As we started the year 2021, I also started my two-year term as chairman of the Board of Governors. I welcome this chance to work with our new vice-chair David Barnes, the Board of Governors, Trustees, committee chairs and members, and the affiliates of Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel. The affiliates of this little chapel-by-the-sea continue to amaze me in the many ways they serve our Lord. As a relative newcomer to the island and, in this case, a new leader in the church, the question is often asked, how did you get to this place? My first response would be “the Lord led me to this place”.
Hi! My name is Seelybanks Brock. I am a rising senior at Trinity Academy in Raleigh, NC. I grew up in Raleigh but have spent my summers at Topsail beach for as long as I can remember. During the school year I am either playing volleyball or spending time with friends and family. But I am happiest during my time spent in topsail beach, where you can almost always find me out on the boat.
Attending a Christian school and growing up in the church I have learned a lot about the importance of surrounding yourself with a Christian community. I believe also that serving Jesus and others is our only hope for true joy. My hope is that while serving the youth I will be able to communicate these beliefs while helping to provide the fun and fellowship I have enjoyed during my time in the youth group. I am so excited to get to serve as the youth minister assistant this summer. My prayer is that as I assist Mary Grace I will share my love of Jesus in action, providing a welcoming place to make new and lasting friendships.
My favorite verse is Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer”
Hi! My name is Mary Grace Teachey. I am a rising Junior at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, with a major in Interior Design. I grew up in Fayetteville, NC, and spent my summers at Topsail Beach. I enjoy exploring Raleigh and grabbing coffee with friends, but during the summer you can find me on a wakeboard or sandbar!
Involvement at the Summit Church in RDU has taught me what it means to be a disciple-making disciple of Christ. In response, I find it important to serve others. I just finished my first year as a Bible study leader for middle school girls. I am beyond excited for the opportunity to come back to a program I care for so deeply and serve the youth at Emma Anderson. My prayer is that this summer is filled with growth, encouragement, and fellowship.
My favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.”