• Monday , 24 July 2017

A Summer 2015 Intern Feature


 The Upper Room is often blessed to have dedicated and talented interns and students who spend a summer or school semester—or two—working in various areas of our ministry. In the summer of 2015, we had six interns, and we want to publicly say “thank you” to each of them for the work and energy they each brought to our Nashville, Tennessee offices.

Today, we celebrate Jern-lyn Chong!

Lyn is a junior majoring in English and Psychology at John Brown University in Arkansas. This summer, she worked with our book marketing team, where she has completed a variety of projects including copy-editing book flyers, creating video tutorials to show customers how to download e-pubs, and researching product launches. She said, “Being able to work alongside the marketing team has been truly rewarding and so much fun.” Lyn’s said she loved the positive working environment, and enjoyed working with people who were always ready to listen, encourage, and challenge her. “I never once felt like I was ‘just’ an intern.”

Lyn said she was reluctant about giving up her entire summer break and her one chance to fly home to Malaysia this year, but her work has been enjoyable and meaningful. She has appreciated the encouragement and challenge.



  1. Elizabeth
    August 11, 2015 at 9:04 am Reply

    Lyn, we are so happy you have spent your summer with us! Thank you for your good work and your kind spirit. It has been great having your smiling face in our area. The best of luck to you!

    • Lyn
      August 12, 2015 at 4:28 pm Reply

      Thank you, Elizabeth! You’ve been a part of what made my summer wonderful. 🙂

  2. Marti Williams
    August 11, 2015 at 9:05 am Reply

    Thank you for your presence and work this summer. I know you sacrificed much to give us so much of your time this summer. Thank you so very much!

    • Lyn
      August 12, 2015 at 4:29 pm Reply

      Thank you, Marti! I was reluctant to give up my summer break, but now I’m reluctant to leave the UR family!

  3. Lindsay
    August 11, 2015 at 9:06 am Reply

    It has been wonderful to have you with us this summer, Lyn! Thank you for all your hard work. I am particularly grateful for your participation in Copy Session. Good luck as you head back to school!


    • Lyn
      August 12, 2015 at 4:33 pm Reply

      Thanks for letting me join your team, Lindsay! I will miss copy session. Have a wonderful rest of the year!

  4. Laura Toffoletto
    August 11, 2015 at 9:26 am Reply

    It has been wonderful getting to know you during your time here. Thanks so much for all your hard work; you will be missed. I will especially miss our lovely lunch discussions. Good luck as you had back to school!

    • Lyn
      August 12, 2015 at 4:41 pm Reply

      Thank you, Laura! I’ll miss your bright and smiling face and, yes, our food talks. All the best as you finish up graduate school too!

  5. Sharon
    August 11, 2015 at 9:33 am Reply

    So glad you’ve been a part of our work and community this summer Lyn. God’s best to you as you continue to follow your path!

    • Lyn
      August 12, 2015 at 4:45 pm Reply

      Thank you, Sharon! I’ve enjoyed getting to know you a little bit and hearing your stories at the lunch table. All the best to you too!

  6. Tom Albin
    August 11, 2015 at 9:50 am Reply

    Lyn, May God bless and guide you as you bring an end to this chapter of your life and begin a new one.


    • Lyn
      August 12, 2015 at 4:46 pm Reply

      Thank you, Tom! All the best in your travels and work too.

  7. Sherry Elliott
    August 11, 2015 at 10:04 am Reply

    It’s been a joy to meet you this summer. You have such a wonderful presence and have contributed greatly to our work. I wish you all the best for a great school year ahead. Please stay in touch and come back to see us in Nashville.

    • Lyn
      August 12, 2015 at 4:50 pm Reply

      Thank you, Sherry, for the encouragement. God willing, I’ll be able to come back to Nashville again in the near future.

  8. Linda
    August 11, 2015 at 11:07 am Reply

    So blessed to have the opportunity to work with such a hard worker and someone so ready to learn. You have been a joy to work with and we will miss you more than you will ever know!!!

    • Lyn
      August 12, 2015 at 4:59 pm Reply

      Thank you, Linda! I’m not sure if this is Furtado or Bruner, but I’ve enjoyed working with you both so much! We have such a great team in the marketing department, and each one is a unique flavor that blends well with the rest. I appreciate you!

  9. Anne Leonard Trudel
    August 11, 2015 at 11:49 am Reply

    Lyn, I can’t imagine what this summer would have been like without your steady, hardworking presence. You have demonstrated delightful creativity in designing media kits for our authors (you have quite an eye for design), cheerfulness, and willingness to do whatever we asked you to do, always asking clarifying questions when you needed to (but not to the point of being annoying). I predict a bright future for you. Thank you so much for your hard work and your enthusiasm!
    Yay for English majors! 😀

    • Lyn
      August 12, 2015 at 5:07 pm Reply

      Thank you, Anne, for your kind words and constant encouragement. You’re probably one I’ve worked with the most this summer, and I’m truly grateful for all you’ve taught me. I’ll miss you!!

  10. Magda Velander
    August 17, 2015 at 3:23 pm Reply

    It has been very nice to meet you and to share with you. Blessings.

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