Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 324 completes training

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Fall 2019 Unit 324: (front from left) Jeli Mora, Amanda Orndorff, Emily Bowdle; (middle row) Nolan McBride, Toni Egner, Liana Smith, Jana Christ, Cathi Iwan, Kara Miller; (back row) Maja von Werder, Hannah Nyce, Colin Keiper, Jasmin Sprengel.

The fall 2019 unit of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) has completed orientation and its 13 volunteers have begun their work at project sites across the United States, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. Members of BVS Unit 324, their home congregations or hometowns, and their projects sites follow:

Emily Bowdle of Denton (Md.) Church of the Brethren is serving with Camp Myrtlewood in Myrtle Point, Ore.

Jana Christ of Bottrop, Germany, is serving with Gould Farm in Monterey, Mass.

Antonia “Toni” Egner of Frankfurt, Germany, is serving with Sisters of the Road in Portland, Ore.

Catharina “Cathi” Iwan of Kelkheim, Germany, and Maja von Werder of Ahrensburg, Germany, are serving with Abode in Fremont, Calif.

Colin Keiper of Indian Creek Church of the Brethren in Harleysville, Pa., is serving with IncredABLE in Richhill, Northern Ireland.

Nolan McBride of Union Center Church of the Brethren in Nappanee, Ind., is serving with the Church of the Brethren’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry in Elgin, Ill.

Kara Miller of Lititz (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, and Liana Smith of Palmyra (Pa.) Church of the Brethren are serving with the Church of the Brethren’s Workcamp Ministry in Elgin, Ill.

Anjelica “Jeli” Mora of Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren is serving with Alderson (W.Va.) Hospitality House.

Hannah Nyce of Annville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren is serving with L’Arche Kilkenny Community in Callan, County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland.

Amanda Orndorff of Sugar Grove Church of the Brethren in Wardensville, W.Va., is serving at Quaker Cottage in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Jasmin Sprengel of Hamburg, Germany, is serving with Human Solutions in Portland, Ore.

For more about Brethren Volunteer Service including how to apply to become a BVS volunteer, go to .

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