BETHANY, W.Va. – Rebekah Cypert and Johanna Heil, students at Bethany College, have been chosen as two of four students to serve as Summer Peace Interns with the Disciples Peace Fellowship. They will travel across the United States and Canada talking to youth about peace and justice.
Cypert, a junior Visual Art major, is the daughter of Mark and Merrie Cypert of Allen, Texas.
Heil, a senior Religious Studies major, is the daughter of John and Kathleen Heil of Akron, Ohio.
For more than 25 years, the Disciples Peace Fellowship's Peace Intern program has provided a vital witness for peace within church camps and other youth events of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada.
Peace interns are young people trained in current peace and justice issues who provide educational and program support at church camps, serving as counselors and resource people, and modeling the lifestyle of peacemakers for youth.
Interns have gone on to become pastors, professors, social workers, human rights activists and other peacemakers in communities.