Tiger Take-Off




CU students serve in missions, ministry over summer break

June 22, 2011
For Immediate Release

By Christina L. Kern, office assistant

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Nearly 70 Campbellsville University students are spending at least part of their summer in missions and ministry. Whether the student is interning in a church, going on a mission trip or working at a summer church camp, students from CU are all over the world preaching the name of Christ.

“Many CU students are serving somewhere as summer missionaries or on a short-term mission project,” Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries, said. “They are serving in a wide variety of places and in numerous ways. CU students are staffing local, state and national camps like Kentucky Heartland Outreach, Crossings Camps (at Cedarmore and Jonathan Creek), CentriKid and Mission Fuge.”

Several CU students are serving in international ministry this summer including in Mozambique, India, Ecuador, Northern Ireland, Peru, Scotland and Asia.

“In addition to these, a good number of CU students are serving and supporting local churches by serving as summer staff and staff interns. From rural locations to mega-cities and from Kentucky to the far reaches of the world, Campbellsville University students are giving their time and talents in ministry this summer,” Pavy said.

“We look forward to the impact these students will have on our campus when they return.”

Dr. Shane Garrison, assistant professor of educational ministries, said, “We are asked regularly about our School of Theology students and their connection to local churches, and domestic and international mission work. This summer we have over 25 percent of our theology undergraduates serving in a church, for church ministries or overseas on the mission field. Our goal is to produce world changers for Christ, and I believe this proves we are meeting that goal.”

Students serving with Kentucky Heartland Outreach include: Stephen Mize of Louisville, Ky.; Adam Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio; Kenzee Oller of Floyds Knobs, Ind.; Rebecca Oliver of Scottsville, Ky.; Lindsay Harris of Stanford, Ky.; Kristina Critcher of Deep Gap, N.C.; Lucas Harris (camp manager) of Stanford, Ky.; and Rebecca Cook of Stanford, Ky.

Students serving with Crossings Camps at Jonathan Creek in Hardin, Ky., and Cedarmore in Bagdad, Ky. include: Audrey Wunderlich of Frankfort, Ky.; John Harbold of Hopkinsville, Ky.; Tyler Clark of Campbellsville, Ky.; Nick Alexander of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Courtney Keller of Urbana, Ohio; Aaron Hutchinson of Dry Ridge, Ky.; and Caitlin Laster of Franklin, Ky.

Students serving with CU Crew, a ministry team sent out from Campbellsville University who travels around Kentucky helping out churches with Vacation Bible School include: Maribeth Milburn of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Chris Price of Campbellsville, Ky.; Olivia Brainard of Somerset, Ky.; Matt Macon of Bedford, Ky.; Anna Stepp of Grayson, Ky.; Jennifer Lilly of Grayson, Ky.; and Kristen Large of Lewisburg, Ky.

Acts 1:8 East team, working in Shelbyville, Ky., and Ecuador include: Kelsie Doss of Lawrenceburg, Ky., and Rachel Shannon of Shelbyville, Ky.

Other students working in a variety of ministries include: Alan Haven of Shelbyville, Ky., program director at M-Fuge in Philadelphia; Jordan Johnson of Russellville, Ky. intern in Washington, D.C.; Lauren Toadvine of Hustonville, Ky., internship in Campbellsville; Tori Baker of Danville, Ky., India; Cole Torbert of Brentwood, Tenn., internship; Jasmine Barnett of Greensburg, Ky., local ministry;

Lindsey Hammers of Fairdale, Ky., South Dakota; Sze Ting (Julia) Tan of Malaysia, working in Northern Ireland; Garrett Baker of Bowling Green, Ky., working with Iris Ministries in Mozambique; Deanna Mulhall of Louisville, Ky., working with Iris Ministries in Mozambique; Kenton Hallinan of Louisville, Ky., CentriKid; Autumn Herrington of Princeton, Ky., serving homeless in Kansas City, Mo.; Sarah Haven of Shelbyville, Ky., children’s ministry intern at FBC Hodgenville;

Tommy Pretty of Cincinnati, Ohio, camp leader, singing and worship at 320; Hannah Baird of Hartford, Ky., Christian kids camp; Dustin Ford of Campbellsville, Ky., housing ministry; Kristin King of Tompkinsville, Ky., Vacation Bible School; Kinly Bertram of Monticello, Ky., mission trip to Peru;

School of Theology students working in various ministries include: Alex Jane Clemmons of Smiths Grove, Ky., serving in Scotland for four weeks; Andre Morton of Vine Grove, Ky., youth intern at Campbellsville Baptist Church; Caleb Phelps of Hodgenville, Ky., worship intern at South Fork Baptist Church in LaRue County; Chance McConnell of Princeton, Ky., spending three months overseas;

Chelsi Netherland of Leitchfield, Ky., serving in India; Curtis Clemons of Williamstown, Ky., youth pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Dry Ridge, Ky.; David Havener of Campbellsville, Ky., youth minister at Bardstown Baptist Church; Derek Morris of Harrodsburg, Ky., pastoral intern at New Hope Baptist Church in Moreland, Ky.; Greg England of Park City, Ky., pastor at Cedar Cliff Baptist Church in Horse Cave, Ky.;

Hannah Nunn of Radcliff, Ky., intern at Immanuel Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, Ky.; Holly Davidson of Danville, Ky., intern at Calvary Baptist Church in Danville, Ky.; Jeremy Mathis of Campbellsville, Ky., youth intern at Beech Grove Baptist Church; Jeric Devore of Jamestown, Ky., pastor at Creston Baptist Church in Russell Springs, Ky.; Jonathan McCoy of Ekron, Ky., minister of worship and music at Saloma Baptist Church in Campbellsville, Ky.;

Leslie Way of Science Hill, Ky., missionary at Shining Light Outreach Center in Charleston, Mo.; Micah Spicer of Wingo, Ky., pastor at Camner Baptist Church in Camner, Ky.; Micah White of Louisville, Ky., intern at New Work Fellowship in Hopkinsville, Ky.; Natashia Roy of Jamestown, Ky., intern at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Campbellsville, Ky.;

Nathan Riley of Bowling Green, Ky., NAMB in Owenton, Ky., church planting; Noah Blackburn of Jeffersonville, Ky., NAMB in Grand Isle, La.; Rachel Sherron of West Paducah, Ky., student missionary with The Church Center in Harlem, New York City; Reyn Judd of Greensburg, Ky., intern at Living Hope Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Ky.;

Sean Stengl of LaGrange, Ky., youth pastor in Shepherdsville, Ky.; and Seth Pierce of Bardstown, Ky., intern at Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Campbellsville, Ky.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu