ECM Board Member, Courtney Sharp, receives XPLOR Fellowship for the 2019-2020 year. XPLOR is a “10-month, congregationally hosted residency program designed for 21- to 30-year-olds looking to explore lives of care and service — giving them the opportunity to unleash their own potential, while positively impacting their community” with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) through the National Benevolent Association. Courtney will be in Hiram, OH starting in August for her internship year. She will work with middle school students at an after-school program which focuses on developing science skills.
After XPLOR, Courtney plans to attend medical school. While at K-State, she has been an instrumental leader for Real Food Lunch (RFL). Courtney began as an assistant cook for RFL, eventually joining the ECM Board of Directors. During her senior year, she planned meals and oversaw cooking. Courtney supported the first ‘Sustainability Retreat’ initiative and advocated for ECM programming with local congregations. Courtney’s leadership will be missed, but she will be an asset in her upcoming community.
If you would like to learn more about ECM partnership opportunities like XPLOR, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘XPLOR Fellowship’ or 'GAP Year Fellowship'. Pastor Christian specializes in grant and fellowship applications.
To learn more about XPLOR, check out their website! https://www.nbacares.org/xplor
Pictured: Pastor Christian, Campus Pastor and Director; Steven Graham, Development Coordinator; Stephanie Petrie, ECM Board President; Courtney Sharp, ECM Board Member