New UM4GI Ministry Interns

In May, we welcomed our 2012 UM4GI summer ministry interns:  Albert Longe Otshudi and Kathryn Cunningham.

The main purpose of these internships is learning:  the interns learn about church ministry, God, and themselves; and the rest of us learn through our interactions with the interns.  Here are some of the specific things the interns will be doing:

  • Youth and children’s ministry
    • Wacky Wednesday
    • two VBS sessions
    • Denver Mission trip
  • Pastoral shadowing and reflection
  • Worship and small group leadership

Albert is from the Democratic Republic of Congo and just graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from Africa University in Zimbabwe.  He is concerned with environmentalism with particular interests in climate change and the conservation of natural resources – especially through organic farming practices.

Kathryn is a recent graduate of Hastings College and a new member of Trinity UMC.  This is her second year participating in this internship.  After the summer internship concludes, she will spend a year in Belfast, Ireland through the Presbyterian Church USA’s Young Adult Volunteer Program.

Be sure to get to know our new interns as they embark on a journey of ministry with our three UM4GI congregations.

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