Monday, November 26, 2018

UPDATE Week of November 26


a quick check in with alums!

Alex Loy is in Nashville back to working at Sunshine Beverage (her job while a Fellow)

Will Troxler is happily married to his college sweetheart Mary Page. He is doing commercial real estate and development in Raleigh

Christina Sandstedt recently was commissioned as an officer in the Coast Guard!

Campbell Anderson with his sis. He is leading a small group at church and is also doing commercial real estate and development - but in Winston!

Rahel Tafese (Jess is in several photos!) is currently in Memphis working as analyst consultant for a hedgefund 

Camille Stogner is on the Dean's List in her masters of nursing program at WSSU

Dakota Lee is currently working at PENTA and as a Recruiter for Alantis all the while planning his bid to run for mayor once Allen Joines retires. (I'd vote for him!)

Reese Schaffner and Julia Lovett are busy planning their wedding in January! Reese is working at Inmar; Julia just took a position with Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Jessica Kok is in England studying Art History and Museum Curation at the University of Norwich

Sean Henderson is working with Boosterthon and word on the street is that he is in a relationship!

Ashley Trewhella is enjoying living with Morgan and Kate. She is working as an Account Manager at the Budd Group

Tate Heisler is in the Leadership Academy with Chikfila and is back to leading Young Life

Kate Donahoo and her mom pictured here. Kate is enjoying living with Ashley and Morgan. She is Sam Speakman's favorite teacher at Forsyth Country Day School where she is teaching US History

Natalie Bayer is enjoying living with Julia Lovett (until Julia gets married). She continues to love her work with autistic children at ABC of NC
Tucker Bartholomew is working at a consulting company and playing music in Nashville

Sarah Wilkins is living large in Richmond, Virginia where she is working at the hospital at VCU.

Patrick MacCarthy is having a wild adventure in Tanzania where he is teaching English with YAGGUM

Morgan Bonds is making a big impact at the Winston-Salem Street School. She is also enjoying living with Ashley and Kate. Morgan also became a Young Life Leader at Reynolds High School

Grace Mezzy like many of our Fellows are on the Bridesmaid and Groomsman circuit. She continues to thrive in California working with Lacy Maxwell Experiential

Caleb McKillop is on his way to getting his Masters of Divinity at Columbia St. in order to become a military chaplain.

Abbey Thomas and Isaiah Thomas are bundled up after their honeymoon in Jamaica. Abbey has started her Masters of Counseling Program at Messiah College and is working in the Guidance Office at a school in Richmond, Virginia

JP Flynn is still doing great accounting work at Aladdin Travel. He is volunteering using his chess skills for the common good and playing soccer on the weekends. 

I am so proud of all of our Fellows Alumni. What an amazing gift it is to watch them grow into themselves, flourish where they are planted, and make significant impact in the world!


A Feast at the Meyers

We had an awesome night over at Dave and Lisa Meyers. Dave brought out some of his home brew. Lisa provided the meal. And there was much rejoicing and singing around the hearth. Thank you guys! 

It was fun to see Sarah Wilkins' photo front and center on their island. They told me it is always there in a place of honor!

Mathu doing work

I got this awesome picture of Mathu from Todd and Judy Smith. 

The perks of hosting a Fellows. Just saying!

The Fellows were off for Thanksgiving and so was their director.

the places were set

Mom's side of the family - all 28 of us!

Lia is Salem's favorite - not sure why...
On Friday we had the extended family as well as our dear sweet friends the Harrises
 That gave us 34 people! Woo Hoo!!!!

Sarah Beth, Elizabeth and Lia
Ned and sister Lee wearing our head gear

Playing games with the nephews

Searching for a Christmas Tree

Playing for hours on the floor with Nathaniel
Robyn McElwee with Crazy Running
Here we go!

On Sunday, all 300some Crazy Runners were invited to run the Mistletoe 5k Course. I was one of the helpers...which ultimately landed me with Jacob.

Jacob has a hard brutal background but has been adopted into a loving home. I went through about every emotion you can think of trying to get this guy from point A to B. Finally, I was able to get him to go by playing his favorite music on my iPhone, which was all video game music! AHHH!!!!


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Winston-Salem Fellows
851 W. 5th St. 
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Round Table is at Todd and Judy Smith's house (Mathu's Host Parents)
Leader Lunch is with Chuck Spong - Today is his birthday!!!!!! Executive Director of Love Out Loud
Wednesday Night we have a Board Meeting
Friday we have a Double Class with Clay Cooke and our first of three classes with Giorgio Hiatt
Saturday we have the Mistletoe Half Marathon among other things on the schedule!!!

Mel, Lia, Renee and Erin


Lee with 34 bowls!

Nathaniel with his favorite cousin

The weather was gray but beautiful

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