In addition to three new residents coming into the program over the past few months, we also have some new faces on our staff! They’ve each shared a little about themselves below.
Hello, my name is Adriane McCauley. I moved to Waco in 1998 from Austin. Being a new believer in Christ and new in recovery, I wanted to know more about God. I moved here to go through a ministry school offered by a local church–I was hungry for God and desired to be transformed, healed and set free from a life of addiction. Since giving my life to Jesus, he has transformed me and has given me a passion for helping others walking in recovery. I came to an Antioch service in May and heard God say, “this is your home.” Soon after, I found out about Grace House and jumped in. I have been a volunteer at Grace House this past year and when the intern position came up, I knew that was where I needed to be. I’m so excited about this opportunity to serve at Grace House. Thank you Jesus!
Marissa, Resident Assistant
Hello, my name is Marissa Rush and I just moved here from San Diego. I was born in Irving, TX but raised in California. They say home is where the heart is, and somehow I always knew I would end up back in Texas. I just didn’t think it would happen so soon after I graduated college this past May. In March when the Lord called me here, but I had no idea what I was going to be doing; then the Lord opened a door to live at Grace House as the Resident Assistant. I couldn’t imagine a better job, and I love being close to my family. I have a sister in Dallas, and another sister, mom, and dad are southwest of Houston. I love coffee and people, and I may seem shy at first, but it doesn’t take long to break out of my shell.
Christina, Baylor Social Work Intern
I am originally from Knoxville, Tennessee and graduated from Carson-Newman University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology as well as a minor in Religion and Mental Health. I moved to Waco, Texas two years ago to begin my Master’s program. I’m a dual degree student with Truett Seminary and the Diana Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University. I am currently interning at Grace House as part of the social work requirements. I hope to complete this year-long internship with a better understanding of the addiction recovery process as well as the integration of faith and practice. I’m proud to be working alongside Grace House.