Diocese of Joliet

Joliet 16Claire Krakowiak, Marissa Griffith, Sydney Schneider

Claire Krakowiak

Echo Placement:
Holy Spirit Catholic Community

Hometown:
Farmington Hills, Michigan

Undergraduate Institution Area(s) of Study:
University of Michigan, 2019
Business

What attracted you to Echo and helped you decide to join the program?
What attracted me to Echo was the work I did in college campus ministry, especially with three campus ministers who were Echo alumni. As a business major, Echo was different than anything I had planned on doing post-graduation. However, after praying about where God wanted me, as well as with the support that Echo staff gives people who are less familiar with ministry work, I knew I would be in good hands.

Marissa Griffith

Echo Placement:
St. Margaret Mary Parish

Hometown:
Palm Harbor, Florida

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
University of Notre Dame, 2019
Theology, Sociology (minor)

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of your ministry work?
My hobbies are singing (especially praise & worship), flossing (the dental hygiene practice, not the dance move), and having spontaneous five minute dance parties with my community!

Sydney Schneider

Echo Placement:
St. Raphael Catholic Church

Hometown:
Laingsburg, Michigan

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

What advice would you give to Echo applicants?
The Echo application process can be utilized as an excellent aid to your discernment process. Really take the time to ponder and pray with the prompts on the Echo supplemental application. Going through those questions and the interview process really helped me to see that Echo was the program God was calling me to after graduation.