Celina Pinedo

Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado

Role at Ablaze: High School Campus Minister, Bishop Louis Reicher, Waco, TX 

Contact Info: [email protected]

Education: Benedictine College, B.A. in Evangelization & Catechesis, Theology – 2014

Ministry Background:

Just before my sophomore year of high school, the Lord revealed His abundant love in a powerful way to me. From there, I knew each day of my life I wanted to serve Him. He’s invited me to numerous adventures since then! Each one has been unique and a beautiful opportunity for growth in trust and love. From retreat ministries, to teaching Theology in a Catholic High School, to parish youth ministry, and now on mission with Ablaze, the Lord has led each step of the way.

Passions and Interests: I love spending time with family and friends, especially if playing board games or sitting around a campfire! I enjoy baking, quilting, and photography. Adventures with my dog are always fun, whether exploring a new park or heading on a hike. If you want to get me off on a tangent, ask me about the sacraments or saints!

How did you become involved with Ablaze/why are you involved? In my time in parish ministry, I came across ProjectYM. When attending the first ever Thriveanooga, I met Ablaze missionaries and learned more about their mission. The rounded approach to ministry and support of missionaries really impressed me! In seeking out where the Lord was leading, I felt Him inviting me to take a leap of faith and serve the youth of His Church with Ablaze.

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