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Reouhidi Reuben Ndjerareou is originally from N'djamena, Chad in North Central Africa. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI and attends Madison at the Ford church. Married for a little over 3 years to wife Michelle, they recently welcomed a baby girl named Reouniah Nepitimbai Julianna Ndjerareou.

 Kali Nelson is graduating from Calvin College in May 2020 with degrees in History and International Relations.

Alice Ng Bouwma is a Grants Program Manager for World Renew. She also convenes World Renew's Environmental Stewardship Working Group, a community of practice that promotes ideas and practices in creation stewardship and environmental care.

Xuan resides in Toronto with her husband and 2 children, Tristan and Lauren. She works as a Management Consultant specializing in financial mergers, acquisitions, and business transformations. She owns and operates a financial service consultancy firm of over 12 years; her last corporate position was with TD Bank as a Finance Manager. Her children are her greatest joy. They have great fun planning and going on family vacations all around the world. Xuan wrote these articles to tell the story of her mother, Trang Thi Nguyen.

Bonnie Nicholas is the Director of the Christian Reformed Church's Safe Church Ministry. 

Dena Nicolai is currently completing an MA in Theological Studies (with a focus on Church History) at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Prior to moving to Vancouver she lived for four years in Cairo, Egypt, spending three years working for a study-abroad program for North American Christian college/university students, and one year reporting on Egypt-based development projects and volunteering with organizations assisting refugees from elsewhere in Africa. She is originally from Edmonton, Alberta.

Jonathan Nicolai-deKoning lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he and his wife Sarah are grateful to get to spend time with marginalized communities through their work at an inner-city community. Jonathan is currently the Program Director at The Micah Centre at The King’s University, which helps students to grow a vision for justice and renewal. Before his work at The Micah Centre, Jonathan spent almost 10 years as a chaplain and support worker at The Open Door Program, journeying with folks leaving federal prison. Jonathan lives in Edmonton’s Sherbrooke neighbourhood with his wife and young children. 

Michelle Nieviadomy is CREE and a member of the Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan. She currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta. She has worked with Indigenous youth for 10 years at the Edmonton Native Healing Centre. She recently has become involved with iEmergence, a ministry creating pathways that will enable Indigenous young people to reclaim and redeem that which was created as good and beautiful in their culture, and pathways for intentional transitions of leadership, from generation to generation. She is passionate about social justice involving the Indigenous peoples. She also has her own personal business - Iskwew Health & Wellness - promoting healthier lifestyle with fitness classes & personal training. Music moves her, Jesus inspires her & fitness balances her!

Peter Noteboom is a member of First Christian Reformed Church Toronto. He was born and raised in Orange City, Iowa and has now lived for 20 years in downtown Toronto with his wife Jeanette Romkema and his two 20-year old sons Reuben and Jude. In recent years he has served in several leadership roles on his church council, classis, and with the Board of Trustees of the Christian Reformed Church.

Eric Nykamp is Director of Worship Design at Madison Church: North in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is passionate about exploring the many ways people creatively connect to God, and build community, through worship. In addition to this role, he is also the coordinator for the Antioch Worship Leadership trainings, a worship designer, licensed therapist, fine artist, and founder of Ubuntu Drum Circles.

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