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The Raleigh Fellows Program is a nine-month (September-May) leadership development and training program for young adults recently out of college or graduate school. Young men and women from all walks of life come together to engage in a program designed to foster a God-centered view of knowledge, culture, work and life. Fellows receive theological training, participate in seminars with Christian scholars and community leaders, and enjoy one-on-one mentoring relationships with mature Christian men and women. Fellows apply their training as they minister in the marketplace and in the church.
Hometown: West Lafayette, IN
College: Hope College (Holland, MI)
Hosts: Farr & Kimberly Curlin / Bo & Judy Batchelder
Mentor: Jonathan Noel
Internship: Impact Orthopaedics
Hobbies/Interests: Running, recording/mixing music, Young Life, spikeball
What do you want to be a Raleigh Fellows? It is an intentional way to spend a gap year pursuing the Lord and transitioning into the real world. Through a few conversations and odd circumstances, the Lord made it clear that he wanted me to become a Raleigh Fellow. I am excited to be obedient to His call and see what the year will hold!
Hometown: New York, NY
College: University of Virginia
Hosts: Anita Hall
Mentor: Jennifer Steele
Internship: Dr. Craig Williams, DDS
Hobbies/Interests: baking (especially chocolate chip cookies), board game/card nights, driving at night with the windows down, hanging out with animals.
Why do you want to be a Raleigh Fellow? To be able to pause and take some time before getting out in the real world to listen to and wrestle with God, learn more about myself, be challenged, and gain a greater understanding of what it looks like for me to follow Him in all areas of my life.
Hometown: Salisbury, MD
College: Messiah College
Hosts: Sam & Sharon Bass
Mentor: Matt Young
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, surfing, hunting, cycling, playing sports, exploring in the great outdoors.
Why do you want to be a Raleigh Fellow? I want to be a Raleigh fellow to dis-cover how the Lord will use me through service, education, and communi-ty. I want to explore my gifts and passions and be vulnerable with my struggles. I want to know Christ more and learn to better serve Him.
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
College: University of Virginia
Hosts: Eric & Robin Bolash
Mentor: Meg Bach
Internship: Haven House
Hobbies/Interests: Being outside, all things music, coming up with Halloween costumes, dancing, working with kids, hammocking.
Why do you want to be a Raleigh Fellows? I am excited to further my under-standing of who God has created me to be and learn how to glorify Him in my life. The program is an opportunity for me to do this surrounded by a community of brothers and sisters in Christ.
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
College: Rhodes College (Memphis, TN)
Hosts: Tim & Lucy Jordan
Mentor: Cissie Cargill
Internship: Alexander YMCA
Hobbies/Interests: Friends, going on walks/hikes, playing card games and board games, cooking and eating good food, reading books
Why do you want to be a Raleigh Fellow? I want to learn how to incorporate my faith into every aspect of my life, including my calling & career. I want to do life alongside other followers of Jesus, and set our eyes on Jesus in the midst of it all.
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
College: NC State
Hosts: Bryon & Stacy Boulton
Mentor: Bruce Berger
Hobbies/Interests: watching movies and playing sports
Why do you want to be a Raleigh Fellow? I want to grow in my faith as well as develop a well-knit community, while also trying to figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life.
Hometown: Elkton, VA
College: Christopher Newport University
Hosts: Curt & Erin Solomon
Mentor: Marsha Whyte
Internship: Jobs For Life
Hobbies/Interests: Volleyball, leisurely biking, painting, watching food documentaries, playing a song with the four guitar chords I know
Why do you want to be a Raleigh Fellow? It’s a highly supportive post-grad launching pad that will equip me with valuable tools and foster a gospel-centered, community-loving lifestyle.
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
College: George Mason University
Hosts: Randy & Bonnie McAdams
Mentor: Julie Rossetti
Hobbies/Interests: Being outside, reading, cooking, and exploring.
Why do you want to be a Raleigh Fellow? To begin to build a firm foundation for the rest of my life. I am excited for the opportunity to grow my knowledge of myself, others, and the Lord in a fun new city and community!
To learn more, visit the Raleigh Fellows Website.