Why hello there, I’m Alysse!
I’m a second year Psych major and UCM’s social coordinator for this school year. A large part of what I’m excited about for this school year is playing a role in connecting new and old UCM-ers with each other and helping to foster a community of Christ-followers on UBC’s campus by planning and aiding in social events. This past year UCM gave me a sense of home and belonging with other like-minded students; I hope to help create a similar environment for students this year.
Before starting at UBC last year I spent a year in Sweden attending a Bible school called Holsbybrunn. I also have an international background beyond my time in Sweden: I was born in the Czech Republic, raised in Southern California, and then moved to Langley when I was 12. Another tidbit about me is that I’ve loved music for as long as I can remember having grown up playing the piano, singing with my sister, and listening to my older brothers’ CD’s and mixtapes. One of my musical dreams has always been to learn to play to mandolin and this summer I was able to which was SO FUN! Along with music, I love all things ocean and swimming related; I’m planning to jump in the ocean at least once every month this year, just for kicks—let me know if you want to join!
This past spring and summer I was working on a small scale farm that is part of a family camp center called Barnabas on Keats Island. With no prior experience with farming, I’m leaving this job full of new and useful knowledge and experience with growing and tending to various vegetable crops and working with animals. While a large part of my job was learning how to grow and harvest veggies, I myself grew in many unexpected ways during this season. If you have any questions about what I learned, whether it be about tomatoes or beans or how God was growing and pushing me, I just might have an answer, or at least a funny story to share!
Well, I think I must bring this bio to a close. I hope to meet you and share more of my story and hear a bit of yours as well!
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3: 17b-19)