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, WI
  • Occupation: Event Coordinator at Dynamic Catholic
  • Years on Core: 1 year completed
  • 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 


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



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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.

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 


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


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

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.


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