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Emily Miller

Hometown: Kennesaw, GA
Alma Mater: Samford University
Major: Business Management
Employer: PYA
Past Activities: Chi Omega, Student Government, The Wellhouse Volunteer
Interests: Music, Photography, Calligraphy & Travel
Why Knoxville Fellows: To discover who I am in Christ & how that identity allows me to participate & be encouraged within community to serve & love others well. 

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Chastedy Johnson

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Alma Mater: Johnson University
Major: Communications & Digital Media
Employer: Knox Area Rescue Ministries
Past Activities: Royal Scribe, Emerald Youth Foundation, AmeriCorps, Love Thy Neighbor
Interests:  Photography, Storytelling, Music, Dancing, Singing, Writing, Coffee Shop Vibes
Why Knoxville Fellows: To make an impact in the city of Knoxville and come alongside other Christian leaders that desire to serve & listen to the heartbeat of this city.  


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James “JP” Dooley

Hometown: Lafayette, TN
Alma Mater: Tennessee Tech University
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Employer: Dealers Warehouse
Past Activities: Campus Outreach, Summer Mountain Project
Interests: Basketball, adventure sports, biographies, exploring different cultures & fitness
Why Knoxville Fellows?  To go “all in” with a group of like-minded individuals, serve a great city, be mentored by Godly leaders, and have a blast while doing it all!

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Joshua Wilson

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN
Alma Mater: UT-Knoxville
Major: Sociology
Employer: H.T. Hackney
Past Activities: BYX, Ridgecrest Summer Camp, Sevier Heights Church
Interests:  Time with friends & family, loving people, the outdoors, college football & eating good food
Why Knoxville Fellows? To be part of a unique community that is centered in Christ and to be intentionally poured into by leaders in the city so that we will be better equipped to pour back out and impact God’s kingdom in Knoxville.


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Abbye Rhodes

Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Alma Mater: Auburn University
Major: Public Relations
Employer: The Tombras Group
Past Activities: YoungLife, Best Buddies, JH Ranch, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
Interests: Writing, Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, personality tests, Auburn football, rooftops, dry humor
Why Knoxville Fellows? I knew that in order to be an effective leader I needed to learn how to incorporate my faith into every aspect of my life. I also desired intentional, deep community with a group of like-minded believers. Most importantly, Jesus made it obvious to me that I was suppose to be here.

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Ashton Braddock

Hometown: Loveland, OH
Alma Mater: Mississippi State University - Undergrad, University of Arkansas - Graduate
Major: Public Relations - Undergrad, Higher Education: Student Affairs - Graduate
Employer: University of Tennessee System
Past Activities: Student Ambassador, Kappa Delta Sorority, RUF, SGA, NEST Community Learning Center
Interests: Hiking, reading, writing, coffee shops, brunch, being outdoors, cooking for friends & college football
Why Knoxville Fellows? To grow in my walk with the Lord alongside like-minded people and learn how to bring my faith into my secular workplace. I felt the Lord calling me to Knoxville and the Fellows, I couldn’t be happier to know I am walking in His will for me with the sweetest community.


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Jesse Kizito

Hometown: Silver Springs, MD
Alma Mater: Mount St. Mary’s University
Major: Criminal Justice & Sociology
Employer: Fulton High School
Past Activities:  Headfirst Soccer Coach
Interests: Music, Art, Reading, Sports
Why Knoxville Fellows? To grow in faith & maturity with fellow brothers & sisters in Christ while learning from the community I am serving about how I can best help & give back.

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Alex Eberhart

Hometown: Athens, GA
Alma Mater: Berry College
Major: Public Relations
Employer: Providence Commercial Real Estate
Past Activities: YoungLife, Student Orientation Program, Presidential Ambassadors
Interests: Traveling, sports, music, breakfast restaurants, Smokin’ & Jokin’, good puns
Why Knoxville Fellows? This program provided me with an opportunity to prioritize my faith & professional development with being part of a community of people eager to learn, grow & serve together.


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Caetlyn Norman

Hometown: Nashville, TN
Alma Mater: UT-Knoxville
Major: Communication Studies
Employer: Thrive Lonsdale
Past Activities: The Navigators, Pine Cove Camps
Interests: Music, reading, eating good food, hiking, watching The West Wing
Why Knoxville Fellows? I desire to be in a space where people around me want to live life in such a way that the Kingdom of Heaven becomes more real on earth.

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Mary Holland Fulghum

Hometown: Waynesville, NC
Alma Mater: Asbury University
Major: Public Relations
Employer: Leadership Knoxville
Past Activities: Theatre, ResLife, Disney College Program
Interests: Singing, cooking, games, laughing, movies, coffee, friendship & Jesus
Why Knoxville Fellows? To walk in Christian community post-grad while learning about my calling to a city that needs Jesus. The Lord so kindly put this opportunity in front of my eyes & in my heart right when I so desperately needed it.


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Alex McGavic

Hometown: Trinity, NC
Alma Mater: Appalachian State University
Major: Social Work
Employer: First Presbyterian Church
Past Activities: Cru, Student Assoc. of Social Workers, Alpine Camp
Interests: Music, books, trail running, The Office
Why Knoxville Fellows? To be challenged everyday by fellow believers to reflect Jesus in the marketplace and to learn what it means to seek the peace of the city & love those around me.

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Ocean Carlson

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Alma Mater: UT - Knoxville
Major: Language & World Business
Employer: Whitson Construction
Past Activities: Amachi mentoring, Vols on the Fly, UT Track & Field, Omicron Delta Kappa, Student Leadership University, Adopt a Golden Knoxville
Interests: Fly fishing, surfing, grilling, tacos
Why Knoxville Fellows? Who wouldn’t want to live with some rad, kind folks, connect with the people & organizations of Knoxville, experience Jesus’ love in the marketplace & eat Bev’s cooking once a week??


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Meghan Nelson

Hometown: West Lafayette, Indiana
Alma Mater: Johnson University
Major: English Literature, Bible & Theology
Employer: The Whitener Company
Past Activities: AmeriCorps, AVID Tutor, Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Emerald Youth Foundation, Johnson University Tour Choir, Oak Ridge Playhouse, Tennessee Valley Players
Interests: Education, theatre, dance, reading
Why Knoxville Fellows? To live authentically in community with one another in a way that serves the community, helps us grow spiritually & gives us more experience professionally. I am so honored & grateful to be in this program.

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Daniel Henson

Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Alma Mater: UT - Knoxville
Major: Communication
Employer: YMCA of East TN
Past Activities: Tennis, Lambda Chi Alpha, IFC Exec, Army ROTC, F3, The Cross, GORUCK
Interests: F3, hiking, rucking, singing in my car, motivating others, military training, running, mentoring, survival training
Why Knoxville Fellows?  To better understand the city I love & am passionate about, to pursue the Lord more intentionally than ever before, to learn what it means to better love & care for brothers and sisters in Christ & to dive into the Word together in community.