CASE CATHOLIC LEADERSHIP TEAM
Megan Walsh, a junior majoring in Psychology and Music, is passionate about her faith and the growth of our ministry. She has loved being part of the Catholic community at Case and looks forward to being even more involved. She believes that one thing our ministry should be built on is community. She was pleasantly surprised with how much her faith has grown while being in Newman and she can attribute a huge part of this growth to the people who have made her experience so enjoyable. She feels blessed to have a group of people who encourage her to be the best version of herself and to always seek Christ. She is eager to develop relationships with others and help them in their faith journey by being an influence like the upperclassmen have been for her. She believes that as Catholics, it is our job to hold each other accountable in our faith and worship as a group, so she is looking forward to being a leader and strengthening our community even more!
Lauren Gonzalez is a junior majoring in Civil Engineering and Pre-Architecture. Since she was a freshman, Newman has been a large part of Lauren's day-to-day life. She has been very involved in labre and her small group and made lots of close friendships because of it. As part of the Leadership Team, Lauren hopes to extend the love and friendship that she received during her experience with Newman to new and returning members of Case Newman. Lauren is excited to be able to serve the Case Catholic community and is thankful that God has given her this opportunity to connect more with the Newman community at Case.
Mariana Tamayo is a senior majoring in accounting and music. Even before arriving at CWRU, Mariana knew that I wanted to be involved with Newman Campus Ministry. It was important for her to find a community where she knew she would be welcomed by others who shared her faith and love for God. Since then, she has made wonderful and meaningful connections with so many people through Christ. Mariana hopes to grow the connections with ourselves, the community, and with Christ. Coming from a small island, the importance of community has become greatly important to her. Mariana wants Newman to become a safe space for students of all different walks of life to come together. Mariana is looking forward to being a servant of the people and community and wants that same sense of community that Newman gave to her back when she started at CWRU.
Anthony Zogaib, a juniior majoring in Communication Sciences and Music, cannot wait to serve as Case Catholic’s secretary for the upcoming year! About our Ministry he says: "To me, Newman has truly been a gift from God. After two years, it has come to feel like a home to me, and its members like my family. Through the talks and lectures, I have come to understand my faith on a deeper, and more thoughtful level. Through Newman Nights and FIDES groups, I have found a community that is supporting, loving, and Christ-centered. Through the Labre ministry, I have been able to use my actions to help others and live my faith. Even given the constraints of the pandemic, Newman has transformed my life for the better, and I hope to share this with everyone whether they be new or returning members!"
Caroline Casey is a second year majoring in Nursing. She is grateful to have the opportunity to serve as treasurer for Case’s Catholic community. Growing up, she found great joy in learning about her faith through the saints and small group bible study. After transferring to Case, Newman has become an important community for her continued spiritual growth. She has enjoyed Newman Nights and other experiences to grow deeper in her faith with peers. Caroline’s favorite experience so far has been the Lenten retreat at Historic St. Peter’s Church where students listened to student-led talks and had discussions in small groups. She looks forward to helping foster and grow an even stronger community of faith!
Public Relations Chair
Peter Gittings is a sophomore who is studying finance at Newman Catholic Ministry and currently serves as the Public Relations Chair. Originally from New Jersey, Peter has made significant contributions to the ministry since joining the community. He is a regular attendee of Newman Night on Thursdays, where he enjoys engaging in conversations with fellow members about faith and service. As the Public Relations Chair, Peter is responsible for promoting the activities and events of the ministry to a wider audience. In addition to his involvement with Newman Catholic Ministry, Peter is also an active participant in the Labre Ministry, a service organization dedicated to serving the homeless in the community. He has demonstrated a deep commitment to serving others and is always willing to lend a helping hand wherever he is needed.