A couple of weeks ago, the Christ College Residency Program welcomed its sixth class of residents to the ministry and community of CUMC.

To find out more about the program, check out blog posts from previous years:Christ College Residency Program

Now under the leadership of Tom Fuerst, Associate Teaching Pastor, the residents have class Tuesday and Thursday mornings as they discuss the span of the Bible and its theological themes. The rest of the time, they are participating in the work of their respective ministry areas.

This summer’s program is unique in how it features a renewed emphasis on community among the residents and their ministry supervisors, and on the residents’ time this summer as a season to focus on the development of their character as followers of Jesus.

Most of this year’s residents are new to Christ Church, so if you see them, be sure to welcome them and ask how the residency is going!

Clinton AlexanderClinton
Student Ministry

Mississippi State University
Major: Communications (Public Relations & Broadcasting)
Over the next two to five years, Clinton hopes to have moved back to his hometown of Memphis to work in Communications.


MaggieMaggie Conner
Student Ministry

Mississippi State University
Major: Psychology
Maggie hopes to do more mission work whether it be local or global, and to be able to run or own a local charity.



Marisa DollMarisa
Local Missions
University of Kentucky
Major: Pre-Med
Marisa is intending to complete a master’s degree in Public Health Policy following her graduation next year. Her time as an intern at the Church Health Center this summer should be excellent preparation.


KyleeKylee Grimwood
Student Ministry

Asbury University
Major: Worship Arts
Kylee has been a part of worship bands for many years, in many different settings, and is passionate about giving room for people to worship through song and prayer and listen to the Holy Spirit. She is continuing to grow as a worship leader, including through her studies.


Adrian HendersonAdrian

University of Memphis
Major: Sport & Leisure Management
Adrian plans to continue heavy involvement in athletic ministry by working in personal and group training, and leading Bible studies and discipleship groups.


LaurenLauren Mohler
College Ministry
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Major: Social Work
Lauren’s heart is especially heavy with compassion toward women who feel worthless and unheard, and she’s become more aware in recent years of the injustice of sex trafficking.


Anna RhoadsAnna
Student Ministry

Mississippi State University
Major:Human Development & Family Studies
After Anna earns her under-grad from Mississippi State University, she plans on attending seminary. She wants to earn a master’s degree in missions and, upon graduation, hopes to become a full-time missionary.



Noah RinehartNoah
Local Missions and The Table
Rhodes College
Major: Religious Studies
Noah is very interested in the academic study of Christianity and the Bible and hopes to learn a lot about pursuing that in his future. He sees this study as a great opportunity to serve the Church and the world. He is spending most of his time this summer at Center for Transforming Communities.


Logan SmithLogan
Student Ministry
Mississippi State University
Major: Electrical Engineering
Logan has a passion for evangelism, sharing the good news of the gospel boldly on his campus. He also loves to play piano and write songs.


AllisonAllison Williams
Children’s Ministry

Mississippi State University
Major: Elementary Education
Allison is an active part of the Wesley Foundation at MSU, where she is on the leadership team. She hopes one day start an early childhood education program or after-school program in whatever city she lives, depending on the need there.


Brian WorkBrian
Student Ministry
Lorain County Community College/Ashland University
Major: Middle School Education
Brian aims to change lives through his relationship with Christ. He has a special heart for kids because of his understanding of how important early years in life are. He is open to later pursuing seminary training and youth ministry.


2015 Residents

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