Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Surber to begin as Brethren Volunteer Service orientation coordinator.

Callie Surber begins Sept. 17 as coordinator of Brethren Volunteer Service orientation for the Church of the Brethren General Board. She has been working as a teaching classroom aide at Accel Schools in Phoenix, Ariz., where she has assisted the head teacher with a classroom of nine severely autistic teenagers.

Previously, Surber taught English to 160 middle school students in Mubi, Nigeria, as a mission worker and Brethren Volunteer Service volunteer for the Global Missions Partnerships of the Church of the Brethren. She is a member of Circle of Peace Church of the Brethren in Peoria, Ariz., where she has functioned as a youth group leader. In other service to the church, she has mentored and facilitated programs for youth, attended a Combined Youth Fellowship Conference, taught Sunday school, and recently began coordinating the start-up of small group meetings.

Surber's education was earned at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Source: 9/12/2007 Newsline

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