INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Area United Methodist Communications has added Chris Goff, a Butler University freshman intern, to its staff through December. According to Dan Gangler, Indiana Area director of communication, most interns in the past have been juniors or seniors.

Goff, 18, of Germantown, Tenn., attends the Germantown United Methodist Church at home. He majors in journalism and history at Butler and graduated twelfth in his class this past spring at Germantown High School.

He works in the Indiana Area office each Friday. His primary responsibilities include editing and proofing content for Hoosier United Methodists Together and weekly e-Hoosier United Methodist (e-HUM) news publications.

Goff's internship is coordinated by Butler's Center for Faith and Vocation directed by Judith Cebula and is funded through a Lilly Endowment grant. Cebula meets bi-week to mark his progress.

In response to his internship, Goff said, "I am thankful for Ms. Cebula's generosity to a freshman and am honored Rev. Gangler has taken me on allowing me the experience to work on a publication read by thousands, and to allocate his time to show me the ropes. It means a great deal to me, and I'm enjoying the experience."