Student Profile: Nyra Johnson '18

Nyra Johnson


Class Year


Memphis TN


Biblical & Theological Studies




Residence building and hall
Maclellan/Rymer- Chi Alpha


I play the flute and I’m also involved in the school flute ensemble.


Favorite place on campus
I’d have to say that my favorite place on campus is the overlook. The view from there is so beautiful. It’s cool to think that what I see when I am standing there is just a taste of the view God gets when He looks down at His creation.


Why did you choose Covenant?
I wanted to be in an atmosphere where I could cultivate my faith, study the Bible, and discuss what I learn in a way that freely acknowledges the supremacy of Christ. I knew Covenant would be the perfect place for this.


Did you visit Covenant as a high school student? If so, how did that visit impact your decision to attend Covenant?
I visited Covenant as a senior in high school and I fell in love as soon as I stepped foot on campus. Not only was everything beautiful, everyone I met was so nice and seemed so genuinely interested in me and who I am. I knew I had to come here!


How is Covenant unique?
What sets Covenant apart is that we are a “trying” community. We are a community aware of our flaws, but also aware of redemption. This isn’t something just talked about in chapel but also in our classrooms. We don’t just accept things the way they are, but aim to make them the way they ought to be in light of Christ. I don’t see this in a lot of places nowadays.


Describe Covenant in three words
Unique. Fun. Exciting


What has been your favorite experience at Covenant?
My favorite experience has been ’80s Skate Night! There’s nothing like bonding with my classmates over roller-skates, throwback ’80s music, and bright retro attire.


What is your favorite class so far?
So far, I’ve really enjoyed my College Algebra class.


What made that class your favorite?
I love math but that class was a real challenge. Even though the class was pretty hard, what made it fun was being able to struggle through it along with my classmates. There’s no doubt that the struggling brought us all closer.


What makes hall life at Covenant unique?
What makes it unique is that these aren’t just people you live with, but people you bond with. It’s such a blessing to be able to know the people on your hall and grow closer as a community.


What are some things you enjoy about your major?
I’ve always wanted to know more about God, His scripture, and learn more about His character. With my biblical & theological studies major, I’m able to do that!


Who at Covenant has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
After living with this person for almost a year, I can honestly say that it would be my roommate. She has been such a beautiful blessing in my life. In all my flaws and complications, she has still shown me limitless love. I couldn’t be happier to have the honor to have her in my life.


How is Covenant preparing you for life after graduation?
Besides the preparation for a job after college, what I’ve learned here at Covenant is that life isn’t just about me. I’ve had to learn to work and interact with others. I’ve experienced a lot of character building that I wouldn’t have experienced in the same way if I hadn’t come here.


How is Covenant equipping you for active membership in the church?
One thing that Covenant teaches, that I love, is that chapel isn’t enough. They really press for each of us to find a church home and get involved. Being at Covenant has inspired me to find, join, and invest in a church community, and I have.

Kateland Godat

"Missions Methods and Problems. It was the first time I had ever taken a class on missionary life. It really taught me a lot about missions and how it’s not this fairytale adventure that people expect it to be. People expect missionaries to be perfect people with perfect adventurous lives, but sometimes you’re just a regular fallen person doing the average daily activities, and that’s okay."
 - Kateland Godat '19

Andrew Fultz

"Doctrine I with Dr. Kapic. More distinctly than anything or anyone else at Covenant, Kapic has helped me understand what it means to intentionally pursue faithful living in every area of my life. This began in Doctrine I, but has also continued in his other classes like Doctrine II, Christology, and Christian Spirituality. One of the first concepts we wrestled with in Doctrine I discussed the dynamics of how not only does our theology inform our lives as acts of worship, but simultaneously our lives inform our theology. You’ll have to take a class with him to really begin to unpack what that means, but Kapic has really helped me grasp the significance of this idea and how to live in response to it."
 - Andrew Fultz '18