Meet EFCMAYM Summer Intern

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Christa Follette recently completed her second year at Friends University where she is double-majoring in Health Science and Christian Spiritual Formation. While growing up, she attended Grinnell Friends Church (Grinnell, Iowa), where her father was the pastor. She has been attending Northridge Friends Church since coming to school at Friends University and she has become plugged into the church and yearly meeting through being an AWANA Recreation Leader, being a part of the college and young adult gatherings, and the annual Friends Friends Friends Retreat. Northridge has helped her to fall in love with Wichita and the people here, and she is excited to spend the summer serving alongside Mid-America Yearly Meeting (and Northridge Friends) as a summer 2017 intern.

Her internship will cover a broad array of work and service to the Yearly Meeting and Northridge. The internship is being funded by the Clarence and Lilly Picket Endowment Grant for Quaker Leadership. Some of her duties will include: assisting Janet Penna in the office, covering office hours, helping in camp planning for MAYM camps at Camp Quaker Haven, planning and executing Yearly Meeting Gathering in July, helping plan summer programming and VBS at Northridge Friends, and other projects for the MAYM and Northridge staff members.

She has expressed that she is thrilled to spend the summer serving the Friends Church and she hope that her work will be a blessing to the Yearly Meeting and its churches! Stop in to the office this summer at 2018 W. Maple to say hi to Christa!