College of Mission Summer Interns to Serve with Global Ministries in Indianapolis
4 college of mission interns to serve in Indy
On June 7th four Disciples Seminarians will join the Indianapolis Global Ministries staff as they begin their College of Mission Summer Internship. Over the ten week period, each student will have the opportunity learn about the daily work of the office in which he/she will serve. They will also work on a specific project(s) which will contribute to the “Crictical Presence” emphasis of Global Ministries. In July the four students will travel to Southern Africa with Julia Brown Karimu, GM Mission Personnel Executive, and Sandra Gourdet, GM Africa Area Executive, for a two week People-to-People pilgrimage to meet with partners and missionaries. Please welcome to our Global Ministries staff the following interns:
William Almodovar is a M.Div. student at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN. He is a member of Primera Iglesia Cristiana en Kissimmeee (Disciples of Christ) in Kissimmeee, Florida. He has a B.A. degree from the Universidad de Puerto Rico. He is married to Millie and they have 3 sons. William would like to serve as an intern because he “thinks it is a great opportunity to learn about how DOM/Global Ministries work and help develop relationships with partners around the globe, also this experience will give me a better understanding of how to work more effectively in a multi-cultural ministry”. William was born in Jan Juan, Puerto Rico.and his cross-cultural experiences includes living in the United States. He will work in the Latin American and Caribbean Office.
Lisa Rebecca Grace is a M. Div. student at Eden Theological Seminary. She has a B.S. degree in Sociology from Illinois State University. She is a member of First Christian Church in Canton, IL and currently serves as a student minister at Webster Groves Christian Church. She wants to serve as an intern because she, ” believes that it is really important as a person of faith to not only respond to God’s calling within congregations, but also to God’s calling to work within the world…this internship would be a chance to learn how best to respond, with people who have been working towards greater equality”. Lisa Grace’s international cross-cultural experiences includes a visit to Thailand. She will work in the Mission personnel Office.
Chesla Taryn Nickelson is a M.Div. student at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN. She is a member of Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia and is under care of the Light of the World Christian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana where she has served as a youth leader. She has a B.A.degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. She wants to serve as an intern because “I can help support the partners whose lives and work revolve around helping to create healthier, safer, and more fulfilling lives with people…working with Global Ministries affords me the opportunity to be a small piece in a large system that works continually toward systemic change”. Chesla’s international cross cultural experiences includes visits to Ethiopia and Jamaica. She will work in the Africa Office.
Kimberly Proctor is a M.Div. student at Lexington Theological Seminary. She is a member of East Second Christian Church where she serves as a student minister. She has a B.A. degree in Psychology. She wants to serve as a global mission intern because “because it would be a great opportunity for me to gain more experience about ministry with a more global context…this internship will not only provide me with a wealth of resources and allow me to connect with other people in ministry, but it will allow me to see with my own eyes how God is working in great capacities all over the world”. Kimberly has domestic cross-cultural experiences, but has not traveled internationally. She will work in the Mission Interpretation and Constituency Relationships Office.