The Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Units 322 and 323 have completed orientation and their members have begun work at their placement sites. The new volunteers’ names, congregations or hometowns, and placements follow.
BVS Unit 322:
Judy Carl of Pomona (Calif.) Church of the Brethren is serving with the Asian Rural Institute in Tochigi-ken, Japan.
Janine Dietle of Essen, Germany, is serving with Abode Services in Fremont, Calif.
Cara Hudson of McPherson (Kan.) Church of the Brethren is serving with Gould Farm in Monterey, Mass.
Lea Kroener of Bochum, Germany, and Alex McBride of Union Center Church of the Brethren, are serving with SnowCap Food Pantry in Portland, Ore.
Susu Lassa of Jos, Nigeria, is serving with the Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy in Washington, D.C.
Jamie McBride of Union Center Church of the Brethren is serving with The Palms of Sebring, Fla.
Maddy Minehart of Butler, Ind., is serving with Lebanon Lancaster (Pa.) Habitat for Humanity Restore.
Maria Murphy of Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren is serving with Bernardo Kohler Center in Austin, Texas.
Jacey Myers of First Church of the Brethren in Roaring Spring, Pa., is serving with Camp Stevens in Julian, Calif.
Felix Naegler of Wiesbaden, Germany; Elli Roeckemann of Unna, Germany; and Luca Wolter of Neuwied, Germany, are serving with Project PLASE in Baltimore, Md.
BVS/BRF Unit 323 (a partnership with the Brethren Revival Fellowship):
Victoria Derosier of Lewiston (Maine) Church of the Brethren is serving with the Root Cellar and as a homeschool helper in Lewiston.
For more about BVS and how to volunteer, go to www.brethren.org/bvs .