Hailing from the great state of Michigan, I came to the Saint John Institute seeking to further my professional development while deepening my faith and relationship with Christ.
I have four siblings, and we are all in different states right now! Before coming to SJI, I received my bachelor’s degree in Operations Management and a minor in Business analytics. During my undergrad, I worked in both the retail and automotive industries. Through these experiences, I discovered that I enjoyed serving others and helping others succeed. During my senior year, as I was exploring various career options for after graduation, I began to think more about how I could use my talents and education in service to Christ and His Church – which ultimately led me to the Saint John Institute.
This past summer, I had the opportunity to work with the Archdiocese of Omaha in helping them incorporate Gallup Strengths and Engagement principles into their HR processes and culture. The goal in this was to improve healthy communications and foster a culture that is actively engaged in the work being done for the Church.
As I enter my second year at SJI, I look forward to developing a life and business plan for how I can take my formation at SJI and experience from this past summer to help strengthen the Church and engage its members. In Evangelii Gaudium Pope Francis says;
Pastoral ministry in a missionary key seeks to abandon the complacent attitude that says: “We have always done it this way.” I invite everyone to be bold and creative in this task of rethinking the goals, structures, style and methods of evangelization in their respective communities. (paragraph 33)
Effective evangelization in the modern world requires flexible and innovative evangelization and formation strategies that engage us in a personal relationship with Christ without sacrificing the Truths of the Catholic Faith.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors and catching up with family and friend.
Please, prayerfully consider supporting me as I embark on my journey to “Dare great things for Christ!”
“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” (Romans, 12:2)
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