Hey everyone! My name is Erin and I am the loudest and proudest Northeast Ohio native that ever stepped foot on Texas soil! The Christian life was always a strong part of my upbringing, going to church, praying before meals, and attending CCD classes. We were the typical Catholic family, "paying, praying and obeying." However, it wasn’t until my freshman year of high school, attending a Life Teen youth ministry program that Jesus got me. I discovered a joy, love and meaning in my heart that was indescribable.
My parish really invested in evangelizing teenagers. My high school youth minister was so humble and zealous for our hearts and souls, and his witness and influence made me open to serve the Church as a professional. I pursued a career in ministry by attending Franciscan University of Steubenville where I received my BA in Theology and Catechetics with minors in Youth Ministry and Human Life Studies. Through everything, I learned that a relationship with Jesus was the only one who could fulfill all my desires.
My first taste of the great state of Texas was serving on staff at The Pines Catholic Camp for three consecutive summers in college. Those who know me well describe me as a "wandering woman" or "vagabond." I've always been the one in my family to follow my own path and choose the road less traveled. Through my years of bouncing around and working in ministry all over the country I have met the most incredible people. These opportunities allowed me to see the world as it really is: full of hope, dreams, and people seeking happiness. It was in 2016 when Jesus called my wandering heart to sink roots in the lone star state and I can't imagine doing anything else besides using the gifts God gave me to evangelize the young people of Prince of Peace.