In honor of the OCO Fall Kickoff this Monday, we wanted to welcome Kaillyn Johnston to the #OVFspotlight!
Kailyn was raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Three years ago she transferred to UNCW from Belmont University and soon after found PC3 and Overflow. Despite being new to the area, Kailyn was determined to not just attend church events, but to get involved. She quickly got connected serving on the Host Team and the Overflow Campus Organization and distinguished herself as one of our “go-to” volunteers. Today, Kailyn now serves as the president of OCO.
We asked Kailyn a few questions about her involvement here at Overflow.
Tell us a little about yourself.
“I am a Social Work major at UNCW, but my heart is in ministry. I love people. I adore traveling and adventuring. Talk to me about Colorado, and we can be best friends because I am obsessed with my home state.”
Why did you decide to get involved at Overflow?
“From the first time I came to Overflow, I was so encouraged by the sense of community I felt. I wanted to become a part of it and provide that same welcome and encouragement for other people. Getting involved is also an amazing way to make friends, so meeting more people definitely played a huge role in why I wanted to get involved as well.”
What is your favorite part of serving at Overflow?
“Seeing the way God works through relationships that are created in the simplest ways. It might be holding a door. It might be getting to know someone and encouraging them to come to OCO. I’ve found that God works through even the tiniest interactions, and I am amazed at the way God weaves all of our lives together for His glory.”
What is your favorite thing about Overflow?
“DA COMMUNITY. Hands down. Everyone is awesome and loving. Nuff said.”
How has Overflow impacted your life?
“Gosh, how has it not impacted my life? Overflow finally gave me traction in my walk. It has challenged me and given me a community that holds me accountable and encourages me to grow. More than anything, Overflow has taught me how to be vulnerable and what it looks like to truly be open to God.”
Thank you Kailyn for all that you do for Overflow! You make this ministry, and every person around you, better!
Don’t forget to check out the OCO Fall Kickoff this Monday, August 31st, at 5:00PM in the Long Leaf Pine Room of the Fisher Student Union. All students are welcome!