"Ask Jesus what He wants from you and be brave"
Life Teen Retreat: FBI - Faith Based Investigations
When: January 18-20, 2019
Permission Slip Due Date: January 13, 2019
Permission Slip Due Date: January 13, 2019
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Meet the Core Team
Meet Richard Deanda. Richard is the Director of Youth Ministry 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 Assistant Director of Youth Ministry at Spirit of Christ and has been 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 Stefan Boyer. Stefan has been a member of the Spirit of Christ Core Team since 2015. He graduated from Mullen High School in 2012 and was active in Life Teen when he was a sophomore in high school until he graduated. Stefan’s favorite things are Netflix, animals and being outside. His favorite Saints are Pope Saint John Paul II and Saint Terese of Lisiuex. Come to Life Teen on Sunday nights to learn more about Stefan!
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 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 Zoie Hoben. Zoie has been a member of the Life Teen Core Team since 2017. Come to Life Teen to meet Zoie!
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 Dan Jenkins. Dan has been a member of the Life Teen Core Team since 2017! Come to Life Teen to meet Dan!
Meet Kathy Kois. Kathy has been on the Spirit of Christ Life Teen Core Team since 2004 (with a 1.5 year hiatus). Kathy is a nurse. She wasn’t involved in youth ministry as a teen as she was scared of retreats. She is a convert, and she says that “means I CHOSE to be Catholic – how scary is that?!” Kathy loves her grandbabies, her kids, her family, nature, penguins and Milkduds. Her favorite Saints are Saint Monica and Pope Saint John Paul II. You’ll often hear her say, “You’re not the boss of me!” Come to Life Teen to get to know Kathy Kois!
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 cake. His favorite Saints are Saint Lawrence and Saint Maximilian Kolbe. If you stick around, you’ll hear him say, “I’m manipulating the AI.” Come to Life Nights and meet Jason!
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 Courtney Robles. Courtney has been a member of the Core Team since 2016. She attended high school at Standley Lake High School and graduated in 2012. She attended UNC for college and graduated with a nursing degree. Now she's working as a nurse at Saint Anthony North! She loves outdoor activities, and her favorites are swimming and tennis. She also loves sweets and baking (mostly because then she can eat the sweets!). Her favorites are Saint Monica and Saint Terese of Lisieux. Come to Life Teen to meet Courtney!
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 Vic Whisenant. Vic has been a member of the Core Team since 2017! She attended high school at Jefferson Academy and graduated 2016. She is currently a film student at CU Denver and a photography hobbyist. She is currently employed as an Assistant Kindergarten teacher, and she really enjoys writing fiction stories. Her favorite color is purple! Her favorite Saints are Saint Michael the Archangel and Therese of Lisiuex! Come to Life Teen to meet Vic!