Clarissa O. Maciel
Active in youth ministry since: March 1998
In this current position since: June 2013
Job description includes: I maintain the office’s financial records for all events, registrations for most of the events, support the OYM staff and other duties as assigned.
Favorite Food: Tacos de Carne Asada (for the non-Spanish speaking folk: Grilled beef tacos - You have no idea..mmmmmmm)
Favorite Band: No favorite – I like a lot of different kinds of music.
Favorite Hobbies: Movies, Cooking, Baseball Games, Photography, Baking
Favorite Saint: Too many, but if I had to choose two, they would be, St. Benedict & St. Maria Goretti
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 37:4 “Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
Favorite Office Supply: Stickies!!!! They come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
Why I work in Youth Ministry
When I was 21 I lived a retreat (Encounters of Youth Promotion/Encuentros de Promocion Juvenil) that changed my life. My experience through this retreat made me want to share the love of Christ, his forgiveness and the importance of the sacraments with others, especially teens so I became really involved with this ministry and my local parish’s youth ministry program. I’ve been working in ministry ever since.
I was born in Arizona, raised in Southern California until I was 16 and then moved back to Arizona. From Arizona I moved to Ohio to attend Franciscan University from which I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Spanish. Then lived in Oregon for a year doing youth ministry and now here I am. I have been here since April of 2008 and I was the Coordinator of Religious Education at All Saints for 5 years until I took this position.
I have a younger brother, I love butterflies and the color blue.
Birthdate: January 15th