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Global Urban Perspectives Cabinet

(row 1, left to right): Marrielle Merry, Deborah Kim, Kari DeHaven, (row 2) Grace Hwang, Hayley Woodbridge, Lydia Kang

Deborah Kim - Chair

Why GUP?
Mo. T (Mother Teresa) once said that it is hard to love those closest to us.  I think urban settings in American are places that we often forget to love. GUP seeks to participate in God's redemptive work in the city. :)

Words to live by:
“Just keep swimming.” - Dory

Craziest thing I've ever done:
Paint my playground smurf blue when I was 7.

I want to...before I die:
be fluent in Spanish

It bothers me when:
I'm hungry.

Hayley Woodbridge - Administrator

Why GUP?
I am interested in Urban Ministry and am looking forward to my summer as a GUP intern in Denver.

Words to live by:
read books.

Craziest thing I've ever done:
swim with stingrays.

I want to...before I die:
be the Administrator for the GUP cabinet.

It bothers me when:
there are spiders, whales, or needles around me.

Grace Hwang - Fundraising Coordinator/Campus Programs Coordinator

Why GUP?
It was on God's heart, and it was on my heart. Perfect match.

Words to live by:
"Gotta catch 'em all." - Pokemon

Craziest thing I've ever done:
Milk, ride, and eat a camel - in that order.

I want to...before I die:
own an alpaca farm

It bothers me when:
people have pet peeves.

Marielle Merry - Orientation Coordinator

Why GUP?
I am a part of GUP because I think that it is amazing to see God at work and bringing redemption to cities where there is often so much inequality and brokenness.

Words to live by:
"Be thou my vision"

Craziest thing I've ever done:
I was evacuated by a helicopter with my family from a war-torn country.

I want to...before I die:
travel to every continent, backpack through Europe, ride an elephant, skydive.

It bothers me when:
my roommate hides a stuffed goat in my bed.

Kari DeHaven - Placement/Travel Coordinator

Why GUP?
I participated in GUP the summer after my freshmen year. God placed the city on my heart when I went on a mission trip to Memphis when I was 13, and I have loved the city ever since.

Words to live by:
Failure is always an option

Craziest thing I've ever done:
Polar Plunge at HoneyRock in February

I want to...before I die:
Backpack through Europe with my friend, Meg, and visit art museums.

It bothers me when...
People talk during concerts.

Lydia Kang - Publicity Coordinator

Why GUP?
I strongly believe that there is a strong calling and need for outreach in the city. I knew that from the experiences lived together, stories shared, and learning how to give/receive love, my global perspective and vision for my life will be shaped immensely. I want to invest in the urban community around me.

Words to live by:
If you haven't found something you'd die for, you probably haven't been living.

Craziest thing I've ever done:
Braved the harsh, cold, ruthless Chicago weather - First snowy experience.

I want to...before I die:
Skydive! And I want to be the one to make the jump myself. Also, I want to publish a children's book (write and illustrate).

It bothers me when...
I can't think of anything that bothers me.

Global Urban Perspectives Cabinet

(row 1, left to right): Marrielle Merry, Deborah Kim, Kari DeHaven, (row 2) Grace Hwang, Hayley Woodbridge, Lydia Kang

Deborah Kim - Chair

Why GUP?
Mo. T (Mother Teresa) once said that it is hard to love those closest to us.  I think urban settings in American are places that we often forget to love. GUP seeks to participate in God's redemptive work in the city. :)

Words to live by:
“Just keep swimming.” - Dory

Craziest thing I've ever done:
Paint my playground smurf blue when I was 7.

I want to...before I die:
be fluent in Spanish

It bothers me when:
I'm hungry.

Hayley Woodbridge - Administrator

Why GUP?
I am interested in Urban Ministry and am looking forward to my summer as a GUP intern in Denver.

Words to live by:
read books.

Craziest thing I've ever done:
swim with stingrays.

I want to...before I die:
be the Administrator for the GUP cabinet.

It bothers me when:
there are spiders, whales, or needles around me.

Grace Hwang - Fundraising Coordinator/Campus Programs Coordinator

Why GUP?
It was on God's heart, and it was on my heart. Perfect match.

Words to live by:
"Gotta catch 'em all." - Pokemon

Craziest thing I've ever done:
Milk, ride, and eat a camel - in that order.

I want to...before I die:
own an alpaca farm

It bothers me when:
people have pet peeves.

Marielle Merry - Orientation Coordinator

Why GUP?
I am a part of GUP because I think that it is amazing to see God at work and bringing redemption to cities where there is often so much inequality and brokenness.

Words to live by:
"Be thou my vision"

Craziest thing I've ever done:
I was evacuated by a helicopter with my family from a war-torn country.

I want to...before I die:
travel to every continent, backpack through Europe, ride an elephant, skydive.

It bothers me when:
my roommate hides a stuffed goat in my bed.

Kari DeHaven - Placement/Travel Coordinator

Why GUP?
I participated in GUP the summer after my freshmen year. God placed the city on my heart when I went on a mission trip to Memphis when I was 13, and I have loved the city ever since.

Words to live by:
Failure is always an option

Craziest thing I've ever done:
Polar Plunge at HoneyRock in February

I want to...before I die:
Backpack through Europe with my friend, Meg, and visit art museums.

It bothers me when...
People talk during concerts.

Lydia Kang - Publicity Coordinator

Why GUP?
I strongly believe that there is a strong calling and need for outreach in the city. I knew that from the experiences lived together, stories shared, and learning how to give/receive love, my global perspective and vision for my life will be shaped immensely. I want to invest in the urban community around me.

Words to live by:
If you haven't found something you'd die for, you probably haven't been living.

Craziest thing I've ever done:
Braved the harsh, cold, ruthless Chicago weather - First snowy experience.

I want to...before I die:
Skydive! And I want to be the one to make the jump myself. Also, I want to publish a children's book (write and illustrate).

It bothers me when...
I can't think of anything that bothers me.