Summer Ministry Groups

Covenant & Witness

NNU’s ministry groups Covenant and Witness are dedicated, talented college students who travel the Northwest simply to share their love of Christ and NNU. Each summer they visit churches, youth groups and summer camps to serve, love others and share their unique gifts and personal stories of transformation.


Meet Covenant

With sincere hearts for God and serious talent in music, Covenant—one of NNU's summer ministry teams—travels the Pacific Northwest leading worship at churches and camps. This group of eight students supports churches by guiding worship services, holding concerts and hanging out with youth groups. They also serve camps as cabin leaders while sharing their gifts in music to enhance the camp experience. Covenant is a hardworking passionate group of Christ followers.

Travel Schedule


Parker Doolin

Year In School: Sophomore
Major: Music Industry
Hometown: Longview, WA
Home Church: Christian Faith Center
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Color: Black, because it's what musicians wear
Favorite place you have ever visited: I Don't have a favorite place, I'm not really a big "places guy" I like to live a simple life.
Fun Fact about yourself: I haven't had acompletely clean shaven face since I was 15.
One thing you love about NNU: I love my major Advisior!


Riley Fast

Year In School: Freshman
Major: Christian Ministries
Hometown: Centralia, WA
Home Church: Centralia Community Church of God
Favorite Food: Baked Potato Soup
Favorite Color: Navy Blue (Go Hawks and go M's)
Favorite place you have ever visited: Probably New York
Fun Fact about yourself: Donald Duck lives in me
One thing you love about NNU: Being able to make an impact and feel at home in the community


Katie Sue Largent

Year In School: Senior
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Colfax, WA
Home Church: Onecho Bible Church
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Color: Bright, sparkly pink
Favorite place you have ever visited: Anywhere I can be with friends
Fun Fact about yourself: I was a pageant girl in high school but also drove tractors and semi-trucks in the summers
One thing you love about NNU: The People!


Jessica Rimer

Year In School: Senior
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Enumclaw, WA
Home Church: Sumner Rescue Church of the Nazarene
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Favorite Color: Pink! Like a blush or a dusty rose though. No bright or hot pink, cause that's too much.


Aaron Hernandez

Year In School: Sophomore
Major: Pre-Med Biology
Hometown: Kent, WA
Home Church: Hillside Church of the Nazarene
Favorite Food: Carne Asada Tacos
Favorite Color: Yellow; it's bright, joyful and hopeful
Favorite place you have ever visited: Patrick's Point along the Northern California coast; it has a beautiful overlook onto the Pacific Ocean, but my friends made it most memorable
Fun Fact about yourself: I was born in Chiapas, Mexico; raised in the Seattle area since age three
One thing you love about NNU: I've been able to build relationships with so many genuine people, have had great conversations, have grown in countless ways, and been able to see God through it all.


Gregorio Gonzalez-Marquez

Year In School: Freshman
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Kent, WA
Home Church: Hillside Church of the Nazarene
Favorite Food: Chile Rellenos
Favorite Color: Red and Black, because they make me look skinnier
Favorite place you have ever visited: Tepic Nayarit, Mexico because it’s where my parents are from and I love the vibe there (not so city-like or busy).
Fun Fact about yourself: I have a vein that looks like a ball on my forehead that I can pop out
One thing you love about NNU: Being at NNU and away from home has allowed me to make my faith my own


Morgan Fast

Year In School: Junior
Major: Christian Ministries
Hometown: Centralia, WA
Home Church: Centralia Community Church of God
Favorite Food: Chocolate Ice Cream
Favorite Color: Light Blue, because it reminds me of the ocean
Favorite place you have ever visited: New Orleans, because the city is so full of music and energy
Fun Fact about yourself: I can't wink
One thing you love about NNU: All of the opportunities to be involved in student life, worship, and ministry on campus

Covenant Travel Schedule

Please note these dates are tentative, and subject to change.

Date Event
June 7 - June 10 Golden Bell Camp, Colorado
June 12 - June 15 Colorado District Assembly
June 16 - June 21 Intermountain Sr. High
June 30 Kent Hillside Combo service
July 10 - July 14 Nazarene Youth Conference
July 14 - July 16 After NYC Event with Intermountain
July 16 - July 20 CCCOG Summer Sports Jam
July 21 Spokane Valley Nazarene
July 21 - July 27 NW District Camp
July 28 - August 2 Rocky Mountain Camp
August 11 Centralia Church of God
August 12 - August 16 WAPAC Sr. High

Meet Witness

Witness is a service-focused ministry team that spends most of its time getting dirty and working in the trenches of camps. You’ll see these six students serving as cabin leaders, working alongside churches in service projects, or sometimes filling water balloons for an epic water war. They are creative, fun, energetic and up for a challenge. They aren’t just fun and games though. These students have a heart for Christ and youth. As they journey with Junior High and High School students leading cabin devotionals or sharing their testimonies, they impact others and are impacted themselves.

Travel Schedule


Becca Fabris

Year In School: Sophomore
Major: Communication w/ Psychology Minor
Hometown: Enumclaw, WA
Home Church: Bethel Church of the Nazarene
Favorite Food: My Mom's stir fry
Favorite Color: Purple because I'm royalty. Just kidding I just think it's pretty
Favorite place you have ever visited: Colorado is absolutely gorgeous and there is like no air which is exciting.
Fun Fact about yourself: I once slept for over 24 hours
One thing you love about NNU: I love the residential life! Resident Directors and Resident Assistants really invest in everyone. You can totally feel the love at NNU!


Luke Wicks

Year In School: Sophomore
Major: Family ministries and Socail Justice w/ Spanish Minor
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Home Church: United EFC
Favorite Food: My mom's homemade chili
Favorite Color: Azure blue, because it's the best of the soft blues
Favorite place you have ever visited: Missouri and Nebraska because I love visiting my family!
Fun Fact about yourself: I worked as a Segway tour guid in Edmonds, WA last summer.
One thing you love about NNU: I really appreciate the professors and staff because I know that they care about me as a person first and foremost.



Ryan Schwin

Year In School: Sophomore
Major: Pastoral Ministries
Hometown: Baker City, OR
Home Church: Baker City Church of the Nazarene
Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo
Favorite Color: Forest Green (like a pine tree) because I love pine trees and their smell, and the color is beautiful
Favorite place you have ever visited: The Oregon Coast because I love the ocean, the trees, clouds, and the breeze.
Fun Fact about yourself: I've never been to Boston in the fall
One thing you love about NNU: I love the atmosphere. I love the other students, how easy it is to get connected, and how involved the staff is in our lives.


Pauline Finkbeiner

Year In School: Sophomore
Major: Wildlife Biology
Hometown: Meridian, ID
Home Church: Valley Shepherd
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Color: I don't have a favorite because they're all too pretty
Favorite place you have ever visited: A whole town of preserved Spanish-era mansions in the Philippines
Fun Fact about yourself: I really want a pitbull
One thing you love about NNU: I love how easy it is to be myself.


Jessica Brennis

Year In School: Junior
Major: Philosophy and Social Work
Hometown: Snohomish, WA
Favorite Food: Coffee, dark chocolate
Favorite Color: Green because I love trees, grass, leaves and it's so fresh and lively
Favorite place you have ever visited: We go to Portland every year for volleyball and I love going to Powell's bookstore. I've loved most places I've been.
Fun Fact about yourself: I have been vegan for over a year, I am a wanna be vegan now.
One thing you love about NNU: I LOVE THE PEOPLE AT NNU! I have never had such a supportive community outside of my family and I am so greatful for all of the amazing relationships I have at NNU and the great professors and mentors who pour so much into our lives.


Jackie Mahowald

Year In School: Junior
Major: Christian Ministry
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Favorite Food: Any type of fruit
Favorite Color: Yellow because sunflowers and the sun and it's bright and makes me happy.
Favorite place you have ever visited: HAWAII!! literally so cool and so fun. Hikes, the ocean, fresh fruit, warm weather, and beautfiul
Fun Fact about yourself: I have been to 3 different countries outside of the US
One thing you love about NNU: The people here are amazing. The community is no joke. I know that is cliche, but everyone genuinely cares about how you are doing and wants to get to know you. The professors invest into my life and walk alongside throughout this journey. I have also been given so many cool opportunites through NNU, Witness being one of them.


Tyson Gusman

Year In School: Sophomore
Major: Youth Ministry and Philosophy
Hometown: Enumclaw, WA
Home Church: Auburn Church of the Nazarene
Favorite Food: My Aunt's enchiladas
Favorite Color: I am color blind but I think it's green?
Favorite place you have ever visited: Skookum Falls in Washington. My youth group went on a hike there once and it was unreal.
Fun Fact about yourself: My doctor once told me I had to stop doing cartwheels for my health
One thing you love about NNU: The professors here offer to get coffee with students all the time. They’re not just doing a job, they care about people.

Witness Travel Schedule

Please note these dates are tentative, and subject to change.

Date Event
June 5 - June 9 Service Project, Elgin
June 16 - June 21 Intermountain Sr. High
June 20 - June 23 Rocky Mountain District Assembly
July 1 - July 6 Camp Morrow, Non-Denominational, Oregon
July 10 - July 14 Nazarene Youth Conference
July 14 - July 19 CCCOG Summer Sports Jam
July 21 - July 26 Alaska Camp
July 28 - August 2 Rocky Mountain Camp
August 5 - August 9 Oregon Pacific Junior High