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MEET THE CORE 2017


Alexandria Rossato College: Benedictine College Occupation: Registered Nurse How many years have you served on Core? 3.5 Years Favorite Color: Red What brought you to Core Team? To help kids go through their High School years and help them bring their faith into their everyday lives. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? London or Australia

Alexandria Rossato

College: Benedictine College

Occupation: Registered Nurse

How many years have you served on Core? 3.5 Years

Favorite Color: Red

What brought you to Core Team? To help kids go through their High School years and help them bring their faith into their everyday lives.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? London or Australia

Alonzo Barraza College: Texas A&M Occupation: System Engineer How many years have you served on Core? 1 year Favorite Color: Navy Blue What brought you to Core Team? I serve on Core Team to give back what was given to me when I was a teen in the program. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? New Zealand

Alonzo Barraza

College: Texas A&M

Occupation: System Engineer

How many years have you served on Core? 1 year

Favorite Color: Navy Blue

What brought you to Core Team? I serve on Core Team to give back what was given to me when I was a teen in the program.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? New Zealand

April Lay College: Texas A&M Occupation: Teacher How many years have you served on Core? 4 years Favorite Color: Yellow What brought you to Core Team? I love being a part of something that I wish I would have had when I was in high school – I love walking with teens in their journey towards Christ. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? The Holy Land / Rome

April Lay

College: Texas A&M

Occupation: Teacher

How many years have you served on Core? 4 years

Favorite Color: Yellow

What brought you to Core Team? I love being a part of something that I wish I would have had when I was in high school – I love walking with teens in their journey towards Christ.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? The Holy Land / Rome

Austin Wyble College: Texas A&M Occupation: Realtor How many years have you served on Core? 2 years Favorite Color: Blue What brought you to Core Team? To be able to share my faith with young people! If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Bora-Bora

Austin Wyble

College: Texas A&M

Occupation: Realtor

How many years have you served on Core? 2 years

Favorite Color: Blue

What brought you to Core Team? To be able to share my faith with young people!

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Bora-Bora

Casey Rehling College: Texas A&M Occupation: Logistics How many years have you served on Core? 5 years Favorite Color: Blue What brought you to Core Team? I grew up in this ministry and I remember how much the core team impacted me. I feel called to do the same. It also helps me continue my own faith journey. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Europe!

Casey Rehling

College: Texas A&M

Occupation: Logistics

How many years have you served on Core? 5 years

Favorite Color: Blue

What brought you to Core Team? I grew up in this ministry and I remember how much the core team impacted me. I feel called to do the same. It also helps me continue my own faith journey.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Europe!

Cecilia Briseno College: Ashworth Occupation: Marriott Suites Front Desk Attendant How many years have you served on Core? 2 years Favorite Color: Black & Red What brought you to Core Team? I’m excited that God called me to serve young people and to spread His love to the lives of the teens in my group. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Spain

Cecilia Briseno

College: Ashworth

Occupation: Marriott Suites Front Desk Attendant

How many years have you served on Core? 2 years

Favorite Color: Black & Red

What brought you to Core Team? I’m excited that God called me to serve young people and to spread His love to the lives of the teens in my group.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Spain

Clara Peck College: Franciscan University & Bookhaven Occupation: EMT How many years have you served on Core? 1st year on Core Favorite Color: Turquoise What brought you to Core Team? I love High School Ministry when I was a teen If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Europe, all of it!

Clara Peck

College: Franciscan University & Bookhaven

Occupation: EMT

How many years have you served on Core? 1st year on Core

Favorite Color: Turquoise

What brought you to Core Team? I love High School Ministry when I was a teen

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Europe, all of it!

Chris Goldman College: Northlake  Occupation: Sales How many years have you served on Core? 1st Year  Favorite Color: Dark Green What brought you to Core Team? I decided to join core to help high school teens be more trusting and comfortable with their faith. And to guide them to make good decisions. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Backpack through Europe

Chris Goldman

College: Northlake 

Occupation: Sales

How many years have you served on Core? 1st Year 

Favorite Color: Dark Green

What brought you to Core Team? I decided to join core to help high school teens be more trusting and comfortable with their faith. And to guide them to make good decisions.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Backpack through Europe

Chris Johnson College: Texas A&M Occupation: How many years have you served on Core? 1st year on Core Favorite Color: Purple & Blue What brought you to Core Team? I enjoy sharing my faith and having some fun with the youth! If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? South Africa

Chris Johnson

College: Texas A&M

Occupation:

How many years have you served on Core? 1st year on Core

Favorite Color: Purple & Blue

What brought you to Core Team? I enjoy sharing my faith and having some fun with the youth!

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? South Africa

Conrad Neyrey College: Texas A&M Occupation: Sales How many years have you served on Core? 1 year Favorite Color: Green What brought you to Core Team? God loves me and this is one way I can give back! If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Tour of Europe

Conrad Neyrey

College: Texas A&M

Occupation: Sales

How many years have you served on Core? 1 year

Favorite Color: Green

What brought you to Core Team? God loves me and this is one way I can give back!

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Tour of Europe

Dan Polcari College: University of Dayton Occupation: Engineer How many years have you served on Core? Too many to count! Favorite Color: Red What brought you to Core Team? Because I feel that the formation of youth is the most important task facing the Church. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Heaven

Dan Polcari

College: University of Dayton

Occupation: Engineer

How many years have you served on Core? Too many to count!

Favorite Color: Red

What brought you to Core Team? Because I feel that the formation of youth is the most important task facing the Church.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Heaven

Emily King College: University of North Texas Occupation: Teacher How many years have you served on Core? 6th years Favorite Color: Pink & Teal What brought you to Core Team? Teens are fun and I want to help them find a relationship with Jesus. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Holy Land / Europe / Africa

Emily King

College: University of North Texas

Occupation: Teacher

How many years have you served on Core? 6th years

Favorite Color: Pink & Teal

What brought you to Core Team? Teens are fun and I want to help them find a relationship with Jesus.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Holy Land / Europe / Africa

Erik Novitsky College: Texas A&M Occupation: Accountant / CPA How many years have you served on Core? 4 years Favorite Color: Blue What brought you to Core Team? I was part of this organization as a teen and have seen the power and impact it can have on people’s faith. I also really enjoy making relationships with teens and helping mentor them through high school and college. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Fiji

Erik Novitsky

College: Texas A&M

Occupation: Accountant / CPA

How many years have you served on Core? 4 years

Favorite Color: Blue

What brought you to Core Team? I was part of this organization as a teen and have seen the power and impact it can have on people’s faith. I also really enjoy making relationships with teens and helping mentor them through high school and college.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Fiji

Greg Nagel College: Texas A&M Occupation: Environmental Investigator How many years have you served on Core? 1st year Favorite Color: Maroon What brought you to Core Team? To be able to give back the gift of faith that I received. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Utah

Greg Nagel

College: Texas A&M

Occupation: Environmental Investigator

How many years have you served on Core? 1st year

Favorite Color: Maroon

What brought you to Core Team? To be able to give back the gift of faith that I received.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Utah

Isabel Olivas College: Notre Dame Occupation: Medical Assistant / Student How many years have you served on Core? First year Favorite Color: Blue What brought you to Core Team? I loved High School Ministry when I was in high school and my core team members had a big impact on me and I’m hoping I can influence the teens the same was I was. My hope is to help them grow in their relationship with God. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Lourdes

Isabel Olivas

College: Notre Dame

Occupation: Medical Assistant / Student

How many years have you served on Core? First year

Favorite Color: Blue

What brought you to Core Team? I loved High School Ministry when I was in high school and my core team members had a big impact on me and I’m hoping I can influence the teens the same was I was. My hope is to help them grow in their relationship with God.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Lourdes

Jamie Novitsky College: Texas A&M Occupation: Speech-language Pathologist How many years have you served on Core? 6 years Favorite Color: Robin Egg Blue What brought you to Core Team? I came to Core because there is such a need for guidance in this generation of teens who are being saturated with lies from the media and being raised in a society and culture that has lost sight of truth and purpose. These teens need mentors who will help guide them and I feel that God has called me to serve in that way! If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? St. Lucia

Jamie Novitsky

College: Texas A&M

Occupation: Speech-language Pathologist

How many years have you served on Core? 6 years

Favorite Color: Robin Egg Blue

What brought you to Core Team? I came to Core because there is such a need for guidance in this generation of teens who are being saturated with lies from the media and being raised in a society and culture that has lost sight of truth and purpose. These teens need mentors who will help guide them and I feel that God has called me to serve in that way!

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? St. Lucia

Karie Kosh College: Texas A&M Occupation: Teacher How many years have you served on Core? 13+ Favorite Color: Blue What brought you to Core Team? I love Jesus, I love teenagers and I love being Catholic! I trust the leadership of the High School Ministry team and it is a privilege to walk along them and all these teenagers in their journey towards Christ. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Rome!

Karie Kosh

College: Texas A&M

Occupation: Teacher

How many years have you served on Core? 13+

Favorite Color: Blue

What brought you to Core Team? I love Jesus, I love teenagers and I love being Catholic! I trust the leadership of the High School Ministry team and it is a privilege to walk along them and all these teenagers in their journey towards Christ.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Rome!

Katherine Humphreyson College: Texas A&M Occupation: Assistant Director of Explore Horizons How many years have you served on Core? First year Favorite Color: Periwinkle What brought you to Core Team? I joined Core to be able to lead teens close to Christ and give back to this beautiful community. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Iceland, to see the Northern Lights!

Katherine Humphreyson

College: Texas A&M

Occupation: Assistant Director of Explore Horizons

How many years have you served on Core? First year

Favorite Color: Periwinkle

What brought you to Core Team? I joined Core to be able to lead teens close to Christ and give back to this beautiful community.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Iceland, to see the Northern Lights!

Kelley Keenan College: Texas A&M; University of Pittsburgh Occupation: Behavior Specialist How many years have you served on Core? 2 years Favorite Color: Blue What brought you to Core Team? To continue to deepen my faith and give back to those who helped develop my personal relationship with Christ. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? European Tour

Kelley Keenan

College: Texas A&M; University of Pittsburgh

Occupation: Behavior Specialist

How many years have you served on Core? 2 years

Favorite Color: Blue

What brought you to Core Team? To continue to deepen my faith and give back to those who helped develop my personal relationship with Christ.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? European Tour

Kevin Doherty College: University of Dallas Occupation: Healthcare Software How many years have you served on Core? 1st year Favorite Color: Royal Blue What brought you to Core Team? Youth Ministry has been a major influence on my life since the 9th grade. I’ve been involved with Catholic youth camps since I started college and I wanted to continue giving back in a similar ministry. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Rome

Kevin Doherty

College: University of Dallas

Occupation: Healthcare Software

How many years have you served on Core? 1st year

Favorite Color: Royal Blue

What brought you to Core Team? Youth Ministry has been a major influence on my life since the 9th grade. I’ve been involved with Catholic youth camps since I started college and I wanted to continue giving back in a similar ministry.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Rome

Kylie Radka College: Oklahoma State University Occupation: 3rd Grade Teacher How many years have you served on Core? 3 years Favorite Color: Green What brought you to Core Team? I love having the opportunity to serve and love teenagers and help them grow close to Christ. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Europe – all over!

Kylie Radka

College: Oklahoma State University

Occupation: 3rd Grade Teacher

How many years have you served on Core? 3 years

Favorite Color: Green

What brought you to Core Team? I love having the opportunity to serve and love teenagers and help them grow close to Christ.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Europe – all over!

Madeline Nauyokas College: Texas A&M University Occupation: Deal Advisory Associate How many years have you served on Core? 1st year Favorite Color: Purple What brought you to Core Team? I love what the Lord has done in my life and am lucky to have the opportunity to serve at the church that was my home growing up! If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Spain, Greece, Switzerland.

Madeline Nauyokas

College: Texas A&M University

Occupation: Deal Advisory Associate

How many years have you served on Core? 1st year

Favorite Color: Purple

What brought you to Core Team? I love what the Lord has done in my life and am lucky to have the opportunity to serve at the church that was my home growing up!

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Spain, Greece, Switzerland.

Madelyn Johnson College: Texas A&M Occupation: Currently growing a child in her womb! How many years have you served on Core? 1st  Favorite Color: White What brought you to Core Team? Wanted to be able to give to the kids.   If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? The Moon

Madelyn Johnson

College: Texas A&M

Occupation: Currently growing a child in her womb!

How many years have you served on Core? 1st 

Favorite Color: White

What brought you to Core Team? Wanted to be able to give to the kids.  

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? The Moon

Maggie Wessell College: UCLA & Rice University Occupation: IT Consultant How many years have you served on Core? First year Favorite Color: Pink What brought you to Core Team? To help teens find a close personal relationship with Jesus earlier in life than I did. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? New Zealand & Australia

Maggie Wessell

College: UCLA & Rice University

Occupation: IT Consultant

How many years have you served on Core? First year

Favorite Color: Pink

What brought you to Core Team? To help teens find a close personal relationship with Jesus earlier in life than I did.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? New Zealand & Australia

Marci Perez College: University of North Texas Occupation: Office Manager @ Jason Osterberger Designs How many years have you served on Core? 6 years Favorite Color: Purple or Grey What brought you to Core Team? To grow in my relationship with the Lord by loving and serving His children! To introduce the person of Christ to others. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Thailand! Greece! Europe! Anywhere!

Marci Perez

College: University of North Texas

Occupation: Office Manager @ Jason Osterberger Designs

How many years have you served on Core? 6 years

Favorite Color: Purple or Grey

What brought you to Core Team? To grow in my relationship with the Lord by loving and serving His children! To introduce the person of Christ to others.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Thailand! Greece! Europe! Anywhere!

Mary Chapman College: University of North Texas Occupation: High School Art Teacher @ Singley Academy How many years have you served on Core? 4 years Favorite Color: Teal or Orange What brought you to Core Team? I love teenagers and I am good at working with them. I feel called to share with them the love and mercy of God so they will radically change their lives and strive for the hope and beauty of the Christian life. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Italy!

Mary Chapman

College: University of North Texas

Occupation: High School Art Teacher @ Singley Academy

How many years have you served on Core? 4 years

Favorite Color: Teal or Orange

What brought you to Core Team? I love teenagers and I am good at working with them. I feel called to share with them the love and mercy of God so they will radically change their lives and strive for the hope and beauty of the Christian life.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Italy!

Michael English College: Baylor University Occupation: Auditing / Public Accounting How many years have you served on Core? First year Favorite Color: Blue What brought you to Core Team? To build relationships with young teens who are pursuing Jesus Christ and to guide them in their aspirations and hardships of that relationship. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Spain

Michael English

College: Baylor University

Occupation: Auditing / Public Accounting

How many years have you served on Core? First year

Favorite Color: Blue

What brought you to Core Team? To build relationships with young teens who are pursuing Jesus Christ and to guide them in their aspirations and hardships of that relationship.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Spain

Natasha Roquebert College: North Lake College Occupation: Office Manager at Music School How many years have you served on Core? 1st year Favorite Color: Red What brought you to Core Team? To learn and teach the teachings of the Church and to be there for those who feel lonely. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? South Korea

Natasha Roquebert

College: North Lake College

Occupation: Office Manager at Music School

How many years have you served on Core? 1st year

Favorite Color: Red

What brought you to Core Team? To learn and teach the teachings of the Church and to be there for those who feel lonely.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? South Korea

Neil Mascarenchas College: University of Texas at Dallas Occupation: Peer Tutor and Aspiring Dentist How many years: This is my first year serving on the core team. Favorite Color: Dark Blue What brought you to the Core Team: A desire to express the word of God and deepen my own passion and love for Christ through living and teaching His word.  If you could travel anywhere, where would you go: I would go to Portugal- they have amazing churches, beaches, and culture!

Neil Mascarenchas

College: University of Texas at Dallas

Occupation: Peer Tutor and Aspiring Dentist

How many years: This is my first year serving on the core team.

Favorite Color: Dark Blue

What brought you to the Core Team: A desire to express the word of God and deepen my own passion and love for Christ through living and teaching His word. 

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go: I would go to Portugal- they have amazing churches, beaches, and culture!

Keegan Wynn College: St. Josephs Seminary College Occupation: Maintenance Staff at St. Anns How many years have you served on Core? 1st Year on Core Favorite Color: Green What brought you to Core Team? Peer pressure.  If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Heaven. 

Keegan Wynn

College: St. Josephs Seminary College

Occupation: Maintenance Staff at St. Anns

How many years have you served on Core? 1st Year on Core

Favorite Color: Green

What brought you to Core Team? Peer pressure. 

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Heaven. 

Jenn Foley College: University of Oklahoma Occupation: Integration Architect and North America Blockchain Leader at IBM How many years on Core: 3 Favorite color: Blue What brought you to Core:  A desire to work with high schoolers to develop their faith. This was such a huge part of my life in my parish in Oklahoma when I was growing up. It has shaped my beliefs and who I am today and who I continue to strive to be. I wanted to help other teens find a place they can always call home in Christ no matter where life takes them. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go: Italy! I hope to do that soon! Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef is also at the top of my list too!

Jenn Foley

College: University of Oklahoma

Occupation: Integration Architect and North America Blockchain Leader at IBM

How many years on Core: 3

Favorite color: Blue

What brought you to Core:  A desire to work with high schoolers to develop their faith. This was such a huge part of my life in my parish in Oklahoma when I was growing up. It has shaped my beliefs and who I am today and who I continue to strive to be. I wanted to help other teens find a place they can always call home in Christ no matter where life takes them.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go: Italy! I hope to do that soon! Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef is also at the top of my list too!

Doug Pellino College: San Diego State  Occupation: Sr Analyst - Frontier How many years have you served on Core? This will be my 1st Favorite Color: Burgundy What brought you to Core Team? To continue to grow spiritually in a small group setting and working with the youth  If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?  Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - maybe some day!

Doug Pellino

College: San Diego State 

Occupation: Sr Analyst - Frontier

How many years have you served on Core? This will be my 1st

Favorite Color: Burgundy

What brought you to Core Team? To continue to grow spiritually in a small group setting and working with the youth 

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?  Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - maybe some day!

Rebeca Briseno College: N/A Occupation: Beauty Advise at Kohls How many years have you served on Core? First year Favorite Color: Purple What brought you to Core Team? I want to help teens get involved in their faith! If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Spain

Rebeca Briseno

College: N/A

Occupation: Beauty Advise at Kohls

How many years have you served on Core? First year

Favorite Color: Purple

What brought you to Core Team? I want to help teens get involved in their faith!

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Spain

Shannon Cruise College: University of Toledo Occupation: Facilities Engineer How many years have you served on Core? 1 year Favorite Color: Blue What brought you to Core Team? I enjoy giving back to my teens and helping them dive deeper into the Word of God. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Croatia

Shannon Cruise

College: University of Toledo

Occupation: Facilities Engineer

How many years have you served on Core? 1 year

Favorite Color: Blue

What brought you to Core Team? I enjoy giving back to my teens and helping them dive deeper into the Word of God.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Croatia

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