Acts Project interns depart for global service

June 5, 2014

This week saw the 15 Bryan College students participating in the 2014-2015 Acts Project embark on the overseas internships they will be involved in through the summer.

ACTS_India_Brad7Tommy Stines ’14 and Brad McKeehan ’14
in India for the 2013-2014 Acts Project One of Bryan’s most prominent ministries, the Acts Project places participating students in internships worldwide to gain real-life experience in their field and learn how their God-given talents can make a kingdom difference in the world, making disciples of all nations as Jesus commissioned His disciples in Matthew 28:19-20.

This summer’s interns will disperse over eight countries: Cambodia, France, India, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Uganda, and England. They include:

  • Elizabeth Bailey, a senior majoring in criminal justice – England
  • Krista Elsten, an August graduate with a degree in English literature – Ireland
  • Jerelyn Gentry, a junior majoring in Christian ministry – England
  • Robin Harrison, a senior majoring in biology – Uganda
  • Joanna Hill, a senior majoring in English literature and history – Ireland
  • Daniel Katz, a senior majoring in criminal justice – India
  • Naomi Martin, a senior majoring in music – Cambodia
  • Rachel Meredith, a senior majoring in exercise and health science – Israel
  • Ryan Miller, a former student majoring in elementary education – Israel
  • Regan Robertson, a junior majoring in elementary education – Kenya
  • Benjamin Rosenbaum, a senior majoring in Christian ministry – India
  • Abigail Taylor, a senior majoring in corporate communication – Paris
  • Mary Trumm, a senior majoring in elementary education – England
  • Corrie Walker, a May graduate with a degree in journalism – Israel
  • Haden Wesley, a May graduate with a degree in Christian ministry – England

These students will be involved in everything from meeting needs at a medical mission health clinic and living and teaching in an orphan home to teaching in Indian slum schools and helping an organization restore freedom and dignity to local women.

Assistant Director of Faith and Mission Eric McEachron, who is co-directing this year’s Acts Project alongside Vice President for Spiritual Formation Matt Benson, commented, “This is possibly the most enthusiastic group of students we’ve ever had in the Acts Project. They’ve internalized the things we’ve discussed in class and I think are truly going with hearts to serve and learn. I fully expect a fruitful summer!”

Written by Chloe Ann Nardone ’13, assistant director of marketing, 423.775.7206;