Student Leadership

L3 Leadership Fall 2021

Samantha Kalibala, L3 Intern and L3 Treasurer, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Takoma Park Presbyterian Church

Ryan McNeal, L3 President
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church, Annapolis, MD
“Overall, UCM has been an amazing experience that has helped me cope with the stresses of college while growing in my faith at the same time.”

Former L3 Interns

Sodapop Mantanico, Chaplain Holly, Clark Abbott, Jennifer Boguifo

“I am a sophomore with a major in Public Health. I joined L3 to learn more about other Christian faith and interfaith practices, and so far, it has been
a great experience. I love being about to discuss my faith and listen to others as well. This is a great learning experience for me!  My hobbies are
listening to music, volunteering around campus through other organizations
like NAACP and Terps 4 Chance. I also enjoy cooking and watching movies. ” -Jennifer

“I am a sophomore Computer Science major and Linguistics minor at UMD
who enjoys listening to music with friends, cooking, and practicing my faith.
Besides from being an L3 intern, I am also the president of the Episcopal
Terps, another campus ministry. When I’m not in class, you can find me at
UMD Men’s/Women’s soccer games or at hackathons around campus. 
 What I hope to get out of the program:  I want to learn how to best practice
my faith while respecting the beliefs of others.”- Clark
“What the L3 program provides to students is a place to talk, to have meaningful conversations with other students. Something you can rarely find here on campus. Something you can hardly see outside of our campus in what is known as the real world”

Nick Schmitz (left) and Sodapop Mantanico (right), L3 Interns
“I hope to learn how to incorporate my lifelong faith and values into my career path” – Nick
“These intentional discussions are important in helping many of the students that need to be resilient in tough times.” – Nick
Courtney Steininger, Former L3 Intern;
M. Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
“UCM and L3 have been such crucial parts of my college experience. I am confident that I would not feel so certain about my own call to Princeton Seminary were it not for these programs”
Monique Parker, Former L3 Intern
Serving in the Peace Corps
“This group has helped me find my calling.”
Jack Hiebner
“I truly felt called to use my internship to pave the way of dialogue and fraternity between students of various demographics and beliefs. “
Mel Coles, Former L3 Intern
“Through this retreat I have evaluated my spiritual faith and realized how much my faith and belief in God really impacts the directions of my life purpose.”
John Cardea, Former L3 Intern