Pastoral leadership interns share their experience -- Abe Ruffcorn

Great Plains Interns


The Pastoral Leadership internship program is for young adults aged 18-22. This 10-week program provides young leaders the opportunity to experience pastoral work in the most “hands-on” way possible, while being supported by a mentoring pastor and a teaching congregation. Abe Ruffcorn served at Bonner Springs UMC in Bonner Springs, KS, for the summer of 2019.

Below, Abe preaches his first sermon of the summer at Bonner Springs UMC.

Abe leading worship at The Bridge, the Sunday evening worship at BSUMC:

Celebrating his 23rd birthday in the office, with Cheesecake!

Both current and former students of Emporia State at Annual Conference 2019.

And, finally, Abe leading worship during Institute 2019 at Baldwin First UMC.