Safe Church Ministry
Summer Student Intern
Summer is here, and as in the past few summers Safe Church is blessed to have a summer student intern who will be working with us 8-10 hours per week. We’ve asked her to introduce herself.
My name is Alyssa Anten, and I am the new Safe Church Ministry summer intern! I am a student at both Western Theological Seminary and Michigan State University earning my Master of Social Work and Master of Divinity degrees through Western's dual-degree program. I will be graduating with both degrees in May 2018, so interning with Safe Church Ministry is a great step towards my future ministry and what God is calling me to! I hope to help churches re-engage in matters of justice and recover a sense of reconciliation and compassion for marginalized and oppressed populations. Helping churches prevent and respond to abuse directly fits this call! I am a West Michigan native and currently live in Grand Rapids, MI. I grew up within the CRC family and am very excited to be working with the denomination. I am eager to have the opportunity to connect with you!
Alyssa’s first day was spent helping us move offices in what’s known around here as the “summer shuffle”. Over 100 people in the building changed offices, most of the moving happened in one day! However, the process of moving in and getting settled is taking a bit longer. If you’re ever in Grand Rapids, stop by to visit us - same building, new location.