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Break Away Ministry 2013

(left to right): Ben Bergstrom, Ruth Jeong, Ian Donahoe, Matthew Shareff, Jenny Hull  (not pictured): Chloe Weidenbaum

 

Ian Donahoe - Chair

Why BAM?
BAM is the unique opportunity to serve for only a short period of time, yet see God's work throughout the U.S. It also allows those who can't commit a summer to participate in missions while in college.

Words to live by:
"In three words I can sum up everything I've ever learned about life: it goes on" - Robert Frost

Craziest things I've done:
Kayaked a fjord in Norway. I also jumped into the North Sea wearing only a speedo.

I want to...before I die:
Backpack Asia with my best friend, and stay in some really strange places. YHM is awesome.

It bothers me when:
People spit in public. It's nasty.

Chloe Weidenbaum - Administrator

Why BAM?
BreakAway Ministry has helped make a big difference in my life, and I want to help other students to have similar opportunities. I also get to work with some fantastic people!

Words to live by:
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God" - 1 Corinthians 10:31

Craziest thing I've done:
I ate lobster brain...on a BreakAway trip.

I want to...before I die:
reach five feet of height

Ruth Jeong - Publicity Coordinator

Why BAM?
I went to one of the BAM trips this spring and loved it! After the trip, I wanted to join this great ministry to tell others about it.

Words to live by:
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Craziest things I've done:
ride X2 in the Six Flags Magic Mountain

I want to...before I die:
own a golden retriever and a shepherd dog

It bothers me when:
I have to wake up for a 8 AM class, but it's too cold to get out of bed.

Ben Bergstrom - Trip Logistics Coordinator

Why BAM?
I had a great time on my San Fransisco BreakAway trip and I wanted to stay involved! Also, Brian Medaglia is the man.

Words to live by:
“If you're going to joke on some of them, you have to answer some of them seriously.” - Chloe Weidenbaum

Craziest things I've done:
I went cave diving in Mexico

I want to...before I die:
Fly, not in a plane, just me, FLYING!

Jenny Hull - Trip Logistics Coordinator

Why BAM?
I wanted to serve on BAM cabinet because of the awesomeness of my BreakAway group and the OCO staff. I love going into the OCO! It is a really cheerful place and everyone there cares about you.

Words to live by:
“No matter how hard it gets, never give up,” and Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God”

Craziest things I've done:
Blew up 300 balloons on Reading Day and then put all of them in my RA's room, and toilet papered my RA's room.

I want to...before I die:
go skydiving and catch a crocodile

It bothers me when:
People come to class late, and when people ask me what's bothering me.

Matthew Shareff - Trip Logistics Coordinator

Why BAM?
Going on BreakAway ministries was one of the best experiences of my life. I want to give my fellow students the opportunity to have similar experiences. As well, I want my fellow students to have opportunities to serve God in a meaningful way via short-term mission work.

Words to live by:
“If you wait until the last minute, it only takes one minute. Always procrastinate.”

Craziest things I've done:
Not Wheaton appropriate.

I want to...before I die:
Go to New Zealand.

It bothers me when:
People sitting near me text or play games on their cell phone during chapel (mostly because I invariably become more interested in what they're doing than whatever is happening on the stage).

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