Thursday, November 04, 2010

BVS Fall unit volunteers begin work.

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) unit 291 held orientation on Sept. 26-Oct. 15 in Oregon at Camp Myrtlewood in Myrtle Point and in Portland. The unit was the largest for several years, with more than 30 volunteers. Volunteers, congregations or hometowns, and placements follow:

Bahirah Adewunmi of College Park, Ga., to the Church of the Brethren/National Council of Churches office in Washington, D.C.; Jonathan Bay of La Verne (Calif.) Church of the Brethren, to Hopewell Inn in Mesopotamia, Ohio; Alicia Camden of Virginia Beach (Va.) Christian Church Uniting, to the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C.; Michelle Cernoch of Manassas (Va.) Church of the Brethren, to L'Arche in Cork, Ireland; Alissa Cook of Dublin, Ohio, to Quaker Cottage in Belfast, N. Ireland; Britta Copeland of Middlebury (Ind.) Church of the Brethren, to the Palms Retirement Community in Sebring, Fla.; A.J. Detwiler of Fairview Church of the Brethren in Williamsburg, Pa., to Camp Blue Diamond in Petersburg, Pa.; Han and Tim Dowdle of Lelystad, Netherlands, to CooperRiis in Mill Spring, N.C.

Carol Fike of Freeport (Ill.) Church of the Brethren, and Clara Nelson of Cloverdale (Va.) Church of the Brethren, to the Church of the Brethren’s Youth and Young Adult Ministries in Elgin, Ill.; Elvira Firus of Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, to Meeting Ground in Elkton, Md.; Rider Frey of Riley, Kan., to Camp Myrtlewood in Myrtle Point, Ore.; Rachel Gehrlein of Glenmoore, Pa., and Rebecca Rahe of Bad Salzuflen, Germany, to Family Abuse Center in Waco, Texas; Chelsea Goss of West Richmond Church of the Brethren in Henrico, Va., to On Earth Peace in Portland, Ore.; Thorsten Hagemeier of Berlin, Germany, to Talbert House in Cincinnati, Ohio; Sarah Hall of Manchester Church of the Brethren in N. Manchester, Ind., to Emmanuel Baptist Church in El Salvador; Malea Hetrick of Port Matilda, Pa., to Colegio Miguel Angel Asturias in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

Jamie Jamison of Ottawa (Kan.) Community Church of the Brethren, to Cincinnati (Ohio) Church of the Brethren; Elias Knoechelmann of Gieboldehausen, Germany, to Project PLASE in Baltimore, Md.; Rachel McBride of North Liberty (Ind.) Church of the Brethren, to Camp Courageous in Monticello, Iowa; Mike Nicolazzo of Ambler (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, to Kilcranny House in Coleraine, N. Ireland; Shannon Pratt-Harrington of Athens, Ohio, and Josh Schnepp of Beaverton, Mich., to Brethren Disaster Ministries in New Windsor, Md.

Ashley Reber of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., to San Antonio (Texas) Catholic Worker House; Andreas Rohland of Bayreuth, Germany, to Lancaster (Pa.) Area Habitat for Humanity; Jonathan von Rueden of Wiesloch, Germany, to Interfaith Hospitality Network in Cincinnati, Ohio; Caroline Ryan of Brookhaven, Pa., to East Belfast Mission in Belfast, N. Ireland; Jacob Short of Stryker, Ohio, to Center on Conscience and War in Washington, D.C.; and Jeremiah Zeek of 28th Street Church of the Brethren in Altoona, Pa., to Camp Mardela in Denton, Md.

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