The Upper Room is often blessed to have dedicated and talented interns and students who spend a school semester—or two—working in various areas of our ministry. We want to publicly say “thank you” for the work and energy these interns bring to our Nashville, Tennessee offices.
Today, we celebrate and thank Mary Katherine “MK” Melton!
MK is from Greensboro, North Carolina. She graduated earlier this year from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies and a minor in Spanish. MK has recently joined The Upper Room staff as an intern with Strategic Initiatives and UR Books Marketing, spending her time between the Living Prayer Center, Moyo, and Quiet Spaces.
Regarding her experience thus far at The Upper Room, MK said, “I have been pleasantly surprised that even as an intern, I feel that my input has been encouraged and truly valued. The staff has been so intentional about making this experience one that challenges me and fosters personal growth.”
MK manages the Living Prayer Center’s social media accounts and curates volunteer stories. She is also creating an Experiential Prayer Room for the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) Conference. With Moyo, MK manages social media, creates Guided Paths, writes Encounter content, and assists with online visual design. For the UR Books Marketing department, MK is designing a website and mobile app for the women’s devotional guide Quiet Spaces.
In addition to her work here at The Upper Room, MK also interns for Project Transformation, an after school program for kids from refugee and/or underprivileged families. With a heart for mission work and social justice issues, she has seen her internships converge in her writing of the Migration and Refuge Encounter for Moyo.
When asked what is next, MK said, “my dream is to work with social justice issues in some form. I definitely want to go back to school, but whether that’s for law, divinity, or counseling, I do not yet know. Ultimately, I am hoping to discern God’s calling for my life through these internships.”
THANK YOU MK!