Fall 2017
Announcing Friendship House Partner's First Intern

​​Friendship House Partners is pleased to introduce its first intern.  Hunter Ross is one of the Friendship House—Duke/Durham’s resident directors and is a third year Master of Divinity candidate at Duke Divinity School.
Hunter will be learning about how non-profits work through the lens of Friendship House Partners: clarity and power of being mission-driven, budgeting, finances and grant-writing, outreach and expanding the circle of participants and sustainability questions.  We suspect that we will learn as much as Hunter will.

Meet Hunter!
Hi, my name is Hunter Ross and I am one of the Residential Directors of Friendship House Durham. I graduated from NC State in 2015 with a degree in Religious Studies and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies (Go Wolfpack!). I love outdoor sports like rock climbing and snowboarding, and I love to watch football. I grew up in Matthews, NC, where my home church had a youth group that had many activities for kids with disabilities. I have a twin brother and an older sister (who also graduated from NC State) and I drive a stick-shift mini cooper. My favorite foods are fried okra and scuppernong grapes and my favorite book is Living Gently in a Violent World by Jean Vanier and Stanley Hauerwas. I lived with l’Arche in D.C. for a summer doing community building. I feel called to be a deacon in the United Methodist Church and to work with people with disabilities. I hope to create intentional community for people of all ability levels as a witness to the presence and goodness of Christ among us and for the transformation of the church. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work for and learn from Friendship House Partners and I am so thankful for the wonderful living situation Friendship House Durham has offered me!