Pastoral Interns

Drew Barnes
4th Year Master of Divinity Degree at TEDS.  I am married to Heather Barnes.
I have been attending North Sub for the past four years and serving in the area of student ministries.
The primary focus of my internship is on student ministry, teaching, counseling, and other pastoral ministries.  I have previously served as a youth director on the south side of Chicago for four years and at North Sub for two years.
My goals for this internship are:
1) To develop my skills as a preacher and teacher.
2) Develop counseling skills for both student and adult ministry.
3) Develop communication skills (written and verbal) that promote clarity and comprehension.
4) Develop a pattern/routine of consistent personal and ministerial prayer.
Clayton Schmidt
I am a 3rd year MDiv student at TEDS and I am married to Katie.  We have been part of North Sub for 4+ years. We have primarily been serving downstairs in children’s ministry, in addition to a few other serving and teaching opportunities.
The primary focus of my internship is on teaching, and I will spend the bulk of my time with the 1st hour adult life courses and the 2nd hour children’s classes.
Previously, I have worked as an Interim Children’s Ministry Director here while Jayne was on sabbatical. I also have worked in a parachurch ministry with college and high school students.
My goals for this internship are:
1) Serve God, the church, the church staff members, and the congregation however possible.
2) Learn as much as I can from Pastor Craig, Pastor Tim, Jayne, and the other staff.
3) Gain a broader exposure to more facets of the church, and develop skills to be a well-rounded pastor.
Conner Smith
I am a 3rd year undergrad student at Trinity majoring in Christian Ministries and Worship. I’ve been attending North Sub for the past few weeks, though I’ve known Pastor Robbie since January because he was my professor for a worship class that I took last semester. At the end of the class Pastor Robbie expressed interest in having me as an intern at North Sub, and so here I am!
The primary focus of my internship will be to learn about Worship leading with Pastor Robbie and help out with that in whatever ways I can. Previously, I interned at a Baptist church in Germany for eight months and I’ve served as the worship leader for a student-led ministry on campus at Trinity for two semesters.
My primary goals for the internship are:
1) I want to grow in leading with humility.
2) I want to grow in relating to and expressing gratitude to volunteers.
3) I want to grow in worship leading and coordinating skills and experience.