Echo 15 - St. Augustine, FL

Echo 15 StDonna Heid, Katie Sisk, and Sadie Yates, Echo Apprentices for the Diocese of St. Augustine.

Donna Heid

Echo Placement:
St. Matthew's Catholic Church
 
Hometown:
Erie, Pennsylvania
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Mercyhurst University, 2017
Mathematics, English, Theatre (minor), Catholic Studies (minor)

What is your favorite quote, song, or image?
“Little Wonders” by Rob Thomas is one of my favorite songs! It is a reminder to me of how precious every moment in life is. It is easy to become distracted by things that go wrong, and we can easily miss the beauty of life if we let those "mistakes" steal our joy. In reality, God is able to take every "twist and turn of fate" and remind us how much we are deeply loved by Him.

Katie Sisk

Echo Placement:
San Juan del Rio Catholic Church
 
Hometown:
Huntsville, Alabama
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
University of Notre Dame, 2018
Theology, Catholic Social Tradition (minor)

What kinds of things are you up to in your Echo parish or school?
I am so thrilled to be teaching young ones in my parish and walking alongside them for the next two years. I will work primarily with Catechesis and youth ministry.

Sadie Yates

Echo Placement:
San José Catholic Church
 
Hometown:
Charlottesville, Virginia
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
University of Notre Dame, 2018
Theology, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (minor)

What advice would you give to Echo applicants?
If you think you might be interested, apply and don't be afraid to ask questions! The Echo staff and current apprentices/teachers are very willing to answer questions and talk about their experience with the program. That was something that helped me a lot when I was going through the application process.