Our Mission Statement
We, the Synod of the Covenant,
in partnership with
our presbyteries, congregations, the General Assembly
and other faith communions,
are called and sent by God
to be a living, active and inclusive witness
to the love of Christ.
2015 MULTICULTURAL YOUTH CONFERENCE
June 29 - July 3
What was your overall impression of the conference?
'I thought the conference was so great! I would love to come back every year!'
'I like how it turned and can't wait to return!'
'It was a great experience and I loved all the activities and things we did.''My overall impression was moving-a great experience.'
What did the conference do for you personally?
'It introduced me to cultures and how to be accepting.'
'It made me realize that stereotypes didn't really matter.'
'I feel like it brought me closer to God.'
'It helped me be more open and make more friends.'
What Activities did you enjoy?
'Waterslide, fireworks, free time, the gym'
'Hiking, basketball and volleyball.'
'Every single one.'
Mobile Health Fair 2015
Team Supervisor, Hanan Zaki
Hello! My name is, Hanan Zaki. I’m the Team Supervisor for the 2015 Mobile Health Fair Season. This will be my third and final summer with the team! My hometown is Atlanta, Georgia (Go Dawgs!). I will be a senior at The University of Toledo this Fall. I’m an English-Creative Writing Major and Theatre Minor. I’m currently applying to Law School and hope to be a lawyer someday. I am also very involved at my university: I’m the President of UT’s Model United Nations Team and a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. I love helping others and I look forward to seeing some familiar faces at the fairs this summer!
Team Leader, Brian Harper
Hi! My name is Brian Harper and I attend Cuyahoga Community College.I study biology and business economics. I worked with the Hhealth fair team last year and thought it was a fun, exciting and, most importantly, a helpful experience, and so i decided to re-apply for this year. I look forward to working with everyone this coming summer
Team Member, Nicole Clark
Hello! My name is Nicole M. Clark. I am currently a junior at the University of Toledo, majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. Along with school, I am a research assistant at the University of Toledo and an emergency room medical documentation scribe in Toledo hospitals. After I graduate, I plan to attend medical school to become a neonatologist. I’m excited to participate in the Mobile Health Fair this summer and gain more experience working with under-privileged patients. I anticipate that this will be a great opportunity for medical exposure and giving back to the community and I can’t wait to work hard and get a lot out of the experience!
Team Member, Jinting Hayter
My name is Jinting Hayter and I am just finishing up my sophomore year at the University of Michigan! I am studying Life Science Informatics and trying to squeeze in a minor in Gender and Health. Eventually, I am hoping to go to medical school and become a physician of some sort (I’m unsure of the specifics). A little bit more about me: I have two younger siblings, ages five and ten, so I enjoy hanging out with them. And my favorite things in life are food, Disney, and Christmas.
This will be my first year doing the health fair and I’m super excited! I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and growing in Christ with the rest of the team. I’m also excited to be providing service to people we meet during our trip. I love meeting new people and talking to them to hear their stories; there’s always something to learn! I hope to also walk away with more knowledge and experience in the health field. Since medicine is something I am hoping to pursue in the future, this will be a great opportunity for me to experience first hand some of the basic things that health care professionals do.
Team Member, Holly Olberding
Hello, my name is Holly Olberding. I'm from Bedford, Ohio, I am 19 years old, and I graduated from Bedford High School in 2014. I am STNA certified. As far as my schooling goes right now I attend Cuyahoga Community College and plan to get my RN. Then after completing my major in nursing, I plan on transferring to Indiana Wesleyan University within the next couple of years.What I expect to get out of the Health Fair is a learning experience of different environments and cultures.
Team Member, Francis B. Goins
I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Shaker Heights High School. I currently attend Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts where I study Political Science and Psychology. I run the 400 meter and 200 meter dash for Tufts and participate in my universities chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. I hope to attend law school after graduation and pursue a career in either constitutional or international law. I love working with others and enjoy dedicating my time in order to help others.