Greetings and Salutations!
We are the 2016 summer interns here at Boundless, and we couldn’t be more excited to see how God works in us and through us during these next two months. Our lives have been profoundly impacted by the resources provided by Boundless, so it has been an incredible experience to meet the faithful, wise, and hilarious team that makes it all happen. Without further ado, here’s a bit about each of us!
My name is Juliana Keck (aka Jules or J-Dizzle), and it’s an honor to be able to introduce myself to the Boundless community. I was born and raised in Southern California, and I’m a rising senior majoring in Communication and Marketing at Pepperdine University. I have three siblings and one brother-in- law, all of whom I consider to be my best friends for life. There’s nothing I enjoy more than the thrill of going on spontaneous adventures with good company, and I find joy in trying to capture the beauty of seemingly insignificant yet divine aspects of life—both through photography and writing. I am captivated by stories, but, ironically, I’m infamous for my horrible storytelling ability.
Though it’s a constant struggle to entrust the details of my life to God, I know that He delights in them and that His timing and plans are far greater than anything I can imagine. Where He leads, I will follow. God led me here, and I can’t wait to use this platform He has provided to speak truth and encouragement into your lives as we walk along the ups and downs of this faith journey together.
My name is Abby Dorman, and I’m also thrilled to be an intern at Boundless this summer. I’m a senior at Wheaton College with a Communication major and Christian Ministry minor, and I’m so excited to be able to combine my passions for writing and ministry here at Focus on the Family. I’m from Colorado Springs, CO, so I get to live at home and hang out with my parents this summer if I’m not at work. When I’m not writing (which is most of the time, let’s be real), I love to be outdoors, eat breakfast food, and do anything that fuels my competitive nature. I’m also afraid of heights (which somehow doesn’t deter my love for hiking), completely incompetent at walking in high heels, and passionate about discipleship and walking with people through life. But enough about me! Julianna and I decided that in order for you guys to know the real us (and for us to get to know each other) we would ask each other some questions about the things that really matter.
Q&A With the Interns
Current summer obsession?
J: All things coconut: coconut flavored ice cream, coconut scented lotion, coconut candles.
A: Pistachios. Johnnyswim. T-shirt dresses.
Favorite place you’ve been?
J: I lived in London for a year, so it has a special place in my heart. Other highlights include Santorini, Jordan, and Como!
A: I was in Israel and Palestine for three weeks last summer, and the Sea of Galilee was one of my favorite places we visited there. I loved getting to be in the place where Jesus did so much of His ministry.
If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
J: Ice cream. Hands down. Is there any other legitimate answer to this question?!
Last movie you cried in?
J: “Bridge to Terabithia.” That one gets me every time. I was also in an emotionally fragile state from a lack of sleep during finals.
A: “Me Before You.” I watched it before bed, and I couldn’t sleep for hours.
J: “Pomp and circumstance.” It is the epitome of success in musical form. That, or “Believe” by Cher. She was definitely ahead of her time with the auto-tuning in this song.
A: “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift.
J: I am a skirt queen.
A: Leggings and a flannel. I’m a comfort queen.
Eggs or pancakes?
J: Pancakes, unless there’s a delicious egg and bacon omelet option.
A: I love any sort of egg dish, but I’m never mad about good pancakes.
Favorite Netflix indulgence?
J: Recently I’ve been going through “Gilmore Girls” and “The Office.”
A: “Friday Night Lights” is my favorite show of all time. Team Matt Saracen.
J: Currently none, but if I ever get a cat I’ll name him Peeve. (I’m a dog lover!)
A: Slow people in the cafeteria line. I am on a mission when it comes to the salad bar.
But seriously, we’re so excited to be here and interact with you all this summer. This community is incredible, and we look forward to digging into issues of faith, relationships, and culture as we all seek to follow Christ.
We will also be taking over Instagram and writing weekly blog posts, so let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see or hear from us. In the meantime, we’ll be here in our cubicles in the Boundless office eating trail mix, drinking coffee, and learning from the rest of our awesome staff.
Abby and Jules