Carlie Johnson didn’t have plans of getting an internship this summer. While finishing her junior year at Ball State University, Carlie felt God lay it on her heart to go into youth ministry. Not sure exactly what that might look like for her, she decided to wait and see what would happen. That’s when Victory Lane Camp’s Assistant Director, Tiffanny Youngquist, contacted her about interning with VLC.
Studying psychology, human development, and counseling at college has been preparing Carlie’s heart and mind for working with different populations of people. She’s actively involved in the church she attends while at Ball State, and she continues to be a committed leader in Henry County Wyldlife, which is a youth ministry for middle school students.
It’s through Wyldlife that Carlie became connected with Tiffanny. Carlie explained, “Tiffanny came to me through Wyldlife. I hadn’t really heard of VLC before, but once Tiffanny explained what they were about, I instantly fell in love.”
Knowing the opportunity was “right up her alley,” Carlie agreed to help intern for the summer. “Some of my goals are to get to know all of the kids and be able to work better with them,” she expressed.
Carlie will be leading the TIMS (Teens in Mission) and assisting with the Victory Families that the TIMS are assigned to. She shared, “I’m going to be helping the teens live life while at the same time leading and showing Christ’s love to those around them at camp.”
Another aspect of her duties that Carlie is looking forward to is leading skits at camp. “I get to show my creative abilities and make people laugh,” she said.
Some of her time interning will be a learning experience for her. Carlie has not spent much time interacting with people who have disabilities, but she is looking forward to learning more. Carlie expressed, “I may find something I really enjoy doing!”