Cabinet of Catholic Leaders

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Grace Rihl, President

Grace is a Junior from Springfield, Virginia. She loves dogs, coffee, the outdoors, science, and above all, Jesus. Other than being a member of Cabinet of Catholic Leaders, Grace is a Resident Assistant. She is a Geology major and an avid tree (and rock) hugger. She is excited to serve her fellow students and the Lord as the President this year. Contact Grace at grihl@mail.umw.edu.

 

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Brian Will, Vice President

Brian has been with the Catholic Campus Ministry for the last four years. He is currently serving his second term as the Cabinet’s Vice President and is excited to work with the community again this year. Outside of his involvement with the Catholic Campus Ministry he has developed The Forge, a ministry that provides students with free quality rosaries. Contact Brian at bmwill1995@gmail.com.

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Mary Praught, Communications Leader

Mary was born and raised in Richmond, VA. She is a Senior at Mary Washington this year, and is majoring in English and minoring in French. While she loves creating digital art, her absolute favorite thing to do is to cook; in fact, she runs a food blog called, Two Friends and a Meal, with one of her friends! She also has two awesome older brothers, and a tuxedo cat named Pippa. She is so excited to become more involved with the Catholic Campus Ministry this year. Her faith has always been important to her, but since she has been in college she has realized just how much, as she has been able to learn more about Catholicism itself and share her love for it with others on campus. If there’s anything else want to know about her, or if you ever need someone to talk to don’t be shy! Contact Mary at mpraught@mail.umw.edu.

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Elise Trommer, Communications Leader

Elise is a Junior at UMW and continuing her studies in History and Secondary Education. She also serves in the campus community as the Secretary of Video Game Club (VGC). Elise owes a lot to the students and staff at the Catholic Campus Ministry for helping her develop and grow in her love for Christ, and is so excited to be serving once again as one of the Communications Leaders. When she's not catching up on schoolwork, she can usually be found at the St. John Bosco Center continuing her spiritual journey with Christ, playing video games, writing, reading, or just hanging out with friends. Contact Elise at etrommer@mail.umw.edu.

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Megan Jensen,  Communications Leader

Megan is a Senior at UMW and is majoring in Psychology and is in the Elementary Education Program. She is a member of the club soccer team and is on the Relay for Life planning committee. Megan looks forward to being able to serve the Catholic Campus Ministry community as one of the Communications Leaders this year! Contact Megan at mjensen2@mail.umw.edu.

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Megan Hellmann, Social Programming Leader

Megan is a Junior and Music major from Stafford, VA. She is also a commuter student and member of the Honors Program at UMW. In her free time, she enjoys rereading Harry Potter, obsessing about Our Lady of Guadalupe, and making hilariously bad puns! After a year as working on the Catholic Campus Ministry’s Supper Social Committee, Megan is excited to take up the challenge of serving as the Social Program Leader. Please contact her if you have any interest in serving the community on either the Special Events Committee or Supper Social Committee. Contact Megan at mhellman@mail.umw.edu.

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Elena La Dolcetta, Community Program Leader

Elena is a Junior who is majoring in English and is so excited to serve on the Cabinet! Last year she served as one of the Evangelization Leaders! As Community Program Leader, she oversees the Fun Friday Committee and Weekly Formation Committee. She absolutely loves spending time with her family, hanging out at the St. John Bosco Center, singing, Disney, Broadway, and talking to others about God! Her favorite Disney movie is "The Little Mermaid" and favorite musical is "Finding Neverland". Her favorite saints include Saint Cecilia and Saint Augustine of Hippo and Saint Gianna! Contact her at umwccmcommunityprogramleader@gmail.com.

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Kaylee Tye, Outreach and Service Leader

Kaylee is from Richmond, Virginia. She is a Junior and majoring in History in the Secondary Education Program. Her favorite saints are St. Maria Goretti, St. Catherine of Siena, and St. Faustina. She is a huge animal lover with elephants and turtles being her favorite. Fun fact: she never actually learned how to tie her shoe laces “properly” so now she just goes around barefoot. She is very excited to be serving the community as the Outreach and Service Leader! Contact Kaylee at ktye@mail.umw.edu.

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Maddie Smith, Prayer and Liturgy Leader

Madison Smith is a Senior who is majoring in Biology and double minoring in Chemistry and Neuroscience. She is a member of the UMW Honors Program and is the Publicity Chair for UMW’s chapter of the Chi Beta Phi Science Honorary. She has served on the Liturgy Committee for the Catholic Campus Ministry for the past two years and is looking forward to serving the community as the Prayer and Liturgy Leader this year! Contact Maddie at mssmith14827@gmail.com 

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Delsa Bambao, Fundraising Leader

Delsa is from Falls Church, Virginia. She is a Junior and majoring in Political Science. She is passionate about helping immigrants like Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, her favorite saint. She also serves as President for the Asian Student Association on campus. She's excited to serve the Lord and the Mary Washington community as the Fundraising Leader this year. Contact Delsa at dbambao@mail.umw.edu.