Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 299 Begins Work

Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 299, Fall 2012
Photo by Brethren Volunteer Service
Members of Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 299, the fall 2012 orientation unit for BVS, are: (first row, from left) Hannah Button-Harrison,Jocelyn Snyder, Lena Deutschkaemer, Tricia Ziegler, Adam Braun; (second row) Rebecca Jolliff, Kayla Robbins, Kirsten Stopher, Krista Mauger, Hannah Monroe; (third row) Rayce Reynoldson, Nicole Sprenger, Sophie Thomas, Michelle Geus, Merle Koester; (fourth row) Jan Hunsaenger, Chloe Hockley, Katie Cummings, Rebekka Adelberger, Bryan Hanger; (fifth row) Nils Kohm, Dennis Droll, Frederik Blum, Paul Zelder, Elena Hodapp.

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 299 completed orientation on Sept. 16-Oct. 5. The fall orientation was held at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md.

Following are the new volunteers, their home congregations or home towns, and the projects where they will serve through BVS:

Rebekka Adelberger of Velbert, Germany, will serve with Sisters of the Road in Portland, Ore.

Frederik Blum of Blaustein, Germany; Nicole Sprenger of Altenmedingen, Germany; and Nils Kohm of Wiesloch, Germany, all are going to Project PLASE in Baltimore, Md.

Adam Braun of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in Decatur, Ind., will work with Brethren Disaster Ministries in New Windsor, Md.

Hannah Button-Harrison of Ames, Iowa, will serve at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C.

Katie Cummings of Summit Church of the Brethren in Bridgewater, Va., and Tricia Ziegler ofSebring (Fla.) Church of the Brethren, are working with the Workcamp Ministry at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.

Dennis Droll of Buehl, Germany, and Michelle Geus of Leverkusen, Germany, are serving at the Interfaith Hospitality Network in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bryan Hanger of Oak Grove Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Va., is an intern at the Church of the Brethren’s Advocacy and Peace Witness office in Washington, D.C.

Chloe Hockley, of Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, will work at Cincinnati (Ohio) Church of the Brethren.

Jan Hunsaenger of Kamp-Bornhofen, Germany, will serve with Human Solutions in Portland, Ore.

Rebecca Jolliff of Newberg, Ore., is going to the Center on Conscience and War in Washington, D.C.

Hannah Monroe of University Park Church of the Brethren in Hyattsville, Md., will go to the L’Arche community in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Rayce Reynoldson of Antelope Park Church of the Brethren in Lincoln, Neb., is serving at Camp Courageous in Monticello, Iowa.

Kayla Robbins of Wolgamuth Church of the Brethren in Dillsburg, Pa., will work for the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund in Washington, D.C.

Jocelyn Snyder of Hartville (Ohio) Church of the Brethren will be serving with the African Inland Church Secondary School of Torit, South Sudan, in a seconded position with the Church of the Brethren Global Mission and Service program.

Kirsten Stopher of Archbold, Ohio, will work at Abbé Pierre Emmaüs Center in Esteville, France.

Sophie Thomas of Westminster, Md., is going to the New Community Project in Harrisonburg, Va.

Paul Zelder of Braunschweig, Germany, will work with Abode Services in Fremont, Calif.

Four of the new BVS volunteers–Lena Deutschkaemer of Unterkirnach, Germany; Elena Hodapp of Sasbach, Germany; Merle Koester of Koenigslutter, Germany; and Krista Mauger of Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren in Quarryville, Pa.–are all going to work at the Family Abuse Center in Waco, Texas.

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