UNI Grads: Zach Nielsen 10 Years Later

Name: Zach Nielsen

Family:  Kim Nielsen, Taylor (5), Autumn (3)  Emery (1)

Where you are on the map:         I live in Albuquerque, NM

Full Time Job/Ministry: I am the Music Minister at Desert Springs Church, www.desertspringschurch.org

Is this what you thought you'd be doing when you were in college?

I thought I would probably be in full time ministry of some sort.

What do you dream about doing 10 years from now?

I dream about seeing the church rise up in our world and being faithful to the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.  I want to be on board with that most likely through some mix of music, teaching and discipling.

Favorite UNI memory:   Too many to list here.  1) Seeing JT get his car towed due to unpaid tickets, 2)Smashing the white rat under our fridge, but not discovering it until a week later when it stunk so bad we about all puked 3)Friday Night Alives 4)Main Events  5)Seeing JT scare a whole group of young impressionable college girls when they thought I called them into our music room to sing them a new song that I wrote, but rather is was so that JT could come out of the adjoining bathroom wearing a dress and the old lady mask he had.  Screams were deafening   6)Together with JT, feeding moldy ding-dongs to Dennis Colton and him not noticing and eating them all.  7. Seeing Matt Reisetter put the speakers to our stereo in the window on the morning that Iowa was playing UNI in football and cranking the Iowa fight song and putting it on repeat and then having the cops show up.  8. Seeing Matt Reisetter never go to class cause he was too lazy to get out of bed cause he stayed up all night watching Babe Winkleman’s fishing show or any other random dumbness that caught his attention on the TV at that time of night.  He would get up around 1pm after hitting the snooze literally 12 times and then order a small pepperoni pizza from Dominos.  Wack jack  9) Having “cleaning parties” where the girls would come over and clean our apartment for us.  Misogynistic I know.