MEET THE QUADW MISSIONAL INTERNSHIP STAFF
Don is the founder and national director of the QuadW Missional Internship. Launching in Mobile in 2008, Don has led the expansion of the QuadW Missional Internship to include nine sites across the country in 2016. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and serves as the District Missioner of the Mobile District of the Alabama-West Florida Conference.
Don’s passion is wrapped up in the central goals of the QuadW Missional Internship: providing life-changing mission experiences for college students, seeing those most in need helped in a way that makes a long-term difference, and helping churches and agencies connect more deeply with their own communities. He is grateful to the QuadW Foundation and to the amazing people he gets to work with around the country who help make these goals a reality.
Don is blessed to be “husband” to Amy and “Dad” to their sons, Graham and Tanner. He is originally from Arkansas, attended the University of Arkansas, and is a former chemical engineer. He loves Jesus, his family, a fresh cup of coffee, witty sarcasm, January’s, Monday’s, and new notebooks.
Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony is the assistant director of the QuadW Missional Internship. His main work is helping with recruitment of interns, web and social media presence & the general development & expansion of the internship. He is the site leader a for QuadW interns in Opelika, AL. He also serves as the Lead Pastor of the Auburn Wesley Cooperative Parish, East. This is an experimental form of ministry made up of 5 small membership UM churches in relative proximity to Auburn University. Tony serves as pastor of two of those congregations. He does so alongside of student pastors (Auburn University students, who are discerning calls to ordained ministry). He is one of the Campus Ministers at the Auburn Wesley Foundation (a UM campus ministry at Auburn University).
Tony's heart is to work with local communities of faith, helping them to embrace an identity found in God's action & mission in the world. He loves to see the community of faith and the broader community mutually transformed by God's redeeming love, found & revealed in Jesus. He feels a special call to serve with and alongside young adults, helping them to venture into and embrace God's mission & call ... for it was there - among youth and young adults that Tony, himself, first had God's mission take hold of him!
Tony loves to read, write & drink good coffee. He can often be found at coffee shops in Auburn & Opelika having great conversation. He married way up! Stephanie, his wife, is his partner in life and ministry and parenting. They have two lively and beautiful children, Jonah- 10 & Raena- 8.
He blogs at www.tonyjeck.wordpress.com
Email him at email@example.com