Did you know the Lucis Via: Catholic Young Adults of Greenville Leadership Team is comprised of 4 major areas of focus (of course, they overlap in practice!): Spiritual, Education, Service and Communications/Finance? After prayer and time being active in the ministry, a few familiar faces have decided to serve a more active role on our team –
- Annie – Spiritual Team: Annie is a parishioner at Prince of Peace with 2 younger sisters (Trina & Kristen) who was raised in the Upstate and returned to Greenville 1.5 years ago to work as a Physician’s Assistant. As you might expect, Annie has a deep interest in medical and Catholic bioethics! She also loves to exercise, be outdoors and do craft projects. One of Annie’s favorite saints is St. Catherine of Siena and she loves the quote: “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” Annie is particularly excited about creating a statewide effort joining young adults in prayer for vocations wherein a rosary will travel from person-to-person around South Carolina. The project is likely to launch in January and you’ll start hearing more details in November!
- Meg – Communications/Finance Team: Meg is our resident “Greenvillian” having left only for college at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL). She is an only child and has lived internationally spending a semester abroad in London! Working as the Senior Loan Officer & Assistant to the Executive Director at the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, Meg is primarily responsible for the intake and processing of the home repair loan program (we all know she wears many hats at work). She has served for 10 years with the GCRA! Her hobbies include technology, all things social media, reading (tech blogs; crime novels such as the Alex Delaware series by Jeffery Deaver; some humor such as that of Celia Rivenbark). She is a member of the St. Anselm’s Ordinariate Community and is fond of their patron saint, St. Anselm of Canterbury, whose motto is, “Faith seeking understanding.” He elaborated as such: “Nor do I seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe that I may understand. For this, too, I believe, that, unless I first believe, I shall not understand.” Another favorite of Meg’s for years has been St. Augustine of Hippo’s “Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you.”
- Jamie – Service Team: Born in Montpelier, OH, Jamie was raised in Sarasota, FL. He is the oldest of 3 children with his two siblings, Erin & Joe, being twins. Jamie is one of the first of 7 to join the St. Anselm’s Ordinariate Community (of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter) with his wife, Meg, in June 2012. He has lived in Greenville since 2001. Jamie is Lead Developer & Project Manager for Wired Fox Technologies and enjoys many hobbies, including: woodworking (toys, furniture, etc), jewelry, shooting, model making/papercraft, technology, and gaming.
- Nathan – Service Team: Nathan is an only child who moved to Greenville from Lead (pronounced “Leed”) South Dakota (yes, you can detect an accent!) about 3 years ago to pursue a Mechanical Engineering position at Michelin. He attends Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Taylors and spends his free time on anything with a motor: cars/trucks/motorcycles/boats. He also drag races, hikes, and enjoys playing with his rescued super sweet dog, Sammie.
- Tyler – Service Team: Tyler is originally from Clinton, but moved to Greenville in 2007. His little sister is his heart – EmyKate. Tyler works as a Nuclear Quality Assurance Engineer for Fluor Enterprises Inc. In August 2012, he was confirmed into the Community of St. Anselm’s. For fun, Tyler enjoys running, P90X and completing DIY/house projects. When asked about his favorite saint, he quoted St. Paul Miki, S.J. who while being crucified along with 25 others on the Holy Mountain, a hill overlooking Nagasaki, Japan, he preached to the people gathered for the execution:“The only reason for my being killed is that I have taught the doctrine of Christ. I certainly did teach the doctrine of Christ. I thank God it is for this reason I die. I believe that I am telling only the truth before I die. I know you believe me and I want to say to you all once again: Ask Christ to help you to become happy. I obey Christ. After Christ’s example I forgive my persecutors. I do not hate them. I ask God to have pity on all, and I hope my blood will fall on my fellow men as a fruitful rain.”