Introducing Interns for 2015–2016

by Gavin Lymberopoulos July 30, 2015

Pastoral interns are men preparing for ordination to pastoral ministry. Over the course of the year, the pastoral internship is designed to satisfy roughly half of a presbytery’s requirements for a pastoral internship. Staff interns are women preparing for vocational ministry. These interns receive a stipend.

Lauren Krause is a staff intern with Tenth College Fellowship (TCF). She moved from the Northwest last year to study counseling at Westminster. This year she will serve in TCF while finishing her studies.

Oliver Pierce is a pastoral intern with TCF. This fall will be his second year at Westminster Theological Seminary in the Master of Divinity Pastoral Ministry program. Oliver and his wife, Kim, are originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, and currently live in Glenside. 

Yang He, serving with Tenth International Fellowship (TIF), is a pastoral intern. As a member of Tenth, he was baptized in TIF in 2012. He is now in the second year of his Master of Divinity program at Westminster Theological Seminary. He serves in TIF Sunday worship and the outreach ministry in University City. He came to faith as a result of conversational English classes.

Joe Park is a pastoral intern serving in TIF. Joe leads, assists with, and preaches at TIF worship services. He also serves on the worship team and leads Bible studies on Saturday evenings in West Philadelphia. Joe is currently in the Master of Divinity program at Biblical Theological Seminary. Joe and his wife Yoon live in Drexel Hill and recently welcomed a son, Jeremiah.

Gabe Malloy is a pastoral intern serving with the young adults of Tenth City Network (TCN), providing leadership and assisting with the Tenth Saturday Night events. Gabe graduated from Westminster and teaches at a school in South Philly.

Bill Kinkle, the Medical Campus Outreach (MCO) pastoral intern, helps lead Bible studies with health care students at area schools and engages in one-on-one discipleship relationships. Bill also participates in various evangelistic medical outreaches throughout the community, including the Summer Medical Institute. Bill and his wife Trish have an 11-month-old foster son (Micah) and are expecting twins any day.

Observation interns receive exposure to Tenth ministry and receive credit toward seminary-supervised ministry requirements.  

Jason Bull, an observation intern with Tenth City Network (TCN), is from Atlanta, Georgia. He is beginning his second year at Westminster Theological Seminary, pursuing a Master of Divinity on the General Ministry track. He likes backpacking and generally just being outside. He lives in Willow Grove.

Gethin Jones, an observation intern with TCN, provides leadership and communications support to our 20s–30s ministry and helps lead the “Rhapsody in WSC” Bible School class. Originally from Cardiff, Wales, Gethin lived in Paris for five years before coming to study at Westminster Theological Seminary in 2014. He hopes to return to Paris in 2017 to serve the Lord there.

Nathan Morgan is an observation intern with TCN. He is from Roanoke, Virginia, and will be in his second year at Westminster Theological Seminary, pursuing a Master of Divinity on the Pastoral Ministry track. He is an avid coffee drinker and book lover. He lives in Glenside with three classmates.

Steven Russell is an observation intern with Metro Outreach. He is Philly born but southern bred. He is a General Master of Divinity student at Westminster and works part-time in a lab at Penn. He came to Tenth because “my home church, Briarwood PCA, unanimously said I should, and I have felt right at home. This church has been a blessing for me during my transition and I am excited to serve here.”

Next week we will introduce two pastoral residents and a ministry fellow and describe their roles. We will have photos of them and these interns, thirteen in all.

Please keep all of these individuals in prayer and encourage them as you are able. Our desire as a church is to build up the future ministers and servant-leaders of the larger church and kingdom community. 

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