1. Tell us a little about yourself? Where are you from?
My name is Michael Marhefka, I am going into my second year at Kent State University in the fall.
2. What is your connection to Berean? Involvement in Church/SURGE?
My younger sister and I started going to Berean the end of my junior year in high school for Surge because our home church had a very small youth ministry.
3. Why this internship?
We both fell in love with the people, the teaching, and the community. Summer of 2019 we both went on the Dominican Republic trip where I had the amazing opportunity to take pictures. After that trip Phil mentioned that Berean needed summer interns and that is what helped bring me to the decision to join the team.
4. What is your life verse and why? (or a verse that is important to you)
My life verse is Hebrews 4:12-16, this verse was first shown to me by my mother and is a large part of why I am still here today. This verse showed me the power of the word of God and how present and active He is in our lives. He is tempted with us, he sympathizes with us, and He wants us to approach Him with confidence.
5. Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years I hope to be living in North Carolina as a professional wedding photographer/videographer. I hope to be involved in a God centered community of believers that look for ways to step outside their comfort zone and chase after God and His people.
6. How can the church pray for you?
Please pray for continued direction in my school path and career choice.
Watch this Interview/Devotional with Michael