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Welcome to Our Summer Interns!

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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:
Alexa Allman
My name is Alexa Allmann, and I am currently working on a Master's in Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary. I love working with children; I even spent time working as a daycare teacher after receiving my bachelor's from the University of Virginia in 2014. Chapel has been my church home since I was 16 years old and I am beyond excited and grateful for the opportunity to return to Williamsburg to serve this wonderful community after living in Charlottesville for the past 6 years. I am confident that God will work through all of the interns this summer to deepen the faith of the children, and I am thankful to be a part of the experience!

Emilee Hunt
My name is Emilee Hunt, and I recently finished my sophomore year at William & Mary, studying Psychology and English. Although I’m originally from Virginia Beach, Williamsburg has quickly become my home away from home. Thankfully, God led me to the Chapel where I was able to find a community of believers that was similar to my church at home. I have loved leading a high school small group and growing in my relationships with those high schoolers and other leaders, who genuinely care about me and my faith. I am so excited to have the opportunity to be one of the Children’s Ministry interns this summer! I cannot wait to see how God allows me to serve this community and grow closer to Him.

Kacey Dolan
Hi! My name is Kacey Dolan, and this fall I will be heading into my junior year at James Madison University to continue  my study of Media Arts and Design. I’ve been involved with the Chapel over the past six years as part of a high school small group, as a middle school MidWeek leader, as a volunteer in Children’s Ministry, and last summer as one of the Children’s Ministry interns. I could not be more thrilled to serve with Chapel’s Children’s Ministry team again! For me, this past year has been one of listening for God’s voice and allowing Him to reign with complete authority in my life. Earlier in the year, as I thought about how I should spend these next few months, the Lord gave me quite a few gentle nudges towards the internship. After finally acknowledging His plan, I knew that in order to glorify Him best, I would continue to serve the kingdom by serving His children. While I’m not sure what the future has in store or where God will have me even just a year from now, I do know that it’s by His will that I’m back at the Chapel this summer. We serve a mighty, creative God, and I am confident of the new ways He will challenge me in a familiar place. I can’t wait to share with your children the love of our Creator!

Student Ministry Summer Interns:
Ann Marie Insley
My name is Ann Marie Insley. I just finished my junior year at Old Dominion University as a Human Services major with minors in child psychology and communication. I hope to one day work with international adoptions or domestic child advocacy. I have lived in the beautiful city of Williamsburg my entire life and began going to chapel 5 years ago. While in high school I attended a small group with Chapel and became a leader of my own small group while in college. This experience as being a leader and having an amazing leader and role model made me develop a love for Student Ministry and working with kids and teens. I cannot wait to see what this summer will hold for me as I grow closer to Christ and gain even more experience helping and impacting children.

Brody Scott 
My name is Brody Scott, and I am a rising senior at Randolph-Macon College. Growing up, I was in constant pursuit of a place where I felt a sense of belonging and importance. Through the youth programs at the Chapel, I not only found the community I was looking for, but also a relationship with Jesus Christ. The vast amounts of change I have seen in my own life as a result of the love, compassion, discipline, and guidance that Student Ministry has provided, have inspired me to pay it forward. I want to grow and develop in a way that enables me to have a positive impact in the lives of young people through youth ministry. I am currently enrolled in the pre-ministerial program at my college, and hope to pursue a masters of Divinity upon graduating next spring. I am particularly interested in learning how to use team sports and community environments as a tool to lead children to Christ. This summer will be an excellent opportunity to give back to the program that inspired my career aspirations and further discern my call to ministry. I cannot wait to serve the Chapel family!

Colin Moog 
Hello, my name is Colin Moog, and I am so excited to be a part of the Student Ministry staff for the Chapel this summer. My family has been a part of the Chapel community since I was born, and I love the experiences and friends I have had throughout my time involved. I graduated from Jamestown High School in 2013 and currently go to Christopher Newport University (CNU). I am studying Mathematics for my Bachelor of Arts and will be studying Secondary Education for my Master of Arts in Teaching upon graduating. As a student going into teaching, I have had a lot of hands on experience with high school students in an academic setting. I am excited to change that setting up this summer and meet kids where they are in terms of their faith. Along with my studies, I play football for CNU and lead Young Life College. Young Life has provided me with many awesome chances to grow and practice my faith. This summer, I have no doubt working with the Chapel students will do the same thing, but in new and powerful ways. My hope for this summer is to learn great ways in which I can be involved with students in a ministry setting so that once I become a teacher, I will be better prepared to show students Jesus.

Isaiah Thomas 
I am Isaiah Thomas, a 21 year old from Virginia Beach, VA. I recently graduated from The College of William and Mary with a degree in Kinesiology and a concentration in health science. During my time at William and Mary, I participated in Club Basketball, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, and Tribe Fellowship. I served on the leadership team of Tribe Fellowship for three years while under the leadership of Evan Muro, and most recently, Alexis Kincaid and Jordan Bunn. I also had the privilege of leading a high school small group for four years in Student Ministry at the Chapel. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in Student Ministry as a summer intern, and eventually as the pastoral intern in the fall. I am looking forward to working with and learning from the staff at the church in the coming year. 

Izzy Laundrie 
Hey y’all, my name is Izzy Laundrie. I recently graduated from the University of South Carolina, Upstate campus. I graduated with a bachelor of science focused in both exercise science and chemistry, and I’m currently pursuing Physician Assistant  schools. I have attended the Chapel since the sixth grade and am thrilled to reconnect with my home church through this summer’s internship. For the past two years, I battled cancer. During this time, I “learned how to lose”, as Travis Simone would say. In losing myself, I discovered a deeper relationship with Jesus and a new found calling to serve. I am overjoyed to get the opportunity to serve in Student Ministry this summer; an organization that has served me so well over the years. Over the summer, I hope to learn how to become a better living sacrifice to God and others. “My life is worth nothing to me, unless I use it for finishing the work assigned to me by the Lord.” Acts 20:24

Jordan Bunn 
My name is Jordan Bunn. In December, I graduated from Wake Forest University where I majored in French Studies and minored in International Studies and Politics & International Affairs. I spent the last four summers working at Camp Deer Run in Alton, NH and loved getting to do life with students and talk to them about Jesus. For the past few months, I have had the pleasure of serving as the College and Young Adult Ministry Program Assistant at the Chapel. I attended the Chapel for a few years around middle school, but working here this semester has made me so excited about what God is doing in and through this church. I love that this summer I get to remain a part of this wonderful community and will still have the opportunity to work with students. This fall, I will be headed to law school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. I am excited to see how God will use this summer serving at the Chapel to shape my ability to serve Him and others in this next chapter and beyond.

ZaKiya Massie 
Hello, my name is ZaKiya Massie, and I just graduated from The College of William and Mary with a Sociology degree. During my time at the college, l led Young Life for 2 years, before switching to leading a high school small group within Student Ministry. I was also a part of Tribe Fellowship, the Chapel’s college ministry. When I was younger, I was the only person in my family who attended church, and the youth program was what essentially kept me involved; I would not be where I am today without the guidance of my small group leader throughout middle and high school. I have always had a passion for serving others and working with youth, and I am thrilled that I will be able to live out my passions serving as an intern for the summer. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for me this summer.

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