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Meet the ESC representatives to General Convention – Part 4

Kevin Smallwood

Fun Fact: Kevin performed on a cruise that was headed to Bermuda, he sang “Feeling Good” by Michael Bublé on the seas.

What has been your funniest ESC moment? My funniest ESC moment happened during the winter, which was an experience itself considering the fact that winter in New England is brutal and long. My program director bought plastic sleds for me and my housemates to use to keep us from going stir crazy. As I prepared to go for a ride down the hill, I got in the sled only to plummet into inches of snow and not move an inch, in a sense I was frozen in place. What program are you serving with? What’s your service site?

I currently serve in the Lawrence House Service Corps, located in South Hadley, MA and work at Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield, MA, where he coordinates the program “Faith in Action” or “Fe en Acción”.

What’s your story? I call Washington, D.C. my hometown, although I have lived in many parts of the DMV (D.C./Maryland/Virginia) Transit area. I graduated from Towson University in May of 2014 with a BA in Sociology and Women/Gender Studies. What message are you excited most excited to

Meet the ESC representatives to General Convention – Part 3

Logan Rimel

Fun Fact: Logan has 4 tattoos, one of which represents their time spent in intentional community: an eight-sided baptismal font with the words “You will be in the midst of them” from the Prayer of St. Chrysostom carved into the base.

What has been your funniest ESC moment? I once hid a can of spam in the bed of a housemate while he was napping, and inadvertently unleashed a prank war that has now spanned years and most of the country. I changed his computer background, he relaced all of my shoes in the wrong direction; I mailed him glitter in an envelope, he responded by sending me 1,000 live mealworms. And so it continues. What program are you serving with? What’s your service site?

I serve in the Diocal Interns program as the intern for the Discipleship Ministries Working Group.

What’s your story? I spent the first 18 years of my life in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. They I moved to Poughkeepsie, NY to attend Vassar College, where I received a BA in Religion. What message are you excited most excited to share at General Convention? We have been promised transformation – it’s already happening.

Meet the ESC representatives to General Convention – Part 2

Mia Benjamin

Fun Fact: Mia and her two sisters love to knit and sew. They made quilts for each other out of old jeans for their high school graduations.

What has been your funniest ESC moment? One of the challenges of teaching Godly Play to seven and eight year-olds is getting them to put the materials back carefully at the end of class. One of our boys has struggled mightily with rolling up the fleece strips we use as backgrounds. One day, after doing his absolute best, the boy regretfully handed me a wadded up piece of cloth and sighed sadly, “That’s just how I roll.” What program are you serving with? What’s your service site?

I work as the Urban Outreach Ministry intern at Grace Episcopal Church in Medford, MA. I’m currently a first year fellow in the Boston-based Life Together program and I’ll be continuing for a second year next year.

What’s your story? I’m from Fairfield, CT. I studied Religion with a focus on Islam and Arabic at Middlebury College in Vermont. What message are you excited most excited to share at General Convention? The Episcopal Church should prioritize engaging with young adults from all faith backgrounds.

Meet the ESC representatives to General Convention – Part 1

Cate Anthony

Fun Fact: Cate loves to cook and is on a mission to make the best key lime pie in the world. Her current iteration includes a whipped coconut cream topping in place of meringue (which has, Cate believes, no place on a pie).

What has been your funniest ESC moment? My funniest ESC moment was at the Episcopal Charities ball when all of the Julians, our director, and some friends of the program closed out the evening with an epic dance party to such hits as “Build Me Up Buttercup,” “Sweet Caroline,” and, of course, “Love Shack.” There was a lot of jumping, a little fist pumping, and some old-style marching around the dance floor. It was pretty beautiful – we may not dance well, but we dance with our whole hearts. What program are you serving with? What’s your service site?

I serve in the Julian Year in Chicago, IL. My placement site is Bishop Anderson House, where I work as a volunteer chaplain at the Cook County Hospital and Warren Barr rehab center and participate in the training and support of lay chaplains in the Chicago area.

What’s your story? I hail from the great state of Delaware. I