Meet the Fellows

 

Tim Armbruster

Tim Armbruster

Email | armbruster.timothyj@gmail.com

Hometown | Ann Arbor, MI

College | Clemson University

Host Family | Jennifer and Mike Kromhout

Mentor | Will Joslin

Internship | 15Five

Interests | I love to hang out and play a good card or board game with friends. I’m a bit of a coffee snob so you can expect me to go out of my way to bring my own coffee or suggest somewhere other than Starbucks. I enjoy cooking and trying new foods. I played soccer growing up and spend more time watching Liverpool than playing now. You will typically find me listening to music all day long.


Krista Baker

Krista Baker

Email | kristambaker4@gmail.com

Hometown | Nashville, TN

College | The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Host Family | Tal and Michael Mangum

Mentor | Lucy Jordan

Internship | Note in the Pocket

Interests | I adore the outdoors, so anything like biking, kayaking, hiking, or running you will probably find me doing almost every day. I get my energy from people so finding me alone is very rare. I love people of all ages and desire to spend time doing whatever people are doing no matter the activity. I desire new places, the thrill of the unknown, and trying new things because of this road trips and traveling are what I spend most of my time dreaming about. I am passionate about learning and researching new things, so you can almost always find me with a book or telling you all about what I am learning.


Alex Behnke

Alex Behnke

Email | jfrbehnke@gmail.com

Hometown | Atlanta, GA

College | The University of Tennessee

Host Family | Janet and Jim Whited

Mentor | Ben Smith

Internship | Turas

Interests | I enjoy duck hunting, fishing, anything that has to do with a lake, exercising once a month, and shooting 10% from 3-point range in pickup basketball.


Jack Bobo

Jack Bobo

Email | jackgbobo@yahoo.com

Hometown | Frisco, TX

College | Texas A&M University

Host Family | Mary Vandel and Jason Young

Mentor | Eric Bolash

Internship | Greenscape

Interests | Bike riding, book reading (currently lots of Stephen King, CS Lewis, the required Fellows literature, Ephesians), movie watching (favorites are: The Shawshank Redemption, The School of Rock, Pulp Fiction, etc.), music listening (favorites: The National, The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Vampire Weekend), food cooking, road tripping, gardening and meeting new people!


Anna Bonham

Anna Bonham

Email | aebonham4@gmail.com

Hometown | Charlottesville, VA

College | James Madison University

Host Family | Robin and Eric Bolash

Mentor | Sarah Spillman

Internship | Compass Surgical Partners

Interests | all types of art, ukulele, listening to music, farmer’s markets, exploring, picking wildflowers, spending time with friends & family, dancing, watching movies, breweries/wineries/cideries


Adelaide Bynum

Adelaide Bynum

Email | adelaide.bynum@gmail.com

Hometown | Greenville, SC

College | Clemson University

Host Family | Marilyn and Matt Young

Mentor | Meg Bach

Internship | Grubb Ventures

Interests | Hiking/backpacking, napping, reading/listening to podcasts, playing soccer (but not super sporty, don’t get confused now), and watching the Tigers beat Alabama.


Berkley Sjolund

Berkley Sjolund

Email | berkley.sjolund@gmail.com

Hometown | Sewanee, TN

College | Furman University

Host Family | Marsha and Harry Whyte

Mentor | Terri Shell

Internship | Alliance Medical Ministry

Interests | I love exercising, which could look like anything from running, walking, or taking a fun work out class. I’ve played soccer my whole life so getting active in this way is definitely one of my favorites! I love having deep and meaningful conversations and getting to know people for who they are – building long lasting and life giving relationships is something I love most out of life. I love going to coffee shops, exploring new places, riding bikes, eating and making homemade meals, going to the beach, listening to music, playing with dogs, listening, being in the sun, and spending good quality time with people (and by myself -I am an introvert)!


Emme Slaton

Emme Slaton

Email | emmeslaton@gmail.com

Hometown | Decatur, AL

College | Auburn University

Host Family | Megan and Jared Miedema

Mentor | Cissie Cargill

Internship | 15Five

Interests | I love playing tennis, reading a good book, going to concerts, being outdoors in the sunshine, eating pizza at any time of the day, jamming in the car and dancing with friends, trying new adventures, and anything and everything that involves being in community with others.


Austin Spence

Austin Spence

Email | austinspence6@gmail.com

Hometown | Severna Park, MD

College | Belmont University

Host Family | Jennifer and Scott Steele

Mentor | Jay Traylor

Internship | NC Family Policy Council

Interests | Big activities advocate, of any sorts that gets folks moving. Could camp out at a coffee shop for an entire day with the correct resources, AKA books and music to indulge in. Also, could literally camp out on a mountain for a few days as well. Go to a lot of concerts and watch a lot of soccer!


Martha Anne Sperandio

Martha Anne Sperandio

Email | masperandio16@gmail.com

Hometown | Glen Allen, VA

College | University of Virginia

Host Family | Ann and Jim Dotson

Mentor | Nancy Going

Internship | NeighborHealth Center

Interests | Hiking, reading, coffee, loving dogs & my friends


Landon Whitley

Landon Whitley

Email | landonkw97@gmail.com

Hometown | Oakboro, NC

College | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Host Family | Stacy and Bryon Boulton

Mentor | Bruce Berger

Internship | Justice Matters

Interests | Hobbies: I love to be outdoors. Some of my favorite outdoor hobbies include playing soccer, running, fishing, chilling on a boat, and grilling out. Reading has and will always be one of my favorite past times anything from fantasy to memoirs, if someone recommends it I will definitely read it. I don’t really watch much TV, but I love to watch my favorite sports teams: Arsenal FC, Panthers, and UNC. My all-time favorite hobby is traveling. I love to enter into a new culture with an open mind so that I can leave a s a person with a better and wider perspective. There’s just something about new foods, rich cultures, different histories, and beautiful sights that will always excite me. I also love politics, both domestic and international, always down for a bit of a chat. Most importantly I love to serve others and do life with people. As an extrovert I am always down to hang out and have a little quality time.