The Board

Crystal Davy

Chair & Secretary

My name is Crystal Davy and I am the board chair for Juniper Refuge and the Worship Director at Grace Chapel here in Lincoln. I am married to my best friend Ben and I have three children, Addison (2008), Nora (2010) and Solomon (2014). I grew up in Mexico as a missionary kid, feeling like the luckiest person on the planet to have the adventures and friendships I experienced. From an early age, I saw firsthand the beauty of diverse peoples and the challenges of living cross-culturally. And when we have been God’s celebrated guests, how can we not turn around and welcome others into that same hospitality.


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Nikki Long

President & Director

I am a wife and mother from southeast Georgia, where I was born and raised. I married my husband Dave at a young age, and we have grown up together following Jesus wherever He leads. After college we moved abroad to live in North Africa, and have moved every two years since with our two daughters, living also in East Africa and northern Iraq. We landed in Lincoln in 2017, when my husband received an invitation to work at UNL. I was brought into ministry again in 2018 with Juniper Refuge, where it has been a privilege to work with refugee and immigrant families.

We love to share meals and trade treats with others, and play ping-pong almost every weekend. No matter where we live, the people around us have played an important role in our lives. Community that is present, regular, and invested is vital to our health. Now that we are stateside, the biblical call to love the foreigner because you were once foreigners (Deut. 10:19) rings so true for me. I love what we do because this simple daily posture vibrantly shows the loving and just God we serve.


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Amanda Trost

Vice President

I moved to Lincoln, NE for college (UNL), where I met my husband, Bryan. Together we are raising 4 active children and a rambunctious rescue pup. I love to travel, try new food, listen to live music and can usually be found in the stands at my kid’s sporting events.
I have always felt that hospitality has been a passion and calling on my life. Being a part of Juniper Refuge has given me the opportunity to expand that definition in the context of God’s command to love the stranger (Matt. 25:34-40). I am honored and blessed by the relationships I have made with refugee and immigrant families in our community!


Lincoln Berean

Susan Meckel


During our 25 years in Lincoln, my husband Clyde and I have raised three children, now all adults. I enjoy meeting people from different cultures, and love eating and cooking a variety of international foods, especially Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Having been involved in various local and international ministries, I am happy to be able to serve refugees and immigrants in our community through Juniper Refuge.


Zion Church PCA

Anand Titus

Board Member

My name is Anand Titus, and I am the husband to an amazing woman, the father of two incredible children, and a faculty member at the University of Nebraska. I am a member of Grace Chapel, and I believe that the need for community is deeply woven into our inner fabric. I am also the son of immigrants, and hope that I can be a part of a community that extends the kind of hospitality my parents received when they arrived in this country.


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