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Life Teen Calendar
Life Teen Calendar 2019-2020
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Meet the Core Team
Meet Richard Deanda. Richard is the Director of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries at Spirit of Christ Catholic Community, and has been since 2000. Richard has been a parishioner of Spirit of Christ for most of his adult life. He has his master's degree in Theology from Ave Maria's Institute for Pastoral Theology. He loves Star Wars, words, sword fights, philosophy and martial arts. Two of Richard's favorite Saints are Saint Augustine and Pope Saint John Paul II. If you hang around Richard enough, you might hear him say, "The world rises and falls on definitions." Come to Life Teen on Sunday nights after the 5:00 pm Life Teen Mass to get to know him better!
Meet Krissy Jensen. Krissy is the Director of Youth Ministry at Spirit of Christ and has been working in the Youth Ministry here since 2007. Krissy has been a part of the Spirit of Christ Community her entire faith life. Krissy's favorite Saints are Saint Terese of Lisieux and Pope Saint John Paul II. Krissy graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in English and has her Certificate in Youth Ministry from the Franciscan University of Steubenville through the Augustine Institute. She loves to run, she loves her dog, and she loves Nutella and bacon! Come to Life Teen on Sunday nights to get to know her better! Click here to read her Catholic blog: http://krissykandid.blogspot.com/
Meet Sam Brunken. Sam has been a member of the Spirit of Christ Core Team since 2016. She graduated from Pomona High School in 2015 and now attends Metro State. She likes to paint, horseback ride and spend time with her family. Her favorite Saints are Saint Padre Pio and Saint Philomena. Come to Life Teen on Sunday nights to get to know her better!
Meet Megan Coady. Megan has been a member of the Spirit of Christ Core Team since
Meet Shannon Feely. Shannon has been a core member since we kicked off Life Teen at SOC in 2000. Her parents were founding members of Spirit of Christ and she has gone here her whole life. Her favorite Saint is St. Teresa of Avila because she was a rebel, had a cheeky sense of humor, was constantly in trouble, incredibly holy, wickedly smart, and knew how to get stuff done. Shannon hopes to be just like her one day. Shannon is a digital teacher librarian at Swanson Elementary, got her BA in education from Creighton University and a Masters in Information Learning Technologies from CU. She adores her nieces and nephews, has a mild obsession with U2, would travel all the time if she had the funds, loves hanging out with friends, and never turns down mashed potatoes. Shannon refuses to eat anything that swims. She craves adventure, loves mischief, can't stand being around fun-suckers, and is known for her blunt honesty. One of her favorite quotes is from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Come to Life Teen to meet Shannon!
Meet Angela Ibsen. Angela has been a member of the Spirit of Christ Life Teen Core Team since ?????. Come to Life Teen to meet Angela!
Meet Mary Ann Mahoney. Mary Ann has been part of the Core Team since 2001. She has been at Spirit of Christ since the 1980's, until Fr. Ken convinced her to go to China. Two of her favorite Saints are St. Augustine and St. Hilarius (for who her car is named). After six years in China and a journey back to SOC, she became involved with youth ministry and can't seem to leave because spending time with amazing teens and watching them grow closer to Jesus is the best way to start a new week. During the week, Mary Ann teaches first grade and manages data and assessment at a school in Denver. Whenever possible, she spends time with her nieces and nephews. She loves laughing, traveling, cupcakes, things that are pink and/or sparkly and all forms of chocolate (FYI - white chocolate is not chocolate). Her special skills are dish washing, dessert making and fun fonts. Come to Life Teen to meet Mary Ann!
Meet Jason Martinez. Jason has been a member of the Life Teen Core Team since 2015. He graduated from Holy Family High School and went to Life Teen as a teenager. His favorite things are football, video games and all things nerdy. His favorite Saints are Saint Lawrence and Saint Maximilian Kolbe. Come to Life Nights and meet Jason!
Meet Sean Noll. Sean has been a member of the Life Teen Core Team since
Meet Joe O'Hayre. Joe has been a member of the Life Teen Core Team since
Meet Kat O'Hayre. Kat has been a member of the Life Teen Core Team since 2013. Before she was on the Core Team, though, Kat was a member of the Edge junior high program’s “J-Core Team,” while also participating in the Life Teen program as a high school student. Kat is a proud Standley Lake Gator, Life Teen grad, and CU Buff! Kat believes that “Life is funny and full of surprises. If you give God all of it – your time, your heart, your life – all of it will multiply. Life Teen and youth ministry have been huge examples of this in my life thus far. Live with zeal in God’s love.” Kat loves God, family, friends, sunshine, dancing, tennis, sci-fi, and candy. Her favorite Saints are Saint Philomena and Saint Padre Pio. She wants you to remember that “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love” – Mother Teresa. She also believes that “To live would be awfully big adventure” – Peter Pan. Come to Life Teen and meet Kat!
Meet Sean Roe. Sean has been on the Core Team since 2001, and is officially registered at Spirit of Christ, but due to his living in Englewood, he finds himself getting his sacramental fill at many parishes in the Archdiocese. Sean loves technology, almost anything sci-fi, puzzles and movies. He has been called IMDB at work, and the 2012 class of Life Teen voted him smarter than Google. Sean's favorite Saints are Saint Patrick and Mary, the Mother of God. Come to Life Teen on Sunday nights after the 5:00 pm Life Teen Mass to get to know him better!
Meet Katie Siems. Katie has been a member of the Life Teen Core Team since 2017. While in high school she was involved in SOC's confirmation and J-Core programs as a leader. She currently working as a chiropractic assistant at Lifetime Health and Wellness, and loves to help people improve themselves. Additionally Katie also enjoys writing, hiking (especially with her dog Rocket), anything considered nerdy so basically she is a huge fan of STAR WARS. Her favorite color is orange which is proof by her orange car. Her favorite saints are St. Therese of Lisiuex, St. Anne, St. Joseph, St. Michael the Arc Angel, and St. Anthony. Come to Life Teen after the 5:00pm mass and get to know Katie!
Meet Vic Whisenant. Vic has been a member of the Core Team since 2017! She attended high school at Jefferson Academy and graduated 2016. Today she is studying at the University of Colorado-Denver to earn her undergraduate degree in Film and Television Production. When she's not in class, Vic works as an Assistant Kindergarten teacher, and she really enjoys going on outdoor adventures with her camera or writing fiction stories. Her favorite Saints are Saint Michael the Archangel and Therese of Lisiuex! on Life Nights you'll see Vic running around with her camera, but don't be shy! She loves to capture the moment. Come to Life Teen to meet Vic!
Meet Rachel Wright. Rachel has been a member of the Spirit of Christ Life Teen Core Team since