Kiani Rodgers Scholarship Fund
2015 KRSF Recipient
Western Michigan University, Computer Engineering Major
I first joined Mime in 2007. The first time I saw the mime ministry perform was at Barnes and Noble near the time of the ministry’s debut. The ministry was founded by Kiani Rodgers, who led the first group of people in the ministry with a goal to spiritually capture the word and effectively minister through motion. MIME-N-MOTION first became appealing to me because it was like acting and dancing mixed together. The facial expressions that the dancers used were dramatic and it seemed like they were having fun while doing it. When the ministry fair came around and I decided that I wanted to join a ministry, MIME stood out to me because it wasn’t like any of the others. Mime showed a mix between creativity and expression. Each and every song that we minister to, delivers a powerful message amongst the audience. It could be anything from forgiveness to the message of love. Ministering is not only enjoyable for the person dancing, but it is also heart-warming for the people that may be watching.
I am the son of Leslie Smith III & Kayleen Smith. I have been a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church since 2006. I am graduating from Lansing Eastern High School and plan to attend Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I have chosen the career path of Computer Engineering. I have selected this career path because of my interest in programming and creating codes. I love to play video games and one day hopes to create one of my own. After my four years attending Western Michigan, I plan to proceed on to graduate school at The Ohio State University (dream school) to obtain my Master’s degree.