This year six people will be contributing to worship and ministry at the Chapel through internships with the Chapel and the Congregation at Duke Chapel. Five of the interns are students at Duke's Divinity School. The internships contribute to the life of the Chapel while also providing an opportunity for the interns to gain valuable experience and learn from seasoned ministers. Meet this year's interns:
Kirsten Ford is a graduate of UNC-Wilmington with a degree in English and professional writing. She is from Durham and currently works for AmeriCorp as a community engagement lead. In her free time, she runs two businesses Vixtagekrib and Grlscreate. She is working for the Congregation at Duke Chapel as communications assistant, developing newsletters and social media presence.
Joseph Kovas is a second-year student in Duke Divinity School’s Master of Divinity program. From South Carolina, he graduated from Presbyterian College and interned with a Methodist church. He enjoys hiking, scouting, learning, swimming, the beach, and bluegrass music. He is serving the Congregation at Duke Chapel as a field education intern, teaching an adult Bible study on Sunday morning as well as serving in other ministries. He is seeking ordination in the United Methodist Church.
Michael Larbi is a second-year student in Duke Divinity School’s Master of Divinity program. Born in Ghana, he is a British software engineer and an accredited local preacher in the British Methodist Church. His home church is Methodist Central Hall Westminster in London. He is serving the Congregation at Duke Chapel as a pastoral assistant in the area of discipleship ministries, and seeking ordination in the United Methodist Church. His other interests include history, reading novels, entrepreneurship, and applied sciences such as computing and technology. He also enjoys walking and cycling
Deonté Moses is a second-year student in Duke Divinity School’s Master of Divinity program. He was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. As an undergraduate, he started a campus group called The Devoted Disciples through which students had the opportunity to share their faith and deepen their relationship with God. He is currently affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is considering entering the pastorate upon completing his degree. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys basketball and exercise.
Danielle Voigt is the Duke Divinity Worship Intern for the Chapel. She is a second-year student in Duke Divinity School’s Master of Divinity program. Before coming to Duke, she lived in Florida her entire life. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Psychology. When she is not studying for classes or at the Chapel, she enjoys frequenting coffee shops, knitting and crocheting, making something new in the kitchen, watching bad movies, and hanging out with her cat. After graduating from Duke Divinity School, she intends to pursue both further theological education and ordination as an elder in the United Methodist Church.
Matt Wright is a second-year student in Duke Divinity School’s Master of Divinity program. He comes to Durham from Tennessee, where he graduated from the University of Tennessee at Marin. He has served as a youth minister in two churches prior to coming to Divinity School. Matt enjoys the St. Louis Cardinals, the Dave Matthews Band, reading, hiking, and travel. He is serving the Congregation at Duke Chapel as a pastoral assistant in the areas of youth and young adults. He is seeking ordination in the United Methodist Church.