Rosedale International’s 2022 Interns are a group of young adults who will spend the year living and working at the Rosedale International Center (RIC). They will deepen their relationships with God and others, undergo discipleship and outreach, and help facilitate the REACH and City Challenge programs. We’re looking forward to watching them grow in leadership, ministry, and service.
Rosedale International (RI) is happy to introduce Jared as our Facilities Assistant for 2022. As Facilities Assistant, Jared will work closely with Kristyn, RIC Director, and Travis, Maintenance Technician, to care for the building and grounds. He will organize service projects for City Challenge and REACH, and will serve in a mentorship role during these programs.
Jared grew up in Sugar Creek, Ohio, as the second of four children. An outdoorsman, he enjoys all things water-related—“fishing, boating, swimming, and anything like that.” Physical activity, playing guitar, and spending time with others are also high on his list of favorite hobbies.
Like fellow intern Katie, Jared never went through the REACH program. Although he considered enrolling, “for some reason I never felt like I was supposed to.” But when Phil, Short-Term Programs Facilitator and Jared’s former youth leader, brought up the possibility of internship, it was a different story. “It was something I wanted to do, and I felt like God was leading me to do it.”
Looking back, Jared sees the ways that God worked in his heart to prepare him for this position. “I’ve grown more spiritually in the past year than I ever have. I feel like I’ve been prepared to relate to a lot of people.”
As an intern, he’ll have plenty of opportunities to do just that. He’s especially excited to interact with the incoming City Challenge groups—when he went through City Challenge as a student himself, Jared was encouraged by the interns, and looks forward to being that uplifting influence as an intern himself. “It was a positive experience for me, and I’m excited to be on the other side of it!”
As he looks toward a year of internship, Jared asks for prayer against burnout. “Especially when City Challenge and REACH starts, I want to have energy and build healthy relationships with my teammates and the people around me.”