Walt Wiltschek has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as part-time office coordinator for Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS), beginning on March 7. He continues as district executive minister for Illinois and Wisconsin District, and also continues his role on the editorial team for Messenger magazine.
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Pauline Liu resigns from the staff of Brethren Volunteer Service
Pauline Liu has resigned as the volunteer coordinator for Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS), a staff position working out of the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. She concluded her work with the Church of the Brethren on Feb. 2.
FaithX announces its summer theme and service trips
“Have you heard? FaithX registration opens on Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. (central time)!” said an invitation from FaithX staff Marissa Witkovsky-Eldred. “The FaithX Office invites you to join them this summer to put your faith into action!”
Michael Brewer-Berres, Emily Bowdle conclude their service with the BVS office
Michael Brewer-Berres and Emily Bowdle are concluding their work with the Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) office at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.
FaithX announces new spring break opportunity
FaithX invites college-age young adults (high school graduates to age 23) to join a new short-term service opportunity during the spring of 2023. This exciting trip on March 11-16, 2023, will partner with SPARK in Winston-Salem, N.C., to help neighbors in need and spread kindness in the community.
Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 332 completes orientation
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 332 held orientation at Camp Brethren Heights in Rodney, Mich., from Oct. 11-20 for nine volunteers.
Marissa Witkovsky-Eldred hired as interim coordinator of Short-term Service
Marissa Witkovsky-Eldred has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as interim coordinator of Short-term Service, beginning Oct. 3 as a remote employee working from Washington, D.C.
Brethren Volunteer Service welcomes ten volunteers
The Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Summer Unit 331 held orientation at Camp Wilbur Stover for 10 volunteers, the largest number since the pandemic started.
Chelsea Goss Skillen to direct Brethren Volunteer Service
Chelsea Goss Skillen has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as director of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS). She is a graduate of Bridgewater (Va.) College with a bachelor of science degree in Liberal Studies, and of Regis University with a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She will begin working from the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on Oct. 24.
Brethren Volunteer Service makes changes to placement process, increases monthly stipend
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is changing its orientation and placement process. Beginning with the upcoming summer and fall units, volunteers will engage in a process in which they will be pre-placed prior to the start of orientation. Orientation, in turn, will be shortened from three weeks to one week.