Once again this summer, the Council will benefit from the talents of outstanding young people who come to us as interns. In prior years, interns have made a lasting contribution to the mission and work of the Council, and we expect no less from this group. A bit of information about each intern is below and on our Staff page. Please join us in welcoming them.
Tim Hetzel grew up in Durham and attended Belmont Abbey College where he received a BA in Catholic Theology. After working for two years in youth ministry, he decided to further his theological and pastoral training at Duke Divinity School, where he currently studies. Throughout divinity school, Tim has continued to work in youth ministry but has always felt pulled to social outreach and advocacy. Tim is married with two young children. He is excited to learn about and be part of the mission of the North Carolina Council of Churches.
Robert Mason is also a graduate student at Duke Divinity School. Originally from Raleigh, he was raised in Winston-Salem. In 2010, Robert graduated from Appalachian State University with degrees in both History and Political Science. Once finished with seminary his hope is to serve in ordained ministry within The United Methodist Church. Robert is an outdoor enthusiast, an avid sports fan, and enjoys traveling.
Tim and Robert are both interns through Duke Div.
Daryn Lane was born and raised in Chatham County, North Carolina. Daryn is a recent graduate of Guilford College (Class of 2012), where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Latin American Studies and Art with a focus in Photography. At Guilford, Daryn became interested in sustainable living practices, living in a cooperative house focused on environmental sustainability and fostering healthy relationships between the earth and humans. Her initial experiences in Greensboro working with Food Not Bombs and in the Guilford community as a member of various campus organizations peaked her interest in food justice and working to raise public awareness about the process and politics through which food passes from the ground to our plate. She is working with the Council on issues related to farmworkers and food through an internship with Student Action With Farmworkers (SAF).
–Aleta Payne, Development & Communications