Title: Director of the Agapé Center for Curricular Service Learning
Hometown: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
I have been an educator at Messiah College since 2000 and an advisor for the Northern Ireland Service-Learning trip since 2002. I am looking forward to witnessing the team create partnerships in the community within a local church, social enterprise, and school.
Title: Higher Education Graduate Student
Hometown: Bucks County, Pennsylvania
I am a graduate student in the Higher Education program at Messiah College. Currently I work for a social enterprise company, Partnership Planners, LLC. My job is supervising a MakerSpace at SciTech High School. This will be my fifth adventure back to Northern Ireland. I am looking forward to the “give and take” dialogue on conflict resolution especially when it concerns racial and religious intolerance and witnessing student growth through these experiences.
Title: Student Leader
Hometown: Moorestown, NJ
Major: Economic Development
Interests: baking, watching movies, coffee shops, hanging out with friends
Last year I had the opportunity to go on this trip as a team member and was blown away by how much I learned from my fellow team as well as all the amazing people we encountered in Lurgan. This year I am looking forward to making the transition into team leader and expanding our impact in Northern Ireland! I am most excited for re-connect with all the friends I made last year and make new memories with new friends as well! I am confident that our team will bring awesome new perspective to the trip and am praying that we will be thoughtful and diligent servants of God throughout our time in Northern Ireland this year.
Title: Warehouse Manager of Outback Toys
Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland
Connection with Messiah College: Graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Biblical and Religious Studies, Minor in Peace and Conflict Studies from Messiah College
David "Kelly" Phipps
Title: President and CEO of Rider Musser Development, LLC.
Hometown: Beckley, West Virginia