Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (Echo 17)

2020galvestonEmily Daversa, Lauren Revay, Moni Desmond, Audrey Ellis

Emily Daversa

Echo Class:
Echo 17 Parish Apprentice

Echo Placement:
Mary Queen Catholic Church

Hometown:
Bridgewater, Massachusets

Undergraduate Institution Area(s) of Study:
Stonehill College, 2020
Theology, Education Studies (minor)

What have you enjoyed most about your Echo experience thus far?
Think and pray about your "why." Why Echo? Why now? What truly sets your soul on fire and how do that and Echo fit together? And just know it's ok if you don't quite know the answers!

Lauren Revay

Echo Class:
Echo 17 Parish Apprentice

Echo Placement:
Saint Mary of the Expectation

Hometown:
Fairfield, Connecticut

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Catholic University of America, 2020
Philosophy Pre-Law, Theology (minor)

What do you hope to do after Echo?
I have always been drawn to asking deep questions and walking with others as they ask these questions themselves. When I first applied to Echo, I thought I would teach theology. As I am learning more about myself and my gifts, I expect to work in the formation of others in some capacity. I am utilizing the next two years to open my eyes to better understand how that could look in the future.

Moni Desmond

Echo Class:
Echo 17 Parish Apprentice

Echo Placement:
Holy Family Parish of Galveston & Boliver

Hometown:
Pepperell, Massachusetts

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2020
Theology, Catechetics

What is your favorite quote, song, or image?
My favorite image is the Madonna of the Streets by Roberto Ferruzzi.

Audrey Ellis

Echo Class:
Echo 17 Parish Apprentice

Echo Placement:
St. Bernadette Catholic Church

Hometown:
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Duke University, 2019
Mechanical Engineering

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of your ministry work?
I love to knit things to send to my friends.  I started writing letters to friends when everything started shutting down during the pandemic, and it has been a joy to continue that habit during the move to Texas.  I have also been running on the beach most days to get some exercise and spend some time outdoors!