Studying Anthropology, French, Spanish, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Emma Wright, currently in her last year of undergrad, has been given her fair share of opportunities to think about the world, people, cultures, and the systems in which they operate. The Ecclesia Project is near to her heart as a means of connecting partners in a sustainable, meaningful way. She believes a lot of problems can be solved through sitting down and engaging in dialogue, and hopes to create a space in which to do that through the Ecclesia Project.
Josh is currently in his final year of undergraduate studies in business management and creative technologies. During his time in undergrad so far, he has been very interested in social entrepreneurship, going so far as to start a small non-profit, and hopes he can continue helping people through both socially responsible and environmentally sustainable entrepreneurial endeavors post-graduation. He is excited to be a part of the Ecclesia Project in order to raise awareness about the many organizations working toward positive social change that are always in need of help.
Sarah Beth Riggs
SB is a Religion major, Psychology/Spanish minor with a love for all things outdoors. Her post-grad plans include spending a year as an intern for a missionary family in Costa Rica, continually learning the language and seeking to know true service. This passion stems from growing up in the Church and often seeing, though well-intentioned, inefficient or less-than-ideal means of ministry. She seeks to shed light on practical and effective ways of positively impacting the world and populations in need.
Thomas Shepherd is a senior Biology major with minors in Chemistry and Psychology at Berry College. Post-grad, he plans on attending a school of osteopathic medicine within the next two years with the goal of becoming an osteopathic doctor. He's always desired to align his passions and future career with a lifelong mission; however, that wasn’t modeled well within the Church apart from being a pastor or employee of a non-profit organization. With “The Ecclesia Project” he's excited to be exposed to many unique ministries, and to develop a comprehensive understanding of what ministry can be.
Sloane Smith attends a liberal arts college in the South where she majors in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Mathematics and Social Studies. After graduating, she hopes to work with at-risk students and potentially pursue a graduate degree in Educational Policy. She became passionate about local ministry through her work as an intern for two summers with a non-profit that serves inner city youth. Her hope is to provide an avenue for people to serve alongside those with deep-rooted community connections.