Diocal Interns program gets underway with three new interns

Posted on September 8, 2010
Diocal Interns Brittain Lovett, Blount Montgomery, and Andrew DombosThe first Diocal Interns program began last week with the arrival of three young adults who will spend one year working in the diocese and living prayerfully under a “rule of life.” The program, made possible by diocesan funding and supported by a grant from Trinity Wall Street, will provide needed assistance to programs serving the poor and the spiritual needs of the diocese. The interns, (pictured left to right) are Brittain Lovett from Massachusetts; Blount Montgomery from Mississippi; and Andrew Dombos from Michigan. Both Lovett and Dombos will spend the year working for Episcopal Community Services, and Montgomery will work with diocesan youth and young adult programs.


Along with their 32 hours of work each week, the interns will attend an Episcopal church every Sunday and make a commitment to serving that congregation for a minimum of 2 hours a week. This service might be leading an adult education group, participating in liturgical ministry, teaching Sunday school, gardening, pastoral visitation, building maintenance, or any number of other ministries.


Much of the preparatory work for the program (including grant writing, structural development, and recruitment) was provided by the interim diocesan youth and young adult coordinator, the Rev. Bertie Pearson; and the program is under the direction of the diocesan vocations coordinator, the Rev. Robyn Arnold.


Building on the Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus’ vision for intentional community, the purpose of the program is to raise up the next generation of leaders in the church and in the world, and it is Bishop Marc’s hope that “the outcome of a year of integrated work, prayer, and spiritual mentoring will be a life of committed discipleship.”