2019/2020 Candler Interns–

Katie Mayo

Katie is a 2nd Year MDIV student from Manassas, VA. She has a BA in History and a BA in International Affairs from the University of Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg, VA, and spent two years post-grad working for Ligonier Camp and Conference Center in Ligonier, PA as the Assistant Summer Camp Director. Understandably, she has a great love of history, politics, travel, adventure education, and camp ministry! Vocationally, she aspires to work with non-traditional ministries and non-profits, and then ultimately hopes to get her PhD and become a professor of Church History. In her free time Katie enjoys exploring Atlanta, hiking, baking, watching documentaries, and doing genealogical research. You can reach Katie here!

Shinjae Lee

Shinjae is from South Korea. He majored in theology at Methodist Theological University in Seoul, Korea. During his time in undergrad, he was in India to help his father’s business and was a Korean missionary in New Delhi and Mumbai for three years. He also served three churches in Korea as a youth pastor. He has been in the United State since the spring of 2018 with his wife and daughter who is four years old. He and his family love working out, swimming, hiking, and eating delicious world food. After graduation, he hopes to get a PhD in systematic theology, specifically comparative theology with Hinduism and Confucianism. You can reach Shinjae here!

Trisha Cousino

Trisha hail from the flat lands of the Midwest. She grew up in Archbold, Ohio, but has called South Bend, Indiana home for the past 5 years. She double majored in Communication and Intercultural Studies at Bethel College where she also threw shot put and hammer on the track team. She is a second-year Master of Divinity student at Candler with interests in Biblical Studies, Religious Education, and Theology. Her goal to teach in an undergraduate university and work with university students.  She grew up in a myriad (she calls herself an eccesial mutt) of traditions ranging from Pentecostal, Mennonite, and the Missionary Church. One of her favorite parts of Neighborhood Church has been worship, having a place to feel at home, and getting to know the littlest neighbors. When she is not working, she enjoys going to coffee shops, reading, talking enneagram and cultivating relationships, watching sports, and finding new ways to make Atlanta home. She is so excited to work and grow with you all this year. You can reach Trisha here!

Tayler Johnson

Tayler is from Corpus Christi, Texas. He spent most of his life balancing the worlds of living on a beach and living on a farm. He has played baseball for most of his life but his best fun fact is that he was the 2002 Anderson County Mutton Bustin Grand Champion. He attended the University of Texas at Austin for undergrad and doubled majored in Corporate Communications and Philosophy. He was also heavily involved in his campus ministry, The Texas Wesley Foundation, where he heard his call to ministry and later served as an intern. In the next few years, he hopes to be commissioned and ordained in the North Texas Conference. In his spare time, he loves to play with dogs, try new recipes, watch football, and explore with his friends. He loves coffee and would love to grab a cup with anyone who would like to! You can reach Tayler here!