The 2014 class of Ministry Summer Service interns and mentors completed orientation last week at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. During their orientation, the group of nine interns led the Wednesday chapel service for the General Offices community. Following orientation, the interns began work at their summer placements.
Ministry Summer Service is a leadership development program for college students in the Church of the Brethren, who spend 10 weeks of the summer working in the church at a congregation, district, camp, or national program.
The interns participating in this summer’s program:
Chris Bache of La Verne (Calif.) Church of the Brethren in Pacific Southwest District
Christy Crouse of Warrensburg (Mo.) Church of the Brethren in Missouri and Arkansas District
Jake Frye of Monitor Church of the Brethren, McPherson, Kan., in Western Plains District
Renee Neher of York Center Church of the Brethren, Lombard, Ill., in Illinois and Wisconsin District
Caleb Noffsinger of Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, Elgin, Ill., in Illinois and Wisconsin District
Lauren Seganos of Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon, Pa., in Middle Pennsylvania District
Amanda Thomas of Marilla Church of the Brethren, Copemish, Mich., in Michigan District
Shelley Weachter of Manassas (Va.) Church of the Brethren in Mid-Atlantic District
Shelley West of Happy Corner Church of the Brethren, Clayton, Ohio, in Southern Ohio District
This year’s mentors are Gieta Gresh, Marlin Houff (for the Youth Peace Travel Team), Dennis Lohr, Pat Marsh, Pam Reist, and Megan Sutton.
Staff who work with the program include Mary Jo Flory-Steury, associate general secretary and executive director of the Ministry Office; Becky Ullom Naugle, director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry; and Dana Cassell, who is contract staff for Ministry Formation. For more about Ministry Summer Service go to www.brethren.org/yya/mss .