• Monday , 24 July 2017

A Summer 2015 Intern Feature


The Upper Room is often blessed to have dedicated and talented interns who spend a summer or school semester working in various areas of our ministry. In the summer of 2015, we have 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 and thank Mia Coward!

Mia Coward is a recent graduate of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She has a BA in Journalism and Media Studies and dreams of writing children’s books to make a positive impact on the child literacy rate. She was the Senior Class President, Student Activities Club member, and a Resident Assistant while at Bennett. During her internship at The Upper Room, Mia spent six weeks rotating through different work areas. She has promoted SOULfeast, produced a video with the book marketing team, participated in The Upper Room daily devotional guide copy session, edited articles for Pockets and devozine, posted social media, and helped with one of our newest ministries, Moyo. She leaves us Friday for another internship with the Congressional Black Caucus, near her home in District Heights, Maryland.



Coming soon: more summer intern features.


  1. Sherry Elliott
    July 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm Reply

    Mia, you have been a real delight and fun to work with. Thank you for your work and contribution to The Upper Room. Wishing you all the best for a lifetime of blessings. Stay close to God!

    • Mia
      July 31, 2015 at 9:39 am Reply

      Thanks you so much for the opportunity! It was a pleasure to work with you and lean so much!

  2. Rita Collett
    July 31, 2015 at 9:06 am Reply

    Mia, it’s been a pleasure to get to know you. Your wonderful smile brightened my day!

    • Mia
      July 31, 2015 at 9:40 am Reply

      Aww thanks Rita , It was a pleasure to meet you as well.

  3. Lindsay
    July 31, 2015 at 9:07 am Reply

    Thank you, Mia, for all of your hard work this summer! You have contributed to so many different projects, and your willingness to pitch in was so much appreciated. Thanks especially for your participation in Copy Session and your work with the magazines. Best of luck to you as you leave for your next adventure!

    • Mia
      July 31, 2015 at 9:44 am Reply

      Thanks for giving me the opportunities to participate, I really enjoyed being able to put the things I have learned over the years to the test and lean more about the meditations and magazine side of The Upper Room.

  4. Lynn Gilliam
    July 31, 2015 at 9:07 am Reply

    It was wonderful to work with you this summer, Mia. Loved being in copy session with you! And I really appreciate the good work you did for Pockets. I wish you all the best and know that you have an amazing future ahead of you! Blessings, Lynn

    • Mia
      July 31, 2015 at 9:45 am Reply

      Thanks so much for the opportunity , I really enjoyed every minute of the copy session and working with pockets was amazing and gave me some information about what Kids like to see and read about.

  5. Shawn Bakker
    July 31, 2015 at 9:10 am Reply

    Mia, thank you for joining our team this summer. We are grateful that you shared yourself, your gifts, and your experience with us. All the best to you!

    • Mia
      July 31, 2015 at 9:47 am Reply

      Thank you so much for everything you did in order for me to come this summer and be with this great team here at The Upper Room. I have really enjoyed my experience and I am so grateful to have came and been a part of this great community.

  6. Laura Toffoletto
    July 31, 2015 at 9:10 am Reply


    Thank you so much for all your hard work this summer! I don’t think you know how much I appreciated all your help, especially with SOULfeast prep. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. You will be fabulous I’m sure.


    • Mia
      July 31, 2015 at 9:52 am Reply

      Laura , It was a pleasure to work with you after we bonded during my tour here at The Upper Room. You will forever be a friend to me here in Nashville.

  7. Anne Leonard Trudel
    July 31, 2015 at 9:12 am Reply

    Mia, the time has been too short…can’t believe you’re leaving after today! Your joy and enthusiasm for life have shown through in the time you have been here. Blessings as you continue the journey, and best wishes for finding your calling!
    –Anne Trudel

    • Mia
      July 31, 2015 at 9:54 am Reply

      Thanks so much Anne. It was a pleasure to meet you!

  8. Sharon
    July 31, 2015 at 9:53 am Reply

    MIa–I’ll miss having your energy and presence so close to my office! I wish you all the best in the exciting next steps you’re taking. You’ve been appreciated and you will be missed. Keep us posted.

    • Mia
      July 31, 2015 at 4:13 pm Reply

      Thanks so much sharon , you have been really been a joy to get to know and love. I will truly miss you. All the best in the future and make sure you alway keep in touch!

  9. Stephane Brooks
    July 31, 2015 at 3:15 pm Reply


    I enjoyed working with you as we shared with the little ones with Project Transformation.

    My prayers are with you as you take your next step(s).


    • Mia
      July 31, 2015 at 4:13 pm Reply

      Thanks so much , it was such a great experience.

  10. Magda Velander
    August 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm Reply

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

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