CCF Compassion


We're a group of passionate and determined students who want to make a difference in the world. Together, we work to serve our community and everyone around us by giving our time and talents to help others. We do this by participating in weekly service events and trips that take place throughout the U.S. and around the world. See below for information about annual events and trips.


Weekly Compassion Events




Every week during the school year, we go out into the community and serve. Check out the Weekly Compassion Events page for information on weekly, Altanta-area service opportunities through CCF. Or, fill out the compassion form and an intern will get back with you!

Campus Service Events




Sting Hunger Now

April 3-5, 2018

Come join us as we package meals for those in the world who need them most. Check it out here.

Service Trips




End of the Year: Hurricane Relief

Puerto Rico | May 7-21, 2018

Join us as we travel to areas devestated by hurricanes to work on providing housing to those who need it most. Contact Marc Smith. Details to come.

More Compassion Events








Check the weekly CCF Grapevine email newsletter for updates on regularly scheduled events, as well as information on other events that may be going on throughout the semester! Subscribe to the newsletter here!

Completed Events


Campus Service Events




Restoration Atlanta

August 26, 2017

Students met at CCF for breakfast and then travelled around Atlanta to help various charities and people groups. Check out the photos here.



Big Kid on Campus

December 9, 2017

In December, hosted Big Kid on Campus, a day of fun for children that have in some way been affected by cancer. The day was filled with fun entertainment and activities including games, crafts, makeovers, kickball with a Georgia Tech sports team, and even an appearance by Santa!



Restoration Atlanta

January 20, 2018

Students met at CCF for breakfast and then travelled around Atlanta to help various charities and people groups. Check out the photos here.



Week of Compassion

March 5-9, 2018

Each year, CCF tries to provide an opportunity for students to experience the poverty that a majority of the world lives with every day. This started March 6th with our "Kick Off" event where we kicked off our shoes at the Camponile.

Service Trips




Hustle to Houston

Houston, TX | October 6-10, 2017

Over fall break more than 70 individuals travelled to bring relief to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Check out the photos here.



Winter Break: Clean Water

Puebla, Mexico | Dec. 30, 2017 - Jan. 6, 2018

CCF Embraced the New Year in Puebla, Mexico as we worked with the locals to help build a well for the surrounding community. Check out pictures from the trip here and here.




Spring Break: Housing

Juarez, Mexico | March 17-25, 2018

This Spring Break, studetns gave two families the gift of a new home. Twenty-five students drove to Juarez, Mexico to work with Casas por Cristo for the whole break. Check out pictures from the trip here.

Meet the Compassion Staff


CCF is run by a group of interns who rotate each school year, and work closely with the ministry's six full-time, adult staff members. We have three interns and one staff member dedicated to CCF's compassion events and ministry. Read below to learn all about the compassion staff, and visit the staff page to learn about the rest of the staff.





Marc Smith
| Associate Minister | marc@gtccf.org


Marc Smith graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2002. The following year he interned at GTCCF, after which he married his wife Leslie. Marc and Leslie moved to TN, where Marc earned his Masters of Divinity from Emmanuel Christian Seminary. Marc has worked in student ministry since 2006. In 2011 Marc returned to GTCCF. Marc helps students fight poverty in Atlanta and around the world. God has blessed Marc & Leslie with 3 young children.




Jake Hancock
| Compassion Intern | jake.hancock@gtccf.org


Hometown: Tyrone, Georgia
Major: Business Administration
Fun Fact: My spirit animal is a golden retriever, I can name the original 151 Pokemon, and I know the secret ingredients to Chick-fil-A sauce.
CCF was a huge part of me learning to take my faith seriously, helping me learn what God means for me in everyday life. I want to intern to help other students see how important God is for them in their lives, in the big things and the small.



Kishore Karnik
| Compassion Intern | kishore.karnik@gtccf.org


Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Fun Fact: On two separate but related cases, I spent around a total of 8+ hours in a recording studio with Winston Churchill's Great-Grandson.
I want to help students in their process of building a relationship with God just like how past interns helped me do the same.



Taylor McKie
| Compassion Intern | taylor.mckie@gtccf.org


Hometown: Jacksonville, Arkansas
Major: Environmental Engineering
Fun Fact: I've bathed on a volcano in Iceland in 30 degree weather. Also, birds are my spirit animal.
I'm excited to be a compassion intern because I love serving others and I want to share this love and the importance of it with students. I also want to dive into what God says and what He invites us to when it comes to service and social justice.