NURSERY STAFF:
JOSEPH NILAVER


I have a passion for working with children, forming meaningful connections, and facilitating their personal growth and discovery.


I first moved to Corvallis to attend Oregon State University, where I graduated with a degree in Spanish in 2017. I have varied experience teaching children of diverse ages and needs, having formerly worked at a bilingual preschool and currently working as an Educational Assistant at Garfield Elementary School in Corvallis, with plans to become a classroom teacher. 


My upbringing involved time in the Catholic and Episcopalian churches. I joined the educational staff at First Congregational Corvallis UCC in summer 2018, and deeply appreciate the congregation's values and being able to serve the community.