CURRENT INTERNS

 

AARON KEY

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You will mostly find Aaron on some sort of adventure outdoors with his wife, searching for a good place to eat, watching one of their favorite movies, doing Crossfit together, or cooking something on the grill! Aaron has a crazy kind of love for Ohio State Football, bacon, playing the drums, and fast cars.

Aaron has been happily married to Melinda since December 2013. They both grew up in the Grace Brethren Church in Ashland a short ways from here where they met Aaron’s junior year of high school . Aaron lived in Indiana while attended Indiana Wesleyan University, but moved to Akron with his wife upon graduation to start at Grace.

At Grace Aaron works with student ministries in all the ways you could think of with a special attention to the youth band, social media, and Give it away opportunities. Aaron has a heart for students to know and understand who Jesus is, and to come along side them as they use their talents and abilities to serve God in their world, as He transforms their lives.

HANNAH SHAFFER

Hannah has been attending Grace since 2005 when she first came with her family. She is now a Resident Intern at Grace working in the Children’s Ministry- POWER Kids. Hannah graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2015 from the University of Akron. She will soon attend Lancaster Bible College to receive her Master’s Degree in Formational Children and Family Ministry.

In her spare time you will find Hannah riding her horse, spending time with her family and friends, or reading. Hannah grew up in Akron with her parents and three siblings. Hannah has always enjoyed working with children of all ages.

 

JORDAN LEE

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Jordan is a Resident-Intern of Creative Arts and Worship. He’s still not exactly sure how God opened up such an incredible opportunity for him to use so many of his gifts and passions in one job, but he’s not asking any questions. He is passionate about serving others and furthering God’s kingdom through worship, creativity, and communication.

Jordan is originally from Henderson, KY but tried really hard growing up to not sound like it. He is in love with Jesus, his fiancé Lindsey, soccer, and pizza (in that order) and loves meeting new people and hanging out with friends.

He graduated in May of 2016 from Cedarville University with a degree in Marketing, and minors in Music and Bible, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Christian Ministry in Worship from Liberty University.

 

JARED BADER
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Jared began attending Grace in 2005. He grew up through Student Ministries and New Perspective, and the vision and values of Grace are a part of his DNA. 

In 2013 he began serving as the music team’s guitar tech, and in 2015, he came on as an intern and started leading worship on the weekends and for New Perspective. He is also finishing up his Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies through our Moody program. 

You will likely find Jared spending time with other young adults. He has a passion for helping others grow in their faith and he loves leading his NP Life Group. If he’s not with them, he’s either sitting in a coffee shop doing homework, or at home trying to discover new sounds he can make with his guitar. 

PAUL ANTAL

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Paul is an Intern working with Student Ministries at the Bath Campus. He enjoys working with students because his years in high school and middle school were foundational to his faith today. He wants to do all he can to make who Jesus is as clear and as personal as possible to students inside and outside of the Church.

Paul first came to Grace Church with the friends and leaders who led him to Christ in his freshmen year of College. A year later he transferred to the Moody Bible Institute Extension at the Bath Campus to pursue a degree in Biblical Studies.

During his free time Paul enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing music, photography, watching movies and following Soccer.