Bailey Pickens is a cradle Presbyterian from a small town in Florida (swamps and alligators, not white beaches or theme parks). With a degree in Japanese Studies, she has taught Japanese, second-language pedagogy, and professional development in the summers for more than ten years. What must have been the Holy Spirit (because it couldn't have been common sense) sent her to seminary, where she got a first taste of the hurt and the joy there is in trying to find God's way in the world, and then to a trauma hospital, where she worked as a chaplain and learned to let go of the desire to be right all the time. She moved to Tucson during a heat wave, and after ten years in cold places may finally be thawing out. When she is not at the Campus Christian Center or serving as a chaplain with Casa de la Luz Hospice, she is dragging her fiancée Kelli to look at things (the Queen of the Night blooming! meteor showers! Christmas lights!). She loves talking, listening, cooking, warm weather, and dogs. This is her first year with PCM. She is extremely excited to meet you. You can email her if you want to!
Ben Barnett is the PCM Student Intern!
Ben has been with PCM for two years and is looking forward to his third year as the Student Intern for PCM. He is a Junior at the University of Arizona studying Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics. Ben is originally from Phoenix where he is part of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church since he was in 9th grade.
Ben joined PCM in Fall of 2015 and has been actively involved ever since. The PCM community has been an important part of his life at the U of A and he hopes that it will be an important part of others' lives as well. He loves PCM so much he was the Worship Peer leader during the 2016-2017 school year.
Ben is looking forward to seeing what God has in store for U of A, PCM, and their group of amazing students!