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Student Leadership Team
Core Team Lead
Hey guys, I’m Deion Sanchez-Viafara and I’m so excited to be your Core Lead this year! I am a senior 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
Hello! My name is Christina and I am a senior majoring in HPEX and minoring in Psychology. This year, I am responsible for running CCM's website and social media and serve as the Social Media Chair. A fun fact about me is that I can play the piano, ukulele, flute, and the piccolo. If you ever want to get food or would like someone to pray with, feel free to reach out! I am so excited to see what this new school year brings, and I cannot wait to meet you all at CCM! :)
Favorite Bible Verse: "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." -Psalm 139:14
Hi! My name is Emily, and I am a junior majoring in nursing. I’ll be serving everyone at CCM by running our RamsConnect, updating the calendar with events, and writing our mass announcements. A fun fact about me is that I have lived in three different states and one other country! I’m so excited for another great year at CCM!
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Hi! My name is Katrina, and I'm a senior studying biology on the pre-med track. Some of my CCM responsibilities include updating the Weekly Newsletter + New Student Outreach. If I'm not at the Cathedral or CCM House, you can catch me studying in the library, at the gym, or exploring the city. Looking forward to meeting and joyfully serving you and the world. Here for and praying for you always! :)
Fun Fact: I'm an avid fan of Chipotle, Ed Sheeran, and anime.
Favorite Bible Verse: "When anxiety was great within me, Your consolation brought joy to my soul." -Psalm 94:19
Hi, I'm Annemarie! I am a film major going into my senior year. CCM is my second home at VCU and has been a great place of comfort and joy for me here. This year I am helping with weekly rosary, Formation and organizing 1:1 Discipleship! I can be found near the house and Cathedral or in nature. I would love to get to know you and explore the faith together :)
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Hello there. My name is Analisa Lopez and I'm a junior studying Psychology on the pre-med track. I am excited to be a small group leader for the first time this year.
A fun fact about me is that I am always open to talking about Star Wars. If you have any questions, need a watching buddy or simply want to talk about it, I'm down.
I got my favorite bible verse from what we used to say at my school growing up.
"If God is for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31"
Hey y’all! I’m Nora!
I am venturing into VCU’s nursing program this Fall! I currently work as a CNA at MCV’s North Hospital in a Med/Surg unit! In CCM, I will be leading music ministry events such as the Tuesday evening adoration and praise & worship nights, as well as service projects so we can be the hands and feet of Jesus! I hope that as you get involved in CCM this year, you become more grounded in Christ and, as my favorite Bible verse says, “May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and minds” (Philippians 4:7)
Hi my name is Jessy. I am a second-year student at VCU and studying in the Nursing Program. My CCM responsibility is to help CCM become more involved in the cathedral and interact with the parishioners. I am also responsible for opening and closing the cathedral for CCM events. I can’t wait for this upcoming year and to meet all of you! Fun fact: I love to cook, bake, play guitar, and sing!
Favorite bible quote:
Psalm 143:8: Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Hey everyone! I am Will Clough and I am senior here at VCU and I am majoring in Social Work. I am excited to be running fellowship this year and am looking forward to planning fun activities to do with everyone! I am also on the ultimate frisbee team if you have any interest please reach out!
My favorite bible verse is, "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the Earth. He will not grow tired or weary and his understanding no one can fathom." Isaiah 40:28.
If you ever wanna reach out to me just shoot me a text at (703) 919-6495. I look forward to meeting you all!
Hi everyone! My name is Hannah and I am one of your small group leaders this year. I am a Junior majoring in Communication Arts. I love to sing with the CCM choir, take photos, and go biking. A fun fact about me is that I play the flute- you might catch me practicing in the CCM House! If you ever need prayers or want to chat, feel free to reach out :) Can’t wait to meet you!
Favorite Bible verse: “The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Let us put of the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.” Romans 13:12
small group leaders
Small Group Team Lead
Hi everyone! My name is Josie Krasny and I am the Small Group team lead this year. I am a senior in Graphic Design and a fun fact about me is that I love hiking and being outdoors! My favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 4:32. You can reach me at 571-359-1962 or email@example.com. I can’t wait to meet you all!
Hi my name is Olivia Montes! I'm a junior at VCU studying Art Education with a minor in Sculpture. My fun fact is that I'm a convert to Catholicism, and I got baptized in July 2020. My journey with God was really tough, but He made Himself a non-negotiable in my life, and I strive to live my faith with purpose and sincerity <3 I'm also currently a Resident Assistant in GRC this year! I love listening to music and playing games like Stardew Valley online. You can find me around the CCM house, at the library getting coffee, or in GRC.
My favorite verse is Philippians 2:3-4:
"3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves
4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org but I also respond to DMs on GroupMe!
Hello, my name is Nathan. I’m a 2nd year student, and my major is biomedical engineering. I’m also on the premed track and in the Honors College. A fun fact about me is I love to sing/listen to anything with impressive vocals and a good message (you can find me in the CCM choir : )). I also play tennis. This year I will be leading one of the small group discussions each week. I’m looking forward to growing closer to Christ with all of you.
“Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Hi everyone! I'm Jessica, but feel free to call me Jessie! This is my third year as a Small Group Leader and I'm so excited for it. I am a senior at VCU studying Criminal Justice and will be graduating in Fall 2022. A fun fact about me is I am an avid lover of Star Wars and my favorite movie of that franchise is Return of the Jedi. I love playing video games, listening to music, and reading. Don't be afraid to reach out to go for coffee, hang at the CCM house, or stop by my small group!
Favorite Bible verse: "Think of what is above, not of what is on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God." - Colossians 3:2
Hello! My name is Stephen Tivenan and I'm statistics graduate student at VCU. On Sundays I help usher or I'm a eucharistic minister at the sacred heart cathedral. This will be my second year leading a small group, for which I'm super excited to be a part of. A fun fact about me is that I enjoy running and my favorite bible verse is Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me".