Brian and Ellen Birkland
What are your plans for next year?
I am going to go to Iowa State University to pursue a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. I will also be participating in the Iowa State choir(s) there, and maybe pursue a minor in vocal performance.
How has being involved with Christ Community influenced your faith?
Christ Community Church has encouraged me in my faith journey throughout my lifetime. I have attended here for my whole life, and it’s amazing to have the strong community–pun intended–and Jesus behind me every step of the way!
What is your favorite memory from Christ Community?
My favorite memory from my time at Christ Community was the youth mission trip to Ensenada, Mexico in July of 2018. This trip completely changed my life and I wouldn’t trade the memories we made for the world!