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Meet the Fellows


Sophie Hoekstra

Hometown: Millersville, Maryland

University: Palm Beach Atlantic University and Bryant University

Field of Study: Business Management

Internship: U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

More about Sophie: NCAA Division 1 Northeast Conference Volleyball Rookie of the Year in 2015. Palm Beach Atlantic volleyball team captain in 2018.


Justin Dingman

Hometown: Helena, Montana

University: University of Portland

Field of Study: Chemistry, Biochemistry

Internship: CyberWorx, Catalyst Accelerator Program

More about Justin: Intern with National Renewables Energy Laboratory in 2018–19. IES Study Abroad in Arles, France. Moving toward post-graduate studies in astrophysics and astrobiology. Assistant football coach at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colorado.

Jason Jones

Hometown: Ernul, North Carolina

University: Biola University and Welch College

Field of Study: Christian Apologetics, Psychology, Theology

Internship: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning

More about Jason: After graduation, studied Worldview and Cultural Engagement at the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries Academy. Spent a year as a traveling speaker and lecturer with Axis Ministries, resourcing youth pastors, teachers and parents in how to engage the next generation of youth. Currently pursuing an M.A. in Apologetics and aspiring toward a Ph.D. in Cultural Apologetics.

Kyle Wood

Hometown: Dandridge, Tennessee

University: University of Tennessee

Field of Study: Kinesiology

Internship: Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance

More about Kyle: Worked with officers, cadets and military families as a mountain guide in the Rocky Mountain High wilderness program of Officers' Christian Fellowship. Avid rock climber and snowboarder. Traveled with Young Life to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to encourage and equip indigenous Young Life leaders in under-resourced villages.


Cole Fuller

Hometown: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

University: Belmont University

Field of Study: Christian Leadership

Internship: First Pres College Ministries

More about Cole: Degree in Christian Leadership from Belmont University. Heart for discipleship and mentoring. Belmont Scholars Honor Program and Theta Alpha Kappa member. Honors Thesis: “The Problematic Origins of the Modern American Prosperity Gospel.”

Lindsay Kooy

Hometown: Metamora, Michigan

University: Hope College

Field of Study: Business with an English minor

Internship: Crossfire Ministries

More about Lindsay: Awarded first prize in the Vienna Summer School Creative Writing Competition for a historical poem she wrote. Hope College Soccer team member four years. Co-founder and student leader of Athletes in Action at Hope College. Dean's List every semester in college.


Mariah Stewart

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

University: University of South Carolina

Field of Study: Russian and International Studies

Internship: COSILoveYou

More about Mariah: Fluent in Russian and was president of the Russian Club at the University of South Carolina in 2018–19. As a National Security Educational Program Boren Scholar, she was awarded one year of immersive Russian study abroad in Daugavpils, Latvia.


Murphy Stadelmaier

Hometown: Midland, Michigan

University: Hope College

Field of Study: Biology

Internship: U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

More about Murphy: Captain of the Hope College soccer team in 2018 and 2019. Hope College Mortar Board member in 2018. Co-founder and student leader of Athletes in Action at Hope College.

Olivia Massie

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

University: James Madison University

Field of Study: Geographic Science

Internship: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

More about Olivia: President of Reformed University Fellowship at James Madison University 2018–19. Began her internship with Colorado Parks and Wildlife in June 2019.