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Meet Our Interns: Fall Semester 2018


This semester, theHeart is blessed with the opportunity to help cultivate the identities of nine young college-age students as members of the body of Christ. We'll be taking a journey of self-discovery and faith together. Meet our interns here.


Grace King is one of the interns returning to serve at theHeart. She will be developing and supporting creative media and communications.

By offering an internship, theHeart is committed to fostering the growth of Christian leaders through God’s ministry of reconciliation to himself, ourselves, and each other.


In just two years, theInternship has proven to be an incredibly fulfilling and edifying experience for our interns as well as our church staff and family. Sharing office space, dining tables, and living rooms has made it possible for all of us to create and nurture loving relationships of trust and support with each other.


“I want to give back to those who have given so much.” Kendall Whortan, returning intern

First-Year Interns

First-year interns spend 10-15 unpaid hours a week participating in spiritual development, social engagements, and service opportunities. This culminates in a group project that encourages teams to create and organize ministry initiatives of their own design. This semester we have four first-year interns joining us.


Susanna Anderson

Susanna Anderson is from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is majoring in Child Development because of her heart-felt love for children. After graduation, Susanna plans to become a Child Life Specialist and work with kids in the hospital. Susanna's older sister introduced her to theHeart her freshman year of college, and she became an intern to better understand how this church takes a simple approach to reconciling people to God and each other through Christ's Love. She is excited to learn about the specific responsibilities of each role in the church.


Kemp Kornegay

Kemp Kornegay is from Pleasant Grove, North Carolina, and he has been attending theHeart since his freshman year of college. He is passionate about music and worship. Kemp started playing piano at the age of eight and began leading worship at fourteen. After a time of intentional rest, he is happy to be at theHeart participating in the worship during our Sunday Gatherings. Kemp looks forward to learning more about God’s Word and the people of theHeart this semester.


Mikayla Brown

Mikayla Brown has been singing in church since she was eleven-years-old. She knew at the age of twelve worship ministry was her calling. Since then, she has worked as a worship leader at her home church. Once she came to Boone, she wanted to find a way to serve in a church. She found theHeart and applied for theInternship. She is a senior, on pace to graduate this year with an interdisciplinary degree in Creative Writing and Music. She is excited to grow in wisdom and knowledge at theHeart as an intern and as a worship leader.


Natalie Brown

Natalie Brown is a senior majoring in Business. She is from Wilmington, North Carolina. Natalie found theHeart during her junior year of college. Her passion lies in prison reformation, and after college, she hopes to start a non-profit to help prisoners recover and start fresh once out of prison. She is excited to make new friends and cultivate deeper relationships with those in the High Country. She loves how theHeart “feels like home,” and her hope with this internship is to grow in her faith as well as her friendships.


Returning Interns

Returning interns apply to partner up with staff leadership to help support and grow those respective disciplines within theHeart. Their experience allows for self-guided spiritual development, social engagements, service opportunities, and participation in the life of the church. This semester we have five returning interns joining us.


John Caldwell

John Caldwell is from High Point, North Carolina. He is a junior at Appalachian State, majoring in Social Work. He found theHeart through his friend and former intern, Matthew Wilson. Since his freshman year of college, he has been involved with the youth group. This is his second semester as an intern where he will be working with Hannah Siegel and Youth Pastor, Ethan Hardin in Kids Ministry. He is excited to continue working with the youth group by planning events that provide avenues for everyone to grow closer to the Lord and to each other.