On August 3rd, Smoke Rise will welcome Kristen Pope as our newest Children’s Ministry Intern. Kristen graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religion. She will begin her theological studies at McAfee School of Theology this August.
While in college, Kristen interned for three summers at Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. There she taught summer school to refugee children from Burma. Kristen worked to develop lessons and curriculum to help reinforce what her students had learned in school. Kristen learned through this opportunity how to help refugees transition to life in the United States, as well as how to educate others about refugees in their area. Because of her summers at Crescent Hill, Kristen has developed a love for refugee ministry. During the school year while she was in college, Kristen tutored children with educational disabilities. Through her time tutoring, Kristen learned how to communicate different concepts to children with educational disabilities.
Family is very important to Kristen. Attending McAfee will bring Kristen closer to her family in Jasper, GA. She is the oldest daughter of Greg and Cindy Pope and a proud big sister to Jennifer and Ryan. Kristen is great with children of all ages and will do a wonderful job with the children of Smoke Rise Baptist Church! We are very excited to have Kristen join the staff at Smoke Rise while she is a student at McAfee and look forward to the many opportunities of shared learning that are sure to happen over the three years.