The Baptist Joint Committee is pleased to welcome two fall semester interns working with our staff in Washington, D.C.

Tori Gilkeson, a native of Asheville, N.C., is a 2016 graduate of American University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies with a minor in International Studies. At American, Gilkeson was a member of the Interfaith Council, a group of students who gathered to learn about and discuss issues related to religion and interfaith relations. Gilkeson, whose parents are Bob and Cathy Gilkeson, is a member of First Baptist Church of Asheville and also attends Congregation Beth HaTephila in Asheville.


Gabrielle Lumpkin of Sevierville, Tennessee, is a 2017 graduate of Carson-Newman University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Law and Policy and was part of the Bonner Scholars Program. Before coming to the BJC, Lumpkin volunteered for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in D.C. The daughter of Tammie Reece and Thomas Lumpkin, she plans to attend law school in the future.

From the September/October 2017 edition of  Report from the Capital. You can also read the digital version of the magazine or view it as a PDF.