BHB Fellows: Orientation Week

Last week, the Belle H. Bennett fellows got acquainted with the Scarritt Bennett Center community during orientation week. Thanks to everyone who welcomed them – gave them tours of the campus, shared a meal with them, and chatted with them during their “get to know the campus” scavenger hunt! In the Scarritt tradition, for the next 10 months, Tieranny, Krysten, and Monica will be living on campus, working “in the field” at local nonprofits and here on our Education team during social justice work, and discerning their vocations to do life-long activism, rooted in spiritual practices and traditions that will sustain their journey for the long-haul. To read more about the fellowship program, go here.

Here are some photos from the week:


The fellows with Lis Valle, our Pastoral Care intern this year. Lis is a PhD student at Vanderbilt and is passionate about working with activists on spiritual practices and self-care work.


The fellows at the Welcome Dinner with Erin Guzmán (new Program Facilitator on the Education team), Claire Brown (former Pastoral Care intern, current mentor to Monica), Anita Peebles (BHB 2014-2015), Judith Clerjeune (BHB 2014-2015), and Sarah Stell (BHB 2015-2016).



Tieranny with the Historical Marker outside Wightman Chapel.


Monica, Tieranny, & Krysten with Doris Stewart, Assistant Director of Conference Hospitality Services.



Krysten, Tieranny, & Monica in the Butterfly Garden!