Meet the 2023 Summer Interns

This summer, Rocky Creek has a stellar crew of five ministry interns. Here is your chance to get to know them.
May 25, 2023

Rocky Creek provides students with opportunities to serve as ministry interns. Internship participants spend a semester or summer at Rocky Creek in an assigned ministry area. The student agrees to a comprehensive ministry plan to expose the intern to various ministries and the processes of ministry while serving as an intern at Rocky Creek. Interns walk away with ministry skills and a broadened understanding of ministry within the context of the church.

This summer, Rocky Creek has a stellar crew of five ministry interns who are coming alongside our family ministry team to serve our preschoolers, children, students, and parents. As you encounter our summer interns, introduce yourself. Invite the interns to Sunday lunch. Hand them a gift card for some extra gas money or grocery money to bless them as they serve with our staff this summer. 

Meet Our Interns


Gracie Bowers, Preschool Ministry Intern

Gracie grew up in Gastonia, NC, where she was called to ministry on a mission trip to Puerto Rico at the age of 14. Gracie wants to extend her passion for evangelism through a visual perspective. She is able to do that with her bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from North Greenville University. Fun fact about Gracie – she has led worship since she was five years old and enjoys spending time in community and making people laugh!



Beau Bradley, Student Ministry Intern

Beau grew up in Monticello, Georgia, and was saved at age 14 after attending a worship night with his church. Currently a sophomore at North Greenville University, he also participated in Impact 360 Institute’s gap year program in Pine Mountain, GA. He has a passion for discipleship and hospitality and is excited to serve at Rocky Creek. A little-known fact about Beau is that he loves to read and can often be found reading a book on spiritual formation. 

Sarah Dixon, Children’s Ministry Intern

Sarah Dixon was born and raised in Greenville, SC, and is studying Communication at Clemson University. She and her family have been members at Rocky Creek since 2013. Sarah loves God and is excited to share the Gospel and learn more about Jesus this summer. Some little known facts about Sarah – she enjoys rock wall climbing, kayaking, airshows, and sudoku. 


Tessa Haack, Woodside Ministry Intern

Tessa was born and raised in Iowa. Tessa grew in her love for missions while serving on the missions team as her local church. Tessa is now an intercultural studies major at North Greenville University with intentions of pursuing frontline missions. Right now Tessa is on mission at Woodside Baptist Church and is excited to continue learning and serving this summer. Some fun facts about Tessa are that she has a love for kids that comes from her three sisters and two nieces. She also loves a good book. 


Emma Heard, Student Ministry Intern

Emma grew up overseas in Central Asia and has felt called to ministry for as long as she can remember. She is passionate about musical worship and student ministry. A little-known fact about Emma is that she anticipates returning overseas after she graduates to work in an area where she already has connections and a passion for a people group needing to hear and to respond to the Gospel.