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About Us

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Mission

Our mission is to deepen
conversion to Jesus Christ
through the spirit of Nauvoo.

Ways we strive to fulfill our mission:

  • Inspire Young Single Adult (YSA) participants to become more devoted disciples of Jesus Christ through their program experiences. 

  • Create an on-campus experience while students continue their online coursework.

  • Provide opportunities for YSA to connect, serve, and learn from others as well as from the early Nauvoo saints.

Our Story

 The Nauvoo Discovery Program began as a passion project to address the changing needs in the Nauvoo community and to provide a spiritually strengthening and enriching environment for college-aged students to discover the extraordinary treasures Nauvoo offers. 

The journey began in 2010 when Brian Christiansen first set foot in Nauvoo, Illinois, with his wife and two teenage children. The experience had a significant impact on his family. In 2020, he returned to Nauvoo and purchased a business and even added a museum.

However, his passion project was to design a program for Young Single Adults to come to Nauvoo and learn about the history and early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who built “The City Beautiful.”

He eventually crossed paths with Darren Adair, who shared his vision, and together, they set to work and designed a program unlike any other—The Nauvoo Discovery Program!

We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.

Meet the Team

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Brian and Christy Christiansen

NDP Chairman

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Darren and Christy Adair

Philanthropic Supporter/Advocate

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Janine

Green

Consultant

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Sandra

Siebach Marler

Website/Design

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Annie

Eldredge 

Team Lead

Office Administrator

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Kevin

Eldredge 

Building Engineer

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Rachel

Clayton

Social Media

Marketing Team/Blog

Come to Nauvoo!
We can't wait to share this experience with you!
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