Every year, a Huntington University student receives the “Outstanding Cross-Cultural Studies Student.” The award is given by the HU Ministry & Missions department, with a scholarship feature funded by Global Ministries.
This year, the award went to Janessa Macejak.
From May-December 2013, Janessa interned with Global Ministries. For the most part, she shadowed associate director Donna Hollopeter. Janessa accompanied Donna to the General Conference meeting in Ontario, helped with National Conference, attending Global Ministries meetings, took care of various responsibilities around the office, and much more. The entire staff at the National Office grew to love and appreciate Janessa.
This internship was Janessa’s PRIME Experience, a seven-month off-campus ministry experience with intensive mentoring by a veteran ministry leader. The PRIME Experience, a required part of HU’s Ministry & Missions program, occurs during the student’s senior year.
Janessa and her husband, Andrew, will serve in China this summer with the the Institute of TESOL Studies team from Huntington University.