"In the Hearth of the Community, With the Community in our Hearts"

Emily is from Lake Wylie, South Carolina.  For the last three years, Emily has served as a missionary for The Wade Center.  After her experience last year, she applied for an internship which brought her back to Wade.  She will be a freshman at North Greenville University.  As the relational intern, Emily will be the liaison for our mission teams and assist in the classrooms.  She enjoys music and leading worship, and she loves The Wade Center and is excited for this summer.

Meet our Awesome Interns

Ricki Smith - Vacation Bible School Intern

Lee joined The Wade team all the way from Perth, Australia.  He is a recent Spring 2017 graduate from Bluefield College where he studied Exercise Sports Science, and he played four years on the Bluefield College Men’s Soccer team.  As the construction/sports intern, Lee is excited about testing his endurance and stamina throughout the summer working with the mission teams and kids.

Jordan Howerton - Media/Tech Intern

Ricki is from Beckley, West Virginia and is a senior at Concord University where she is majoring in Social Work.  At Concord, she is in the Bonner Scholar Program and will graduate in the spring of 2018.  Ricki will work with the mission teams to lead worship, teach the VBS lessons, and assist in the classroom.  She enjoys tennis, hiking, traveling, being outdoors, and working with children.  One day, she hopes to work with a nonprofit like The Wade Center.

Caleb Branch - Sports Intern

Jordan is a Princeton, West Virginia native where he is an active member of Covenant Baptist Church where he was taught to love and serve the Lord.  He is a senior at Concord University where he is studying Graphic Design and Studio Art.  His passion is to glorify his Creator by creating things that serve others.  His desire is to spend the rest of his life teaching others to love and know God through church ministry.  He will display his talents through photography and videography this summer as he captures the memories of each week for our mission teams.

Lee Harris-Brown - Construction/Sports Intern

Emily Phillips - Relational Intern

Caleb is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he is an active member of Fellowship Bible Church.  He attended a mission’s trip last summer to The Wade Center with his church and is where he first learned about Wade.  He will be a freshman at Tulsa Community College this fall where he will study Art Education. Caleb says he is most excited about spending his summer playing games and sports with the kids.  His hobbies include: rock climbing, drawing, and bean bag tag.