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2019-20 Innovation Scholars

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Ryan Berg

"My mission is to use my gifts of intelligence, efficiency, and creativity to cultivate flourishing in God’s economy."

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Jacob Bice

"I believe that there are countless entrepreneurs with high-impact ideas that simply need someone with the resources or expertise to take their idea to the next level. I want to be one of those people."

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Caroline Catanzarite

"My mission is to participate in meaningful, God-inspired work by using my business skills to provide structure and growth to organizations in need."

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Heidi Considine

"It is my mission to live a life of integrity, attentiveness to the needs of others, and faithfulness to my ministry in the workplace; To never stop seeking God’s guidance; And to use my gifts as catalysts for continuous improvement."

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Brian De La Cruz

"Based on 2 Corinthians 5:20, my mission is to be an ambassador of Christ here on earth. Both in the classroom and the workplace, I am called to represent Christ through Godly stewardship and assist in the expansion of the kingdom."

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Sara Decker

"I believe that God has called me into something that involves management and working with people—I am not sure what that will look like yet, but I am trusting that it will be revealed to me with time."

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Bennett Forkner

"I believe that God calls us all to be open about our faith, not necessarily always sharing, but exemplifying a positive Christian identity through every action."

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Cristy Ginn

"My mission is to live each day in the truth of the gospel, identified in Christ and nothing else. Striving daily to live by word and deed in a manner reflective of the grace I have received."

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Lindsay Green

"My mission is to serve Christ and His Kingdom, using my talents and skills of execution, critical thinking, problem solving and leadership, in corporate business."

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Elizabeth Guimont

"God has called me to be a light within the business world through witnessing to those around me in the workplace. Another call that I have felt is improving the lives of others through law." 

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Jenna Jossart

"My mission is to actively discover and grow a career where I can make the most of opportunities to contribute my skills, talents, and values in an impactful way that builds up others and allows for Christ to be reflected through me. "

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Alexa Keane

"My mission is combining dedication and creativity to find innovative solutions to problems facing people and businesses."

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Ha-Young Luke Lee

"My mission is to create a positive impact that glorifies God and serves others in whatever position I am called to."

 

  

 

Sophia Lichen

"I strive to live by God's truth and justice by using my God-given traits of passion, intelligence, adaptability, and optimism to empower my peers and the next generation of leaders in my community."

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Alexander Mayer

"I am on a mission to use innovation in business to positively impact the world. In everything I do, I strive to worship God and to develop holistic solutions to everyneed in any organization or community."

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Annabelle Nelson

"I believe my vocation is sharing the gospel within the marketplace. I pray through me, my colleagues will see the Lord at work in our business."

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Emily Nordhausen

"A passionate learner and driven achiever, my mission is creating, redeeming, and innovating to establish value and cultivate growth."

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James Ocenasek

"My mission is to discover and utilize innovative ways to cultivate interpersonal relations through concise, meaningful communication in an era of fractured, digital connection."

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Andrew Peters

"My mission is partnering with communities as they work to make their visions for human flourishing a reality."

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Lyndi Porch

"I believe the Lord has called me to glorify Him in and through the gifts He has bestowed. With every opportunity that is given, I am determined to honor Him through faithful, servant-hearted stewardship."

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Josiah Skaar

"I believe God has called me to be an inducer of change in the professional business environment. I desire to impact people positively by re-working culturally fabricated notions of what it means to be successful and achieve happiness."

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Mia Staub

"Using my gifts and talents, I want understand the effects of social media on the development of children, and use those findings to help create a safer and healthier media environment."

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May Stevenson

"My mission is to lead and educate through innovative problem-solving, consistent hard-work, and individualized care for my community."

 

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Tess Sutton

"My mission is to glorify God by serving others and utilizing and growing the gifts and talents God has given me."

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Grace Yangas

"I believe God has called me to love His people and His creation through the way we source materials and handle manufacturing. The choices that people in businesses make have an influence on people near to and far from us, I want to make sure that that impact is a positive one and is honoring to the Lord."