Lilly Leadership Initiative Intern Spotlight
This month we feature Jack Gordon, one of our Lilly Leadership Initiative Interns. Jack has just finished his first year at the U of A and his first semester as a Lilly Intern. He is a marketing major from Rockwall, Texas.
Welcoming the Opportunity:
After meeting and talking with Jack, we were excited for him to be able to continue his Presbyterian connections in college. UCM has a great community feel and we were happy for Jack to build relationships as a Freshman that will likely carry him throughout his college career.
Jack shared with us: “I wanted to find a good group of friends while getting more involved in college ministry.”
Jack’s first semester as an intern has been very active and he has played a critical role in a number of initiatives. He has represented UCM on recruiting trips to the Grace Presbytery Senior High Youth Connection and Senior High Youthquake in the Presbytery of Arkansas, helped lead worship at First United Presbyterian Church, and has spearheaded the UCM attendance analytics project first spotting our growth trajectory. Jack has invested deeply in the intern experience this semester fully embracing all of the opportunities offered and building strong relationships with the other interns that extend outside of scheduled programming.
Jack shared: “I really enjoyed recruiting incoming freshman to join UCM at events like SHYC and Senior High Youthquake.”
We, at UCM, are looking forward to seeing Jack continue to grow and develop his leadership gifts as an officer of the UCM Registered Student Organization and a Lilly Intern.
Looking ahead to next fall, Jack said: “I am excited for all of the new events we have planned for next semester like the new Wednesday night Bible Study and Parent’s Weekend.”