This year marked a major step forward for the Jesuit Spiritual Center as we launched the Ignite Internship. 4 young men and women have joined together to live in community on the grounds of the JSC in the historic Rock House. Throughout the next 10 months, they will serve as part of our Ministry Team, provided retreats to over 6,000 youth and also assist with other aspects of hospitality to our guests.
We are excited to introduce this year’s interns to you. They will be posting about their experiences at the JSC each week, so make sure to subscribe to our blog and follow us on social media to learn about the exciting ministry they are providing.
Megan is an Ignite intern from Baltimore, Maryland. This May, she graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a B.A. in vocal music and a minor in theology. She is passionate about her Catholic faith and encountering God through Ignatian spirituality.
During her time at Loyola, Megan worked in the Loyola office of campus ministry with liturgical, retreat, and music ministries. When she is not working, Megan enjoys singing, swimming, or spending time with family and friends. Megan is excited to live and work at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford this year.
Born and raised on the West Side of Cincinnati, Shannon graduated from Mother of Mercy High School and journeyed to Kentucky to graduate from Georgetown College. She pursued a career as a horsemanship trainer, but felt God tugging at her heart to become something more. Shannon found the “more” that she was seeking during last year’s JSC internship experience. She is excited to be a part of the JSC team for another year to continue to develop her ministerial skills.
Joe is a Cincinnati native and 2016 graduate of Miami University. His first experience at The Jesuit Spiritual Center came volunteering for college Kairos retreats with St. Mary Catholic Catholic Campus Ministry in Oxford, Ohio. The Ignite internship is an opportunity to embrace both youth ministry and Ignatian spirituality, two long-held interests.
If you ask Jose what he does in life he’ll answer, “mental engineer”. Jose is a graduate of Theology and Philosophy from the Jesuit College Spring Hill and loves to write, play outside, and shred on his ukulele. He has been a part of youth ministry since high school and has even held a directorship position in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. He is an avid learner, attentive listener, but mostly a chill guy. When he is not reading a good book, or cooking a delicious meal, you’ll find him kicking back with friends.