2013 Graceland Summer Reps
The summer reps will be visiting camps and reunions all over the US representing Graceland University. They know how to have fun at what they do...sharing their GU experience with you!
Graceland Summer Rep Group 2013
Activities at Graceland: Choir, Cheerleading, IM, House Council, worked for Admissions.
Ministries I can provide at camp: Crafts, Spiritual/Theoretical Class, Theme Class, Health Class, Psychology Class, Campfire Leader, Campfire Class, Yoga Class
I love about Graceland... The community and atmosphere of Graceland has an unexplainable feeling of acceptance and peace that feeds the mind and soul to uplift dreams and make them a reality.
I love about Community of Christ... Community of Christ recognizes the sacred principle of equality and dignity of all people, which is an important aspect of my life.
I love about camp... I love the overall excitement of forming new relationships with campers and God.
I am excited to form new relationship and provide information about (the best place ever) Graceland University while in a community of other Christians!
Activities at Graceland: COSA Representative, House President, Lab Assistant, Tutor, Church Choir Member.
Ministries I can provide at camp: Crafts! I can teach classes (theme or fun science class) or recreation. I have some experience with psychology and faith. Campfire if needed.
I love about Graceland... I love the community it creates and how many opportunities there are to be involved in. Plus, everyone says 'hi' and smiles when you walk past them.
I love about Community of Christ... The open-mindedness and acceptance I?ve found in the church as well as the loving communities I have found through the church.
I love about camp... Getting to know new people on a deeper level and the relationships I form!
I am excited to travel to new places and meet new people! I am also excited for the new relationships I will get to make and to be able to hear the stories of others and share about my four-year experience at Graceland.
Activities at Graceland: Student Gov., Council of House Chaplains President, Campus Ministries, CoC Leadership Program, Outreach International, IM, Enactus, active house (Agape) member.
Ministries I can provide at camp: Theme and special elective classes. I know mixers and games to get campers of all ages active and engaged. I can also MC events, am an experienced KP master and love to help with worship, as I am a Priest in CoC.
I love about Graceland... The lasting and impactful relationships Graceland lets us experience.
I love about Community of Christ... I love how diverse the CoC is. It's a World Church full of people with many different identities, opinions and ideologies yet who still come together in fellowship peacefully. I like the Church's emphasis on social justice.
I love about camp... I love the fellowship opportunities that camps and reunions have.
I am excited to see old friends and meet new ones; to grow as an individual and watch others grow along the way. Camp season is what I love and live for. I am ready to bring authenticity, joy, experience and enthusiasm anywhere I go!
Activities at Graceland: Campus Ministries Team Chaplain, Student Government Chaplain President, Enactus, Choir, Band, Orchestra, COSA Rep, Recycling Collector, House Council, Outreach International, Sustainable Lamoni, Afterglow Worship Band, International Club, Men?s Group, Brass Choir, Indie Jazz Combo, Am. Choral Director's Assoc. Chapter President
Ministries I can provide at camp: Music, Teaching, Campfire Leadership, Ministry of Presence, Lifeguarding, Group Facilitation, Trust Activities, Low Ropes Certification.
I love about Graceland... The numerous opportunities for leadership and situations that are so significant they become transformational. During these times one truly sees how much one has grown closer to the person they could be.
I love about Community of Christ... From my studies into different theologies, scripture and multi-cultural experiences, I am now able to better grasp the message of Community of Christ. This is especially true in regards to Peace & Justice. I am grateful I have been raised in this peace church.
I love about camp... I think my friend Tim Dodd said it best: “Camp is a place where anyone can find success.”
I am excited to visit many places in the US and share in the commonality of the camping experience with all those I meet.
Activities at Graceland: House Council, COSA, Senate, CCLP, Honors Program, Outreach International, Admissions, Campus Ministries Worship Support, CCLP Student Director, Intramurals
Ministries I can provide at camp: Senior High Class, Recreation, Team Building, Preaching, Piano Accompanying services, New Hymnal Workshops, Taize Singing Class
I love about Graceland... The intentional community that is formed to create a learning environment and the numerous leadership opportunities.
I love about Community of Christ... The love and bond that is shared like a family throughout the world!
I love about camp... The community feeling that represents the Kingdom of God on EARTH in the here and now.
I am excited to share in the camping experience with new friends.
Activities at Graceland: Honors Program, CCLP, Band, Campus Ministries Peace & Justice Coordinator, House President, Intramurals, House Council Chaplain, Outreach International, Sustainable Lamoni
Ministries I can provide at camp: Counseling/Trained in Active Listening, Leading Recreation (I love games and planning mixers!), Planning Worship, Teaching Classes, Campfire (if needed)
I love about Graceland... The community at GU is phenomenal! The idea that everyone belongs just because they are there is very real.
I love about Community of Christ... I love that it is a church that values peace and inclusivity!
I love about camp... I love the entire community and the building of fun recreation.
I am excited to see new camps all around the country, meet new people and being a support for campers!
Activities at Graceland: For the past two years I have been working with Campus Ministries as a Graduate Intern
Ministries I can provide at camp: Crafts, Campfire, teaching theme or reunion classes
I love about Graceland... Graceland is a great place for all people to find their niche within its rich community. Through Graceland I was able to find myself and have the love and support of great relationships around me.
I love about Community of Christ... The Community of Christ is part of my heritage. It has always been a home for me. When I was younger we moved all over the place and I always found a home in the CofC. The community that I find has become my life and passion. I want to be part of the movement that the CofC is taking part of as a peace & justice denomination.
I love about camp... What’s not to love about camp!? I grew up going to camp and enjoy the family that is created in the camp environment. I love the conversations about God and growth that occurs through camp.
I love traveling and I love camps, being a Graceland Rep allows me to do both. I get to meet church members from all over the U.S. and Canada and see all the beauty that God’s creation has to offer.
Activities at Graceland: House President, House Council, History Club, Senate, Chaplain
Ministries I can provide at camp: I can teach recreation, esp. Ultimate Frisbee, leading youth groups and teaching hiking and camping skills
I love about Graceland... People are accepted just as they are and they become leaders by the time they graduate.
I love about Community of Christ... The community aspect that allows people to worship together and still have different views on the church and Christ, yet still be members of the same community.
I love about camp... I love the entire community and the building of fun recreation.
I?m excited to meet new people and build friendships while making new ones and telling people how great Graceland can be. Oh, and to have loads of fun!
Activities at Graceland: House Chaplain, receptionist of the Graybill & Gunsolley Residence Halls, Resident Hall Attendant, Director of the Campus Ministries Church Choir.
Ministries I can provide at camp: I can bring my skills of singing and being able to lead devotions with Senior High and Young Adults.
I love about Graceland... I love Graceland because I belong to a community of special friends who love, accept and empower me to push myself to be a leader in life.
I love about Community of Christ... I love Community of Christ because the church helped me appreciate Graceland University even further. The church is a place where everyone is welcome.
I love about camp... I love the time to get to know new people and learn new techniques.
I am so excited this summer because I am ready to be with the different camp sites. I am also excited to be able to connect with new people.