Emma Fraley and Jamie Nash are serving as Ernest C. Hynds Jr. Interns with Good Faith Media this fall — bringing unique gifts and perspectives to the multi-faceted media organization.

Fraley, who grew up in a suburb of Portland, Oregon, graduated this year from Baylor University where she studied Science Research Fellows as a pre-med student with a philosophy minor. She also served as president of Gamma Alpha Upsilon, an unofficial LGBTQ student organization at the university.

“This is how I got involved with Good Faith Media and I’m so excited to continue this partnership,” said Fraley of the organizations’ shared equality and inclusion efforts.

“I’m hoping to continue to read and write about current events and the role of Christians in a global community,” she added. “I am passionate about discussing topics such as science ethics, epistemic responsibility, and socioeconomic inequalities.”

Nash brings a unique background in military service and ministry. He is a Masters of Divinity student at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology and a high school Air Force JROTC instructor.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2015 and has served in many ministries around the world. He and his family live in Metro Atlanta.

His passion for churches being more inclusive of persons with disabilities and their families led to the creation of the nonprofit Autism Faith Network in 2016.

“The Ernest C. Hynds Jr. Internship program was the intern opportunity of a lifetime for me to cultivate my voice,” said Nash. “Good Faith Media distinguishes itself by providing wonderful news, stories, podcasts, books, and documentaries to the Christian community around the world. I want to be a part of that great work.”

Good Faith Media CEO Mitch Randall called the Hynds Internship program an essential and vital part of the organization’s ministry.

“Having the opportunity to work alongside such talented and gifted young journalists has been an inspiration,” said Randall, adding that “Jamie and Emma continue the excellent trajectory past interns have set as we work together to further a Jesus worldview.”

GFM’s internship program was launched in the fall semester of 2020. Brief reflections from previous interns about their experience can be found here.

The internship program was established with an initial naming gift from the foundation of First Baptist Church of Athens, Georgia, where Ernest Hynds was a beloved member. He was a longtime professor and department head in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

Gifts to support this ongoing engagement with the next generation of communicators may be made by contacting Mitch Randall (mitch@goodfaithmedia.org) or Autumn Lockett (autumn@goodfaithmedia.org) by email or by phone at 615-627-7763.

Prospective interns may learn more about the internship program here, and can inquire about upcoming internships by contacting GFM at internships@goodfaithmedia.org.

The deadline to apply for the spring 2022 internship is October 15.

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