The A. Purnell Bailey Pre-Ministerial Program offers an exceptional undergraduate
experience, leading to matriculation in seminary and eventually to a rewarding clergy
career. We expect that these students will be leaders in the Methodist and other
mainstream Christian denominations.
Ryan Middleton, from Covington, Virginia, held internships with
Fletcher Chapel United Methodist Church and Granbery United Methodist Church in
his hometown. He is currently enrolled at Wesley Theological Seminary, part of American
University, in Washington, D.C.
Mayjean Deem, from King George, Virginia, held internships in the
mission and global ministries office at the Virginia United Methodist Conference
in Richmond, Virginia and Fairview United Methodist Church. She is currently enrolled
at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. This standout
student received the Theology school’s highest award of a full scholarship and living
Hilary Holman, from Montpelier, Virginia, held internships with
United Methodist Family Services (UMFS) and with the homeless ministry at Virginia
Beach United Methodist Church. She continues to work for UMFS. While a student at
R-MC, she spent countless hours as a member of the Ashland Volunteer Fire &
Rescue Squad. Holman is enrolled at Union Presbyterian School of Christian Education
in Richmond, Virginia.
Katherine “Kate” Hahn, from Arlington, Virginia, held an internship
with ChildFund International. She is enrolled at Virginia Theological Seminary in