UKIRK STORIES

Presbyterian News Service

When Jesse Hernandez arrived at Texas State University four years ago, he and a friend began looking for campus ministries.


There are innumerable differences between Morrison Presbyterian Church and UKirk WCU, but one overriding similarity is the sense of loss due to the pandemic.


With church doors closed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Christian Formation has released a five-page document entitled: “Remote Faith Formation …  For the Long Haul.”


The Presbyterian Campus Ministry at the University of Georgia (UGA) is not new. It’s been around since 1940 and housed in the current space since 1959, which served as a safe space for African American students during the tumultuous 1960s.


Preaching from Deut. 6:4-9, a text she described as both aspirational and inspirational, the Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana sent about 900 people attending the College Conference at Montreat home Sunday morning with a closing worship message focused on Sabbath and remembering.


UKIRK STORIES

Abby Couvillon

Abby Couvillon

Abby Couvillon is graduating in May, 2020, from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Leadership Studies.  She will be working for Publicis Sapient after graduation.. While at Georgia Tech, she has been a part of...

Lauren Claxton

Lauren Claxton

Lauren Claxton is graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in May, 2020, with Journalism and Electronic Media major.  She is from Knoxville, Tennessee, and will be attending graduate school in the Fall. She says about her time at UKirk UTK, “I am so...

Ramzi Hdija

Ramzi Hdija

Ramzi Hdija is graduating in May, 2020, from the Georgia Institute of Technology with an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree. While at Georgia Tech, he has been a part of Westminster Christian Fellowship on campus.  Jon Keyser, the campus minister at...

Kylee Norris

Kylee Norris

Kylee Norris is a senior nursing major from Winchester, Tennessee, and has been a part of UKirk UTK during her time at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  She says, "UKirk provided me with a constant reminder of God's presence throughout my college experience,...

Andy Ackerman

Andy Ackerman

Andy Ackerman is a Mathematical Science major from Clemson, South Carolina.  During his time at Clemson University, he has been a part of the Clemson Presbyterian Student Association, a UKirk campus ministry of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church and Foothills Presbytery....