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Worship Minister, Fairfax Church of Christ (Fairfax, Virginia)
Music has been part of Sam Souder’s life for as long as he can remember.
“I’ve always grown up around music,” he said. “It’s just always been part of who I am.”
His father was a worship director at the church their family attended, and Sam led his first worship service at age 6. He had already started taking piano and voice lessons at 5, and continued to study through junior high and high school.
(Willow Park, Texas)
Jessica Schell wants to spend her life working with people who have committed various crimes – theft, murder, drug use and more. The people she seeks to help will be under armed guard, behind bars, and desperate for hope.
In other words, she wants to work in prison ministry.
“I think that God has given me the gift of mercy,” she says.
As a prison chaplain, she’ll work with the warden, counsel inmates and plan programs for them. She also wants to implement programs in prisons that allow prisoners to talk to juvenile delinquents in order to warn them about the bad choices they’re making.
When she was in high school, she and her mom decided to go on a college road trip. They hadn’t planned to visit ACU for financial reasons, but when they got a flat tire in Abilene and Anna’s sister got sick, they decided to stay the night. Since they were already in the city, a tour of the ACU campus seemed to make sense.