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My name is Kristin Ponish and I am a senior who will graduate from Liberty University in May 2011. I enjoy being around people, especially teenagers, and was very involved in my home church's youth group. I have served with a student leadership/discipleship program on my college campus for three of my four years at school. I have become very interested in the military and am aware of the great need for ministry in this area. I hope to help teenagers of military parents by encouraging them, forming relationships with them, and sharing the peace and love of Jesus Christ with them.

God has given me a great passion for serving the military community. I attend as well as teach military themed Bible studies such as "Silent Ranks with a Vision" and participate in many Army ROTC functions though I am not a cadet. These include weekly Physical Training exercises, making care packages for the Ranger Challenge team, and helping with ROTC holiday parties and award ceremonies. Currently engaged, I will marry Daniel Trick on December 18, 2010. I hope to assist my husband as he pursues a successful career as an army officer and become involved with various military ministries in the near future.

Some of my interests include reading, playing tennis, cooking, painting, exercising, running, organizing, planning, arts and crafts, and serving the military community. I am a very driven person who will work hard at whatever task she is given. I try to give 100% at everything I do.

Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Student Worker

Liberty University Army ROTC

• For two years, I have served as the student worker in the Army ROTC office. My duties consist of dealing with confidential paperwork, helping cadets with tasks such as in-processing and disenrollment, and assisting cadre with various office and classroom tasks. I have also been responsible for helping with preparations for commissioning ceremonies, including writing and handing out invitations as well as organizing the sequence of events.

May 2009Aug 2009

Summer Intern

Military Community Youth Ministries

• The summer before my junior year of college, I served as a summer intern for Military Community Youth Ministries. During this time period, I worked in the main post chapel and served with the community director there. My tasks included serving as the girls' counselor on trips to Hume San Diego Christian Camp (Middle School and High School) and a mission trip to San Diego. I also helped to lead devotionals at youth events, and contacted parents and students about upcoming activities. While at Fort Huachuca, I also became involved with the Hospitality House Ministry. This ministry is operated by a family who lives close to the post and provides recreational and spiritual growth opportunities for soldiers and their families. I helped to make meals for hospital house luncheons as well as interacted with the many guests who attended these functions.

May 2008Aug 2008

Camp Counselor

Camp Bethel Ministies

• At Camp Bethel, I worked as a camp counselor for the whole summer. My duties included being responsible for a cabin of 5-6 girls, teaching arts & crafts classes, helping prepare and serve meals for several hundred people, and cleaning the campground. Every week, a different age group came to Camp Bethel. Overall, the ages of girls I interacted with ranged from 9 to 18 years old. While leading my cabin of girl campers, I had to prepare and give a devotional each morning, make sure they were where they needed to be, and attempt to form relationships with them.

May 2006May 2008

Pharmacy Clerk

Cavalier Pharmacy

• For two years, I served as a pharmacy clerk at Cavalier Pharmacy in my hometown. I averaged 40 hours per week during the summer, and several hours per week during the school year. My tasks included helping customers find store items, running the cash register, and helping fill prescription orders. I also experienced pharmacy technician (PT) training as I was currently interested in the job. This included counting pills, updating patients' computer profiles, and stocking and labeling different drugs.


Rick Mullins

Rick Mullins is the head pharmacist and founder of Cavalier Pharmacy. I served at this establishment for approximately 3 years.

Jon McIver

Jon served as my boss and community director at Fort Huachuca, AZ. He led the youth ministry on-post and was the supervisor for my summer internship.

Jeff Rolen

Jeff is in charge of the camp I worked at between my sophomore and junior years of college.


Aug 2007Present

Bachelor's of Science: Religion Major

Liberty University
Aug 2003May 2007

High School Diploma

J.J. Kelly High School