Vicki (Scambler) Syverson
Youth Ministry, 1992
Missionary/Church Planter, Christian Missionary Fellowship
Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico
What do you do in your current job and what do you enjoy about it?
My husband, Greg ('94), and I are missionaries in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico where we have served since 2001. We enjoy the challenge and reward of planting churches among the Mexican people. We love the Mexican people and feel at home here. Both our boys (ages 8 & 5) were born in Mexico.
How did your Judson experience influence you professionally? What were your favorite parts of being a Judson student?
My time at Judson was a special time for God to mold me into who He wanted me to be and prepare me to serve Him in full-time ministry. My professors (Bob Laurent, Bill Wilson, etc.), Coach Tory Gum, and (boss/friend in the Admissions office) Sharon Heldman were great influences in my life. But the friendships I made with my roommates were what most impacted my life and I am most thankful for them!
What are the strengths of your major/program at Judson?
The Youth Leadership program was relatively new to Judson at the time I was there. There were only a few classes with that particular emphasis, but they did provide me with some practical ministry experience that I was looking for. Other than that there was quite an emphasis in Bible and Psychology, which were also helpful.
What advice can you give to current and prospective students about their time at Judson?
Take the time to seek God, learn from the lives of your professors and build strong friendships. Head knowledge can be learned from anywhere, but Judson can be a place where God can shape you into the person He wants you to be if you will allow Him to do that in your life.