Christopher Newport University

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Freeman 201

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Meet Our Team

Peter Lyon

Peter Lyon

Campus Minister

Peter grew up in the city of Philadelphia, and attended Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated in 2007 with a degree in History. At Penn State he met his wife (and best friend) Sarah, who graduated with a degree in Photography in 2008. They were married quickly after school, and moved back to the Philadelphia area. After a number of years working in too many different fields, Peter felt the call to ministry and from 2014-2019 he worked at Covenant Church in Doylestown, PA while simultaneously completing a Masters of Divinity at Missio Seminary.

Peter and Sarah have two wonderful children, Wesley and Mina, and a cat named Alex the Cat. They love cooking, and exploring new places, Sarah loves running long distances, and taking pictures and Peter enjoys... most things honestly, but lately soccer, golf and gardening.

Sarah Lyon

Sarah Lyon

Campus Staff

The daughter of two US Air Force officers, Sarah grew up all over the place! In 2008 she graduated from Penn State University (We Are!) with a degree in Integrative Arts with a concentration in Photography. Peter and Sarah were married in July 2008 and have enjoyed working together in a variety of ministry contexts. Sarah is passionate about young people, especially young women, hearing the truth of who Jesus is and what it means for their lives. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys flexing those photography skills and running for really long periods of time. She also relishes any opportunity to cook for someone.

Ian Jameson

Ian Jameson


Ian grew up in Rowlett, Texas, just east of Dallas. He went to Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Psychology. While there, he joined RUF (having heard about it from his older sisters) and found a community unlike any other. Ian hopes to continue further into ministry and eventually into seminary.
If he is not playing video games, or hanging around his house with a coffee in hand, Ian is likely writing one of his four "in-progress" fantasy books. That, or he's just playing D&D.