Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana

Lafayette 15Stephanie Snyder, David Miranda, Jocelyn Alcala

Stephanie Snyder

Echo Placement:
Church of the Blessed Sacrament
 
Hometown:
Naperville, Illinois
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Saint Mary's College, 2018
Psychology, Religious Studies, English Writing (minor)

What do you hope to do after Echo?
After Echo I hope to find a position as a youth or young adult minister in a Catholic parish.

Jocelyn Alcala

Echo Placement:
Pastoral Office for Family Life and Hispanic Ministry
 
Hometown:
Riverton, Utah
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
College of Saint Benedict, 2017
Elementary Education, Hispanic Studies (minor)

What advice would you give to Echo applicants?
I would say to be prayerful in your application process and use the application as a discernment tool. I would also say, the Church needs people who are formed catechetically and pastorally so why not apply to a program that forms you in both!?

David Miranda

Echo Placement:
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish (Purdue University)
 
Hometown:
Kenner, Louisiana
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Villanova University, 2018
Humanities, Communication, Theology (Minor)

What advice would you give to Echo applicants?
My advice would be to use the application as a discernment tool. There is no "right" answer that Echo is looking for. As you go through the short answer questions, use it as a time for prayer and honest reflection about your life and experiences. Don't stress over it!