We are happy to have Benjamin Smith joining us through August 5 as our Pastoral Intern.
Benjamin is from Jackson, Mississippi and is a student at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity where he is pursuing his MDiv. He attended Mississippi College where he studied history and hopes to go into congregational ministry after graduation and ordination. He is especially interested in the church as an alternative community and believes that God is at work in the world through its work and worship. He has worked as an intern in churches in Mississippi, Chicago, and North Carolina and in nonprofits dealing with homelessness and food insecurity. He sees God in bluegrass, mountain biking, Kombucha, strangers, porches, and thunder and enjoys a good cup of coffee. He comes to Austin alone yet surrounded by a loving community back home and across the country.