Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (Echo 15)

Houston 15Matthew Crews, Annie Rodriguez, Sergio Cortes

Matthew Crews

Echo Placement:
St. Bernadette Catholic Church
Dallas, Texas
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
University of Dallas, 2018
Pastoral Ministry

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of your ministry work?
Collecting comic books, vinyl records, playing the saxophone, guitar, and video games.

Annie Rodriguez

Echo Placement:
St. Mary of the Expectation
Springfield, Massachusetts
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Providence College, 2018
Theology, Political Science

What have you enjoyed most about your Echo experience thus far?
Being in an environment where I am able to combine knowledge and experience to create a better catechetical approach than I would have come up with on my own.

Sergio Cortes

Echo Placement:
Resurrection Church
Managua, Nicaragua
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Mercyhurst University, 2018
Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, Business Economics, Catholic Studies (minor)

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned in Echo?
One of the most significant things I have learned so far is how a community can help you deepen your faith and prayer life, especially with prayer styles that you might struggle with.