break service-learning trips. She graduated from Geneva in 2011 and is now finishing up her masters degree in the Higher Education program.  When Sam isn’t working, you can find her traveling the country and pretending to listen to Arcade Fire when she’s actually listening to Taylor Swift.


Amy Hinkle - Graduate Assistant for Women's Discipleship

Amy Hinkle is the graduate assistant for Women's Discipleship in the Center for Faith and Practice. She oversees the work of the Discipleship Coordinators (DCs). Amy graduated from Calvin College with a degree in Communication and Gender Studies. She is continuing her studies at Geneva in the Higher Education masters program.


Sarah Hurliman – Graduate Assistant for Service Learning

Sarah is a graduate assistant for service learning in the CFP.  She supervises the Students-In-Service interns and coordinates local service-learning opportunities for classes.  Sarah is originally from Illinois and graduated from Taylor University with a B.A. in Christian Educational Ministries.  Currently, Sarah is in the Masters in Higher Education program at Geneva and is excited to be working in the CFP.

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