Meet our 2016-2017 seminary interns!
Part of KUMC’s mission to Feed More Sheep is to provide leadership and training
opportunities for seminary students preparing to serve beyond our congregation. Our cohort of seminary interns take on leadership positions within our congregation, opportunities for preaching and leading worship, and meet regularly for theological reflection.
Taylor Austin: Taylor is a California native, hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. He was raised in a small church, later being involved in youth ministry and music ministry after high school. After being involved in ministry and finishing community college, Taylor moved to San Diego to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry from Point Loma Nazarene University. Taylor began his second year in the Master of Divinity program at Princeton Theological Seminary this school year. He loves music—playing guitar and writing songs—and sports, especially basketball, both of which occupy most of his free time.
Joseph Dixon: Joseph was born and raised in Louisville, KY as a member of the Churches of Christ (though he had no idea what that meant at the time). Upon attending youth group and graduating high school, Joseph felt called to study theology at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN with the hopes of becoming a full-time youth minister. However, circumstances and the direction of his professors instead encouraged Joseph to consider graduate school so that he might one day teach as an undergraduate Bible professor. This journey has brought Joseph to Princeton Theological Seminary, where he is working through his second year in pursuit of a Masters of Divinity.
Meg Gaston: Meg grew up in a small town in North Carolina where she lived with her
parents and older brother. She is in her second year at Princeton Theological Seminary where she is pursuing a Masters in Divinity. Before seminary Meg received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at Pfeiffer University. After she graduated she spent two years serving as a Global Mission Fellow with the General Board of Global Ministries with the United Methodist Church living in South Korea and Japan before coming to Princeton.
Kelsey O’Brien: Kelsey is a Southwestern native translated to New Jersey finishing up her Masters of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary (last year, WHOO!). She has been a member of KUMC for two years and served as the Children’s Director last year. Before coming to Princeton she lived in downtown Chicago while completing a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Philosophy and nannying (which is why she had to go to grad school, because let’s be real,
jobs are hard to come by in some fields). She enjoys long walks and reading out loud to her roommate on the back porch.