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Faith & Service

Waynesburg University students to serve in Detroit

Teghan Simonton Mar 4, 2019

Led by Resident Directors Lauren Bailey and Liz Diviney, eight Waynesburg University students will travel to Detroit, Michigan, for a service immersion trip during Spring Break. The students will depart Sunday, March 3, and return Saturday, March 9.

Bailey said students will serve at different sites around Detroit, including an urban farm, a soup kitchen and a rehabilitation center.

“I am looking forward to growing through experiencing new situations,” Bailey said. “I am excited to enter the week with an open mind to see what the Lord has prepared for me.”

Participating students:

  • Sarah Byler, senior sociology and pre-law major from Salisbury, Pennsylvania (Salisbury-Elk Lick High School)
  • Rachel Friend, junior psychology major from Markleysburg, Pennsylvania (Uniontown Area Senior High School)
  • Sydney Howe, junior criminal justice administration major from Palmer, Alaska (Alaska Middle College School)
  • Catherine Kellner, senior sociology major from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (Riverside High School)
  • Kelsie Shook, junior criminal justice administration major from Davidsville, Pennsylvania (Johnstown Christian School)
  • Nia Shuler, junior criminal justice administration major from Canton, Ohio (Glen Oak High School)
  • Alicia Smail, senior education major from Washington, Pennsylvania (Faith Christian School)
  • Derek Sobek, junior wellness/physiology major from Lewisville, Texas (Hebron High School)

Faith, Learning and Service Immersion Trips

To learn more about current and future service trips, click on the link below or reach to Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of students, at