Meet The Youth Ministry Staff
COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY
Full Name: Kelly Ann Hayes
Hometown: Edina, MN
Education: College of St. Benedict/ St. Johns University
Exciting Moments: Earning my first degree black belt in 2010.
Why did I choose Youth Ministry: I chose youth ministry because I love working with teens, I love the Church, and I love sharing and growing in my faith.
Fun Fact about Me: I have been to 15 different countries.
Favorite Food: Chips and Salsa
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Leisure Activities: Photography.
If I could go anywhere where would I go: New Zealand, because it is the adventure capital of the world.
DIRECTOR OF PARISH LIFE
(My husband and I receiving a marriage blessing from the Pope!)
Full Name: Molly Marie Schorr
Hometown: Chanhassen, MN
Education: Undergraduate - College of St. Benedict, BA Pastoral Ministry; Graduate - St. John‘s University, MA Pastoral Ministry
Exciting Moments: Going to three World Youth Days in Germany, Australia and Spain were amazing moments for me. It was absolutely thrilling to receive the Eucharist with millions of other Catholics and even the Pope. Besides getting married to my best friend, we welcomed our daughter Zoe Jane into the world in November of 2010! Being a parent is amazing!
Why did I choose Youth Ministry: I was on a retreat my freshman year at St. Ben‘s and I truly felt the Holy Spirit calling me to do Youth Ministry. This was a really good thing, because I was a pre-med major who tended to pass out at the sight of blood! Since I made the decision to do Youth Ministry, the doors have opened and I am constantly blown away by how much God has blessed me. I get to wake up every day and go to a job that I really love. There are not too many people that can say that! I also work with these amazing teens that challenge, inspire and wow me.
Highlights of my ten years of ministry: Retreats, Mission Trips, seeing the a-ha moment with teens, working with some incredible Youth Ministers, attending some great conferences and eating pizza every week!
Fun Fact about Me: I once had a run-in between my bicycle and a big yellow school bus (Ask me about it sometime. It really is a funny story)
Favorite Food: I really love cheesecake!
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Leisure Activities: Skiing (water and snow), singing, hanging out with family and friends, watching movies, and of course cheering on the VIKINGS (even when they are not so good)!
If I could go anywhere where would I go: Now that I have been to Rome, I would love to go to Sweden to visit some of my distant relatives!