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The High School Team


The Core Team


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Kristin Beaulieu

  • Hometown: Morrow, OH
  • Occupation: I am a student at UC Blue Ash and I work at Cincinnati Children's Emergency Department
  • Years on Core: 3 years
  • Favorite Saint: St. Therese of Lisieux, Padre Pio, and (almost a saint!!!) Mother Teresa
  • Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 37:4...look it up!
  • Hobbies: Soccer, Photography, and sleeping during the day (I work night shift) 

Maddie Black

  • Hometown: Eau Claire, WI
  • Occupation: Mission Partner at The Dynamic Catholic Institute 
  • First Year on Core: 2017-18
  • Favorite Saint: St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Phillip Neri
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” - Philippians 4:13 
  • Hobbies: walking, biking, crafting, graphic designing, painting, bee keeping, smelling the wild flowers, cooking and baking 
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DJ Bodziony

  • Hometown: Strongsville, OH
  • Occupation: Financial Analyst, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Years on Core: 6
  • Favorite Saint: Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. John Paul II (basically I love all the saints!)
  • Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 16: 13-14
  • Hobbies: Board games, Cedar Point/Kings Island, Cleveland Sports, Cooking, Waterparks, Xavier Basketball

Theresa Brodman

  • Hometown: Republic, OH (aka Tiffin, OH)
  • Occupation: Kitchen and Bath Designer
  • Years on Core: 2 years
  • Favorite Saint: St. John Paul the Great
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "Rejoice because your names are written in heaven." -Luke 10:20
  • Hobbies: traveling, hiking, sailing, kayaking, tennis, rehabbing old furniture
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Brad Bursa

  • Hometown: Tiffin, OH
  • Occupation: Director of Youth Evangelization and Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
  • Years on Core: 8 years
  • Favorite Saint: St. Therese of Lisieux
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "It was about four in the afternoon" -John 1:39
  • Hobbies: Rock band, Skateboarding, Windsurfing

laura caporaletti

  • Hometown: Olney, Maryland (right outside of Wash, DC!) 
  • Occupation: Chastity Educator at Pregnancy Center Wes
  • Years on Core: First Year
  • Favorite Saint: Can't choose just one: St Maria Goretti, Pope St John Paul II, St Gemma, St Gianna, St Jose Maria Escriva
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give" -Mt 10:8
  • Hobbies: Trying new coffee shops+drinking lots of coffee, petting random dogs, reading copious abouts of books (#english major), spending time with JC in adoration, getting together with friends, celebrating feast days, writing in my journal

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Paul Carlson

  • Hometown: Baltimore, MD
  • Occupation: Sofware Engineer
  • Years on Core: 8 years completed
  • Favorite Saint: St. Philip Neri
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "We work together for your joy, for you stand firm in the faith" -2 Corinthians 1:24
  • Hobbies: wielding a mallet (AKA...setting up 9-square), building anything that Brad needs, hanging out with John Fussner

John collins

  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
  • Occupation: Mechanical Engineer at Workhorse Group
  • Years on Core: < 1
  • Favorite Saint: Pope St. John Paul II
  • Favorite Bible Verse: “So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him.” -Luke 15:20
  • Hobbies: Anything that involves a power tool, skiing, playing music, exploring

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Megan Dickert

  • Hometown: Loveland, OH
  • Occupation: Director of High School Evangelization at St. Gertrude
  • Years on Core: 4 years
  • Favorite Saint: St. Therese of Lisieux
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "Be still and know that I am God!" Psalm 46:11
  • Hobbies: going on adventures, embracing the beauty of nature, basketball, skiing

ambrose dobroszi

  • Hometown: Loveland, OH
  • Occupation: Seminarian
  • Years on Core: 3? 2? Something like that. 
  • Favorite Saint: St Ambrose, for forcing the Roman emperor to do public penance and St Augustine, for giving the most beautiful homilies in Christian history. 
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "Et quoniam agnus qui in medio throni est reget illos et deducet eos ad vitae fontes aquarum." - Rev 7:17-18
  • Hobbies: Guitar, video games, mountain biking, Ultimate
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Tom Dorsey

  • Hometown: Marion, OH
  • Occupation: Sales in concrete industires
  • Years on Core: 3 years completed
  • Favorite Saint: St. Joseph
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed" -Matthew 8:8
  • Hobbies: telling corny jokes over and over again that make my kids cringe

Kristen Rose Eggers

 

  • Hometown: Brookings, SD
  • Occupation: Assistant to the coolest YM's...ever. 
  • Years on Core: 4 years completed
  • Favorite Saint: St. Paul has been stalking me for years...
  • Favorite Bible verse: 1 Thes 2:8 "Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well."
  • Hobbies: Thrifting, mod podging, choreography, & cooking

 

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gracie francomb

  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
  • Occupation: Student at NKU
  • Years on Core: 2 years
  • Favorite Saint: St Peter
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. " -Gal 2:20
  • Hobbies: Singing, speaking Spanish, acting, outdoor adventuring

John Fussner

  • Hometown: Saint Peter's, Indiana
  • Occupation: Engineer
  • Years on Core: 4 years completed
  • Favorite Saint: St. Philomena
  • Favorite Bible verse: "Take and Eat"
  • Hobbies: Sleeping, Chocolate, Reading...Daily Mass and Adoration (can they be hobbies?)
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colleen hoag

  • Hometown: Kalispell, MT
  • Occupation: Neonatal RN at Cincinnati Children's 
  • First Year on Core: 2017-18
  • Favorite Saint: St. Claire, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Maria Faustina, and St Thomas Aquinas 
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "but the centurion said, 'Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.'" -Mt 8:8
  • Hobbies: Rafting, hiking, camping, reading, enjoying the outdoors, knitting, and spending time with family and friends.

Marybeth "Mombeth" Kenny

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  • Hometown: Cincinnati-ish. She never knows how to answer that question, because she moved around a lot before age 10.
  • Occupation: Learning Specialist at Cincinnati Children's
  • Years on Core: 7 years
  • Favorite Saint: St. John Paul the Great
  • Favorite Bible verse: Luke 1:46-56
  • Hobbies: Taking her bunny (Hazelnut) out for hops on his tiny leash; channeling her inner old lady with knitting and scrapbooking; (slowly) learning Spanish; (cautiously) skiing; and spending time with her beloved family. 

stephen kenny

  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
  • Occupation: About to graduate from UC. Hoping to work with poop adn other fun body fluids soon
  • Years on Core: 2 years completed
  • Favorite Saint: St. John Paul the Great
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "The Lord is my stength and my shield, my heart trusts in Him and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him." -Psalm 28:7
  • Hobbies: Playing some Ultimate Frisbee, talking about nerdy sciece things and sports, pretending my kitten is an astronaut, learning to cook, studing...

Michael martin

  • Hometown: Lake Jackson, TX
  • Occupation: Seminarian
  • Years on Core: 1st year
  • Favorite Saint: St. Faustina
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery." -Gal 5:1
  • Hobbies: Fishing, hiking, camping, kayaking, cooking, and playing any kind of sport

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Carla Maria Molina

  • Hometown: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Occupation: Consultant and Executive Coach
  • Years on Core: 5 years completed
  • Favorite Saint: St. James, St. Rita, St. Anthony of Padua, and many many more
  • Favorite Bible verse: "We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose" -Romans 8:28
  • Hobbies: Traveling, reading, playing dominoes, and finding something to do during longer than expected layovers in airports

Jay ratajczak

  • Hometown: Loveland, Ohio
  • Occupation: Web and App Developer at Workhorse Group
  • Years on Core: 1st year
  • Favorite Saint: St. Michael
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "Find your delight in the Lord who will give you your heart’s desire." -Psalms 37:4
  • Hobbies: Rock Climbing, Hiking, Hammocking, Video Games, Canoeing, Ultimate Frisbee.

 

Anne marie Schmidt

  • Hometown: Florence/Independence, KY 
  • Occupation: Occupational Therapist ( I work as an OT doing home healthcare with primarily the older population.)
  • Years on Core: This will be my 3rd year!
  • Favorite Saint: St Therese of Lisieux (and also I'll give a shout out to Mama Mary, St Joseph, St Anne, and St Teresa of Calcutta!) 
  • Favorite Bible Verse(s): "We love because He first loved us." - 1 John 4:19 and " you did not received a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption through which we cry 'Abba, Father!'" - Romans 8:15
  • Hobbies: Having fun, playing games, reading, writing, ice skating, traveling, singing & dancing, snuggling


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Jayna Marie Stechschulte

  • Hometown: Minster, OH
  • Occupation: Cardiac Nurse
  • Years on Core: 2nd year
  • Favorite Saint: St. Catherine Laboure
  • Favorite Bible verse: "Learn from the way the wild flowers grow." -Mt 6:28
  • Hobbies: Dancing (especially while cooking dinner), watching and coaching basketball, braiding hair, writing letters, letting the sunshine warm my skin

Elisa SZASZ

  • Hometown: Chardon, OH
  • Occupation: Mission Partner at Dynamic Catholic
  • Years on Core: 2 (technically)
  • Favorite Saint: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Pope St. John Paul II, St. Padre Pio
  • Favorite Bible verse: "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
  • Hobbies: Running, reading, drawing/painting, spending time with family and friends 

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Father Gabriel Torretta O.P.

  • Hometown: Spokane, WA
  • Occupation: None: Priestly unemployment
  • Years on Core: 2
  • Favorite Saint: St. Thérèse of Lisieux
  • Favorite Bible verse: "The Spirit too comes to the aid of our weaknesses; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit intercedes with inexpressible groanings." -Romans 8:26
  • Hobbies: Hiking, reading novels, growing a beard

The Jr. High Team


The Jr. High Team


Bryan Wells

  • Hometown: Bloomington, IN
  • Occupation: Director of Jr. High Evangelization
  • Favorite Saint: Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly."   - John 10:10
  • Hobbies: Falling down the Austrian Alps, summiting Nicaraguan volcanoes and everything in-between.

Father Clement Dickie O.P.   

  • Hometown:  Nashua, N.H.
  • Occupation: Priest
  • Favorite Saint: St. Peter Martyr
  • Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Kings 18:27
  • Hobbies: Fotografie, Brainstorming fun facts about myself

Laura Wolter

  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
  • Year in College/Major: Junior, Exploratory (possibly Spanish)
  • Favorite Saint: Pope St. John Paul II
  • Favorite Bible Verse: Jesus said, “I thirst.” -John 19:28
  • Hobbies: exploring/traveling, dancing (tap, ballet and jazz), and making time with others

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Noah Schrader

  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • Year in College/Major: Freshman at Xavier, Criminal Justice Major
  • Favorite Saint: St. Michael the Archangel
  • Favorite Bible Verse: "In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths."  -Proverbs 3:6
  • Fun Fact: I enjoy bike riding (with no handlebars), golfing, and any outdoors activities.

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Monica anne isabelle defosse

  • Hometown: Wellsboro, PA
  • Year In College/Major: Freshman at UC; History and International Relations Major
  • Favorite Saint: Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati and St. Thomas More
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  • Fun Fact: I always turn my socks inside out because I am OCD and hate the seem