Echo 14 - Kalamazoo, MI

Echo KalamazooMadeline Haydon, Michelle Moynihan, and Nicole Kegley, Echo Apprentices for the Diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Madeline Haydon

Echo Placement:
St. Mary Catholic Church
Bardstown, Kentucky
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Bellarmine University, 2017
Middle School Education (5-9) and Special Education LBD (P-21)

What have you enjoyed most about your Echo experience thus far?
It's hard to pick just one thing! I love that I feel inspired by my wonderful professors, that I'm uplifted by the whole Echo community in prayer, that I can goof around with my community, and that I have the chance to give my best years to the Church.

Michelle Moynihan

Echo Placement:
St. Monica Catholic Church
Draper, Utah
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
The University of Utah, December 2016

What is your favorite quote, song, or image?
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer." -Rainer Maria Rilke

Nicole Kegley

Echo Placement:
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Fordham University, 2017
Theology, Peace and Justice Studies (minor)

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned in Echo?
My undergraduate theology department pretty much specialized in contemporary theology. I absolutely loved this, but I wanted to know more about the foundations of our faith and how these contemporary theologies came to be formed. Therefore, I think my foundational classes are teaching me some of the most significant things I have learned in Echo so far. Having both contemporary and foundational theologies under my belt also has helped me reach out to a wider variety of people in our Church.