Echo 14 - Houston, TX

Echo 14 HoustonBecca Hammock, Audrey Oppman, and Camilla MacKenzie, Echo Apprentices for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Becca Hammock

Echo Placement:
Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community
 
Hometown:
San Diego, California
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
University of Notre Dame, 2017
Marketing, Theology

What do you hope to do after Echo?
After Echo, I'd like to study Moral Theology, with the eventual goal of becoming a college professor. I also think that I'd like to try teaching in a Catholic high school at some point, and I think I'm going to really enjoy working in a parish setting, so I have a lot of good options!

Audrey Oppman

Echo Placement:
St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church
 
Hometown:
Niles, Michigan
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Marquette University, 2017
Journalism, Theology

What attracted you to Echo and helped you decide to join the program?
What initially drew me to Echo was the way the program beautifully balances academic and pastoral theology. In talking to people who had or were participating in Echo, it became really clear that this program would allow me to live out my desire to both learn theology and to put it into practice--and so far it has done exactly that!

Camilla MacKenzie

Echo Placement:
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Parish
 
Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
The Catholic University of America, 2017
Theology, Philosophy (minor)

What advice would you give to Echo applicants?
My advice is to pray with your application. Take your time with the questions and break up answering them. Don't try to do the whole application all at once. Also, contact the staff, current apprentices and theology teachers, or alumni of Echo to ask questions and get feedback on the program, so you can be more informed about what you are getting into.