Before joining UCM in 2015, Noah spent six years training for ordination to ministry. Noah graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, with master’s degrees in divinity and theology, and from the University of Oxford – alongside his wife and then-classmate, Ali – with a certificate in theological and pastoral studies. Noah also graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration. Before his ministerial training, Noah worked for four years in the commercial world, supporting client relationships for a small financial consulting firm, based in his hometown, Birmingham, Alabama, and managing area operations for a national coffee supply company in Charleston, South Carolina. It was during this time that Noah’s curiosity for spiritual matters awakened, which led him to profess his faith in Jesus Christ and, eventually, to pursue the pastoral ministry.