New Unit of Brethren Volunteer Service Completes Orientation

Photo courtesy of BVS
The volunteers in BVS Unit 311: (front row, from left) Penny Radcliff, Rachel Ulrich, Jonathan Hollenberg; (second row) Chris Kaake, Olivia Arlt, Nils Tulke; (third row) Cathrin Strickler, Amanda McLearn-Montz, Franzi Martin, Deanna Beckner; (fourth row) David Rauwolf, Robin Krueger, Ann Sophie Lorych, and Katy Herder.


Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 311 has completed orientation, and the volunteers in the unit have begun work at their project sites. Following are the names, congregations or hometowns, and project sites of the new BVS volunteers:

Olivia Arlt from Kaleva, Mich., and Marilla Church of the Brethren, has been placed at Blue Rose Ranch in Springfield, Colo.

Deanna Beckner of Columbia City (Ind.) Church of the Brethren, and Amanda McLearn-Montz of Panther Creek Church of the Brethren in Adel, Iowa, will serve as assistant workcamp coordinators at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.

Katy Herder from Claremont, Calif., and La Verne Church of the Brethren, will serve with Su Casa Catholic Worker House in Chicago, Ill.

Jonathan Hollenberg of Sebring (Fla.) Church of the Brethren, and Penny Radcliff from Annville, Pa., have been placed with Cross Keys Village in New Oxford, Pa.

Chris Kaake from Burbank, Ohio, and Paradise Church of the Brethren, is going to work at Enable in Northern Ireland.

Robin Krueger of Breidenbac, Germany, is going to Lancaster (Pa.) Area Habitat for Humanity.

Ann Sophie Lorych from Bad Nauheim, Germany, and Cathrin Strickler from Erkelenz, Germany, will serve at Project PLASE in Baltimore, Md.

Franzi Martin from Bochum, Germany, and Nils Tulke from Erkelenz, Germany, are going to work with ABODE Services in Fremont, Calif.

David Rauwolf from Neuwied, Germany, is going to work with Hagerstown (Md.) Church of the Brethren and Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministries.

Rachel Ulrich from Greenville, Ohio, and Richmond (Ind.) Church of the Brethren, has been placed with Highland Park Elementary School in Roanoke, Va.


For more information about Brethren Volunteer Service and to find out how to volunteer, go to . The next orientation unit of BVS is scheduled for Jan. 24-Feb. 12, 2016, at Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Florida.