Archdiocese of Atlanta

AtlantaEleanor Reed, Mary Mertes, Riley Lochhead

Eleanor Reed

Echo Placement:
Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church

University Place, Washington

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
The Ohio State University, 2020
Psychology, Animal Science (minor)

What do you hope to do after Echo?
I hope that my time in Echo helps me figure that out! My wildest dream is buy a big, old house in Ireland and turn it into a retreat center and sustainable farm.

Mary Mertes

Echo Placement:
The Catholic Center at the University of West Georgia

Kansas City, Missouri

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
University of Missouri, 2019

What are your favorite hobbies and activities?
My favorite hobby is figure skating! The intense focus required is meditative to me and I love the combination of athletic skills and artistry. I also love playing music- I bought a keyboard during the initial Covid quarantine and taught myself how to play praise & worship music.

Riley Lochhead

Echo Placement:
St. George Catholic Church

Southborough, Massachusetts

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Boston College, 2021

What kinds of things will you be doing at your parish?
My primary role will be teaching a weekly Confirmation preparation class. The focus of the class is reading Scripture to ensure that my students have an understanding of salvation history before moving on to sacrament prep.