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Interns explore four levels of Church Communications

After a successful pilot program two years ago, the Province decided to begin offering it annually, and to broaden the scope of the experience to include each level of church life: congregation, diocese, province, and parachurch. Students will divide their time equally in these four areas to enhance their field of study. The opportunity is a cooperative venture between Holy Cross Cathedral (Loganville, Ga), The Anglican Diocese of the South, the Anglican Church in North America, and A Word from the Lord ministries.

“We’re excited to bring back this internship program,” said The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross. “In the years to come, we’d like to both expand the number of communications interns, and add a second track for those who are considering other vocations in the Church.”

Meet the interns:

Sarah Anthony
Hometown: Loganville, Georgia
Education: Asbury University, 2016
Major: Media Communication
Minor: Public Relations

Sarah Anthony swapped the city life of Atlanta, Georgia for the small town of Wilmore, Kentucky which she is happy to have called school and home for the past three years. She is twenty-one years old and after graduation she wants to be on the creative team of a public relations firm or magazine. She is passionate about all things creative and organized, loves hedgehogs and Japanese culture, and doesn’t discriminate against any tea.

Lael Shields
Hometown: Carrollton, Ohio
Education: Asbury University, 2017
Major: Communication (Emphasis in Public Relations)
Minor: Graphic Design

Lael is very active in the student life of Asbury University. She has been involved in a special events committee for three years and planned homecomings while arranging on-campus events. She recently accepted a position to become the Executive Public Relations Director of Student Congress. Lael also enjoys hitting the Links every day as a member of the Asbury Women’s Golf team. She loves coffee and hopes that one day, she can open a café in her home town of Carrollton, Ohio.

The communications internship program will be offered again in 2017. For more information, contact


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