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Christian Life Profile

The best way to learn about MU is by hearing from our students and alumni. Whether they’re launching businesses, working overseas, or educating future generations, they’re serving Jesus with their life’s work. Multnomah is a place where callings become careers.

“This community is unmatched”
When Rachel Piñon was looking at colleges, she was struck by the genuine nature of the people she encountered at MU. After spending her freshman year living on campus, she’s convinced she picked the right place. “This community is unmatched,” she says. “I was welcomed so warmly by the people here.”

The global studies major has a heart for helping others, and she’s already adding to Multnomah’s legacy of service and outreach. During a 10-day excursion to Kigali, Rwanda, Piñon taught Bible stories to children and ministered to the entire community. “My dream is to go to an unreached people group and translate the Bible into their language,” she says. “Being at MU is an opportunity for me to hold my faith out to God. It’s helping me become my own person.”

“The professors are premier scholars in their field”
Quincy Robinson says MU is giving him the skills he needs to reach his goal of becoming a college professor. “This school is an amazing place to push you forward,” says the Hebrew major. “I’m doing graduate-level work at the undergrad level.” In fact, Robinson’s Hebrew class analyzed a never-before-published fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The project underscored the strength of Multnomah’s language programs and its commitment to connecting students directly to God’s story.

“The professors here are premier scholars in their field,” the senior says. “They’re brilliant and qualified.” And Robinson hasn’t just been impressed by their knowledge—he’s also been touched by their faith. “The people here have taught me how to love Jesus,” he says. “MU prepares the mind and the spirit.”
“Multnomah gave me the tools I needed” Prepared was exactly how Kylie Cole felt when she opened Cherry Tree Preschool just a year after she graduated. “Multnomah gave me the tools I needed,” says the elementary education major. “I know how to build a curriculum and work well with kids. My education equipped me mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for this.”

The preschool is thriving under Cole’s leadership, but it’s more than a business—it’s her calling. “I wanted this to be my ministry,” she says, “I have atheists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, agnostics, all kinds of people coming to my school. I want to show them God’s love.”

“You’ll leave as a better person”
When Erik Mendoza came to MU, he was worried its size would limit him. Instead, he found countless opportunities to thrive as an athlete, a scholar, and a Christ follower. The psychology major joined the Lions on mission trips to the Czech Republic and Taiwan. He also volunteered weekly with his teammates at a local children’s hospital. “These experiences make the basketball team more than a basketball team,” he says. “If you stick around, you’ll leave as a better and stronger person.”

Once he graduated, Mendoza was hired by one of the world’s top sports brands: Adidas. Now he’s making the most of his gifts as a marketing specialist for the company’s basketball, baseball, and football divisions. “I love my job,” he says. “Multnomah challenged me academically and gave me the ability to work and perform at a high level. At the same time, it instilled in me a genuine love for people.” Read more of our student stories at




Undergraduate Programs
• Accounting
• Aviation Technology
• Bible & Theology
• Business Administration
• Business & Organizational Psychology
• Educational Ministries
• Elementary Education
• English
• Family Ministry
• Global Studies
• Greek
• Hebrew
• History
• Ministry Leadership
• Music
• Pastoral Ministry
• Pre-law
• Psychology
• Recreational Leadership
• Summit (Five-year B.A./M.Div. program)
• TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
• Women’s Ministry
• Youth Ministry

Portland Fast Facts
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318+ miles of bike lanes
200+ parks
150+ live music venues
40+ coffee roasters
97 miles to Mount Hood
79 miles to the ocean
29 miles to Multnomah Falls
13 miles to Willamette River
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