Min. Natalie C. Murdock:
Natalie Corrin has a heart for encouraging young adults in their walk with God, one day at a time. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from Purdue University and is currently a second year Master of Divinity student at Candler School of Theology at Emory University as a Woodruff Fellow. She is thrilled to serve in ministry in multiple places in Atlanta and at the Historic Hill First Baptist Church in Athens, GA where she is the College & Young Adult Minister. Natalie is passionate about her ministry, Notes from Corrin, where she hosts a podcast called “Another Day, Another Chance” that has accrued thousands of listeners since its inception in 2020. Within Notes from Corrin, she also creates Bible studies, devotionals, and encouraging social media content. Natalie is extremely thankful to have received this scholarship and is eager to continue to do the work God has called her to.
Rev. Austin R. Warren:
The Reverend Austin R. Warren is a proud native of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Reverend Warren is an associate minister at the Cade Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi, under the leadership of the Reverend Reginald M. Buckley. After graduating from Vicksburg High in May 2015, Warren earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi (2019). Reverend Warren is a second-year Master of Divinity student at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Reverend Warren transitioned into higher education from the banking industry at the beginning of 2023 and now serves as the Assistant Director for Religious and Spiritual Life at Alcorn State University. Additionally, he serves as the Interfaith Organizing Manager at Mississippi Votes, Incorporated. Inspired by the works of a host of great theologians engaged in social, educational, and political advancement throughout history, Austin hopes to be a bridge between religion, politics, and moral agency as a young native Mississippian clergyman. Among his other distinctions, Reverend Warren is a member of the National Association of the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP), Jackson State University’s National Alumni Association, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Austin is married to his college sweetheart, the former Margaret S. Mason. Above all, Reverend Warren aims to live a life that honors God through word and deed.