Student Leadership Team

Executive team

President

Rebecca Blackford

Hey y'all! My name is Rebecca Blackford and I am blessed to be the President of CCM this year:) I am a senior in the School of Nursing, minoring in Psychology, and spend my free time exploring Richmond and hanging out with family and friends, usually with a cup of coffee :) If you need a prayer pal, study buddy or just a new friend please reach out...I am SO excited to meet you all!!

 

Contact: 757-920-6784

blackfordrc@vcu.edu

Vice President

Ashley Sese

Hi there! My name is Ashley and I am your Vice President for this year! I am a junior majoring in Dance and Choreography, minoring in Marketing. One fun fact about me is that I performed at the Kennedy Center in D.C. last year! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you wanna pray or go get food (socially distant of course haha)

 

Contact:

703-629-7833

sesear2@mymail.vcu.edu

Treasurer

Theresa Pham

Hi everyone! I'm Theresa, I'll be serving as your Treasurer this year! I am a Biology, Pre-PA student and a senior this year. Outside of class, you can find me at the CCM house, the gym, playing tennis, or sitting in the park. I'm so excited to see what God has in store for us this year and to meet all your new faces!

Contact:

757-897-3312

phamtm3@mymail.vcu.edu

Small Group Chair

Sara Swallow

Hey! I'm so happy you're here! My name is Sara and I'm the Small Group Chair here at CCM. I'm a senior and I'm an English major who is also working on her Masters of Teaching. I'm actually a convert to Catholicism so please feel free to ask me about all things RCIA! This world is crazy but a group of people pursuing the Lord through His Word is just what we need. If you ever want to talk/hang out (virtually) contact me! I'd love to have coffee with you over zoom or somewhere socially distanced!

Contact:

804-912-3411

swallowsw@vcu.edu

Core team

1:1 Discipleship Chair

Katelyn Nguyen

Hello! My name is Katelyn Nguyen and I am your 1:1 Discipleship Chair! I am a senior this year (pray for me) and I am an HPEX major. I love talking about the faith and being able to share Jesus with other people. I also love hanging with my friends, trying new food places, and exploring the city of Richmond. If you ever want to talk or get boba, don't be afraid to contact me :) 

Contact:

330-6969-7676

nguyenkp3@vcu.edu

Liturgy Chair

Katrina Sian

Hi! My name is Katrina and I'm your Liturgy Chair for the year! I'm a sophomore majoring in Biology on a Pre-Med track. Although I sometimes get judged, a fun fact about me is that I absolutely LOVE Tootsie Rolls. So if you buy me some, I will love you forever LOL. Here for and praying for you always! :)

Contact:

703-618-5810

sianka@mymail.vcu.edu

Outreach Chair

Annemarie Fortune

Hello :) I’m Annemarie!! 

I am an artiste as the kids say. As a result I am majoring in filmmaking, which is thrilling if I do say so myself. In the span of my short life I have acquired a collection of hobbies some of which include ballet, all things Jesus, writing, and walking around in the rain for unreasonable amounts of time. You can find me almost anywhere in Richmond with a camera slung around my neck- or online because covid. I am beyond excited to meet you (whoever you are) and to learn new things from you and about you. Don’t be afraid to reach out to me and talk about anything! 

 

Contact:

7037285042

fortuneam2@vcu.edu

Social Justice Chair

Katherine Noble

Hi! My name is Katherine Noble and I am your Social Justice Chair! I'm a sophomore majoring in Cinema. Some fun facts about me is that I have two cats named Skittles and Steve, and I've been vegan for almost four years!

Contact:

703-498-8785

noblemk@mymail.vcu.edu

Fellowship Chair

Emily Nguyen

My name is Emily Nguyen and I’m so excited to be serving as your Fellowship chair this year! I am a junior majoring in chemistry. I love watching movies, listening to music, and playing the ukulele! I also love meeting and talking to new faces, so don’t hesitate to say hey if you see me at the CCM house or around campus! Also, let me know if you have any ideas for upcoming events this year! Praying for you always! :)

Contact:
330-696-7674
nguyene7@vcu.edu

Formation Chair

Jayme Cirka

Hey there! I'm Jayme, your Formation Chair. I am a Sophomore majoring in Business Foundations (for now lol). A fun fact about me is that I'm very into fitness and nutrition, it's one of my favorite things to discuss (after Theology of course!). Also you will most definitely see me in the gym if not anywhere else!

Contact:

571-393-7679

cirkaj@mymail.vcu.edu

Committee Heads

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) 

Katharine Derosa

Hello! My name is Katharine DeRosa and I'm your Alternative Spring Break Head for this year! I'm a double major in economics and mass communications with a concentration in print and online journalism. I write for VCU's newspaper and like to play ultimate frisbee in my spare time. Feel free to reach out if you ever want to go on a run, throw a frisbee, or need a prayer buddy. 

Intramural Sports

Lee Santorum

What's good! My name is Lee Santorum and I am the Intramural Sports Committee Head for this school year at VCU. (if we even have them lol) I am a junior and am a double major in psychology and sociology. HMU if you ever wanna hang out, get food, workout, pray or just wanna explore the city of Richmond. I also enjoy wasting my time on Tiktok and other social media apps.

Add me on snap, IG, and Twitter: @jigleee

Add me on tiktok: @seelantorum

 

Contact me:

757-240-3127

santorumlja2@mymail.vcu.edu

Praise and Worship (PAWA) 

Will Clough

Hey! My name is Will and I am your PAWA Head! I'm a sophomore majoring in Social Work. One fun fact about me is that I am good at trivia games!

Contact:

703-919-6495

House Manager

Ashley Jaff

small group leaders

Josie Krasny

Hello! My name is Josie Krasny and I am one of the small group leaders for this year. I am a sophomore majoring in Graphic Design. I love spending time outside and visiting the VMFA or going down to the river. If you ever need a prayer buddy or just a friend, feel free to reach out. I'm not a scary person, I promise :)

Deion Sanchez-Viafara

Hey guys I;m Deion Sanchez-Viafara and I'm so excited to be one of your small group leaders this year! I am a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering and outside of class I really enjoy eating out, going on long walks, and talking about what's going on in sports. If you need a prayer buddy, just someone to talk to, or really anything, I'm here for you. Praying for you always!

Contact:

571-577-1783

sanchezvd@mymail.vcu.edu

Brennan Chaloux

Hi everyone! My name is Brennan Chaloux, and I am one of the many Small Group Leaders this year! I am a Senior Biomedical Engineering student, and on top of completing classes, I have a Research and Development position at a local startup company. Some of my interests include going to the gym, playing video games, and making cool stuff using my 3D printer. I cannot wait to meet all of you through small group, and if you have any questions about anything CCM, feel free to ask!

 

Contact:

757-812-2876

chalouxbt@mymail.vcu.edu

Chesie Fructuoso

Hi friends, my name is Chesie and I'm one of your small group leaders for this year!!! I'm a Sophomore and a history major with hopes of teaching high school students after graduating. A fun fact about me is that I love making playlists for people! So, if you ever need some new music recs, I'm your girl. I'm super excited to get to know and pray with all of you this year. Feel free to reach out if you need anything! Until then, see you in the Eucharist!

Contact:

804-928-7500

fructuosof2@vcu.edu

Instagram: chesie_angela

Jessie Kern

Hi! My name is Jessica Kern, but you can call me Jessie! I am a sophomore majoring in Criminal Justice. I am so excited to be a small group leader this year! I’m obsessed with Tik Tok, Star Wars, and music! If you ever want to go get coffee and talk, pray, go thrift shopping, or have a dance party, don’t be afraid to contact me! Praying for you all! 

 

Contact:

757-667-0225

Mihret Melles

Hello. My name is Mihret Melles but you can call me Mercy. I am one of the small group leaders this year. I am a junior majoring in interdisciplinary science and chemistry minor. In my spare time, I like to watch k-dramas, go for a walk, and to the gym. If you ever want to go for a cup of coffee or be prayer buddies, please feel free to reach out. I am excited to see you all.

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