Jan

31

2013

Kevin DeYoung|6:45 am CT

URC Pastoral Interns

We have had a pastoral internship program at University Reformed Church for about four years. Being near Michigan State, most (but not all) of our interns are recent college grads, and as such spend nine months with us before heading off to seminary. So our first few interns are just now looking to enter full time ministry.

Knowing how difficult it can be to match the right person with the right church (and vice versa), I thought it might would be worthwhile to highlight three recent (or soon to be) seminary graduates from our church. I commend these young men to you as spiritually vibrant and theologically sharp.

I’ve posted a few details in the text below. You’ll find a fuller resume by clicking on each individual name.

Ryan Potter

Undergraduate Degree: Michigan State University (May 2008), Bachelor of Arts, Communication

Graduate Degree: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (January 2013), Master of Divinity

Interest: I am interested in head pastor and associate pastor positions, and am especially looking for opportunities for preaching, teaching, and discipleship/adult education.

Family situation: I have been married for almost five years to my amazing wife Sarah, and we have a nine month old son named William.

Zachary Garris

Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Michigan State University

Graduate degree: Master of Divinity, Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, MS), anticipated May 2013

Interest: Associate Pastor; Youth Pastor/Director; teaching Bible/theology/Greek at a Christian school

Family Situation: Single

Neil Quinn

Undergraduate degree: BA in Philosophy from Michigan State University

Graduate degree: M.Div from Gordon-Conwell (graduating May of 2013)

Interest: Although I eventually desire to be a senior pastor, at this point I wish to spend time as an associate pastor where I can continue to learn and grow. I would enjoy opportunities to preach/teach, work with small groups and adult education, and help the church be involved in the community and live out their faith.

Family Situation: Married to Leandra Quinn (will be 5 years in May) and expecting our first child (a baby girl) this February.

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