CU students serving others on summer breaks

CU students serving others on summer breaks

                                                                                                                                                            May 20, 2013
                                                                                                                                             For Immediate Release

By Heather Hensley

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- Over 70 Campbellsville University students are spending their summer breaks serving others not only in Kentucky, but across the country and even the world.

Several students are serving on mission trips, at church camps, vacation Bible schools, and as interns on church staffs.

“Faculty, staff and coaches at CU are dedicated to the premise of encouraging and enabling our students to give of themselves in service to others in the name of Jesus Christ,” John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, said.

“Vision 2025-Preparing Christian Servant Leaders, CU’s long-term plan, provides an ongoing map for CU’s future that places emphasis on preparing a generation of Christian servant leaders who will be world changers for Jesus Christ,” he said.

Students serving with Crossings camps are: Kayla Howard, a sophomore of Frankfort, Ky.; Rebecca Cook, a senior of Stanford, Ky.; and Olivia Murphy, a sophomore of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

Students serving with Lifeway Centrikid Camps are: Kari Danielle Salyers, a junior of Frankfort, Ky.; Sarah Haven, who graduated May 4, of Shelbyville, Ky.; and Meg Brown, a sophomore of Russellville, Ky.

Students serving with CU Crew are: Janelle Wilhelm, a junior of Clay, Ky.; Melanie Jones, who graduated May 4 of Albany, Ky., Brittany Maness, a freshman of Campbellsville, Ky., Sadie Mills, a senior from Hardyville, Ky.; and Anneliese Way, a freshman of Versailles, Ky.

Students serving with CU summer camps are: Tyler Arterburn, resident director of North Hall and a senior of Scottsville, Ky.; Maribeth Milburn, who graduated May 4, of Lawrenceburg, Ky.;

Other students serving in ministry this summer are: Caleb Browning, a senior of Campbellsville, Ky., will serve as youth minister at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church in Lebanon, Ky.; Gencie Todd, who graduated on May 4, of Somerset, Ky., will serve as VBS coordinator at Duke Memorial Baptist Church in Somerset;

Noah Blackburn, a junior of Jeffersonville, Ky., will serve with the North American Mission Board at First Baptist Church in Grand Isle, La.; Lindsey Cochran, a sophomore of Campbellsville, Ky., will serve on a mission trip to Elberton, Ga.;

Kristina Critcher, who graduated on May 4, of Deep Gap, N.C., will serve on a three-week mission trip to South East Asia and as worship leader for Kentucky Heartland Outreach; Hannah Baird, a senior of Hartford, Ky., will serve on extended mission trips in Guatemala and Mongolia; Amber Hurm, a sophomore of Philpot, Ky., will serve on a mission trip to South Carolina;

Alayna Clifton, a sophomore of Portland, Tenn., will serve at a camp in Ohio; Josh Doolin, a sophomore of Lawrenceburg, Ky., will serve on a mission trip to Honduras; Mitchell Monroe, a sophomore of Morganfield, Ky., will serve as ministry intern at Campbellsville Baptist Church;

Clarissa Oldham, a junior of Munfordville, Ky., will service as children’s ministry director at Leitchfield Crossing Baptist Church in Leitchfield, Ky.; Josh Vincent, a freshman of Louisville, Ky., will serve at Kentucky Refugee Ministries in Louisville; Kaitlin Weeks, a sophomore of Louisville, Ky., will serve at Lifeway’s MissionFuge Camp; Blake Kennedy, a freshman of Hebron, Ky., will serve in a youth internship position at Burlington Baptist Church in Burlington, Ky.;

Brad Hamilton, a junior of Hopkinsville, Ky., will serve as youth ministry intern at New Work Fellowship Church in Hopkinsville; Anna Stepp, a senior of Grayson, Ky., will serve as children’s ministry intern at Campbellsville Baptist Church in Campbellsville;

Katie Doolin, a sophomore of Lancaster, Ky., will serve on a mission trip to Elberton, Ga., and at vacation Bible school at Dix River Baptist Church in Lancaster, Ky.; Brad Nalley, a junior of Campbellsville, Ky., will serve as youth pastor at Green River Memorial Baptist Church in Campbellsville;

Kristin Lizer, a junior of Lexington, Ky., will serve as children’s ministry intern at Rosemont Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky.; Brandon Todd, who graduated on May 4, from Somerset, Ky., will serve as youth pastor at Duke Memorial Baptist Church in Somerset;

Brett Sowell, a senior of Auburn, Ky., will serve as youth pastor at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Mt. Sherman, Ky.; Molly Lucas, a sophomore from Canal Winchester, Ohio, will serve as children’s ministry intern at West Salem Baptist Church in Salem, Va.; Emma Calvert, a junior of Scottsville, Ky., will serve as children’s ministry intern at Beaver Dam Baptist Church in Beaver Dam, Ky.;

Sarah Harrison, a junior of Winchester, Ky., will serve as VBS coordinator at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lexington; Jasmine Barnett, who graduated May 4, of Greensburg, Ky., will serve as youth minister at Parkway Baptist Church in Hodgenville, Ky.; Derek Hensley, a senior of Rineyville, Ky., will serve as youth ministry leader at Crossroads Community Church in Elizabethtown, Ky.;

Chris Clan, who graduated May 4, of Elizabethtown, Ky., will serve as youth intern at Northside Baptist Church in Elizabethtown; Natashia Roy, who graduated May 4, of Jamestown, Ky., will serve as ministry intern at Sardis Chapel United Methodist Church in Nancy, Ky.; Adam Coleman, a sophomore of Utica, Ky., will serve as church planting intern at Life Community Church in Owensboro, Ky.;

Wade Harris, a sophomore of Woodburn, Ky., will serve as ministry intern at Woodburn Baptist Church in Woodburn; Samantha Stevenson, a sophomore of Elizabethtown, Ky., will serve as children’s ministry intern at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown;

Zach Gray, a freshman of Harrodsburg, Ky., will serve as a ministry intern at Salvisa Baptist Church in Harrodsburg, Ky.; Leslie Harper, a junior of Clinton, Ky., will serve on a mission trip to Thailand and as ministry intern at First Baptist Church in Clinton;

Marissa Rehmet, a junior of Independence, Ky., will serve as a North American Mission Board missionary to Cincinnati at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion; Andrew Neal, a sophomore of Harrodsburg, Ky., will serve on a youth camp staff; Brittany Caldwell, who graduated May 4, of Lebanon, Ky., will serve as children’s ministry intern at Abundant Life Church in Lebanon;

JT Curtis, a sophomore of Franklin, Ky., will serve as a ministry intern at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown, Ky.; Frank Heistand, a junior of Campbellsville, Ky., will serve as ministry assistant at Campbellsville Christian Church in Campbellsville; Jenny Acree, a senior of LaGrange, Ky., will serve in a special needs ministry in Elizabethtown, Ky.;

Dwight Sapp, a junior of Campbellsville, Ky., will serve as pastoral ministry intern at Elk Horn Baptist Church of Campbellsville; Adam Robertson, a junior of Knoxville, Tenn., will serve as an intern at Second Chance Recovery Ministries in Knoxville;

Cameron Looper, a junior of Paducah, Ky., will serve as an intern at Heartland Outreach Church in Paducah; Jordan Ventresco, a junior of Dublin, Ohio, will serve at Staff Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, N.C.;
Jarrad Mattingly, who graduated May 4, of Taylorsville, Ky., will serve as music minister at Plum Creek Baptist Church in Taylorsville, Ky.; and Tanner Royalty, a senior of Burgin, Ky., will serve as worship minister at Immanuel Baptist Church in Harrodsburg, Ky.

In addition, several students are serving on CU international mission trips.

A team is serving in Niger, Africa: Trent Creason, CU campus ministries intern; Sarah Creason, director of CU’s Women’s Residence Village I; Alan Haven, who graduated May 3, of Campbellsville, Ky.; Jordan Johnson, who graduated May 4, of Russellville, Ky.; Kaela Vessels, who graduated May 4, of Vine Grove, Ky.;
Aaron Carr, a senior of Frankfort, Ky.; Bethany Thomaston, a freshman of Auburn, Ky.; Melanie Jones, who graduated May 4, of Albany, Ky.; Erin Clarkson, a junior of Leesburg, Ohio; and Wes Cain, a sophomore of Alachua, Fla.

Another team is serving in the Philippines: Charity Powell, who graduated May 3, and was graduate assistant to the CU Office of Campus Ministries, of Brandenburg, Ky.; Katie Johnson, who graduated May 4, of Leitchfield, Ky., who is also doing public relations work for Kid’s International Ministries; Kyle Brewer, a sophomore of Fairdale, Ky.;

Mary Kate Shelby, a freshman from Versailles, Ky.; Janelle Wilhelm, a junior from Clay, Ky.; Emily Melton, a sophomore from Louisville, Ky.; Tonya Kessler, a junior from Campbellsville; Olivia Murphy, a sophomore from Mt. Sterling, Ky.; Anneliese Way, a freshman from Versailles; and Andrea White, who was involved in the World Race mission trip with Charity Powell.

A third team, who is partnering with Lindsey Wilson College, will be traveling to Honduras: Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries of Campbellsville, Ky.; Alexa Moore, a junior of Clarksville, Tenn.; Jenna Rueff, a sophomore of Louisville, Ky.; Courtney Waddles, a freshman of Whitesburg, Ky.; Nick Jones, a junior of Hickory, Tenn.; and Makayla Jessie, a graduate student of Edmonton, Ky.

For more information, contact the Office of Campus Ministries at (270) 789-5227.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master's degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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