Northern Seminary is comprised of people who are excited about what God is doing in the world today and who believe that Northern plays an important role in equipping and inspiring church leaders of today and tomorrow. In this series, Faces of Northern, we invite you to learn more about those who make Northern what it is today. Here, we get to know Veronica Reeves, TA and Assistant to the CIO/Seminary Now.
What is your role at Northern and how long have you been here?
I serve as a TA and as Assistant to the CIO/Seminary Now, in addition to being a student in the MANT program. I’ve been a student since 2020 and on staff since February 2023.
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is the bridge we’re building between the church and biblical scholarship. I love working with an amazing team of gifted people finding innovative ways to connect ministry leaders to accessible theological education pathways. Through Seminary Now, I get to be in communication almost daily with the top biblical scholars of today and with small-town church pastors, Sunday School teachers, and ordinary people just desiring to learn. It’s pretty cool.
What is the best book you have read in the past year?
Women and the Gender of God by Amy Peeler
What are your go-to scripture verses?
Proverbs 3:5-6 and Nehemiah 8:8, 12
If you have a free day with no responsibilities, what would you fill that day with?
Reading a book from cover to cover in one sitting. And eating ice cream!
Who has impacted you the most, and why?
My best friend/husband Dan because of his life of integrity, his love for the outsider, and his intellectual engagement with the Scriptures… and because he knows me better than anyone and loves me all the more because of it! That’s pretty impactful.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three things would you want?
I’m pretty sure I could live happily forever with water, fruit, and a library. No offense to the people in my life.
What’s your superpower – that thing you are really good at?
I’m really good at punching those tiny straws in Capri-Sun pouches. Also, seeing ways to improve things.