Majors: Environmental Studies, Sociology
Kelly Adamovicz is from Saline, MI, just two hours southeast of Grand Rapids. The summer after her University freshman year, she lived and served as an intern at Hope House Detroit, a ministry for children on the east side of Detroit, and was stunned by the mighty ways God was moving, transforming hearts and lives. The following year, through serving as a Worship Apprentice, she gained invaluable ministry experience and grew in the Lord and alongside her peers, experiencing a diversity of worship and the facilitation it requires. In order to continue learning and discerning what the Lord has for her future, she decided to apply to be a Jubilee Fellow. She hopes this opportunity will increase the foundation of her faith and extend her knowledge of what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Kelly served as a Jubilee Fellows intern at Maple Avenue Ministries in Holland, MI.
Major: Business Operations
Ryan Bouwkamp is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He applied to be a Jubilee Fellow to discern God's calling in his life specifically to help consider whether or not to pursue seminary down the road. He writes, “To say it was my own decision is a bit boastful as it took pushing and encouragement from friends and family to get me to apply and give it a shot. Now, I hope to place myself before God to humbly let His will be done in my life and be ready and willing to serve Him whether as pastor or elsewhere.”
Major: Speech Pathology
Liz Canfield is from Western Springs, Illinois. She loves making music and singing in choir. This led her to serve on a student worship team at Calvin, and eventually to serving as a worship apprentice, where she discovered her passion for leading worship. These passions and her desire to learn more about worship and cultivating community in and around the Church led her to apply for the Jubilee Fellows Program. Liz is hoping to continue to learn more about the Church and how God is calling her to serve in it.
Majors: Engineering with Chemical Concentration, Chemistry
Gregory Dobson is a chemical engineering and chemistry major. He was born in Konya, Turkey to a missionary family, but has lived most of his life in Ohio. He loves hanging out with his four older brothers. He writes, “Though I have followed Christ for as long as I can remember, the Lord blessed me with greater understanding, wisdom, discernment, and fear and love of Him and His Law a mere five or six years ago; though I still desperately need and seek growth in each of these areas. I passionately seek sharing my testimony within a broken Church, knowing the necessity of fellowship in Christ's Kingdom. In God's great provision, I seek to continually surround myself with those having a greater understanding and love of the Lord so that I may advance in wisdom, as well as with those who may be where I was some time ago, seeking to share with them to build Christ's Church and Kingdom. Fear of the Lord, loving God's Law, pursuit of wisdom, fellowship, prayer, rebuke, grace, and discernment (among others) are topics that I am deeply passionate about. In my love of the Lord, given by God's grace, I desire to make Him known by whatever means He sets before me. I have desired to write songs and books for the Lord and pursue ministry later in life if He so calls me. Understanding the lowliness of my own understanding and plans, I try my best to trust rather in God's perfectly cohesive and infinitely wise plan to see which of these, if any, are meant to come to fruition, or to see if I am called to serve elsewhere. In the meantime, I continue to pursue the wisdom of God's Word above any earthly-based wisdom, and try to steward each moment and resource for the Lord, in eager expectation of the many things He has in store for each of us.”
Majors: Biochemistry, German, English (Writing)
Sarah Gibes is a junior studying biochemistry, German, and writing who has lived in quite a few places but currently calls the northern Chicago area home. She has a passion for helping young people grow healthfully and diverse people of all ages heal fully. She has felt called to pursue both medicine and ministry and hopes to explore the intersection of both through the Jubilee Fellows program, as well as learn about how the church can and should come alongside individuals suffering from mental and physical illness. Throughout the year, she hopes to develop skills to help her skill of working with diverse people in a ministry context, as well as explore and discern what segment of vocational ministry God is calling her into.
Minor: Ministry Leadership
Emma Gordon is from Olathe, Kansas. She is a fan of dogs, reading, writing, and music. She has been able to gain many experiences with leading worship through the encouragement and support of her friends and family. Leading worship is one of her favorite things to do and the reason she applied to become a Jubilee Fellow. At Calvin, Emma has been a part of the chapel worship teams, the Barnabas program, and Gospel Choir. She hopes to be able to continue to lead God's people in worship and use the skills and lessons she learns within this Fellowship to do all of that and more for His glory.
Major: Speech Pathology
Nick Raymond is a Junior studying Speech-Language Pathology and Spanish. He’s from a very small town in Northwest Indiana where he’s lived his whole life. He studied abroad in Spain in both high school and in college and he’s gained a real love for both language and people. This love for multicultural community and coming to faith in high school is what drew him to become a Jubilee Fellow and learning what direction God is calling him to.
Major: Marketing Management
Minor: Global Development Studies
Kristina Rice is from Fraser, Michigan (the Metro-Detroit area). She is excited to be a part of the Jubilee Fellows program and hopes to better understand different aspects of ministry. Through her work with InterVarsity, she has developed a strong desire to share the Gospel and help develop disciples. Kristina enjoys working with both young kids and teens. Through the program, she hopes to better understand where God is specifically calling her and what area of ministry would best suit her.
Kezia Tjahjanto is a third generation Chinese-Indonesian from Jakarta, Indonesia and grew up in a Christian household. She transferred to Calvin in Fall 2019 as a Sophomore because she wanted to have a community that can help her to grow more in Christ. She has a passion to help incarcerated teenagers and children who are diagnosed with terminal illness and help them to grow more in Christ. She observes that most Christians came to faith as children and then develop their faith in their teenage years. Kezia wants to share the joy of knowing Christ to people who may have already lost hope. As a Jubilee Fellow, she hopes to serve both children and teenagers in any setting as well as understand how faith can impact and develop in their lives by exploring a call to youth or children ministry.
Majors: Recreational Therapy, Psychology
Amy Wagenmaker was born in the Chicagoland area though grew up in Turkey due to moving for her dad's business company. She loved the international community and opportunities to learn from others in every aspect of life. From helping refugee children through transitions, she knew she wanted to work with teens in some healthcare or school setting. Amy's current dreams are to help youth find their identity and passions with Recreational Therapy. She applied to be a Jubilee Fellow to develop her gifts, hoping to give back through using what she's been equipped for. Through this internship, Amy prays God will help make clearer how she can best serve Him and build up the church.
Major: Global Development Studies
Minor: Ministry Leadership
Audrey Warner is a junior from Rochester Hills, Michigan studying Global Development and Missions. She applied to be a Jubilee Fellow to learn more about what it means to do ministry in the context of the world today and to discern her next steps when it comes to vocational ministry and missions, and how to carry that out regardless of any path taken. In her future internship, she hopes to learn about what it looks like to be a follower of Christ in the complex, divided world we live in today and how to use her thoughts, passions, and gifts to make a difference in the lives of those she encounters throughout her experiences.
Catherine Worthington’s family moved to west Michigan when she was fifteen. Before that, she lived in Columbus, Ohio, and the Detroit suburbs. Being at Calvin has given her the chance to study another language (Spanish), tutor ESL through a local church, spend January 2020 in Mérida, Mexico, and be an honors student researching cross-cultural Christianity. She applied to be a Jubilee Fellow because she kept hearing about the program as a way to explore a sense of calling from God, no matter how vague, and she thought that that described her well. As a participant in the program, she wants to be open to whatever God wants to teach her. She is hopeful that God will continue developing her interest in cross-cultural Christianity that has been built through her time at Calvin and direct her in how to best use that passion to further the message of Christ in the world.
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