Echo 15 - St. Petersburg, FL

Echo 15 StRamond Mitchell, Samantha Dresen, and William Clemens, Echo Apprentices for the Diocese of St. Petersburg.

Ramond Mitchell

Echo Placement:
St. Timothy's Catholic Church
 
Hometown:
Nassau, The Bahamas
 
Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Saint John’s University, 2017
Theology, Communication (minor)

What kinds of things are you up to in your Echo parish or school?
As of now I will be doing liturgy and music, teaching First Communion catechesis, teaching adult Confirmation, running a fundraising campaign and starting a children’s choir.

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.

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.