Meet Our Team: Brittany Rivera

Brittany Rivera
King University
Name: Brittany Rivera
Class: Junior
“My name is Brittany Rivera and I am a Junior at King. I’m from St. Thomas, USVI and I am majoring in English: Writing. This is my third semester being a TA and I really do have a lot of fun with it. In my free time I like to draw, read, or I just spend some time online talking to friends and watching videos.”
We are very fortunate to have Brittany with us now for the 3rd semester. She’s smart, competent, and knows exactly what to do and how to help our students. Many days she is taking a second group because another TA is out for the day, and she pulls it off with no problems. Thank you, Brittany, for all you do for us and King.

Meet Our Graduates: Jarred McKinney

Meet Our Graduates: Jarred McKinney

I’m far from exaggerating when I say that going to King was one of the better decisions of my life thus far. While there, I met my two best friends who flew all the way to Bethlehem, Palestine to be in my wedding. I fell in love with the Appalachian Mountains and developed a deep love for God’s creation. Perhaps most importantly, however, an insatiable curiosity was stirred up in me. I have no doubt that this was the result of professors who deeply love their craft, transferring, in some mysterious way, their passion for learning to us. At King, I learned that faith is something that ought to open me up to the world around me, not close me off from it. To this, King did not fill my head with a bunch of knowledge, hand me a piece of paper, and send me on my way. Rather, I was taught how to learn, how to think for myself. Yet, my education at King formed me for a world beyond that of Appalachia, both spiritually and intellectually. After a year traveling the world, the curiosity that King awakened in me then led me to complete a master’s in World Religions from Emory University. So, too, did this love of learning take me to Palestine to teach at the university level for a year. At the moment, I find myself pursuing an MDiv at Duke Divinity School. Yet for all these incredible experiences, King served as the catalyst.”

Meet Our Graduates: Jarred McKinney
King University Philosophy and Religion

We were honored to have Jarred as one of our students at King. He’s already traveled the world now and has spent a good bit of time in Bethlehem. He married his wife Tala there and now attends Duke Divinity working on his MDiv. We look forward to seeing his life and work unfold with grace and style. Jarred is the middle one between two other fine King graduates.

Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice Teaching Assistants: Hannah Harosky

Name: Hannah Harosky
Class: Sophomore
“My name is Hannah Harosky. I am a sophomore from Bristol, VA. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends/family, hiking, and traveling. I had the opportunity to travel to Israel with Dr. Hudson in the spring and it was incredible getting to see the Bible come to life right before my eyes. I am a double major in Criminal Justice and Political Science/History with an undecided minor. I serve as a Sophomore representative on the Student Government Senate, I am President of the new Political Science Club on campus, and I serve on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. I am member of the Women’s Soccer team at King University. Following college, I plan to attend Law School in hopes of becoming a Criminal Attorney. First semester of my freshman year I took Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice and really enjoyed the class. I was so excited when Dr. Hudson asked me to be a TA (teacher’s assistant) for this course. This is my second semester serving as a TA and I absolutely love it.”
This is Hannah’s second semester as a Foundations TA. We are fortunate to have her with us. Hannah and I visited Israel-Palestine together with 20 other students last March. She and I had the privilege of sitting in an Israeli health clinic for a day outside Haifa. Fortunately, she came back 100% in a few days. She is excellent at what she does and cares for her students.
Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice Foundations Assistant: Hannah Harosky