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2017-2018 leadership team


Hanna Kagele

BCM President

Year: Junior

Major: Mathematics & Economics

What is your favorite Bible verse? Isaiah 46:4

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? 1000 miles (MAKING MY WAY DOWNTOWN)

If you could be any animal in the world, what anmal would you be and why?

Otter (floating my way through life)

What is your favorite BCM memory? Hoedown because it's lit & Impact Milly because I get to serve Milledgeville for a day with my best friends and it is so rewarding!


Aaron Dowling

Men's Ministry Team Leader

Year: Senior

Major: Exercise Science

What is your favorite Bible verse? Lamentations 3:19-24

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? The Eagles Greatest Hits Live

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? Grizzly Bear. They are big and strong but also protective of their own. Also, they’re fluffy.

What is your favorite BCM memory? I don’t have a particular favorite memory from BCM because there are so many good ones. Worshipping on front campus my freshman year was pretty awesome though. It was also one of the first times I played in the band, so it was terrifying at first. But the Spirit moved so powerfully that night, and it has always stuck with me.


Kevin Watson

Men's Ministry Team Member

Year: Sophomore

Major: Philosophy

Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Peter 3:15

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? Les Miserables (10th Anniversary)

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? An eagle. In spite of my fear of heights, I like the idea of being able to fly wherever I want. It beats driving.

What is your favorite BCM memory? The Men's Ministry trip to Mt. Yonah last spring. The view was incredible.


Ryan Ellenwood

Men's Ministry Team Member


Marlee Thomas

Inreach Team Leader

Year: Junior

Major: Mass Communications

What is your favorite Bible Verse? Psalm 55:22

What is your favorite road trip song or CD? Mixtape of oldies, classic country, and Justin Timberlake

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

I would be a dog because I'd love to just lay around all day and be loved on by my owner.

What is your favorite BCM memory? It's hard to pick just one but the BCM Christmas party my freshman year is definitely at the top of the list. My team won Christmas trivia and I was with my best friends laughing and having fun.


Morgan Weekley

Inreach Team Member

Year: Junior

Major: Business Management

What is your favorite Bible verse? Hosea 2:14 - "Therefore, I will allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her."

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? My go-to soundtrack is Hamilton, but I jam out to "Dance With Somebody" at every other opportunity.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? I would be a dog because they bring joy to people, they can sleep whenever they want, and they are just so cute.

What is your favorite BCM memory? My favorite BCM memory right now is actually the most recent FAT retreat. When we were worshiping at Northside, I was hit again with the overwhelming grace and truth of the gospel, and I was completely in the moment with other believers around me. That was a fantastic night of connection, and it reminded me why I do what I do.


Katelynn Kent

Inreach Team Member

Year: Senior

Major: Special Ed

What is your favorite Bible verse? Phil 4:13

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? Hannah Montana/Meet Miley Cyrus

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? Horse because they are so beautiful and loving

What is your favorite BCM memory? BCM formal my Sophomore year or sharing my testimony


AJ Harrison

Inreach Team Member

Year: Junior

Major: Environmental Science

What is your favorite Bible verse? Jeremiah 29:11

What's your favorite road trip CD of song? The beautiful letdown by Switchfoot

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? A squirrel because they are amazing

What is your favorite BCM memory? The first day I came to BCM and the friendly environment.


Mitchell Brannan

Inreach Team Member

Year: Junior

Major: Pre-engineering/Physics

What is your favorite Bible verse? I John 4:19

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? Trashin' the camp ~Phil Collins

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

Turtle. Because when they travel, to avoid missing home, they just bring it with them.

What is your favorite BCM memory? Near death experience at Murder Creek.


Katie Rowand

Women's Ministry Team Leader

Year: Senior

Major: Rhetoric

What is your favorite Bible verse?: "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness" (Lamentations 3:22-23).

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? Ed Sheeran's + (Deluxe Version) Album

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? An otter.... y'all, they have a pet rock and hold hands with their otter pals to keep from floating away from each other. And they're just plain cute.

What is your favorite BCM memory? My sophomore year at our Tuesday night Cookout, I sat on a picnic bench with one of the girls that mentored me in BCM and we met two freshmen girl's that would end up having a huge impact on the ministry. That's discipleship right there and I'm all about that.


Jordan Meredith

Women's Ministry Team Member

Year: Junior

Major: Nursing

What is your favorite Bible verse? Isaiah 46:4

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? Jesse McCartney – Beautiful Sul

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? I would be a dolphin because of their wisdom, strength, and beauty.

What is your favorite BCM memory? My favorite BCM memory is when all of leadership was at the BCM house throughout the afternoon setting up for formal my sophomore year. Everyone was working and having a great time together getting everything prepared for the night with lots of laughter and smiles!


Stella Oliver

Women's Ministry Team Member

Year: Junior

Major: Math

What is your favorite Bible Verse? "As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God." Psalm 42:1

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? any Disney Pandora station

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?If I could be any animal, I'd want to be an elephant because they are very smart and gentle animals but everyone also knows not to cross them :)

My favorite BCM memory is when I went on the spring break mission trip to Warrenton my freshman year. Since I was still a freshman, I didn't know many of the student leaders very well, so I was super excited to try to get to know them on a more personal level outside the context of school and BCM. The whole trip really exceeded all of my expectations! Everyone on the trip was able to connect and build friendships with each other very well! (Slight plug for Spring Break Missions Trips: You should totally go at least once during your four years here! You definitely won't regret it!)


Jennifer Whitlow

Worship Team Co-leader

Year: Junior

Major: Political Science

What is your favorite Bible verse? 2 Corinthians 12:9 "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ's power may rest on me."

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? Garth Brooks- The Hits CD or "Don't Worry Bout a Thing" by SHeDAISY

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? A cow, cause it's my favorite animal and I grew up on a cow farm and I loved naming them.

What is your favorite BCM memory? Hoedown my Freshman Year


Ilse Ballard

Worship Team Co-leader

Year: Junior

Major: Athletic Training

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 103:8-14

Favorite Road trip CD: Either a classic Switchfoot CD or Ed Sheeran, but Veggietales is up there too!

If I could be any animal in the world, I would be a bird. I’m all about perspective and so I think it would be super cool to see the world from the sky.

What is your favorite BCM memory? I don’t have a single favorite memory. The last two years have been filled with so much love and laughter and that’s all thanks to everyone at BCM. They have become my family and every day I spend with them is my favorite day.


Darby Cook

Worship Team Member

Year: sophomore

Major: chemistry

What is your favorite Bible verse? Deuteronomy 31:8

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? saltwater gospel by eli young band

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? I would be dog because they are so loving and they don't have to survive out in the wild.

What is your favorite BCM memory? My favorite BCM memory was the mud run because no one was not worried about being covered in mud and everyone was just having fun.


Carmen Dixon

Worship Team Member

Leadership Position: Worship Team

Year: Sophomore

Major: Accounting

What is your favorite Bible verse? Psalms 23:6

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? anything from the TV show Nashville

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? I would be an lioness. I saw a few on a safari in the Masai Mara this past summer and they were so peaceful and interesting to watch.

What is your favorite BCM memory? I loved it when the BCM girls took a trip to Skyzone in Macon last semester. It was great getting to spend time in such an awesome community of girls.


Caroline Chester

Outreach Team Co-leader

Leadership position: Co-Leader of the Outreach Team

Year: Sophomore

Major: Rhetoric

What is your favorite Bible verse? Isaiah 54:10-12

Favorite road trip CD: Anything Twenty One Pilots

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? If I could be any animal I would be an otter because they are positive, happy animals that are not afraid to defend themselves when they need to.

What is your favorite BCM memory? The Luau Formal because it was a great way to wrap up the year and celebrate all the growth I had experienced with the people that had ministered to me so well and that I had developed incredible friendships with!


Nick Smail

Outreach Team Co-leader

Year: Senior

Major: Marketing

What's your favorite Bible Verse? Phillipians 4:6

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? "If You’re reading this its too late" by Drake

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? Cheetah so I can run faster than everyone else

What is your favorite BCM memory? Guys camping trip to Murder Creek


Hannah Elrod

Outreach Team Member

Year: First Year Graduate School

Major: Health and Human Performance

What is your favorite Bible verse? 1 John 4:19 "We love because He first loved us."

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? Ever Be, Bethel Music

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? I would be a dog. They are such loyal, caring, protective, and cuddly creatures. They also make great pets!

What is your favorite BCM memory? My favorite BCM memory is being a part of this Falls 2017 F.A.T retreat. I had never been before and for the opportunity to go and be on leadership was such a privilege. I had 7 amazing freshman girls in my small group and made so many new relationships. God is SO good, ALL the time.


Alli McKnight

Outreach Team Member

Leadership Position: Outreach

Year: Junior

Major: Special Education with an Art Therapy Minor

What is your favorite Bible verse? Psalm 121

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? T-SWIZZLE

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? A cat so I have an excuse to take more naps

What is your favorite BCM memory? Dancing to "Love on Top" at all the BCM Hoe-Downs and Formals!!


Sam Archbold

Missions Team Leader

Year: Senior

Major: Public Health

What is your favorite Bible verse? 1 John 4:19

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? I'm Gonna be by the Proclaimers

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? Triceratops, because I'd be one of a kind, and they are just super cool. (Also I love dinosaurs)

What is your favorite BCM memory? Every formal/hoedown, anytime I get to break out my mad dance skillz it's a good time for me!


Jacalyn Carper

Missions Team Member

Year: Sophomore

Major: Art Major

What is your favorite Bible verse? “For where your treasures are, there your heart will be also.” Matt 6:21

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? My High School Musical CDs!

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? A butterfly! They can fly and are so colorful and friendly!

What is your favorite BCM memory? The Spring Break Trip of 2017 where we went to Clarkston, Georgia to minister to the diverse community there.


Erica Smith

Missions Team Member

Year: Sophomore

Major: Psychology

What is your favorite Bible verse? "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? Anything One Direction

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? A koala because they just seem pretty chill

What is your favorite BCM memory? The Cookout my Freshman year because that's where I met my roommate and a lot of other cool people!


Brittany Smith

Missions Team Member

Year: Senior

Major: Public Health Major, Business Administration Minor, Nonprofit Management Certification

What is your favorite Bible verse? Ecclesiastes 3:11

What's your favorite road trip CD or song? “Go the Distance”-Hercules, “Reflection”-Mulan, “Colors of the Wind”-Pocahontas, (or almost any other Disney song)………

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? I would be a dog because they are full of character.

What is your favorite BCM memory? Wow, I don’t think I can choose a favorite memory because there are so many. Confluence though is probably one of my favorites.


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