Bridging faith and learning does not stop with graduation—the PathWays Fellowship not only gives recent alumni the tools they need to discern their vocational and spiritual direction, but it also gives them opportunities for exploration, leadership, mentorship, service, and formation deeply rooted in the local community and their Christian traditions.
- Reside twelve months in Christian community with peers at the PathWays House
- Develop places of deep connection with the Durham community, with special commitment to the West End neighborhood
- Explore career vocation by working in non-profits, churches, businesses, and other local organizations
- Enrich spiritual formation throughout the year through the practices of prayer, joining in retreats, and one-on-one mentoring
- Receive room and board as well as a stipend to cover living expenses
- Grow in practical life skills, interpersonal skills, and spiritual gifts
Applications are due March 1, 2021: Click here to apply.
To learn more, contact the Chapel's community minister.
Meet the 2020–21 PathWays Fellows
Born and raised in Colorado, four years later, Grace Feng, T ’20, is still adjusting to the humidity in North Carolina. She graduated from Duke with a major in neuroscience and minors in global health and Zoom. As an undergraduate, she was involved with Duke Asian InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the Duke University Marching Band. As she applies to medical school, Grace is excited to work with the Duke Department of Family Medicine and Community Health to deepen her capacity to walk with and serve others. Grace looks forward to the ways she and her housemates will intentionally and creatively build community with each other and the Durham community amidst the ongoing pandemic.
Lily Koning, T ’20, graduated from Duke with an International Comparative Studies major and Education and Global Health minors. On campus, she was a proud member and leader of the Global Citizenship & Ethics living-learning community and the Duke Episcopal Center. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, she also enjoyed tutoring Durham Public School students through America Reads/America Counts and mentoring refugees with the Duke Citizenship Lab. As a PathWays Fellow, she is excited to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. She hopes to gain a greater understanding of her role within potential careers and communities. She is also looking forward to her time working with World Relief Durham, a refugee resettlement agency committed to supporting refugees in the Triangle.
Karissa Tu, T ’20, graduated from Duke with a major in biology and a certificate in documentary studies. She was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana, where mountains surrounded her on all sides. Through her time in Duke Asian InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, she grew a love for building community. As an aspiring medical professional, she looks forward to merging her passions for storytelling and human health in a community context through her work with Duke Family Medicine and Community Health. Karissa chose the Pathways Fellowship because she hopes to continue learning about the history and people of Durham and how she can faithfully participate in the place she has grown to call a second home.
Junette Yu, T ’20, was born in Singapore and grew up moving around multiple countries. She graduated from Duke with majors in neuroscience and linguistics, and a certificate in marine science and conservation leadership. After a transformative study abroad experience in Copenhagen, she finally found the conviction to pursue a long-standing interest in medicine. In the Pathways Fellowship, Junette will be serving in the Duke Division of Family Medicine and Community Health. She is looking forward to cultivating a keen sensitivity to the delicate intersection between medical sciences, social policies, and public health. She is grateful for this community where she and other fellows can walk with one another in this journey of learning about God’s grace through us as well as around us in the West End Neighborhood and the rest of Durham.