College Life Staff

College Life is the campus ministry of  First Baptist Church of Davis, scroll down to meet the players…


Peter Nittler | College Life Director (

The good news is that Peter just recently graduated from UC Davis with a degree in English! The better news is that he gets to continue doing ministry at his alma mater while starting his seminary education at Fuller. He is so blessed by this opportunity and his hope is to help college students both grow in their understandings of and affections for Christ. He truly loves anytime people are gathered in gleeful or meaningful conversation: so give him people and a meal, a car-ride, or a board game and you’ll win his heart. Suggested topics of conversation: what you had for lunch, the Bay Area Sports squads, or where in the world Carmen San Diego might be?


Emily Deering | College Life Director (

Emily is originally from Houston, Texas. She graduated from Baylor University in 2007 with a major in Church Recreation and Leisure Studies. After graduation, she worked in high school ministry in Houston while coaching high school soccer. In the fall of 2016, she moved to Davis to work for the UC Davis Women’s Soccer team. After the season, she joined the College Life Staff. Emily loves all things outside, running, soccer, coffee, movies, college sports but especially college football, the Davis farmers market and the perfect NorCal weather. She is excited to invest in the lives of college students!