Age 32 Hometown Fort Wayne, Indiana Reception into Novitiate August 8, 2016 Work Background I have worked for the Cabrini Mission Corps as a Missioner in Campus Ministry at Cabrini College and also as the Bishop Donald W. Trautma House Coordinator/Associate Campus Minister at Gannon University. Present Ministry I am currently in the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate in St. Louis. For my ministry this year, I am spending a few hours each week at the Mary Ryder Home, a residence for low-income women. Interests/Hobbies I love doing anything artistic. I love to paint, draw, sing, write, crochet, and knit. I am also an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy. What drew me to the Adrian Dominican Sisters I am drawn to the Adrian Dominican Sisters because they seek to find the truth at the root of matters, because of their commitment to justice, and because they preach the Gospel joyfully, wherever God has led them to minister. What excites me about religious life today I am excited that religious life is always seeking to meet the needs of the world in new ways, and that religious have continuing commitment to developing their relationship with God and sharing that relationship with others.