Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Brethren Volunteer Service places two units into service.

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) recently placed two units of volunteers into service.

Unit 276 jointly sponsored with the Brethren Revival Fellowship held orientation at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., on Aug. 19-29 with six volunteers: Keri Copenhaver, White Oak Church of the Brethren, Manheim, Pa., going to Maine Area Home School Project; Vera and Roy Martin, Trinity Church of the Brethren, Chambersburg, Pa., to the Good Shepherd Food Bank; Sheila Shirk of White Oak, to Good Shepherd; Kurt Hershey of White Oak, to Good Shepherd; Nathan Zerkle, Greenville (Ohio) Church of the Brethren, to a position as director of children and youth ministries.

Unit 277 trained 31 volunteers from Sept. 23-Oct. 12. at the Bosserman Community Center in Peace Valley, Mo., and Messiah Church of the Brethren in Kansas City, Mo. Unit members, congregations or hometowns, and placements: Ben Bear, Nokesville (Va.) Church of the Brethren, to La Puenta, Alamosa, Colo; Dana Cassell, First Church of the Brethren, Roanoke, Va., to Ministry Office of the General Board, Elgin, Ill.; Bonnie Chase of Bethleham, Pa., placement pending; Karen Duhai, Bedford (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, to the Junction, N. Ireland; Amy Fishburn of Lawrence, Kan., to Brethren Disaster Ministries, New Windsor, Md.; Sharon Flaten, Bridgewater (Va.) Church of the Brethren, to Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the General Board; Johannes Frey of Esslingen, Germany, to San Antonio (Texas) Catholic Worker House; Christoph Gutzmann of Bad Oldesloe, Germany, to the Edge, Atlanta, Ga.; Leslie Hammer of Livermore, Calif., to Gould Farm, Medford, Mass.; Katie Hampton of Pendleton, Ore., to OKC Abrasevic, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Bob Hayes of Memphis, Tenn., to Trees for Life, Wichita, Kan.; Melani Hom of Manhattan Beach, Calif., to National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund, Washington, D.C.; Beth Krehbiel, McPherson (Kan.) Church of the Brethren, to Kilcranny House, N. Ireland; Heather Lantz, Linville Creek Church of the Brethren, Broadway, Va., to Quaker Cottage, N. Ireland; Ulrich Lyding of Taunusstein, Germany, to Brethren Nutrition Program, Washington, D.C.; Katie Mahuron of Cambridge City, Ind., to Women in Black, Serbia; Haley McCoy of Fredericktown, Ohio, to Hopewell Inn, Mesopotamia, Ohio; Cassidy McFadden, Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, Elgin, Ill., to CooperRiis, Mill Springs, N.C.; Stefan Meister of Ketten, Germany, to Lancaster (Pa.) Area Habitat for Humanity; Jerry O’Donnell, Green Tree Church of the Brethren, Oaks, Pa., to Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the General Board; William Olivencia, First Church of the Brethren, Harrisburg, Pa., to Camp Myrtlewood, Myrtle Point, Ore.; Alex Otake, York Center Church of the Brethren, Lombard, Ill., to SERRV International, New Windsor, Md.; Christina Pandya, Naperville (Ill.) Church of the Brethren; Ashley Ream of Palmyra, Pa., to L’Arche, Ireland; Ryan Richards of Coupeville, Wash., to Colegio Miguel Angel Asturias, Guatemala; Amanda Smith, Brummetts Church of the Brethren, Green Mountain, N.C., to Alderson (W.Va.) Hospitality House; Dora Smith, Brummetts Creek church, to Fingerlakes Restorative Justice Center, Rochester, N.Y.; Kat Stutzman of Goshen, Ind., to Igunario, in the DR; Tory Tevis, Westminster (Md.) Church of the Brethren, to Musicians without Borders, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Christine Wilkinson, Olympic View Community Church of the Brethren, Seattle, Wash., to Tri-City Homeless Coalition, Fremont, Calif.; Jon Zunkel, Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, to Holywell Consultancy, N. Ireland.

Source: 11/07/2007 Newsline

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