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Magnificent Moody Seven

Seven Moody alumnae now serving together at Black Forest Academy in Germany
  • June 24, 2022

Enjoying Germany (L to R): Beth Adams ’19, Christina Book ’17, Maggie Green ’18, Pippa Raiter ’18, Sarah Paul ’19, Kara Delaney ’16, and Molly Schubert ’18.

by Linda Piepenbrink and Jeff Smith

It's a small world after all.

Kara Delaney ’16, Christina Book ’17, Maggie Green ’18, Molly Schubert ’18, Pippa Raiter ’18, Beth Adams ’19, and Sarah Paul ’19 all serve as resident and program assistants at Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany, and have bonded over their shared Moody Bible Institute background.

“It's made for a really sweet transition to have people who have the same context and a lot of the shared understanding and values from Moody,” says Maggie Green, who serves as co-RA with Sarah Paul in one of the boys’ dorms.

BFA is a Christian private international boarding school founded in 1956 that serves students in grades 5–12. The school, which is also located near the borders of Switzerland and France, offers an international college preparatory program as well as a fully accredited US high school diploma. Students can take honors and AP courses and dual-credit courses thanks to Black Forest’s online learning module.

For a former Moody RA like Maggie, working in residential life at BFA is a dream come true. For her fellow alums, it’s a chance to gain valuable experience while preparing for future ministry opportunities. They would all love to see more Moody alums join them on staff.

“There’s something for everyone,” says Maggie.

From counseling or teaching positions to residence life, there’s a huge need at BFA—especially for male RAs.

“Our boys need male presence and male leadership,” says Maggie. “An example of godly living from [a man] in their 20s is really important. That’s their next step in life.”

Not only is BFA the perfect context for ministry, it’s also an ideal launching pad for a future in missions.

“It’s a bridge,” Maggie says. “Come have a soft landing into missions, get your feet under you, learn how to be challenged in every sense. But do it with the safety of a community that understands you and is able to partner with you in that. And then go out from here into a long-term assignment. And also, we’re here, and we’d love to welcome you!”