We are pleased to announce Faith LaVoie and Alex Roman as our new Co-Directors of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. We are also pleased to announce Faith LaVoie as our parish's new Communications Coordinator.
Faith has served this past year in roles at both the school and UCYM. She holds a degree in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University where she focused on the design, development, and marketing of community-based, media-driven educational programs. Before coming to SJ23, Faith worked with several education nonprofits, honing her skills in website and content management, graphic design, and publishing. She believes that learning and communication are inherently linked; what is learning if not the result of effective, engaging, and empowering communication? Faith is honored, humbled, and excited to have the chance to leverage her skills in communications, technology, education, and design on behalf of our parish, all for the glory of God.
Alex is truly a lifelong St. Nicholas parishioner, now St. John XXIII. She is proud to have been born and raised in Evanston and to have received many of her sacraments in this very community. Alex has always been an active member of the parish, serving over the years as an altar server, communion minister, lector, and volunteer youth minister. She briefly moved north to attend the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where she studied design, fine arts, and communications. Thankfully for us, Evanston called her home! Now, Alex enjoys creatively applying her artistic skills on behalf of our parish young people. Through creative projects and activities, Alex gives our youth the opportunity to express their faith and experience God in new, engaging, and deeply personal ways, something she longed for in her own youth. She loves this community; it has guided her, provided for her, and welcomed her with open arms. She is honored (and beyond thrilled) to be able to share and grow that same love and support with the young people in our parish today.