BVS Unit 313 Volunteers Begin Their Terms of Service


Photo by Jocelyn Snyder
Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 313 completed orientation in late summer 2016


Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 313 has completed orientation and the 14 volunteers in the unit have begun work at their project sites. The volunteers, their congregations or hometowns, and their project sites follow:

Andrew Bollinger from Bridgewater (Va.) Church of the Brethren is serving at the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Ark.

Paige Butzlaff from La Verne (Calif.) Church of the Brethren will spend her BVS term at Cooper Riis, in Mill Spring, N.C.

Sam Crompton from Koblenz, Germany, and Sarah Uhl from Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, will work at Abode Services in Fremont, Calif.

Emmy Goering from McPherson (Kan.) Church of the Brethren will serve in the Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C.

Laura Hassel from Essen, Germany, will serve with the Gubbio Project in San Francisco, Calif.

Michelle Janzen of Neuwied, Germany, has gone to Portland, Ore., to serve with SnowCap.

Kristin Munstermann from Antrochte, Germany, will be serving with Sisters of the Road in Portland, Ore.

Rebecca Neiman from Forsyth, Mont., will go to Bosnia-Herzegovina to work with OKC Abrasevic.

Clara Richter from Berlin, Germany, will serve with the Center on Conscience and War in Washington, D.C.

Travis Therrien from Cuba, N.M., and Tokahookaadi Church of the Brethren, has gone to New Orleans, La., to work with Capstone.

Helen Ullom-Minnich from McPherson (Kan.) Church of the Brethren, and Jana Zerche from Bruhl, Germany, will be serving in Baltimore, Md., at Project PLASE.

Destinee Wells from Cadillac, Mich., has gone to Tuscon, Ariz., to work with the Primavera Foundation.


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