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 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 (BVS) Unit 332 held orientation at Camp Brethren Heights in Rodney, Mich., from Oct. 11-20 for nine volunteers.
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.
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 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 (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.
Zechariah Houser has resigned as the Church of the Brethren’s coordinator of short-term service, effective Aug. 12. He has worked for the denomination for close to a year, having started on Aug. 9, 2021. He will be entering a chaplaincy internship.
Dan McFadden has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as interim director of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) on a part-time basis, beginning Feb. 21.
Emily Tyler has resigned as director of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS), effective Feb. 18, after three years in the position. She started as director of BVS on Feb. 4, 2019. She has been employed by the Church of the Brethren and BVS for almost 10 years, since June 27, 2012, when she began as coordinator for BVS recruitment and the Workcamp Ministry.