Samuel

Samuel Fynewever

Graduation year: 2023
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Major: Secondary Math Education, Secondary Spanish Education

Sam began playing piano in 2nd grade and cello in 5th grade, and sang in gospel choir throughout high school. Since his mom was always involved in worship leading at his home church, Madison CRC, he gravitated towards contemporary praise and worship as well as gospel music. Eventually, he started playing piano for Madison's gospel choir and has been the accompanist there for a year or two. Sam loves worshiping in different cultural styles, in order to better glorify our God of all nations, tribes, and languages, and to better serve God's people who gather from all over the world to learn and worship at Calvin. For this reason he's so excited to serve as a Worship Apprentice! When not working on music or writing a math proof or a Spanish paper, Sam also enjoys writing poetry and playing Minecraft--these have been really helpful for connecting long-distance with friends during social distancing.


Nikita

Nikita Hutanto

Graduation year: 2023
Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Major: Philosophy and Finance

Nikita started to show interest in music since she was 4 years old. She eventually started to learn to play the piano the year after and began pursuing her talent in piano since then. She first did not have any interest in worship music, but at the age of 11, her teacher started to teach her worship music as she was not interested in classical piano. She soon became very interested and started to take part in playing the piano at church. When Nikita is not playing the piano, she likes to hang out with friends, eat, watch Youtube and read. Through this opportunity, Nikita hopes to have a deeper understanding and relationship with Christ and learn leadership skills.


Talisha

Talisha McCullough

Graduation year: 2023
Hometown: Daggett, Michigan
Major: Social Work

My interest in music all started when I joined band in 5th grade. I played the clarinet all throughout middle school and high school. However, it wasn’t until my freshman year of high school where I found my love for singing when I joined choir. Since then, I have found a passion for music. During my sophomore year of highschool, I joined my church choir. That same year, I led worship services with the youth band at my church once a month. When I got to Calvin I joined Campus Choir. Then, my second semester at Calvin I took vocal lessons for the first time. Anyone who knows me knows that I am up for a deep conversation anytime, and anywhere. If I am not studying, I am most likely on my way to a coffee shop where we are either worshipping the Lord or jamming out to Disney soundtracks. I love playing volleyball, running, rock climbing, and anything that involves the outdoors. Exploring new places and adventuring with friends is something I can’t wait to do again! I am very excited to help lead others in worshipping the Lord! Growing with others and fueling my passion for singing is a dream come true! I can not wait to see what the Lord has planned for this next semester for its students and the WA team.


Hadassa

Hadassa Ribeiro

Graduation year: 2023
Hometown: Málaga, Spain
Major: International Relations with a minor in Journalism

Worship has always been so present in my life. Growing up in a foreign country, I have developed relationships with people from all over the world, and have had the chance to worship in different styles and languages. Growing up, I attended an international church where several nations and their worship styles were represented. I have loved songwriting from the age of nine, so worship was at the core of how I expressed myself to the Lord. Around the age of 15 I was taught how to play the keyboard which had always been a dream of mine. I have always been involved in the worship team. I was also part of a Gospel Choir in Spain. My hope this coming year is to be used as an instrument in God's hands to serve Him and our community at Calvin through worship. I hope we can experience a glimpse of what it will look like in Heaven to worship alongside different nations in different languages. I am so excited to grow in faith and encounter new ways of serving the Lord as well as experience what He has in store for our community in this coming year. I can't wait to develop new relationships with the teams and be challenged to grow and develop our gifts together.


Jonas

Jonas Tilburt

Graduation year: 2023
Hometown:Rochester, Minnesota
Major:Marketing major with Music and Psychology Minors

Jonas has been singing since the first grade, and has continued to pursue his interest in music since that time. Throughout high school he sang in both his school and community choirs in Rochester. An avid fan of choral music, Jonas has enjoyed developing his interest through involvement with the Music department at Calvin, and is now trying to be more intentional about using his gifts to worship God. He is excited to join the WA team for the 2020-21 school year and looks forward to growing alongside his peers as they seek to create a welcoming worship environment for the entire campus to enjoy. When he is not studying, Jonas enjoys hanging out with his floormates and playing board games.


Anne

Anne Vogelzang

Graduation year: 2023
Hometown: Odenton, Maryland
Major:Special Education

Anne was born with a song in her heart and has been sharing that song with those whom she loves ever since. Perhaps it was the John Denver songs that her mother sang to her in utero that started her love of singing. Perhaps it was the countless childhood cds that she listened to in the car as her family drove around the world (she lived in 6 foreign countries as a child) that nourished that love. She shared her gift in childhood Christmas programs at church and throughout her high school years as she sang in two choirs and led musical worship at church. The more she sang the more she realized that this God given gift was something she wanted to nurture further in college. She is so excited to have this opportunity to grow in her faith and lead worship among the Calvin community as a WA. Whenever she has free time, Anne loves to read, sew, bake, play the piano, and spend time with her family..