Meet the 2019-2020 Nashville Fellows

The Nashville Fellows is a partner of several Nashville churches, including Christ Presbyterian, and exists to help recent college graduates explore what it means to live faithfully as believers in our homes, churches and workplaces across denominational lines. Each fall we welcome Nashville Fellows to serve in our Kids and Student Ministries through the Fellows program.

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Rachel Sanders, Edgefield, South Carolina
Clemson University: Bachelor of Arts in English/Minor Secondary Education

While at Clemson University, Rachel was heavily involved both on campus and in the Clemson community. Specifically, she developed a love for discipling middle school girls. Rachel enjoys writing and critical thinking and hopes to enter a career that allows her to share her creativity and love for God with others.

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Ben Ertel, Richmond, Virginia
Christopher Newport University: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Philosophy

At Christopher Newport University Ben majored in Communication Studies and Philosophy, graduating as a service distinction leader for his volunteer service hours. He spent his spare time as a leader with Young Life, a men’s club volleyball player, and a member of the University President’s Bible Study. He developed a deep appreciation for media literacy and personal narratives and hopes to incorporate these into his long term career.

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Lena Hooker, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 
Wake Forest University: Bachelor of Arts in English and French Studies

At Wake Forest, Lena pursued degrees in English and French Studies and was involved with Reformed University Fellowship and the sorority Alpha Delta Pi. Lena also fed her love of books by working at the University Press and ultimately hopes to work in Christian publishing. Books, to her, are still a great source of hope in the world, and it is her dream to fill hearts and minds with the Gospel.

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Tori Regan, Johnson City, Tennessee 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Bachelor of Science in Psychology

During her four years at UTK, Tori volunteered with Young Life and led high school girls in a weekly Bible study. Tori was a Psychology major and hopes to use this as a way to understand others and support different communities that she encounters. Her goal in the Fellows Program is to increase her leadership skills and to find a career that intertwines her faith and love for serving others.

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Carter Boone, Asheville, NC 
University of Alabama: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Minor in Business Christ Presbyterian Church 

While at The University of Alabama, Carter was involved in Reformed University Fellowship all four years and served as President for three years. He also enjoyed intramural sports and writing for the student publication Dateline Alabama. Carter has worked at Camp Timberlake for the past five years as a camp counselor and rock climbing instructor. He looks forward to making new friends and growing in his faith through the Fellows Program.