Three years ago, our church evaluated its seminary/pastoral internship program. We discovered the model used through the prior decades did not adequately integrate with current seminary models or the needs of current seminary graduates. After much study and prayer, we embraced the ‘Residency Model.’ In the residency model, a seminary graduate is hired for a 2-year residency for the practical experience in the breadth of pastoral ministry. Our first resident was Dylan Rigg. Dylan learned, served well, and moved on to be the Associate Pastor of Nineteenth Avenue Baptist Church in San Francisco, California.
Our next Pastoral Resident has been identified and invited to join us! Numerous qualified candidates applied for this unique opportunity. The selection committee’s prayerful consideration decided upon Camille Loomis. Camille and her husband, Matthew, will be moving to Greenville in late July, and she will begin her residency with us on August 1. Her first year will be divided into three primary blocks of study and supervised practical experience: church administration, pastoral care, then worship and preaching. She will fully integrate these areas in her second year of service. It will be a delight and great benefit to have her ministerial skills and perspective in this community. Here’s a short note from Camille. If you have a moment, send her a warm email welcome…
Hello, FBG! I am thrilled to be joining the community as your next Pastoral Resident. I’m originally from Virginia (go Hoos!) but have spent my professional life in Mississippi and North Carolina. This spring, I graduated from Duke Divinity School with concentrations in Baptist Studies and Theology and Arts. I feel most at home with God while singing in a choir, sharing meals with friends, discussing Scripture, or working on an embroidery piece. My husband, Matthew, and I are very excited to learn from and alongside all of you over the next few years. Please feel free to contact me on social media or at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you!