Meet Kelsey Barnes

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Why are you a RISE intern?

After watching the RISE community do its thing for almost a year, I fell in love and decided it was time to become involved, myself. What better way to immerse myself in the heart of the community than as an intern?

What do you do as an intern?

I’m with the Dream Team!  I’ll mostly be working events like Stop Hunger Now and Meet & Feed.  Super excited!

How do you feel about raisins?

I prefer their younger, more hydrated siblings, grapes.

What's your favorite song to dance to?

TOO MANY!  Right now either Clarity by Zedd ft. Foxes or Rumour by Chloe Howl.

If you could pick three heroes, who would they be and why?

Superhero? Batman.  His back-story breaks my heart, but he is the perfect example of an imperfect man just trying to make the best of his world.

Fictional/Book hero? Hermione Granger.  She may sometimes be a know-it-all, but she’s also incredibly loyal with a heart of gold.

Real-life hero? Betty White.  She’s just a gem.  She makes the best of every situation and laughs every chance she gets.  Who doesn’t love Betty White?

Do you have any secret talents?

Well… I can put in and take out my contacts without using a mirror?

What are your hopes and dreams for RISE?

My dream for RISE is that we will share the radical love of Jesus until it reaches to every corner of our community and beyond.  That RISE will continue to embrace, connect with, and meet people where they are, no matter where they happen to be in their life and/or faith journey.