When I visited Pennsylvania in January they spoke about the possibilities of doing an internship with the conference. I did not think that they were serious until I got the call from Pastor Jason Mackey asking if I was still interested. This summer they granted me the opportunity to serve the Susquehanna Conference as a Pastoral intern. I will be serving at the Linglestown Life UMC under the direction of Pastor George Reynolds. I will be serving alongside Pastor Reynolds learning about the culture and community of Pennsylvania and the Susquehanna Conference. At Linglestown Life, I will be using his gifts and graces in the areas of preaching and singing. I will be learning the process by which Pastor George does his sermon series planning for the year. In this internship, I will also be a part of the restructuring process that the church is doing as it relates to the operations of the church. The Church is going through a process that is trying the lead the way the ministry is run and operated for the 21st century. The operations such as the SPRC, Trustee and the laity and trying to merge these into a single entity. I will also be ministering at the Susquehanna Annual Conference as a guest vocalist on the closing ceremony as well as a ministering at the laity sessions for the conference. I preached at Linglestown Life UMC on June 3, 2018, in which the Bishop Attended the service. I will be leading my own 3 part sermon series entitled “Stories Retold” July 29, Aug. 5 and 12. This is an experience I believe will lead to many more opportunities.
Students of Gammon!