Amy Michelle Hahn, 21, is a junior theology major at Andrews University. Her home church is the Reedsburg Seventh-day Adventist Church in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. At Andrews, Amy is a leader of the Homebound Ministries, which provides the residents of Timber Ridge Manor, a retirement home located in Berrien Springs, Michigan, with companionship and spiritual programs.
Amy particularly enjoys outreach. In fact, that was why she came to Andrews University in the first place. "I have always been interested in missions, whether in the United States or internationally," she says. In addition to Homebound Ministries, Amy also works with the children at the Harbor of Hope Church in Benton Harbor, Michigan. "Doing both helped me grow spiritually and has helped me come to the conclusion that all are searching for something to make them happy ... the happiness that never leaves," she says.
These experiences led Amy to realize that she "wants her life to focus on sharing how great God's love is" to all those she meets. Amy spent the past year in Cambodia as a high school teacher.
Amy credits her spiritual growth to all the opportunities available to be involved in at Andrews. She has not decided what she wants to do in the future, but is considering entering into ministry.
Phillip "Phil" James Somers, 19, is a graduate of the Indiana Academy class of 2009. He is now studying at Andrews University where he is majoring in religion and biology with a minor in chemistry for secondary education certification.
Phil is an Andrews Ambassador and is involved with the Impressions of the Master drama team. During the school year, he is actively involved with the media team at Pioneer Memorial Church and is a TLT leader (Teen Leader in Training) in the Pioneer Memorial Church Evergreen Pathfinder Club.
In Phil's first year at Andrews University, he was "blown away by the support" he found in his professors. They, along with the staff at the Counseling & Testing Center, formed relationships with Phil and helped him succeed during his first year at Andrews.
Phil's long-term goals are to work with youth in the church, and he looks forward to becoming even more involved with ministry and outreach opportunities at Andrews during the next year. Phil is a member of the Cicero Church in Indiana.