Rachelle Kratz
, originally from Telford, Pa, graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a degree in Theater. During her years at EMU, Rachelle went on a cross cultural to Central Europe and took a semester off to intern at a theater company in Philadelphia. She is excited to discover how her background in theater will benefit her work at Water Street Rescue Mission! In her free time, she enjoys reading, talking to people, and going for walks.


Elora Cook
is from Lititz PA. She recently graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a Bachelors in Social Work and two minors in Sociology and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is serving at Landis Homes and Steeple View Lofts. She enjoys reading a variety of books and watching movies with family and friends. She is most looking forward to her placement and exploring the city.


Originally from Flanagan, IL, Chad Gundy attended Bluffton University before coming to the Shalom Project. Chad graduated from Bluffton with a degree in Mathematics and IT, and he is serving with Global Disciples as an IT intern while a part of the Shalom Project. Chad connects with the Shalom Project’s emphasis on personal and relational peace, and is looking forward to having these values be a large part of his experience. In his free time, Chad enjoys playing guitar, finding new disc golf courses, listening to music, and being around people.


Abbey Combs
grew up in Whiteford, Maryland and graduated from Messiah College with a degree in Human Development and Family Science. Abbey spent a semester in Chile, where she fell in love with the countryside, the Chilean dialect and the free-roaming guanacos. She is passionate about intentional community and global reconciliation, and enjoys reading, hiking, running and eating avocados. Abbey is interning at Church World Service as a case manager in the Refugee Resettlement.


Born and raised in Lancaster County, Feleen Nancarvis is excited to embrace this new opportunity! She was initially intrigued by the Shalom Project’s emphasis on personal, spiritual, and community growth. Because these same values have shaped her own experience, she hopes to put them to good use serving as a Home Visitor and Program Developer for Meals on Wheels. In her free time, Feleen enjoys chasing her pet ferret through the snow and reading about Psychology.


Past Participants

Hope Sholly, Erin Hershey, Ellie Kiger, Lenore (Kauffman) Bush, Brad Mullet