April Hjelstrom
April Hjelstrom

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 703-841-2559
Email: a.hjelstrom@arlingtondiocese.org

Active in youth ministry since: October 2014

In this current position since: October 2014

Job description includes: Answering the phones, keeping our supplies organized, registration and ticketing for LIVG, helping with all office events, website editing, and many other tasks that get assigned to me.
Favorite Food(s): It’s hard to narrow down. I love Italian, Indian, Thai, and many more.

Favorite Band: My taste is pretty diverse and I don’t have a favorite band but some I like are Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men, Taylor Swift, any Musical, Daft Punk, Jack Johnson, Jars of Clay, Natalie Merchant, One Republic, 2NU...

Favorite Pastime: Hanging out with friends and family, reading, hiking, watching movies, going to musicals

Favorite Saint: Sts. Felicitus and Perpetua

Favorite Scripture:

Favorite Book: Lord of the Rings, The Shadow of His Wings: The True Story of Fr. Gereon Goldmann, any of Jane Austen’s books, The Book Thief, and many, many others

Why I work in Youth Ministry
To put it simply, because this is where God led me. I was looking for a position that would combine my faith and talents/training in office procedures and God led me here after a lot of prayer and searching. I love to be a part of the behind the scenes aspects of the many events that the office organizes to bring Christ to the youth.

About Me
I was born in a tiny town in Nevada about 100 miles from Las Vegas but grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado. I am the youngest of 7 children and an aunt to 11 amazing nieces and nephews. I love a good adventure including skydiving, roller coasters, or exploring new places, so far I have traveled to Italy, Germany, and Ireland but I have many more places on my wish list. If you want to know anything else about me just ask.

Birthdate: April 11th