Bridger Spotlight: Michael & Candalyn Rade
Posted on February 11th, 2014

Have you met Michael and Candalyn Rade? Here's a quick interview to help you get to know them better!
Where are you from?
We are originally from Hillsborough, NC and now live in Raleigh.

Where did you go to school?
Candalyn went to Taylor University in Upland, IN where she majored in Psychology and minored in Spanish. Michael went to Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and studied Christian Education and Biblical/Theological Studies.

How did you hear about The Bridge?
We came across the church website while searching for area churches online.

What do you do “9 to 5”?
Candalyn is a graduate student, research assistant, and teaching assistant at NC State in the Psychology in the Public Interest doctoral program. Michael is a graduate student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte, NC) in the Master of Divinity program. Michael also works at the LifeWay bookstore in Cary.

What are you passionate about?
Candalyn is passionate about the ways in which communities facilitate successful reentry for men and women who have been incarcerated, including the reduction of stigma and prejudice. Michael is passionate about understanding scripture in its historical and situational context, and communicating and applying biblical truths in a way that encourages disciples and builds the Church.

Do you guys have a favorite verse of Scripture?
One of Candalyn’s favorite passages of scripture is Psalm 33, and one of Michael’s is Romans 11:33-36.

What are some things you really enjoy doing?
Candalyn enjoys crafting, most recently crocheting. Michael enjoys reading. One of his favorite authors is Wendell Barry. We both enjoy listening to good music and going to concerts. We also enjoy board and card games, especially Nertz.

Any unique/special/life changing experiences?
Candalyn has had the opportunity to study abroad several times while in school and hopes to travel more in the future, with Michael in tow.

How did you meet?
We have known each other since we were young. We grew in the same church and went to the same high school.

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Eddie Windley - February 13th, 2014 at 7:40 PM
I have seen Michael and Candalyn helping with breakdown. I believe they have a servants heart. I am glad that the Lord sent them to the Bridge.
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