The High School Team


The High School Team

The Core Team


Megan Dickert

  • Hometown: Loveland, OH

  • Occupation: Director of High School Evangelization at St. Gertrude

  • Years on Core: 5 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

Father Henry Stephan O.P.

  • Hometown: Orange County, California

  • Occupation: Dominican Friar & Parochial Vicar at St. Gertrude's

  • Years on Core: First

  • Favorite Saint: St. Dominic (now that's a surprise!)

  • Favorite Bible Verse: No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. (John 15:15)

  • Hobbies: Praising, Blessing, Preaching


Maddie Black

Hometown: Eau Claire, WIOccupation: Event Coordinator at Dynamic CatholicYears on Core: 1 year completedFavorite Saint: St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Phillip NeriFavorite 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



DJ Bodziony

  • Hometown: Strongsville, OH

  • Occupation: Financial Analyst, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

  • Years on Core: 7

  • 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


Paul Carlson

  • Hometown: Baltimore, MD

  • Occupation: Sofware Engineer

  • Years on Core: 9 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 year completed

  • 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


Tom Dorsey

  • Hometown: Marion, OH

  • Occupation: Sales in concrete industires

  • Years on Core: 4 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: 5 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




Jacob Fiore

  • Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Occupation: Financial Sales

  • Years on Core: First Year

  • Favorite Saint: Saint Augustine

  • Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16

  • Hobbies: Sports, Music, Working Out

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Dale Friemoth

  • Hometown: Ottoville, Ohio

  • Occupation: Retired / Consulting

  • Years on Core: 1 year completed

  • Favorite Saint: St. Anthony of Padua

  • Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.

  • Hobbies: Gardening, Traveling, Restoring MGB Roadster

John Fussner

  • Hometown: Saint Peter's, Indiana

  • Occupation: Engineer

  • Years on Core: 5 years completed

  • Favorite Saint: St. Philomena

  • Favorite Bible verse: "Take and Eat"

  • Hobbies: Sleeping, Chocolate, Reading...Daily Mass and Adoration (can they be hobbies?)


colleen hoag

  • Hometown: Kalispell, MT

  • Occupation: Neonatal RN at Cincinnati Children's

  • Years on Core: Two

  • 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.


Benj Klare

  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

  • Occupation: Anti - Pornography, Archdiocese of Cincinnati

  • Years on Core: I'm a first year

  • Favorite Saint: St. Padre Pio

  • Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 5:8 "... while we were yet sinners Christ died for us"

  • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, reading, playing any type of game, singing, etc... If you've got any good ideas of fun things to do, let me know haha.


Abbie Kohler

  • Hometown: Moorhead, MN

  • Occupation: NET Ministries Eastern Region Scheduling Administrator

  • Years on Core: "In the beginning..." (1st year)

  • Favorite Saint: St. Anthony of Padua

  • Favorite Bible Verse: "The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still" Exodus 14:14

  • Hobbies: Anything fun! Adventure. Discovery. People. Prayer.


Elisa Kozak

  • Hometown: Chardon, OH

  • Occupation: Mission Partner at Dynamic Catholic

  • Years on Core: 3 (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

Suzie Murdock

  • Hometown: Madeira, Ohio

  • Occupation: Enginerd / Engineer

  • Years on Core: First Year!

  • Favorite Saint: St. Martha of Bethany

  • Favorite Bible Verse: Luke 1:38 "And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word."

  • Hobbies: Running, Cycling, Cooking & Entertaining, Music Concerts



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 4th 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, spending time with Jesus and my little niece/goddaughter


Jayna Marie Stechschulte

  • Hometown: Minster, OH

  • Occupation: Cardiac Nurse

  • Years on Core: 3rd 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

Nick Stockhauser

  • Hometown: Westside (Cincinnati)

  • Occupation: Digital Marketing Analyst at US Digital Partners

  • Years on Core: First Year

  • Favorite Saint: St. Raphael, St. Joseph, and St. John Vianney

  • Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 23: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me."

  • Hobbies: Playing volleyball, skiing, traveling, eating food, and hiking/camping


Chris Turner

  • Hometown: Perrysburg, Ohio

  • Occupation: Seminarian

  • Years on Core: 1

  • Favorite Saint: St. Paul

  • Favorite Bible Verse: John 10:10

  • Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, climbing mountains, going to concerts


Sofie Vietas

  • Hometown: Greenhills, OH

  • Occupation: Teacher in training

  • Years on Core: 0.5

  • Favorite Saint: JP2, Bl. Francisco, St. Anthony (and Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo)

  • Favorite Bible Verse: "Come," says my heart, "seek his face"; your face, Lord, do I seek! Do not hide your face from me (Psalm 27:8-9

  • Hobbies: Hiking, reading, theater, baking, playing and inventing sports in the backyard


Julia Von Der Vellen

Hometown: Granville, OHOccupation: Physical TherapistYears on Core: Newbie :)Favorite Saint: St. Pope John Paul IIFavorite Bible Verse: “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for a woe; plans to give you a future full of hope.” Jeremiah 29:11Hobbies: sports/exercising, exploring new places with friends, hiking, cooking, being outside (especially when it’s super warm and sunny!)


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


Ellen Baverman

  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

  • Year in College/Major: Junior at Xavier studying Professional Writing

  • Favorite Saint: St. Teresa Benedict of the Cross (Edith Stein)

  • Favorite Bible Verse: The Canticle of Mary - Luke 1:46-55

  • What should we know about you? I have a wonderfully chaotic family of six siblings. Travel adventures are my favorite. I would rather run around in the rain and get wet than use an umbrella and I consider cooking to be an art form. 

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

  • Favorite Bible Verse:

  • Fun Fact: I always turn my socks inside out because I am OCD and hate the seem



emily dorsey

  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

  • Occupation: Boss Nanny

  • Favorite Saint: St. Augustine

  • Favorite Bible Verse: “Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be made perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4

  • What should we know about you? I have a tendency to randomly meet famous people

  • Hobbies: Rock climbing, Chipotle, hiking, horseback riding, concerts, kayaking

chris foster

  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH born and raised

  • Major/Occupation: Studied Criminal Justice and Psychology from University of Dayton. Currently in Operations Management at J.B. Hunt.

  • Favorite Saint: St. Christopher. But also a fan of Mary.

  • Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 46:1 - “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.”

  • What should we know about you? I aim to climb the 46 high peaks of the Adirondack Mountains and I enjoy hiking, camping, and boating.

Amalia guzman

  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

  • College/Major: Studying Psychology and Pre-Med. at Xavier

  • Favorite Bible Verse: “Our faith can move mountains.” - Matthew 17:20

  • What should we know about you? I’m bilingual…Spanish & English

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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.


Michael stein

  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

  • Year in College/Major: Sophomore Business Administration student as University of Cincinnati

  • Favorite Saint: St. Michael the Archangel

  • What should we know about you? I bake the best brownies you will every have.