There are very few at Lafayette who will not recognize our summer interns for 2019. Garrett Bender is a familiar face at Lafayette now; his title is technically ‘Youth Apprentice.’ Garrett has served as Lafayette’s male intern the last two summers. Now Garrett’s ‘intern work’ (and intern salary) is spread out over the year so that he gains ministry experience beyond the summer months. In his regular job at Kaldi’s in Chesterfield, he has quickly worked his way up into leadership roles since starting last fall. His duties here at Lafayette include teaching, co-leading a teen small group, leading a semi-monthly teen social gathering, coaching LTC speeches, and helping to plan the summer. Among other duties this summer, he will be leading a middle school trip to Uplift at Harding University and teaching and serving as activities director at the Neotez Middle School week in June.
Emma deSambourg spent her youth group years in the teenEPIC Youth Group. She is a 5th-year senior at Harding where she is majoring in Speech Pathology. She enjoys reading, hiking, riding bikes and sketching. Emma will be responsible for normal intern activities like Thursday Throwdowns, Middle School week at camp, Sunday mornign Middle School teacher, Wednesday night youth group, and other fun activities. Emma will begin her duties on May 25. We look forward to a great summer together! Make sure you check teenepic.org as our youth team puts finishing touches on our summer plans!