FATHER GEORGE ELLIOTT
Fr. George Elliott is a priest of the Diocese of Tyler. He grew up across the country, but calls Paris, TX his home-town (lived there for 8 years). He was ordained in 2015, and in that first year of priesthood completed a degree in Patristic Theology. Before being assigned to St. Mary's Catholic Campus Ministry at SFA, he was the Parochial Vicar and Administrator of St. Michael's in Mt. Pleasant, TX. He is also the director of Catholic CAST Media and Catholic Bytes.
AUSTIN B. THURMAN
As a recent graduate from SFA, my main goal is to give back to St. Mary's what I received during my four years of attending this wonderful ministry. I aim to organize and strengthen the relationships between the organizations of St. Mary’s CCM: Knights of Columbus, Kappa Upsilon Sigma, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Core Team, the Praise Worship Team and others with our university community through four basic categories: group projects, activities, campaigns and programs. I hope to utilize the time, talents, and treasures of our students to make St. Mary's the best it's ever been. The overarching theme and notion I am working under and towards is unity in the Mystical Body of Christ. I look forward to working with the rest of the Ministry Team as well as the fine group of students and leaders of St. Mary’s to make this upcoming school year one of the most prosperous and meaningful for our Catholic Jacks.
Media Team Director
Hello St. Mary’s Catholic Campus Ministry!
My name is Michaela Mencacci, and I am your new Media Intern. I am so excited and honored to serve the church and to keep everyone updated on all things media. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to get the latest news, events, photos and videos.
I am a senior here at SFA and most of my time goes into earning my degree in Mass Communications, playing on the university soccer team and working on my new job here as the Media Intern. In my off time I enjoy taking walks along nature trails, watching shows and movies on Netflix and hanging out with friends.
St. Mary’s Catholic Campus Ministry has become very dear to my heart and I hope to represent it as well as I can! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any requests for social media postings, or for the monthly newsletter.
Thank you and have a blessed day!
FOCUS Team Director
Amanda is a first year FOCUS missionary excited to be serving in her home state. Originally from Allen, TX (30 minutes North of Dallas), she spent four of her greatest life-changing years in Norman, OK studying psychology at the University of Oklahoma. She said yes to FOCUS because she wanted to change lives. She sees every soul as a beloved son or daughter in Jesus Christ and wants nothing more than to spend all of her time and energy walking with others towards Him. Amanda is not only a people-lover, but also a great animal-lover. If she could be an animal she would be a killer whale because she is fascinated by the ocean and everything in it. She is excited to come to East Texas for all the great trees and hammocking opportunities. In her spare time, you can catch her playing volleyball, drinking coffee or tea, watching Grey's Anatomy, practicing calligraphy, crafting, and watching OU football. Her family means the world to her and she can't wait to meet her new brothers and sisters!