Echo 14 - Camden, NJ

Echo 14 CamdenJohnny Powers, Kathryn O'Callaghan, and Jeffrey Kremer, Echo Apprentices for the Diocese of Camden.

Johnny Powers

Echo Placement:
Paul VI High School
 
Hometown:
Bethesda, Maryland
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Mount St. Mary's University, 2015
Philosophy, History, Theology (minor)

What attracted you to Echo and helped you decide to join the program?
When I was looking at different programs, Echo stood out as having the right balance of academics, practical experience, faith and community.  I was sold during the interview process; everyone involved with Echo was so joyful and caring.

Kathryn O'Callaghan

Echo Placement:
Church of the Holy Family
 
Hometown:
Granger, Indiana
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
University of Notre Dame, 2017
Theology, Irish Language and Literature

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned in Echo?
I have learned that theological study can and must be integrated into the daily work we do in the parish or school.

Jeffrey Kremer

Echo Placement:
Mary Mother of Mercy Parish
 
Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Wright State University, 2016
Physics, Creative Writing (minor)

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of your ministry work?
I’ve written stories since my senior year of high school, and enjoy having the time to invest in writing, creating new worlds and characters. Outside of my ministry, I’m working on a handful of projects, including a young adult novel and a book of fantasy short stories, heavily influenced by Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Orson Scott Card, Brandon Sanderson – all the best.