Hometown: Corsicana, Texas
Ministry at Ablaze: Summer Intern
Education: In the fall I will be an undergraduate Senior at the University of Dallas, where I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Theology.
Ministry Background: I participated in many leader roles of the DCYC conferences, and other retreats in high school. Involved in the Life Teen-high school ministry, I felt the desire to serve as a minister after my high school graduation. I took a gap year before entering college where I served as a leader in formation for the middle-school Edge formation for Immaculate Conception in Corsicana. Being at UD for three years, I have served in the women’s ministry and worked with charity clubs like St. Vincent De Paul for the general campus ministry on campus. Currently, I volunteer in death and dying ministry at Gospels for Life Dwellings in Grand Prairie, and I will serve as a disciple to the youth ministry of St. Louis parish for Ablaze this summer!
Passions and interests: I enjoy philosophy, and philosophers. Historical Theology. Among my favorite philosophers is Peter Kreeft. Folk music and Cajun food. When I find the time, I love running and British true crime shows.
How did you become involved with Ablaze/why are you involved? My University regularly has internship fairs, where I found Ablaze Ministries on the list of attendees in my sophomore year of college. Due to a late class, I was unable to attend but still reached out where I got an almost instant response from their recruiter. I fell in love with the conversation of ministry with Ablaze from the first phone call. Though I was unable to do the summer internship that year because of a Latin summer intensive I needed to take, I kept Ablaze on my mind as I continued with life that year. Going into the Fall of my Junior year, Ablaze had once again visited UD at a ministry fair. This time, I did not expect them to be there, rather I was walking to class when I spotted the woman who I had been previously calling about Ablaze. These constant reminders kept Ablaze on my heart throughout the year, and I finally decided to apply in March. I am at such peace with my decision and love the sincere work of Ablaze Ministries.
Favorite quotes and Bible Verses:
Not my will be done, Lord, but Your will.
“Thank you for that gift to me. Do you have anything for the child?”
All our own present experiences are primordial. What could be more primordial than experience itself?