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 Student Council, 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 communities Vice President, and is excited to work with the community. 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

My name is Mary and I was born and raised in Richmond, VA. I am a Senior at Mary Washington this year, and am majoring in English and minoring in French. While I love creating digital art, my absolute favorite thing to do is to cook; in fact, one of my friends and I run a food blog together called Two Friends and a Meal! I also have two awesome older brothers, and a tuxedo cat named Pippa. I am so excited to become more involved with the CCM this year. My faith has always been important to me, but since I’ve been in college, I’ve realized just how much, as I’ve been able to learn more about Catholicism itself and share my love for it with others here on campus. If there’s anything else you want to know about me, 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 the History and Secondary Education fields. 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 CCM 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 Co-Chairs. When she's not catching up on schoolwork, she can usually be found at the CCM 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 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 CCM community as one of the Communications Co-Chairs 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 CCM Social Chair, 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 or Supper Social committees.  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 council!Last year she served as Evangelization Co-Chair!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 CCM, 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

Kaylee is from Richmond, Virginia. She is a junior and majoring in History in the Secondary Education Program. Her favorite saints are St. Maria Gorriti, 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 with the outreach and service committees!. Contact Kaylee at ktye@mail.umw.edu.

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Maddie Smith, Liturgy Chair

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 Center 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 cabinet leader.  Contact Delsa at dbambao@mail.umw.edu.