Missionaries at AH!
Meet the crew that does it all – they lead retreats, clean our facilities, help prepare meals, and they give of themselves in countless other ways. They truly are the heart and soul of Annunciation Heights, and we’re abundantly grateful for their phenomenal service.
A local of the great state of Colorado, Mara joins us full of joy and excitement to impact the lives of thousands of young people. Mara loves spending time outdoors, which bodes well because as a missionary at AH, she’s outdoors a lot. Additionally, she loves cooking, baking, singing, and dancing! If Mara could be the patron saint of anything, she’d opt for being the patron of ice cream.
Mara’s favorite Bible story:
The story of Ruth
Mara’s favorite quote:
“Don’t shine so others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see Him.” -C.S. Lewis
Nora, a recent graduate of Ave Maria University (Go Gyrenes!), hails from the great state of Virginia. Nora is no stranger to the mountains of Colorado, as she previously served as a backpacking instructor with Camp Wojtyla. Nora is a fan of running, riding horses, and cooking for large groups.
Nora’s favorite Bible story:
Nora’s favorite quote:
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately…” -Henry David Thoreau
Ellen joins us all the way from Cincinnati, OH (Go Reds!). She is a recent graduate of Ave Maria University (Go Gyrenes!), where she earned a degree in Philosophy. When she’s not positively impacting the lives of young people, Ellen enjoys hiking, writing, reading, and spending quality time with quality people.
Ellen’s favorite Bible story:
The wedding feast at Cana
Ellen’s favorite quote:
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” -Flannery O’Connor
Taylor is a recent graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville (Go Baron’s!). She originally hails from the seaside town of Pensacola, the westernmost city in the Florida panhandle (according to Wikipedia). Taylor loves playing in the snow, going to concerts, and rooting on the Utah Jazz. When she was a kid, Taylor wanted to be a snowman.
Taylor’s favorite Bible story:
Joseph’s coat of many colors
Taylor’s favorite quote:
“I really love peace and quiet.” -Barry Sanders
Thomas joins us all the way from Pensacola, a city which has a population of 51,923 (according to the 2010 census). Thomas recently earned a degree in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville (Go Baron’s!). Thomas is a massive fan of Jesus, Catholicism, and the New Orleans Saints (Go Brees!). If Thomas could be the patron saint of anything, he’d be the patron of the Saints.
Thomas’ favorite Bible story:
Thomas’ favorite quote:
“I needed New Orleans so badly back in 2006, just somebody to believe in me, somebody to care about me.” -Drew Brees