Moriah Spencer is an English major. This interview was taken on Rockland campus during her senior year.
What is your major? What year are you?
I am a senior this year here at Nyack College and I am an English major. I can’t believe that I will
be graduating in May! I am really excited for what God has in store for me in this new season of
What interested you about your major?
There are many different reasons why I wanted to become an English Major. I really like the
flexibility that I will have when looking for a job. I am excited that I will not have to be put into a box and
can use my creativity to express myself in different ways. I am really passionate about writing and using
it as a tool to share how Jesus has changed my life. I enjoy being able to share new ideas and
experiences with people through writing.
Where are you from? What is your family like?
I grew up in Concord, New Hampshire and moved to Waterloo, New York about 5 years ago.
Even though I don’t live in New Hampshire anymore, it will always be home to me. I like living
there during the summers and being able to be close to my friends!
My dad is the pastor at Seneca Community Church and my mom is a secretary at Waterloo
High School. I have two older sisters who are twins named Hannah and Sarah, and we are 18
months apart. I am really close to my family and miss them when I am away. My two sisters live
in Rochester, New York which is about an hour from Waterloo. They are both nurses at Strong
Memorial Hospital. My sisters and I are all very different, but we all complement each other in
many ways. I am very blessed for my family and how faithful my parents have been to their
calling to love and serve God in everything they do.
What prompted you to join ‘Woman Rites of Passage?’
I decided to do the Woman Mentorship Program because this year I really wanted to go out of
my comfort zone and set that as the tone for the rest of my life. I know that I am not called to a
comfortable life. I am called to a life consisting of loving and serving others. By doing Woman, I will learn more in depth what it means to be a godly woman and as I transition into a new season of life I will want to carry that with me.
Do you know any alumni from this program? How were they affected?
My RA from last year, Xelena Santiago, told me about the Woman Mentorship Program
and how it impacted her life. She was able to have godly woman influences who guided
her along her journey of growth.
Tell us a little bit about what you’ve done so far in the program.
So far we have had the Woman initiation ceremony that was on Sunday, September 16th. It was
really great! We all introduced each other and then talked about why we wanted to invest in
this program. We heard some testimonies from different mentors and influencers who help run
the program. It was really inspiring. Then we sat with our mentors and we got cake, fruits, and
veggies. We were each given a tea cup at our seats which were all so unique and beautiful. We
will meet once a month and will do different activities and discuss topics in our workbooks.
What is your greatest goal to achieve this year as a participant of Woman?
My biggest goal that I want to achieve this year as a participant of Woman is to be proud of who
I am and who God has made me to be. Also as a woman, I don’t have to fit into the boxes society tries to
place in because I have the freedom in Christ to step outside of these boxes and be who he has created
me to be. Because he didn’t create me to be someone else; he created me to be me.
Who’s your mentor? And why this person?
My mentor is Debbie Walker. I chose Debbie as my mentor because she really inspired me. She
has a family, a creative job, and is rooted in Jesus. Once I met Debbie for the first time we really hit it
off. We have similar interests with writing and serving others. I am excited to get to know her better
through this experience and be able to receive her wisdom and guidance.