Assembly Close-up: Gretchen prepares for mission trip to NY

Assembly Close-up: Gretchen prepares for mission trip to NY

It's Youth Assembly week at Tennessee Wesleyan College! We interviewed three of the 146 students attending Holston's annual summer spiritual event with some random questions.

See also: Assembly Close-up with Tyler and Eran


GRETCHEN, age 14
First-Centenary United Methodist Church
Chattanooga, Tenn.


What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
I work with voice modulating.

How many times have you been to Assembly?
This is my first time.

Why did you come?
I thought it would be cool to meet people I didn't know, and I thought it would be good to meet some of the people that I'll be going with on a mission trip to New York in two weeks.  

What’s the most fun thing you’ve done at Assembly?
Photography, in our interest groups.

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten at Assembly?
Ice cream.

What’s the name of someone you just met here?
Caroline, in my photography group.

Describe her.
She’s really nice and fun to be around. She tells a lot of jokes. She acted goofy for a photo, eating a cupcake.

Sing one line from a song you’ve sung here at Assembly.
Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and you know them by name.

Describe your church in three words.
Really, really goofy. (Our youth group is the best ever.)

If you were trying to get someone to visit your church, what would you say or do to get them to come?
I would say, “You’ll fit in. You’re weird enough.”

What do you think people ought to know about Assembly, if they don’t anything?
It’s a great way to experience God, it’s a lot of fun, and you make new friends. And the food is good.

If you were to tweet something about this interview, what would you tweet?
That it wasn’t really hard to answer the questions.

What’s the first thing you’re going to do when you get home?
Pack for next week at Camp Lookout.