Nya Taryor, Jr., Pastoral Intern

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Nya Kwiawon Taryor Jr is a son of parents that are retired United Methodist Clergy and a grandson of a United Methodist Clergy. His Father is from Liberia, and his mother is from the States. He also has an older half-brother and younger sister. He has lived across the United States in too many places to count on two hands. He is attending Wesley Theological Seminary working on a Master of Divinity. Before he got to Wesley, he graduated from Olivet College in Olivet Michigan with a Bachelor’s in Sociology and a minor in Interpersonal Communication. After he received his degree, he went to Milwaukee to become an advocate for food justice which pushed him to be involved in the Milwaukee Food Council and work closely with two United Methodist Congregations on those issues. He also decided to implant himself within the Milwaukee Public School System to give young black men the ability to see someone similar in the role of an educator. During the beginning of the Pandemic, he felt the need to follow a call into ministry because his heart has been to serve others. In his spare time, he creates music and draws and watches sports.