Student Leadership Team
Hi there, I’m Annemarie!
I’m currently a junior, a film major and dance minor at Vcuarts. I spend a lot of my time at the CCM house and around Richmond with a camera in hand. CCM has a been a home to me throughout my years here. Along with giving me a supportive community. It has helped me to grow further than I could have imagined in my faith. If you ever want to talk or collaborate I insist that you reach out, I can’t wait to meet you :)
My number is (703) 728-5042
Hi there! My name is Ashley and I am your Vice President for this year! I am a senior majoring in Dance and Choreography, minoring in Marketing. Other than dance, I love to draw, play instruments (piano, flute, and bass guitar), admire nature, and listen to music! If you ever need someone to pray, go to Mass, or just hang out with, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I can't wait to meet you and grow closer to Christ with you!
Favorite Bible Verse: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13
Hey everyone! My name is Christina and I am a junior majoring in HPEX. I will be your secretary and treasurer for this year. A fun fact about me is that I can play the piano, ukulele, flute, and the piccolo. I am from Virginia Beach and love to spend my free time outdoors, playing volleyball with friends, traveling, and trying out new foods. If you ever need someone to get coffee or to pray with, please feel free to reach out. I am so excited to be a leader in this community, and I hope to serve you all the best I can- I cannot wait to meet you all at CCM!
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. -Psalm 139:14
Small Group Chair
Hey guys, I’m Deion Sanchez-Viafara and I’m so excited to be your Small Group Chair this year! I am a junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering and outside of class I enjoy trying new foods, talking about sports, and cooking. Fun fact about me, I can speak three languages. If you need a prayer buddy or just someone to talk to, I’m here for you.
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 12:18 “If possible, on your part, live at peace with all.
Contact: 571-577-1783, Sanchezvd@vcu.edu
Hi! My name is Katrina and I'm a junior studying biology on the pre-med track. If I'm not at the Cathedral or at the CCM House, you can catch me studying in the library, at the gym, or exploring the city. If you need a prayer buddy or anyone to hang out with, don't be afraid to reach out! I may or may not have an acai bowl or Chipotle addiction so I'll always be down to grab that LOL. Here for and praying for you always! :)
Favorite Bible Verse: "When anxiety was great within me, Your consolation brought joy to my soul." -Psalm 94:19
Social Justice Chair
Hello! My name is Eileen and I am the Social Justice Chair here at CCM. I'm currently a sophomore in the art department majoring in Craft & Material Studies, and I'm also minoring in French. Life is always super super busy but we can make time for faith...and coffee if you're interested! Please reach out if you are; I need more friends. Richmond is a very special place and I'm glad you're here.
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 3: 4-6
Fact: I am the youngest of six children!
Hey! My name is Jack and I am excited to be the Fellowship Chair this school year! I enjoy spending time with my Catholic Campus Ministry buddies and going on many adventures with them. One of my favorite CCMemories was when I attended the website photoshoot and the scavenger hunt. I can not wait to start my second year at VCU and see the many new and familiar faces. My main interests include food, fitness, and the fine arts. If you ever see me at the CCM House or on campus, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask any Fellowship related questions. Thank you and I look forward to a monumental year at VCU!
Favorite Bible Verse- Exodus 31:1-5
Campus Presence Chair
Hi everyone! I'm Will and I'm going to be the Campus Presence Chair this year and I'm so excited about it! I'm an outgoing guy so if you want me to introduce you to anyone or show you around the house I would be more than happy to do so. I'm a big sports fan so if you are into that I would love to talk about it. I love going to the Cathedral so if you want someone to go to Mass with, I would totally be down! I can also just go on a walk if you want to talk about what's going on in our lives and how we are seeing God help us out. I'm very excited to make new friends in Christ this year so please feel free to reach out to me!
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:28
Hi! My name is Katharine and I'm a junior here at VCU. Outside of CCM, I'm the news editor at VCU's paper, I play ultimate frisbee and I'm a counselor with Camp Kesem. I'm so excited to be the 1:1 Committee Head this year because I've had such great experiences with mentorship with CCM. A fun fact about me is that I love to read the Gospels during Adoration! So if you ever want a buddy, feel free to hit me up :)
small group leaders
Hi I'm Josie and I'm a small group leader! I'm a junior majoring in Graphic Design. I love spending time outside, exploring Richmond, and getting boba. Some of my favorite places around Richmond are the VMFA, the river, and Byrd park. A fun fact about me is I own eight pairs of converse. If you ever need a prayer buddy or a friend or anything, feel free to reach out and say hi!
Favorite bible verse: "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
Hello. My name is Mihret, but you can call me Mercy. I am one of the small group leaders this year. I am a senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Science and Chemistry Minor. I am also on the Pre-Pharmacy track. A fun fact about me is that I can do eyebrow dancing. In my spare time, I like to watch k-dramas, go for a walk, and play soccer at the gym sometimes. If you ever want to go for a cup of coffee, Adoration, or be prayer buddies, please feel free to reach out. I am excited to meet and see you all.
Favorite Bible Verse- “What do you think a man does who has 100 sheep and 1 of them gets lost? He will leave the other 99 and go look for the lost sheep” (Matthew 18:12-14)
Graduation Year: 2022
Major: Communication Arts
Fun Fact: This year I have recently got into Hamilton; I know I’m late to the craze but I’m glad I caught on lol. My Goal is to learn as many songs as possible before the school year starts.
The Journey with God has brought me to places both light and dark, in a strange way I am thankful to have gone to those Dark places to find him again. Though I am not out of the woods yet, I know who guides me and I am able to find this path time and again and he will continue to open himself up to me and his love is as or even more so greater as it was when I first came to him. I was but a wandering sheep in the midst of the Wolf’s jaws then the Lion came to ward off that wolf and bring me to refuge. That’s what I hope for you all as well, that in our community we are brought together in unity through Christ and with open hearts and minds we can ward off our wolves together.
Favorite Bible Verse: The Book of Luke Chapter 17: 20-21: “Asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, Jesus said in reply, “ The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed by one man nor a group of men, for behold, The kingdom of God is among you.”
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!
Hi everyone! I'm Stephen! I graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2020 where I studied Mathematics and Physics. I ran the cross country and track and field team during my time there. One of my highlights of being at UMW was being a part of the St. John Bosco Center's CCM. One fun fact about me is that I love to eat food. I am very happy to continue to be a member of CCM now at VCU!
Favorite Bible Verse: "I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13