Interns

Interns at the UGA Wesley Foundation are college students and recent graduates who have answered God's calling to step into campus ministry, champion the students at UGA, and serve the Athens community. Along with serving in their assigned ministry areas, interns also take a part in a structured curriculum designed to help them step into their God-given identity and become Christ's ambassadors beyond their time here.

First Year Interns

FIRST YEAR INTERNING IS ALL ABOUT IDENTITY, WE AIM TO UNDERSTAND WHO GOD IS AND WHO HE MADE US TO BE AS HIS CHILDREN
FIRST YEAR | WORSHIP
Ashley is a first year intern but this is her 4th year on the Wesley worship team. She just graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Communications Studies. She loves to learn new things, hear peoples stories, and enjoys anything to do with the ocean! You will often find her listening and singing to music, reading a book, or plotting how she will win the television show Survivor. But ultimatley her life is devoted to seeking, celebrating enjoying, and sharing the new life she has in Christ!
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Roll Tide girl turned Go Dawgs girl & that's the change the Lord has done in her life
FIRST YEAR | STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Hey! I'm Callie! Let's hang out!
FIRST YEAR | MEDIA
Caroline plays the instrument mayonnaise (Duke’s is her preferred brand). Caroline lives simply, laughs often, and loves deeply 🧚‍♀️💅❤️🌼🌚🌈🍉🥇🩰🛶🧯🧿
FIRST YEAR | DISCIPLESHIP + PRAYER
Some things Carolyn talks about a lot are her dog Scotty, Marvel movies, being Italian, her summer in D.C., Cuba, being an introvert, Nick Miller, why Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday, and orange vitamin water.  

Carolyn is passionate about prayer, people learning that they can hear God’s voice and finding abundant freedom in being who they are :)
FIRST YEAR | DISCIPLESHIP
Charlie is a first year discipleship intern. He thought this was a summer internship but we convinced him to stay the whole year. You can probably find him listening to some jazz singer you’ve never heard of, passionately arguing that being blind is a social construct, or talking about the time he met Morgan Freeman. He is an avid consumer of folk rock music and is constantly playing guitar/piano. Here are his favorite songs: “Gaucho” by Dave Matthews Band, “All Along the Watchtower” by Bob Dylan, and “Brothers in Arms” by Dire Straits. Listen to them and he will be your best friend.
FIRST YEAR | ENCOUNTER + iSERVE
Hi! I’m an encounter and iserve intern! I love instilling encouragement and confidence to young girls as a dance coach and am super passionate about medicine/healthcare! Long boarding and icees are the best and I think it would be cool to travel and live out of a van! I’m beyond excited to make space for the Lord to move in many aspects of life and for our athens community to be shaken and experience Him in new ways!
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This is Cri’Shon! She's been involved in Wesley since her freshman year of college. She's a current senior at UGA studying biology with the hopes of pursuing Medical Missions and music . In her free time, Cri'Shon enjoys playing sports and taking naps.
FIRST YEAR | WORSHIP
Emma is a Human Development and Family Sciences Major! This will be her 4th year serving on the Wesley worship team! She  is super pumped to lead and serve as a worship intern! :)
FIRST YEAR | MEDIA
Emma Kate is a first year media intern who recently graduated from UGA with a degree in Journalism. An accomplishment she is really proud of is single-handedly finishing eight party size bags of peanut butter M&Ms during one of her summers at camp! Emma Kate is passionate about how God calls His people to be BOLD and is excited to see the opportunities students and other people in Athens get to have through that. :-)
FIRST YEAR | ADMINISTRATION + WEDNESDAY NIGHT LOGISTICS
Erin is a first year intern who recently graduated from UGA with a degree in Environmental Engineering and a minor in French. She is thoughtful and very observant and prefers the mountains/lake/forest over the beach any day. She is terrible at Mario Kart and typing on a smartphone, and loves music and concerts, especially Motown and alternative/indie music. You can find her at the computer in the Front Office, up on the roof with the Wesley Chai Tea Club, playing board games (most likely Settlers of Catan) or at Lake Herrick. She has a passion for justice and equality and is in awe of the fact that God wants to be her (and your!) friend.
FIRST YEAR | STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Holland is a first year intern on Student Experience. He is also finishing up classes for his degree in Sports Management. Holland is passionate about students encountering God the same way he did in college and creating a space for freshman to grow in their faith for themselves.
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This is Julia! She is serious about my gas station snacks and really appreciates the power of a V8 Energy. She love her pet snake and the fact that God is fun - be her friend!!
FIRST YEAR | DIVERSITY OUTREACH + PRAYER
hey! I’m karla! I’m addicted to coffee and have a passion for breaking lies we have come to believe about ourselves and speaking truth to ourselves and each other!
FIRST YEAR | ADMINISTRATION + PRAYER
Katie is a first year intern helping in the areas of Administration and Prayer while finishing her degree in Human Development and Family Science! Her hometown is Valdosta Georgia, and some of her favorite things are sloths, iced coffee, hugs, and FaceTiming her Mimi. In her free time, she loves to hang out with hospice patients and research how to be a better gardener (she does not have a green thumb haha). She is excited to be working at Wesley and to have the honor of doing life with students this year!
FIRST YEAR | CROSSTRAINERS
Kevin is a 5 foot 10 man’s man, who enjoys a plethora of social activity mixed with personal quality time. Being friends with him will likely guarantee free movie tickets and daily hot takes. Kevin refers to himself as a former “King of Tate”, a title befitting for a double dawg who just couldn’t leave Athens. He loves Crosstrainers and discipleship and will always find the party.
FIRST YEAR | MISSION + WEDNESDAY NIGHT LOGISTICS
Lora makes the cookies for first time visitors and keeps the Missions team organized. She also happens to be a fifth year UGA student pursuing a degree in political science and a master of public administration. She is always down to crochet a bucket hat, reflect on Harry Styles or jam to the Shrek soundtrack. And if you were wondering, yes she is related to the owner of Nedza's. Autographs given upon request.
FIRST YEAR | MEDIA + THE LIGHT
In: thrift shopping, making coffee at home, the Tangled soundtrack, feeling comfortable in dress clothes, cooking for your friends, ACTUALLY reading more, Pubsubs, pineapple on pizza, petting neighborhood cats, being outside for golden hour, charcuterie boards, procrastinating, skorts, listening to full albums at a time, pulling your blinds up instead of just opening them, enjoying laundry day, matcha

Out: monopoly, high screen times, being too hard on yourself, not petting neighborhood cats, hard boiled eggs
FIRST YEAR | DISCIPLESHIP
Marlena is a first year Discipleship intern who is finishing up her degree in Nutritional Sciences.  She’s a big fan of chai tea, one-on-one convos, and prayer. She thinks details matter + loves getting to know people so she can see how beautifully detailed God created them:) If you’re ever looking for a running buddy - she’s your girl!
FIRST YEAR | DISCIPLESHIP
Megan is a first year discipleship intern! She believes discipleship can change lives, so she’s so excited to a part of the staff this year. Some things she loves are: slow mornings with a big cup of coffee, laying in the sun, and walks with friends- come find her if you’re feeling like walk!! :)
FIRST YEAR | WORSHIP
Hey my name is Paul Duncan! I am a first year intern on worship! My heart for worship is to create an atmosphere where every person can feel comfortable singing and praising the Lord! One fun fact about me is that I love playing board games.My favorite board game is Axis and Allies. It only takes 15 hours to play, so if you're a nerd, like me, let's start a game!
FIRST YEAR | DIVERSITY OUTREACH + STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Sierra is a first year intern who loves people, sports, competitions, and talking. She is passionate about hosting people in an environment that makes everyone feel like they have a seat at the table. She does this by her crazy dad jokes, like her favorite: How do you steal a coat... You jacket. If you wanna get to know Sierra, she is always down for impromptu volleyball games, prayer, and coffee dates.
FIRST YEAR | MISSIONS + THE LIGHT
Sophia is a first year intern who recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelors in Social Work. Some things she loves are: hearing peoples stories, baking, and swing dancing (if you ever need some help she knows the girls and the boys part). She has a list of quotes on her phone about funny things people say, you should ask her about it when you see her.