Campbellsville University students on missions during summer

Campbellsville University students on missions during summer


May 14, 2014
For Immediate Release
Tammy Snyder, secretary to Early Childhood Education Department, and others from CU took a trip during Spring Break to Belize to help teach local schoolchildren.

 
By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – A total of 144 students, faculty and staff from Campbellsville University are serving in missions and ministry projects this summer.

The CU Baptist Campus Ministry and School of Theology Ministry and missions projects include 95 members.
Students will serve at Springhill Camps, Crossings Camps, Go Tell Camps, LifeWay Centrikid, Week Hope, Camp Schafer, Center for Courageous Kids, LifeWay CentriFuge Camp, Christ in Youth, North American Mission Board, CU Crew, Ghana, Northern Ireland, LifeWay’s Mission Fuge, mission trips to Thailand, Haiti Dallas KBC Acts 1:8, and others.

Dr. Twyla Hernandez, associate professor of Christian missions, will lead a trip to Cuba June 17-24. She will also visit Chiapas, Mexico July 19-28 with 12 others. Jim Hardy, assistant director of athletics and fields manager, and 31 others will tour Costa Rica July 18-24.

The list of students in BCM and School of Theology on mission trips include:
Springhill Camps – Jeremy Litton of Science Hill, Ky., educational ministries; Kevin Rothacker of Campbellsville, Ky., pastoral ministries; Josh McCoin of Frankfort, Ky.; Carissa Royer of Hendersonville, N.C.;

Bry Carkin of Harrodsburg, Ky., educational ministries; Amber Watercutter of Versailles, Ky., educational ministries; Kameron Smith of Louisville, Ky.; and Janae Redmon of Lebanon Junction, Ky.;

Crossings Camps – Olivia Murphy of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; Cortni Cruse of Lexington, Ala.; David Richards of Beaver Dam, Ky.; Shelby Knuckles of Trenton, Ky., educational ministries; Josie Lavey of Mayfield, Ky.; Devon Cross of Lewisburg, Ky., and Courtney Waddles of Whitesburg, Ky.;

Go Tell Camps – Lucas Pepper of Hodgenville, Ky.; Blake Hanna of Shelbyville, Ind., sports ministry; and Lindsey Mathis of Cincinnati, Ohio;

LifeWay Centrikid – Meg Brown of Russellville, Ky., educational ministries; Emily Wesley of Danville, Ky.; Jennifer Hatley of Somerset, Ky.; Emily Hatley of Somerset, Ky.; and Elise Bauer of Louisville, Ky.;

Internships – Drew O’Neal of Campbellsville, Ky., Georgia, educational ministries; Emily Meadows of Louisville, Ky., Colorado; Landon Rogers of Harrodsburg, Ky., Kentucky, educational ministries; and Kaitlin Weeks of Louisville, Ky., North American Mission Board First Baptist Church, Grand Isle, La., Christian missions;

Mission trips – Josh Vincent of Louisville, Ky., Thailand, Christian missions; Leah Power of Williamsburg, Ky., Haiti; Julie Smith of Horseheads, N.Y., Haiti; and Kari Green of Louisville, Ky., Haiti;

Kentucky Baptist Convention Act 1:8 – Hannah Sadler of Campbellsville, Ky.; Lauren Barr of Brandenburg, Ky.; Taylor Ohlmann of Louisville, Ky.; and Rodrick Dickerson of Memphis, Tenn., educational ministries, Project Transformation, Dallas;

Week Hope – Erin Clarkson of Bonita Springs, Fla., program leader for group;

Camp Schafer – Chris Mills of Magnolia, Ky., co-director; Center for Courageous Kids – Kacy Stinson of Scottsville, Ky. ; Christ in Youth, Joplin, Mo. – Jenna Rueff of Louisville, Ky., educational ministries; Audrey Wunderlich, Frankfort, Ky.;

North American Mission Board -- Marissa Rehmet of Independence, Ky., New Orleans, La., and Adam Coleman of Utica, Ky., Owensboro, Ky., both educational ministries;

CU Crew – Aaron Nosich of Radcliff, Ky.; Mikey Hatcher of Campbellsville, Ky., educational ministries; Mitchell Monroe of Morganfield, Ky., Biblical studies; Samantha Ross of Springfield, Ky.; and Sadie Mills of Hardyville, Ky., Christian missions;

Ghana mission trip – Erin Clarkson of Bonita Springs, Fla.; Joey Bomia of Marion, Ky., educational ministries; Shelby Mattingly of Versailles, Ky.; Meg Brown of Russellville, Ky., educational ministries; Emily Wesley of Danville, Ky.; Becca Galloway of Henderson, Ky.;

Wade Harris of Woodburn, Ky., educational ministries; Katlin Weeks of Louisville, Ky., Christian missions; Chris Price of Campbellsville, Ky.; and Hannah Price of Campbellsville, Ky., educational ministries;

Northern Ireland – Michael Jennings of Edmonton, Ky., educational ministries; Bailey Foxworth of Nicholasville, Ky.; Lauren Moore of Sturgis, Ky.; Elijah Coffey of Campbellsville, Ky.;

Landon VanMeter of Campbellsville, Ky.; Courtney Mills of Campbellsville, Ky.; Paul Dangerfield of Hodgenville, Ky.; Justin Mardis of Campbellsville, Ky.; Leslie Carver of Campbellsville, Ky.; Emily Meadows of Louisville, Ky.; and Jasmine Barnett of Greensburg, Ky., leader and youth minister, Parkway Baptist Church in Hodgenville, Ky.; LifeWay’s MissionFuge – Chrissy Oldham of Munfordville, Ky., Christian missions;

Other CU theology students serving include: Josh Doolin of Lawrenceburg, Ky., Honduras, two months with Sparrow Missions, Christian missions; T.J. McGill of Paint Lick, Ky., Country Lake Christian Retreat Center, Underwood, Ind., sports ministry;

Michael Newton of Bowling Green, Ky., recreation and sports intern, Living Hope Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Ky., sports ministry; Brad Nally of Campbellsville, Ky., youth pastor, Green River Memorial Baptist Church, Campbellsville, educational ministries;

Hunter Smith of Munfordville, Ky., youth ministry intern, Lowell Avenue Baptist Church, Campbellsville, educational ministries; Johnny Wright of Russellville, Ky., youth ministry intern, Lowell Avenue Baptist Church, Campbellsville, educational ministries;

Samantha Stevenson of Elizabethtown, Ky., Vacation Bible School and children’s ministry intern at First Christian Church, Elizabethtown, Ky., educational ministries; Noah Blackburn of Proctorville, Ky., associate pastor, First Baptist Church, Grand Isle, La., pastoral ministries;

Amber Hurm of Philpot, Ky., YMCA Day Camp coordinator, Owensboro, Ky., educational ministries; Kristen Lizer of Lexington, Ky., children’s ministry leader, Rosemont Baptist Church, Lexington, Ky., educational ministries;
Adam Nunley of Campbellsville, family ministry intern, Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Campbellsville, Christian missions; Cameron Talbot of Corydon, Ind., creative ministries intern, Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Campbellsville, Christian missions;

Marcus Richards of Dunnville, Ky., Christian education intern, Dunnville Christian Church, Liberty, Ky., Biblical studies; Faith Corbin of Greensburg, Ky., children’s ministry intern, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, Greensburg, Ky., Christian missions;

Chasity Dotson of Campbellsville, Ky., youth and children’s ministry intern, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Campbellsville, educational ministries; Sean Dotson of Campbellsville, Ky., youth and children’s ministry intern, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Campbellsville, Ky., pastoral ministries;

Wade Harris of Woodburg, Ky., church planting intern, Perry, Okla., educational ministries; Molly Lucas of Flower Mound, Texas, children’s ministry intern, Fincastle Baptist Church, Fincastle, Va., educational ministries;
Andrew Neal of Harrodsburg, Ky., International Mission Board, Southern France, Northern Lights Project, educational ministries; Danielle Salyers of Frankfort, Ky., children’s ministry intern, East Frankfort Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., Christian ministries; and Joey Bomia of Marion, Ky., youth ministries, Buffalo Baptist Church, Buffalo, Ky.;

Working on campus with Rusty Watkins, coordinator of summer camps and conferences – Bethany Boren of Versailles, Ky., educational ministries; Tyler Arterburn, North Hall resident director; Haley Carman of Berea, Ky.; Mary Kate Young of Paris, Ky.; Kristin King of Tompkinsville, Ky.; Ives Baptiste of Haiti, pastoral ministries; Jacqueline Beaty of Albany, Ky.; Joey Bomia of Marion, Ky, educational ministries; Allie Camp of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Kristin Large of Lewisburg, Ky., educational ministries.

Other mission projects include: June 17-24 – Cuba trip with Dr. Twyla Hernandez, assistant professor of Christian ministries, visiting center of the Hispanic Baptist Bible Institute in Cuba, as well as attending a graduation of the Contramaestre site. Others traveling with here are her husband, the Rev. Clemente Hernandez; and the Rev. Carlos de la Barra, and his wife;

July 18-24 – CU athletics Costa Rica mission trip with 32 members (list does not include spouses) – Rusty Hollingsworth, director of athletics; Jim Hardy, assistant director of athletics and fields manager; Lorri Hardy, secretary for football, baseball and human performance and part-time assistant cheer coach;

Keith Adkins, head men’s basketball coach; Bryan Milburn, men’s assistant basketball coach; Brent Vernon, men’s assistant basketball coach; Vanessa Atkins, part-time cheerleading coach; Hilary Lakes, head men’s and women’s cross country coach;

Perry Thomas, head football coach; Hunter Cantwell, assistant football coach; Matt Atwood, assistant football coach; Kenny Lawson, part-time head men’s golf coach, and coordinator of transfer recruiting;

Adam Preston, head men’s soccer coach; Alex Adams, assistant men’s soccer coach; Shannon Wathen, head softball coach; Bryce White, assistant softball coach; Kyle Caven, head men’s and women’s tennis coach;

Derek Port, head athletic trainer; Scott Baughman, assistant athletic trainer; Tracy Lott, assistant athletic trainer; Meghan Roth, assistant athletic trainer; Randy LeBleu, assistant baseball coach; and Jordan Alves, graduate assistant in the Office of Sports Information;

July 19-28 – Chiapas, 13 members – Dr. Twyla Hernandez, assistant professor of Christian missions; will be leading a team from Campbellsville Baptist Church to do Vacation Bible School at the church where the center of the Hispanic Baptist Bible Institute is located and to attend the graduation of that center.

There are 13 going on the trip including professors Hernandez, Dr. Jeanette Parker, associate professor of psychology and her husband Virgil; Dr. Kimberly Pitts, assistant professor of sociology; Tracy Bruns, director of accounting services, and her daughter, Jilly; Dr. David Johnson, Campbellsville Baptist Church minister of music; and student Alayna Clifton of Portland, Tenn.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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