Each month, we are going to take time to get to know one member of our church just a little bit better. We hope this short interview allows us to lean-in to help us know one another better and grow together as a body of believers.


Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family.

We are the Nina's - Kyron, Yolande and our girls, Keira 10 and Amiyah-Mae 7. We relocated to Tuscaloosa all the way from East London, South Africa (8 777 miles away!) one year ago. Both of my daughters attend Rock Quarry Elementary and are settling in well. Kyron works at Mercedes-Benz in Strategy Planning. I am currently a "home executive" until the girls are more settled, I have been a Chartered Accountant with a finance working background. We attended an Anglican Church back home, St. Albans.

Can you share one way that God has been faithful to you recently or something he is teaching you?

God has shown me, time and time again, that He is my constant when everything else around me changes. He never fails, and He remains in me.

What are some small things that make your day better?

Before bedtime, the girls share their happiest and saddest parts of the day. This makes the whole day more meaningful, and there is always a giggle or tear--or both.

Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?


What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

Pencil in appointments in my calendar even though I also have an online version

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?

Here! Tuscaloosa, USA is 8,777 miles from home.

What’s the best and worst thing about getting older?

The best part is all the experience gained, and the memories created. The worst part is when your body just does not do the things as easy as it use to do!

Name three things you are loving.

1. Watching my girls get on the yellow school bus every morning and coming back safely every afternoon. This is such a privilege, compared to the lifestyle back home.

2. Being part of the Woman's Group (Tuesday mornings) - I have met such amazing ladies and they have made me feel like part of a family. 

3. Meeting so many different people and families and learning about their cultures and diverse backgrounds.

What are you reading or have you recently read? 

God is for Real by Todd Burpo