Alex and Kirstin Newmaster

Campus Directors

City-boy from Missouri met the farm-girl from Iowa in 2011. Six years in marriage and ministry later, they have two daughters and one son. They are living the dream, leading the UNI Nav staff team!

Ken Klingman

Staff Trainer

This partially retired grandpa, along with his wife, Linda, is back on the UNI campus where he began following Jesus five decades ago. A special joy is the open door to student-athletes and coaches on the UNI wrestling team where he serves as the "life coach."

Mark Scaffidi

Staff-in-Training I

After graduation Mark moved to Kearney, Nebraska to marry Annie in 2018. They then moved to the great state of Iowa to be at UNI. They recently welcomed a beautiful baby girl in January 2020.

Abbey Staudt


Abbey received her degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant, but decided to follow God's call to do ministry with The Navigators. She is excited to continue discipling women at UNI.

Riley Loonan

EDGE Corps I

A recent graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. Riley decided to join EDGE Corps to continue the ministry he started as a student. 

Caleb and Olivia Andrews


Recently married in July 2019, Caleb and Olivia are now on staff with the same organization that introduced them to each other. Caleb graduated from UNI in December 2018 and Olivia joined staff in January 2020. They recently introduced a beautiful baby girl into the world!

Logan Fong

Staff-in-Training I

Born in Nebraska and a graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Logan made the decision to move five hours away to Cedar Falls to fulfill his calling of being a disciple-maker of Jesus on campus.

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