High School Core Team
|Eric is probably the loudest person in the room. If you can’t hear him it is either because he's not talking or you are hard of hearing. He is passionate about God, his family, and Florida State football and in that order (although it can get our of whack at times during football season). Breakfast is his favorite food group, especially for dinner. He has a Ph.D in learning to build, fix or replace things from YouTube. He truly believes that God doesn’t call the qualified he qualifies the called.|
In 7th grade while walking to school and talking with a friend, Jeff decided that he would be either a Computer Programmer or Psychologist. Turns out as a Technology Leader at Home Depot, he gets to do both. His favorite quote is from St. Jerome: "Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your food is better and your better is best." On a food note, Jeff also likes grilling, smoking and cooking - reading books on the saints, Chicago Bears and Georgia Bulldogs football, and Star Wars.
Monica's favorite flower is a Red Carnation and Therese of Liseux is her Confirmation saint. Her quote " Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing," motivates Monica's life. She is an ER nurse and health nut who loves to be outside and with friends. Every October, she and mom dress up the family cat, Teddy, for Halloween. She cannot wait to meet all the members of SPC Life Teen.
Travis is grateful to be a member of St. Peter Chanel. He says that we have a beautiful Church, filled with wonderful people, that helps him feel closer to God each time he visits. He desire that for everyone.
|Sara loves Jesus, family, and running. She even won a 5K for her age group this year. She is a pediatric anesthesia PA and says: "God gave me 2 boys to raise, and I love them dearly. I’m over the moon that He’s now trusting me with some precious teen girls hearts ♥️|
Carolina says: "I survived raising four kids, which just really means I can be super patient and fun! Jesus is my number one, I love my kids ( and other people's kids), I love my dog, I love my job helping momma's facing unplanned pregnancy, you'll see me at 5pm Mass ushering, and Adoration is my go-to for a one-on-one with the King!
Tricia loves to travel with her family, play tennis and eat all of the chocolate! She learned to embrace her favorite saying when she had the honor of being a military spouse “bloom where you are planted”. She gets super excited helping others recognize and celebrate their gifts. Tricia says, "BTW none of my gifts involve the ability to carry a tune or move to the actual beat of music."
Cathy was an ambitious girl as a child. She wanted to be a priest, doctor, astronaut, or engineer. She ended up as an engineer. She is the mother of four daughters. She likes to try new things, help others, and watch British detective shows. Her go to breakfast is steel cut oats with fruit. Her go to scripture is: "Be with me Lord when I am in trouble." Psalm 91
If Laurie were the patron saint of something it would be animals and ITALY! In fact, she's been there five times. She says: "Every time I see deer around the BT campus, I feel like that is God reminding me He is nearby. She sounds like the real patron saint of Italy, St. Francis of Assisi. She is the mom of two awesome kids and loves to share her faith. Her go to scripture is: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Prov 3:5-6
Matt says he would be the patron saint of wearing sandals in winter. If you see him at the gas pump, make sure you pull forward all the way, because that's his top pet peeve. As a child he dreamed of being a Ninja Turtle and today on core team, he is living that reality. He is passionate about his family, Catholic faith, and bacon!
Brian says, "I wasn't always religious, but Jesus found me through my loving wife. Today, I recognize that all things are possible with God on my side." He is a DAWGS fan and considers himself a french fry connoisseur. He says: "God blessed me with 3 boys which provide endless JOY in my life. My goal is getting into heaven, and the legacy I want to leave behind is the love of my Catholic faith."
Lauren loves UGA and Virginia Tech football and being a Superfan (Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers, John Mayer, Broadway Musicals). She can’t casually like anything. She's passionate about advancing a pro-life culture and the March for Life. St. Thomas More and St. Maria Goretti are her favorite saints. She is a Publicity Director for a publishing house and wife to Ian.
Ian would be the patron saint of PULLED PORK! Maybe that enabled him to be the self-reported 2023 Memorial Day Neighborhood Belly Flop Champion. He enjoys University of Georgia football, the Atlanta Braves, golfing, traveling, and shopping at Costco with his wife, Lauren. He co-owns a chemical company. His go to scripture is Gen 18:14, "Is anything too marvelous for the LORD to do?"
Clare enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, being active outdoors, and live music. All good qualities if you are going to be the patron saint of Party Planning! Clare is living her childhood dream of being an elementary teachers. She says teaching young people to love Jesus and the saints, and helping other grow in faith is her jam. Her go to quote is: “It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness” - JPII
Middle School Core Team
Her favorite quote is by Mother Teresa: "If you can’t feed 100 people then feed just one." Suzanne is also a recent convert. She says: "I’m a middle aged convert who misunderstood so much about the Catholic faith for a LONG time. When the veil was finally lifted and I started logically researching all my misconceptions, I just fell in love. And found peace I had never known. I promise, there’s NO question you can ask me that I’ll think is silly because I’ve asked them all myself. I LOVE curious minds and I am one too!"
Lisa dreamed of being Wonder Woman or one of Charlie's Angels when she was a kid. Now, she likes to work as Jesus' angel as a volunteer EVERYWHERE! She's been volunteering since she was a teenager and servant leadership is her mantra. The Beatitudes have always resonated with her and remind her of the importance of humility and serving others. For breakfast, she likes eggs and grits but you better not lick your fingers at her table, cuz that's her pet peeve.
Joel loves the idea of living with JOY - Jesus, Others and then Yourself, in that order. His favorite humans are his family and he want to see them live their lives with JOY and get to heaven!! He also loves to explore all things - food, places and experiences. He enjoys being creative, wood working, being outside, and gardening with the help of his chickens.
Caroline has been a parishioner at St. Peter Chanel since 2003. She's married to her college sweetheart, Travis, and they have two daughters. Many of her favorite activities take place outdoors, including, going for walks, biking, traveling and working in the garden. She enjoys helping others at work, as a pharmacist, and as a volunteer for SPCYM. She taught 4th and 5th grade PSR pre-covid and looks forward to being back with the kids discovering our faith together.
Kaitlyn loves playing and watching soccer! In her spare time, she likes to workout, read, enjoy good food, and hang out with friends. Her favorite breakfast food is an omelette packed with veggies! And a side of sourdough, of course. If she were patron saint of something, it would be late arrivals and having a sweet tooth!
If Daniel were a saint, he would be the patron of volunteering. His favorite scripture is: "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord." Jos 24:15. He likes learning the piano, cycling, and slow cooking on the grill. One of his proudest accomplishments is finishing his undergraduate while working full-time.
Amanda loves date nights with her husband, morning coffee, and chocolate covered anything! She converted to Catholicism in her 20's and we're awfully lucky to have her. Her kids never argue with her because she was a lawyer before being a full time mom and they can never win.
As a kid, Jim wanted to be a train engineer. Although he doesn't drive trains, he is an engineer and builds steam and power plants. He enjoys golf, college football, and learning about Civil War and WW2 history. He is passionate about his family, faith, and the pro-life cause. His favorite scripture: "If God is for us, who can be against us?" Rom 8:31
Roshini says she is blessed with a wonderful family and friends. She was a rebel as a teenager and is glad her mom kept her. Her favorite quote and scripture are inspired by her favorite game, basketball. "You only miss the shots you don't take." and "We walk by faith, not by sight." 2Cor 5:7 She says: "I would love to have my kids and all the kids I teach love Jesus and Mother Mary more. If even one of them remembers to say a Hail Mary or turns to prayer when they are in need of assurance or guidance, I have succeeded."
Chris doesn't even need a bio because who wouldn't want to be friends with this guy? But seriously, he is obsessed with walking 10K steps per day, never taking naps, and pistachio gelato. His favorite scripture is: Isaiah 41:10 "Do not fear; I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand." His favorite breakfast food is cold pizza.
Joey love parades! She's not normally loud but catch her waving and cheering at every parade float/character/marching band. She likes trying new foods and hosting parties with giant water slides and tons of food! If there's a cool tree within sight, guaranteed she's gonna point it out. The mountains and trees are what bring her back to the Lord when she strays away. Her favorite quote helps her as an ICU nurse: "Have courage and Be Kind."