Spiritual Life at Nyack College

Welcome from Dr. Walborn

Hello!  It is a joy to have you join us as we seek to devote our lives to Jesus, declare His goodness in our lives and demonstrate that to a lost and hurting world.  Through chapel, small groups, mentoring groups, prayer ministry, worship and the creative arts, we expect that God will meet us as we gather together.  Feel free to let us know how we can best serve you on your journey with the Lord.  You can stop by our offices at the Lookout Building at 55 South Boulevard, behind Pardington and Simpson Halls, or call us at extension 4455.

Listening for His heartbeat,

Dr. Wanda F. Walborn

Dr. Wanda Walborn serves as the Director of Spiritual Formation at the Rockland County campus of Nyack College. The 1984 Nyack alumna is also an adjunct professor in Nyack’s College of Bible and Christian Ministry where she teaches courses such as Introduction to Spiritual Formation and Developing a Woman’s Gifts and Calling. She earned a master's degree in intercultural studies at Alliance Theological Seminary and a doctoral degree in Intercultural Studies from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Wanda is passionate about training and mentoring emerging leaders. As she pours into the lives of young men and women, her desire is that they grasp the depth and breadth of God’s love in order to live lives without compromise for the Lord Jesus Christ.

With her husband, Dr. Ronald Walborn, Dean of Alliance Theological Seminary, she planted and pastored Risen King Community Church in Redding, California from 1989-1999. In addition to her experience in church leadership, she also draws from her roles as pastor’s wife, homemaker, mother, and educator, as she speaks at venues around the globe.

The Walborns are the parents of four children and one granddaughter. In her “free” time, she enjoys sports, reading, the outdoors and-above all, spending time with her family.  If you wish to make an appointment to meet with Wanda call ext. 4455.

Heather Garcia serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Spiritual Formation.  She graduated from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management.  She has worked for Nyack College since 2002 and is actively involved at her church, Risen King Alliance Church in New City, NY.  Heather is passionate about prayer, mentoring, preaching and personal spiritual formation.  She and her husband Paul have four sons, Isaac, Rylan, Jude and Liam.  If you wish to talk to Heather about chapel exemption, chapel credits, chapel policy, or freedom prayer you can contact her at Heather.Garcia@nyack.edu or you can reach her at ext. 4455.


At Nyack College we believe that Spiritual Formation is giving God the space in our lives to help us become like Jesus from the inside out. Therefore, whenever we gather corporately we will:

Devote time to give our love and adoration to the Lord through worship;
Declare the truth of God's Word through preaching or teaching;
Demonstrate the power of God through prophetic and personal prayer ministry.


Because every person's relationship with the Lord is different, we want everyone to feel free to worship as they desire. Some people quietly reflect while others will be more outwardly expressive through raising their hands, clapping, shouting "Amen," or dancing.


Since there are many ways to hear God's voice, we want to be sure that our message is grounded in the Bible. Our primary source of communication will be preaching and teaching, but we also seek to use various forms of media, creative arts, and performing arts in order to allow the Spirit of God to speak to our hearts.


Whenever the truth of God's Word is proclaimed, our hearts are strirred to respond to Him. Therefore, each time we gather, there will be an opportunity for personal response. This may involve receiving prayer from another person or simply remaining seated to silently pray, journal, or talk with a friend.
As we give God space in our lives in these ways, He transforms us and makes us more like Jesus.

Contact Us

Phone:  845.675.4455
Fax:  845.675.4454

Our offices can be found in Lookout (behind Simpson Hall, next to the back parking lot).  The office door is behind the building, next to the Simpson Hall parking lot

Please come by and visit us we would love to meet you!

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