Where are our 2020-21 Interns?

The Internship is designed to enhance the students’ formation by expanding their communities of learning beyond the theological classroom. Students are placed in diverse sites where they cultivate the habit of regular, theological reflection on their practical ministry with a trained, experienced community mentor, church members, a mental health consultant, a peer cohort and an Intern faculty. There are four types of Internship sites: Agency, Church Staff, Student Pastor and Clinical Pastoral Education.

 

Agency Interns

A nonprofit organization serving the community such as community centers, entrepreneur ministries, campus ministries and shelters for vulnerable populations. Students serve in a variety of roles.

Arkansas

Edna Hargraves (M.Div.)
Arkansas Conference of UMC
Pine Bluff, AR

Texas

Victoria Ayala (M.Div.)
Union Coffee House
Dallas, TX

Steven James (M.Div.)
Wesley-Rankin Community Center
Dallas, TX

Wyatt Wallace, III (M.Div.)
After School All Stars
Dallas, TX

Church Staff Interns

A congregation that offers the Intern the opportunity to serve as a member of the pastoral staff under the supervision of an experienced clergy.

Indiana

Kaylee Vida (M.Div.)
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Indianapolis, IN

Louisiana

Megan Twyman (M.Div.)
Broadmoor United Methodist Church
Shreveport, LA

Oklahoma

Paul Bussert (M.Div.)
First United Methodist Church
Bixby, OK

Texas

Allie Johnson (M.Div.)
First United Methodist Church
Arlington, TX

Timothy Clifford (M.Div.), Julian Kanombirira (M.A.M.), Carrie Teller (M.Div.)
Highland Park United Methodist Church
Dallas, TX

Cristine Deeds (M.Div.)
Greenland Hills United Methodist Church
Dallas, TX

Scott Moore (M.Div.)
First United Methodist Church
Dallas, TX

Brenda Smith (M.Div.)
Ezell Chapel CME Church
Dallas, TX

William Atwood (M.Div.)
First Denton United Methodist Church
Denton, TX

Kanika Douglas (M.Div.)
Dickinson First United Methodist Church
Dickinson, TX

Edgardo "E J" Ruiz (M.Div.)
Western Hills United Methodist Church
El Paso, TX

Adam Lubbers (M.Div.)
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
Farmers Branch, TX

Meredith Scruggs (M.Div.)
Flower Mound United Methodist Church
Flower Mound, TX

Sarah Rozeboom (M.Div.)
Grace Avenue United Methodist Church
Frisco, TX

Victor Resendiz (M.A.M.)
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
Houston, TX

Abraham Ahn (M.A.M.)
Korean Central United Methodist Church of Dallas
Irving, TX

Walter Shumac, III (M.Div.)
Mt. Zion AME
Italy, TX

Monica O'Donnell (M.A.M.)
Kerrville First United Methodist Church
Kerrville, TX

Deneen Goldsmith (M.Div.)
Kingwood United Methodist Church
Kingwood, TX

Adrienne Acevedo (M.Div.), David Lee (M.Div.)
First United Methodist Church
Longview, TX

Jennifer Kilpatrick (M.Div.)
St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Plano, TX

Cassandra Rice (M.A.M.)
First United Methodist Church
Plano, TX

Kelly Rose (M.Div.)
Custer Road United Methodist Church
Plano, TX

Shayla Jordan (M.Div.)
Arapahoe United Methodist Church
Richardson, TX

Shandon Klein (M.Div.)
First United Methodist Church
Richardson, TX

Caleb Brimmage (M.Div.)
First United Methodist Church
Rowlett, TX

Shirley Sharp (M.A.M.)
Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church
Rowlett, TX

Kristen Von Gonten (M.A.M.)
Salado United Methodist Church
Salado, TX

Raymond Chacon (M.Div.)
Coker United Methodist Church
San Antonio, TX

Victoria Wood (M.Div.)
Faith United Methodist Church
Spring, TX

Brooke Leonard (M.A.M.)
The Well Church
Willow Park, TX

Student Pastor Interns

A congregation where the Intern is the pastor. Students are assigned a Mentor Pastor for the Internship by the Intern Program and the congregation agrees to become a Perkins Teaching Congregation.

Florida

Gerry Hubbs (M.Div.)
First United Methodist Church
Reddick, FL

Texas

Kevin McMachen (M.Div.)
Highlands United Methodist Church
Highlands, TX

Theresa Cass (M.Div.)
Pawnee United Methodist Church
Pawnee, TX

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Interns

An accredited Clinical Pastoral Education Program housed within a hospital that provides training for a vocation in chaplaincy. Students interested in chaplaincy or pastoral care are served best by a CPE placement.

Florida

Charlene Barbeau (M.Div.)
Tampa General
Tampa, FL

Texas

Braxton Bush (M.Div.), Sheridan Priddy (M.Div.)
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Dallas, TX

Kim Dukwhan (M.Div.)
UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Claudia Stephens (M.Div.)
Texas Health Resources
Dallas, TX

Rhonda Taylor (M.Div.)
Memorial Hermann
Houston, TX