Monday, May 10, 2010

youTheology, Volunteering, Leading

I was part of the first youTheology 12-month program cycle in 2003-2004. I loved the England trip and the bond that I was able to make with the other students as we learned about John Wesley and Methodism. That experience sparked in me a real interest in learning more about the history of the church and helped me to think about my faith.

Presently, I not only attend church weekly, but also volunteer each week with our children’s programs as a 1st and 2nd grade Sunday school teacher. I am also involved in Disciple Bible Study, which I have really enjoyed this year.

I work for AmeriCorps at Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, with focus at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County.

I look forward to continuing my education as I start my masters this summer in Leadership Studies. My undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education. I love working with children. I plan to teach at some point. I am also interested in administration and working at a college in some form.

Julie Wilke, yT alumna
AmeriCorps VISTA, Southwestern College
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

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