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Robert Moore, Chair

Why SMP?

SMP is truly a great way to get involved at Wheaton and to reach out to the global church. It makes you lean about Christ through service, travel and out of comfort zone experiences. It does not get much better than that. I think SMP should be a gen-ed requirement. Just saying. 

 Words to live by …

 Anything Beyoncé says is pretty good. Psalms 53:22 is pretty good too.

 Craziest thing I’ve done

Choosing Bayse to be on cabinet this year... I doubt that anyone else will be more trouble.

I want to …… before I die

Wingsuit flying... look it up.

 It bothers me when ….

 My cabinet sasses me...

 

Basye Peek, Travel Coordinator 

Why SMP?

I really love the heart that SMP has for the world, it's people and the ministries that God has already begun.

Words to live by....

You'll never regret staying up late with friends, spending too much on a great meal or spontaneously going on a trip. Just do it!      

Craziest things I've done:

white water rafting in the Himalayas... right after going on the longest (and sketchiest) zipline in Asia.

I want to...before I die:

visit every country

It bothers me when:

People chew loudly or when people refer to Africa as a country.



Natalie Oxley, Travel Coordinator

Why SMP?

I love that SMP helps connect students to the global church. I'm excited for other students to experience another culture and grow in their relationship with God.

 Words to live by …

 The words of the Bible.

 Craziest thing I’ve done

 The day of the World Cup I was in Amsterdam visiting a friend and we decided to go to Germany. I bought a ticket that day and met my friend at the train station. I couldn't find her until five minutes before the train left and I didn't even have a place to sleep. Fortunately the train had wifi and I found a hostel online.

 I want to …… before I die

 Visit all seven continents

It bothers me when ….

People wake me up early in the morning.

 


Angela Dallakoti, Special Events Coordinator 

Why SMP?

SMP is full of God-adoring individuals who want to learn how to praise and love the Lord more fully. The way that prayer, scripture, and God's Kingdom is celebrated has been incredible for me to experience, and I want other to join this passionate group as well!  

Words to live by …

 "Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." Psalm 34:8

 Craziest thing I’ve done

 I faked being sick in order to get out of running the mile, and then I rebelliously watched my first PG-13 movie (unsupervised) at the age of 12. It was Mean Girls. It was life-changing.

 I want to …… before I die

give a TED talk on something I'm passionate about 

It bothers me when ….

Wheaton College overuses the words blessed, integration, and intentional community so now I feel like I can't say them normally in my conversations anymore.

 


Andrea James, Fundraising Coordinator

Why SMP?

I have a passion for serving others and being able to do that in a cross-cultural setting with our partners is amazing. We get to partake in a long term project by representing Christ and furthering the Kingdom.

Words to live by …

John Mayer + more John Mayer

or

Proverbs 4:23... either works

Craziest thing I’ve done

Stood right next to my sister when she got bit by a shark... and still continued to kayak with shark bait to help my dad fish at the shark invested beaches.

I want to …… before I die

backpack through the Patagonia Mtns.

It bothers me when ….

People mix cake/brownies with ice cream :/



Catherine Hall, Administrator

Why SMP?

Working with partners from different backgrounds and perspectives helps us learn to understand , adapt, and work together with people from different cultural context which ultimately helps us to grow in our faith and unite in the global body of Christ.

 Words to live by …

the Wheaton College Community Covenant

Craziest thing I’ve done

Took a gap year to be an exchange student in Belgium

I want to …… before I die

Spend a year living in a van

It bothers me when ….

People leave the lights on when they're not in the room. Also when people chew really loudly. And lots of other things, but the list would be too long.


Debbie Myers, Placement Coordinator 

Why SMP?

SMP has a heart for serving the Global Church and a genuine desire to preach the Gospel to the Ends of the earth.

Words to live by …

"The Perm must wait" - Leslie Knope 

Craziest thing I’ve done

the "I'm a little teapot" dance in a store window

I want to …… before I die

dive the coral reef/ graduate from college

 It bothers me when ….

People eat bananas super loud. Like, can you not.

 

 

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