Volunteers in the latest units of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) have been placed and are at work at project sites across the United States, Northern Ireland, and Japan. The volunteers in BVS orientation units 316 and 318 trained in the summer and fall of 2017. (Unit 317, which would have been a joint unit with the Brethren Revival Fellowship, was cancelled because of a lack of participants.)
The names of the volunteers, their congregations or hometowns, and project sites follow:
BVS Unit 316
Tori Bateman of Indian Creek Church of the Brethren in Harleysville, Pa., is with the Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness, Washington, D.C.
Kyrie Branaman of Wheat Ridge, Colo., and Maya Davis of La Verne (Calif.) Church of the Brethren, are working at Quaker Cottage in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Justin Domingos of Lakeside, Calif., is serving at the San Diego (Calif.) Peace Campus
Sam Farley of Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren in Fort Wayne, Ind., is at Camp Mardela in Denton, Md.
Frieden Gresh of Fairview Church of the Brethren in Maryland, and Lea Herres of Wittlich, Germany, are working with ABODE Services, Fremont, Calif.
Eske Hicken of Offenbach, Germany, and Deborah Mowry of Loysburg, Pa., are at Sisters of the Road in Portland, Ore.
Katie Hiscock of Kalamazoo, Mich., is serving with Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos in Houston, Texas
Lisa Hoesel of Herrnhut, Germany, is working for Habitat for Humanity in Lancaster, Pa.
Erv and Joan Huston of Mount Wilson Church of the Brethren in Lebanon, Pa., are volunteering with Brethren Disaster Ministries at a rebuilding project in Eureka, Mo.
Verena Jauss of Weil im Schoenbuch, Germany, and Bob and Bev O’Neal of Memorial Church of the Brethren in Martinsburg, Pa., are at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Ark.
Stephen Miller of Bridgewater (Va.) Church of the Brethren, is at the Asian Rural Institute in Japan
Kelsey Murray of Lancaster (Pa.) Church of the Brethren is the National Youth Conference coordinator at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.
Dannie Otto and Barb Shenk of Urbana, Ill., are at the World Friendship Center, Hiroshima, Japan
Hannah Tutwiler of Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren in Virginia, is with Human Solutions in Portland, Ore.
Megan Wiens of McPherson, Kan., is serving with Creation Justice Ministries in Washington, D.C.
BVS Unit 318
Marvin Best of Hohr-Grenshausen, Germany, and Tyrese Taylor of North Manchester (Ind.) Church of the Brethren, are at ABODE Services in Fremont, Calif.
Jonathan Faust of Bad Feilnbach, Germany, serves with SnowCap in Portland, Ore.
Daylon Frye of Goshen, Ind., is with Habitat for Humanity in Lancaster, Pa.
Hannah Hernley of New Paris, Pa., works at Capstone in New Orleans, La.
Katinka Kalusche of Hamburg, Germany, is working at Highland Park Elementary in Roanoke, Va.
Jan Kock of Wesel, Germany, serves at Deep Roots in Earleville, Md.
Justyna Krumpholz of Wiesloch, Germany, is at Project PLASE in Baltimore, Md.
Grey Robinson of Glade Spring, Va., is working for the Church of the Brethren Workcamp Ministry in Elgin, Ill.
Chloe Soliday of Stone Church of the Brethren in Huntingdon, Pa., is serving at Creation Justice Ministries, Washington D.C.
-- For more about Brethren Volunteer Service go to www.brethren.org/bvs .