Meet your Orientation Coordinators and volunteer team. This page will be updated with new volunteers, so check back often to see who you’ll get to meet in August.
- Orientation Coordinators
Abby Pratt (MDiv ’14)
Abby is a Kansas City, MO native and 2011 William Jewell College graduate. Abby currently serves as the Associate Minister to Youth and Families at Peace Haven Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC and is a Mobilizer for Faith to Action, a cohort of Non-Profit Organizations focused in educating churches and faith-based groups in the best care practices of vulnerable and orphaned children in Sub-Saharan Africa. In her free time Abby enjoys running, traveling, and frozen yogurt.
Sarah Stitt (MDiv ’15)
Sarah is from Peachtree City, GA. She is a 2012 graduate of Mercer University in Macon, GA where she majored in Christianity and completed a senior thesis on Lutheran and Roman Catholic dialogue concerning justification. She currently serves on the leadership team for the youth ministry program at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church and volunteers with Princesses with a Purpose. This year she will intern as a chaplain in the CPE program at Wake Forest Baptist. She plans to continue working with youth either in ministry or theater outreach programs post-graduation.
- Community Life Coordinator
Analyse Triolo (MDiv ’15)
Analyse is from Greensboro, NC. She is a 2012 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received her BFA in Theatre Education and Teaching Licensure. She works as an Assistant Youth Director at First Lutheran Church Greensboro, working closely with Confirmation Youth Faith Formation. This year she will also be at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as a Chaplain in the CPE program. Analyse plans to become an Ordained Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
John-Mark Brown is a rising second year, who is eagerly looking forward to another year at Wake Div. He is currently seeking an internship position that revolves around Christian community development. He serves as the Second Year Rep. on SLC. He enjoys listening to music, drinking coffee, and talking theology. His passion is found in bringing theology and pop-culture to the table together.
Brittani Chavious is a second year student from Cincinnati, Ohio. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Tennessee State. She is is an avid traveler who has worked hard to build her own non-profit organization, HerSpace, Inc. which aims to change the lives of young girls and women around the world.
Perry Dixon is a third year divinity student from Louisville, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Georgetown College and has served as the youth intern at Highland Baptist in Louisville for the past few summers. Perry is an avid reader of novels and will aid in organizing football tailgates this fall.
Courtney Finocchiaro is a second year from DeLand, FL by way of Gardner-Webb University. She is always recruiting for the women’s flag football team (any takers?) and a regular participant in other intramural sports and The Beatitude Society. Courtney can answer questions about craft beer, golf, her beloved Miami Dolphins, and places to find cheap deals around Winston-Salem.
Reginald Keitt is beginning his second year in Divinity School. He currently serves as pastor of Mt. Pleasant AME Zion Church in Statesville NC. Reggie is married to Tawania Keitt and they are the proud parents of Marqueece (17), Maya (15), and Morgan (11). He enjoys golfing and serving in any capacity to help others know that God is real.
Candice Morris, second year div student, brings a Texas flavor to North Carolina. A resident of Winston, Candice is ready to assist new students with getting their bearings straight and all that logistical stuff. She’s got skills from a lifetime of federal and military service which are adaptable to the skills and needs of the students coming aboard.
Mamie Murphy is a third year student. She was raised in Winston Salem, NC. She serves as worship leader at Via Faith Community Church. In her free time she enjoys working out, playing music, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jamie Sims is a third year student. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, he graduated from Georgia State University and attended seminary in an undisclosed location in San Francisco, California before transferring to Wake Div. He is married to Ashley Escoe Sims, also a Wake Div student, beginning the Law portion of her dual degree this fall. Jamie is pursuing the Food and Faith concentration and is passionate about the environment, sustainable agriculture, fire, cooking, animals and being outdoors.
Lisa Page is a second year student. She comes to Wake Div from Seattle, where she plans to return after graduating. She currently interns at Wake Forest Baptist Church leading the LGBT Spirituality group and at Green Street United Methodist where she is working on intracongregational relationship development. This year she is also the facilitator of Kaleidoscope. Lisa gets excited about questions of belonging, identity, and place and hopes to pursue these questions as a doctoral student. To relax Lisa grows vegetables, smokes meat, sleeps under the stars, and hangs out with her girlfriend and dog.”
Ted Wilkinson is a second year and hails from Washington, DC. Ted loves to travel and has lived in locations such as Yellowstone National Park, San Francisco and Munich, Germany. He’s also an avid movie lover and is currently helping to make a documentary about filmmaker Ken Burns.
Erica Walecka is a third year Divinity student, interested in working in marriage and family ministries, and eventually becoming ordained in the Lutheran church. Erica grew up in the North Carolina mountains, but now lives in Kernersville with her husband, Andrew, and their two dogs. Erica and Andrew have hopes of eventually owning horses in the country.
Chelsea Yarborough is a second year Divinity student. She was born and raised in the beautiful city of Baltimore, Maryland. Chelsea went to Elon University for her undergraduate degree and graduated in 2012. A fun fact about her is that she considers making friends as one of her favorite hobbies (so she is looking forward to getting to know each of you). Hit Chelsea up if you are interested in singing, poetry, music, instruments, writing, monologues, painting,…well really anything even remotely creative.