Diocese of St. Petersburg

St Petersburg 1516Randolph Davidson, Sam Dresen, Mackenzie Kraker, Will Clemens

Randolph Davidson

Echo Placement:
St. Timothy Catholic Church

Hometown:
Sugar Land, Texas

Undergraduate Institution Area(s) of Study:
Baylor University, 2018
Classics, Liberal Arts

What have you enjoyed most about your Echo experience thus far?
I was very happily surprised by the Echo community. I had no idea how much of a family feel it would have, but I am incredibly thankful for it.

Samantha Dresen

Echo Placement:
Nativity Catholic Church
 
Hometown:
Racine, Wisconsin
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Marquette University, 2018
Advertising, Spanish for the Business Professions (minor)

What have you enjoyed most about your Echo experience thus far?
You're never alone in the process of teaching and learning, leading and growing. Throughout the program you have communities that you journey with, whether they be your intentional living-communities, your class as a whole, or the mentors and Echo staff.

Mackenzie Kraker

Echo Placement:
Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Hometown:
Westerville, Ohio

Undergraduate Institution Area(s) of Study:
University of Notre Dame, 2019
Biochemistry, Theology

What advice would you give to Echo applicants?
As I worked on the Echo application, I found that the questions it asked were questions I enjoyed exploring, so pay attention to what gives you life. Be real and answer the questions as yourself rather than the "perfect applicant." Dive deep into the questions, take them to prayer, and let them penetrate your heart and mind to see your own calling and role in serving the Church in a new light

William Clemens

Echo Placement:
St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church
 
Hometown:
Merrick, New York
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
The Catholic University of America, 2018
Theology, Philosophy (minor), English (minor)

What attracted you to Echo and helped you decide to join the program?
The witness and experience of former Echo apprentices I knew from undergrad helped shape this path as relevant to my interests, studies, and vocational pursuits. I am grateful for those around me who see God at work in my life where I often do not.