Recent graduate of Belmont University, Eliza is now working full-time with her photography business and enjoying married life with her new husband, Luke, in the darling town of Darien! BRIDGE has loved having Eliza work as part of the team for 3 summers now; and we welcome her back with much excitement!
Q; How has the pandemic affected your faith?
A: The pandemic has definitely strengthened my faith, because it has been a constant reminder that when times feel weird, different, unpredictable and even hard, and when life feels as if it's drastically changing; God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Even when everything around us is hectic, He is there. And He will be there tomorrow too.
Q: How does being in nature bring you closer to God?
A: I love this question because being in nature is where I feel the absolute closest to God. There's something about seeing how beautiful , big, and insanely detailed His creation is and realizing that God made us too and said we were His greatest creation. Simply put, being in creation makes me feel so loved by God.
Starting her first year at UGA and plans to focus on Environmental Law. As a talented artist, Ellie creates commissioned pieces for friends and families. Ellie has been a part of BRIDGE weekend staff through the fall and spring sessions and we are thrilled to have her for the summer!
Q: What are you most excited about with your time with BRIDGE?
A: I am most excited about building relationships after a time of isolation and develop meaningful connection with all participants this summer!
Q: What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. - Hebrews 11
Vassa is starting his third year at LSU and currently on track for pre-law. When he's home from school, you can find him with his family outside enjoying the coast. We are excited to have Vassa be a part of our BRIDGE staff this summer
Q: How are you already implementing environmental care in your life?
I love the environment. At school two times a semester we go clean up trash.. This helps the environment stay clean. I hope to attend a beach clean up this summer and see the difference.
Q: What do you hope to take away for yourself at the end of your time with BRIDGE?
I am excited because this is a great experience for me and help me grow as a person.