Monday, February 24, 2023

Nina Barnes

Nina is a certified spiritual director with a passion for creating space for others to discern and
respond to invitations from God. Through her spiritual direction and coaching practice,
Transforming Journey, Nina considers it an honor to help others experience love, hope,
redemption, and transformation.
Nina currently serves as the Vice President for Student Life and Human Resources at University of
Northwestern- St. Paul. She has extensive human resources experience, stemming from 30+ years
of service within a variety of organizational settings. Nina has a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual
Formation & Leadership, along with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries.

Additionally, Nina holds multiple certifications, including Human Resources Management (SPHR-
Senior Professional in Human Resources); Christian Spiritual Direction; and Conflict Coaching & Mediation.

Outside of work, Nina desires to make a meaningful impact as she serves at church, on the Board of
a ministry, and an Advisory Council. Her most cherished roles are mother to an adult son and
“daughter-in-love”, along with her newest role as “Gramma Nina” to her two granddaughters.

Reflection questions for further engagement:

-Who are you choosing to become?
-Who and what influences your choices?
-How do you process the potential outcomes of your choices?

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