Chapel News

Meet Our Summer Interns!

Posted by Williamsburg Community Chapel on with 1 Comments

At the Chapel we are all about making disciples. Jesus commanded us in Matthew 28 to "GO and make disciples." Our summer internship program offers us the opportunity to GROW a few select students and give them a hands-on experience in ministry. They will travel on missions trips, teach and preach, lead small groups, plan and prepare a week of Vacation Bible School, and participate in the day to day ministries of the church. As they work through this internship this summer, we have 5 goals on which to focus. Each intern has committed to Learn, Serve, Grow, Discern, and Sacrifice. We believe that through doing these 5 things during the “sprint” of a summer, they will have the opportunity to encounter Christ in new and big ways and allow Him to meet them in each of the 5 goals. They are essential for both Children’s Ministry and Student Ministry to execute an effective summer schedule, while we build into them as followers of Jesus. We are so excited for who God has brought to our team and excited for the summer experience! Please join us in praying for each of our interns and our summer ministries.

Children's Ministry Summer Interns:

Pictured left to right: Margaret Carnes and Kacey Dolan.

My name is Margaret Carnes, and I am a rising Junior, Visual Arts major at Clemson University. High school was around the time that the Lord really showed me the passion I had for serving, and more specifically, serving youth and children. This revelation led me to becoming involved in Student Ministry in my home church in Mauldin, South Carolina where I was given the opportunity to lead a Middle School girls’ small group, the youth worship band, and various High School mission trips within the country. My experience in Student Ministry resulted in growth in all areas of my life and is what excited me for the opportunity here at the Chapel as a Children’s Ministry Intern for the summer. Words cannot express how overly excited I am for God to use me as His servant in the community here as I build relationships with the wonderful people and further my journey into ministry.

My name is Kacey Dolan and I just finished my freshman year at James Madison University. I have grown up in the Student Ministry department of the Chapel where I was not only given the opportunity to be poured into by my small group, but the opportunity to in turn pour out to others through my time as a Middle School MidWeek Leader and Student Ministry Mentee. Through an internship with Children’s Ministry, I am able to continue serving God and His community, something I have always been passionate about. I’m hoping this summer will bring me to a deeper relationship with God and with our family of faith here at the Chapel.

 Student Ministry Summer Interns:

My name is Madison Bill. I graduated with my Bachelor's in English and minor in Religious Studies in 2014 from William and Mary. Now, I am completing my Master's of Special Education and will be an elementary school special education teacher in the fall. I have lived in the lovely town of Williamsburg for the past five years and have enjoyed every second of it. I was a Young Life leader for 4 years at Bruton and Jamestown High School. Through the experiences I had leading, I developed a deep love and respect for youth ministry. I am so excited to see what this summer will hold and get a clearer picture of what it is like to work within a church.

My name is Judge Hart. I have just completed my freshman year of community college at Thomas Nelson here in Williamsburg. I have been a member of the Williamsburg Community Chapel for close to four years now. I previously have served on staff as the Kitchen Steward and I also serve as a Children's Ministry, Middle School, and High School leader here at the Chapel. I cannot even begin to describe how excited I am to be part of this year’s Student Ministry Summer Internship. I love serving students, and this is a bold new opportunity for me to grow and at the same time learn more about youth ministry. I hope this internship will allow me to discern my path going forward as I navigate college and transition into the “real world.”

My name is Gena Hernandez and I'm going to be finishing up my senior year at Christopher Newport University in December. I may look familiar because this will be my second summer in a row as a Student Ministry Intern. Last summer I learned so much through the internship. I know that I am exactly where God wants me to be as interning for the Chapel for a second summer. Last summer I was asked what I was most excited for and my answer was to serve. This summer I'm most excited to learn. Learn more about Student Ministry as well as to learn more about my faith and myself. I can't wait to see what this summer holds and getting to know all of you! 

Hey y'all! My name is Abbey Sams, and I just graduated from Campbell University (Go Camels!) with degrees in both Broadcasting and Public Relations. Throughout middle and high school, I attended Chapel and am happy to call the Chapel my home church! I loved growing up in Student Ministry here at Chapel and have such fond memories of the interns every summer so I am excited to be able to love on the students and be more equipped to teach them about the promises of God and the hope we have in Jesus. Throughout college, I was able to be involved with an organization on campus that allowed me to do ministry with college students; however, I am excited to grow in my abilities to share the word with people of all ages as I prepare to move to Malaysia for two years to do full time ministry.

Hello everyone, my name is Philippe Warren, and I just finished my 1st year in the Doctor of Medicine program at Eastern Virginia Medical School. I am from Williamsburg and have been a part of the Chapel family since I was little. Student Ministry was a huge part of my life in middle and high school, prompting me to continue to be involved in youth ministry while studying as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia. I am excited to be back in the Hampton Roads area for medical school and am even more excited to reconnect with my church home. My interest in becoming an intern at the Chapel this summer stems from my desire to work with kids. I currently run the student volunteer program in the Cancer and Blood Disorders unit at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters and enjoy every day I spend with sick kids. While studying medicine gives me the opportunity to serve children and teenagers in a tangible way, I want to keep faith at the forefront of my actions. I am most excited to learn how to serve our students in a non-medical, faith-based manner so that I can discern how to continue to do so in my called profession.

Tags: summer interns, children's ministry interns, student ministry interns


Martha Clouse June 12, 2015 3:13pm

What an inspiring group of young folk to work with the youth at WCC! I commit to pray for the LORD to reveal Himself to you even more and to continue leading you into the plan He has for your future walk with Him.