SPIRITUS Missionaries

Team 12
2020-2021

Abbie Arribe

Hello! My name is Abbie and I am a missionary from the Lone Star State of Texas. I am returning to serve on SPIRITUS as a servant leader. I have a passion for music, so my favorite form of prayer is praise and worship. God's love is so overwhelming, and I can't wait to share that with our youth. 

Graham Dano

I'm from Illinois and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a  history degree.  This past summer, I worked in Door County as a coffeeshop barista and waiter. My mom is from Neenah and went to St. Mary Catholic High School, and I can’t wait to  walk with Jesus as she  did in this area!  I  am excited to joyfully serve as a youth ministry intern at St. Mary St. John Parishes, Menasha.

Joseph Hinshaw

I am a New York native and I am returning for a second year with SPIRITUS as a youth ministry intern for St. Pius X Parish  in Appleton. I graduated from Franciscan University with a degree in Theology in 2018.  I want to continue to spread the Gospel through working for SPIRITUS and grow even more this year!  I enjoy singing, playing guitar, movies, and spicy food.

Becky Panuska

Hello. I come from the great state of Minnesota. I graduated from Winona State University with a teaching degree and have a zeal to help others to come to know and encounter the Lord in a new way. I am excited to grow deeper in my relationship with the Lord and in community life, and to walk with you in SPIRITUS and accompany you in prayer.

Matthew Uchytil

Being raised in Greenville, I grew up attending SPIRITUS events regularly. Their example instilled in me a growing desire to share the joy of Christ with others, just as they did for me. Prior to SPIRITUS, my many years in FIRST Lego League and VEX Robotics led me to a passion for technology and a job as an application developer. When I am not coding, I enjoy winemaking, playing board games, disc golf, and no-handed cycling.

Alex Lupercio

I'm Alex and this will be my second year serving on SPIRITUS, I will be the servant leader for the men's community this year. I love sports, sneakers and music, and I cannot wait to spread the Love of Jesus to the youth of Wisconsin.

Sara Engle

I am a cradle Catholic and am now a lay missionary, which is something I never thought I would do! I am a professional musician, so making music is my favorite activity; I also love reading, writing, running, watching movies, and socializing. I am very excited to work with SPIRITUS and continue dedicating my life to helping people grow more intimately connected to Christ!

Bob Klemm

I grew up in Ripon, Wisconsin, and went to college at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Some of my hobbies include running, playing music, and doing crossword puzzles. I'm looking forward to this year being on mission with SPIRITUS and seeing the good things that God will do!

Justin Seidleck

I am from Maryland. I graduated from Salisbury University and have spent the last few years as a project manager in D.C. I felt called to serve as a missionary and grow in my faith and relationship with Christ. I enjoy playing any sport under the sun and am looking forward to sharing God’s love with the youth of Wisconsin.

Ali Prekker

My name is Ali and I’m back for a second year of service as a servant leader with SPIRITUS! I’m still obsessed with Jesus and the mission of helping change the lives of our youth in Wisconsin.  I’m very excited to continue ministry in this new way as a servant leader, even amidst COVID. I eagerly await seeing the growth within our team and the youth as we ignite our Catholic faith across this beautiful state!  

Rose Heid

I am originally from Pennsylvania but have lived in Orlando for the past 4 years. I love theme parks, board games and all kinds of art. I've enjoyed volunteering with the youth and young adult ministry at my parish over the past few years and am excited to join SPIRITUS, helping to inspire young people to get excited about their faith and grow closer to God.

Jack Lawlis

I’m a Wisconsin native with a heart for Christ! Before coming to SPIRITUS, I worked in policy and outreach initiatives for the Catholic Church in Minnesota and studied political science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I also spent  summers working at Camp Tekakwitha. I’m so excited to encounter the Lord with you as we journey as missionary disciples on the way. God’s blessings! 

Erin Tillman

I was born and raised in Charleston, SC. I have volunteered with youth for three years and have fallen in love with sharing God’s love with them. I will be working as a youth ministry intern at St. Mary Parish, Appleton and am excited to see what I will all learn.

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