Duke PCM+ is pleased to have two Duke Divinity interns for 2016-2017! Meet these capable leaders!
Mary Spears Dance Berry, Worship and Service Intern
Hometown: Richmond, VA (more recently Arlington, VA/Washington, DC)
Ordination: Candidate in the PC(USA)
Favorite Scripture Passage: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” -Hebrews 11:1
Favorite Biblical Character: One of my favorite characters is Jonathan, but I think I’m glad not to be him…so I’ll say one of the women who was close to Jesus – e.g., Mary Magdalene, Martha – or one of the female house church leaders mentioned in the epistles.
First Thoughts: I am so excited to be the worship and mission PCM intern. I spent my first few years after college working on a college campus, and I realized how much I enjoyed getting to know students. Also, from my own college experience, I know campus ministry can be so grounding and formative, and I’m glad to be able to be a part of a campus ministry that encourages students to deepen and shape their faith.
Dave Grace, Mentoring and Discipleship Intern
Hometown: Lexington, VA
Ordination: Inquirer in the PC(USA)
Favorite Scripture Passage: Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love theLord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart.Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead,and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. -Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Favorite Biblical Character: David (namesake). The Biblical David achieved great things yet was far from perfect… isn’t that how life is?
First thoughts: I find it energizing to listen to other speak about what brings life to their lives. This internship will allow me to listen to students, much like myself, and help connect them with people and other resources that may be of assistance in their walk of faith. I have worked in similar capacities in other contexts, but I am especially eager to begin this work at Duke.