Meet Our New Intern, Phillip!
Hello! My name is Phillip Kroh, and I am an intern that is joining the congregation. As first speech I seek permission from you all to learn amongst you and with you about many things, but high among them is how to support you all and others in your vocational journeys in whatever way you experience it. I am a 1st semester seminary student from St. Paul’s School of Theology. I am pursuing a Master of Divinity which is a common part of the ordination process for a variety of denominations.
There are other two causes that bring me to you all beyond the first. As part of the degree we complete ‘contextual education credits’ which is likely much more than but can be boiled down to working in ministry for a certain amount of time each week. I am also unaffiliated as my faith was recently born alone and with friends rather than as part of a congregation, though I was born and raised in the United Methodist Church. Because I am both denominationally unaffiliated and seeking ordination, part of the purpose of my contextual education is to explore different communities of faith.
I look forward to meeting you all in outdoor fellowship on September 20th. Starting out, my work will come to you in the blog posts on the Church’s website as well as teaching and moderating discussion during worship once a month. If there is a way I could be of service to you, please don’t hesitate to bring it to Rev. Shoemaker and I so we can discuss it.