2013-2014 Volunteers

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Emily Bentley
I seek to encourage co-existence and peaceful relations in communities by promoting equality through kindness and acceptance, serving the whole community with human and social development in mind, and by loving our neighbors through relationships.

Emily Bentley is from Athens, Alabama and graduated in May 2013 from Auburn University where she majored in Business Administration and minored in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. Emily is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Athens, AL and was very active in Presbyterian Student Fellowship at Auburn. Growing up attending youth conferences and spending summers in Montreat, she is excited to be living and working in this area and serving the Asheville community. Emily is working part-time with Haywood Street Congregation and part-time with the YMCA’s Project RISE after-school youth program.

 

 

 

 

Sarah McCoy

Sarah McCoy
Offering hope and joy to allow people to experience the love of our creative God, and being open to learn and experience the same love through every brother and sister.

Sarah McCoy has spent most of her life in the Asheville area, growing up just outside of the city in the small town of Weaverville. She just graduated from Mars Hill College (now University) in May of 2013 with a degree in piano. She’s so excited and thankful to be a part of Hands and Feet, where she gets to spend a year in her hometown in such a different context. She is working part-time at Church of the Advocate and part-time with the YMCA After-School program at Weaverville Elementary.

 

 

 

 

 

Colin Pettigrew

Colin Pettigrew
Understanding that I’m only one individual I will, in Love and Faith, do my best to love community, both local and global, encourage values of honesty, respect, and integrity, and to pursue justice and something more than justice in issues of poverty, violence, and ignorance.

Colin was born and raised in Clemson, SC, and is a recent graduate of Clemson University where he earned a degree in Economics and a minor in Communications. Colin was active in soccer, scouts, and youth group at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church growing up. In Asheville, Colin is working at the AHOPE Day Center where homeless folks can get a cup of coffee, pick up mail, make phone calls, and take showers among other services that help move toward housing

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Corrine Roberts
I will strive to foster love and self-worth in youth and young adults while encouraging them to embrace faith, ask questions, and actively take part in and responsibility for the world around them.

Corrine Roberts is a bit of a nomad. She was born in Michigan, spent most of elementary school in West Virginia, hopscotched around a few cities in North Carolina, finished high school out in Delaware and then finally came back to the NC mountains where she feels most at home. She graduated in May from Mars Hill College (now University) with a major in English and a minor in Religion/Philosophy. While in college she played soccer and was active in her campus ministry: Christian Student Movement. Her Hands and Feet placements for the year are with The Timothy Project and YMCA after school.