Maddy Hammer

Hometown: Wichita, Kansas

Education: One semester completed at Butler Community College

Ministry at Ablaze: Youth Ministry

Ministry Background: In high school, I attended CYM (catholic youth ministry) every week, I also served on the region four youth board for two and a half years. I always enjoyed going to youth group as well as any youth events around the diocese.

After high school, I spent two summers teaching Totus tuus, which is a catechist program where missionaries travel around the diocese and teach youth about their faith and how to grow in their relationship with Jesus. I believe that I learned more about my faith teaching the youth. We spent time in daily prayer as well as attended daily mass.

Passions and Interests: I love taking my dog on long walks at the park, I really enjoy being outside and spending time with friends and family. I love going to adoration and spending time with Jesus. I also enjoy cheesy jokes and a good laugh.

How did you become involved: I was attended SLS 2020 in Phoenix, AZ and I stopped by the ablaze booth, and something just grabbed my attention. After lots of thoughts and prayer, I decided to apply, and I let God take control from there. He opened the doors that needed to be opened, so here I am!

Favorite Quotes/Verses: “The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort, you were made for greatness.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI

“I am not afraid, I was born to do this.” ~ St. Joan of Arc