TEAM CAPTAIN, SPIRITUAL CHAIR
Hi! My name is Savannah Stevens. I was born and raised in Lake Charles, graduated from St. Louis Catholic High School in 2012, and graduated from Louisiana State University in 2016 (Geaux Tigers!). I grew up in the Episcopal faith and was always very involved in and drawn to the church. While I am so grateful to my previous church for marvelously cultivating in me a solid faith and love for Jesus, I couldn’t shake the feeling that there had to be more. Not long after I moved home from LSU, I began attending daily morning mass at OLQH which eventually led to my attendance at a Truth Poured Out event in 2018. During this TPO, I not only discovered the truth (pun intended) about a lot of misconceptions I held about the Catholic Church, but I also felt a tug at my heart that this might be the “more” for which my soul had been searching. Through a series of events that can I can only describe as divine intervention, I eventually enrolled in RCIA classes, discovered the joy of Marian Consecration, and was confirmed in the Catholic Church this past Easter! (2019) Through this awesome community of Fully Alive, I have found so many amazing friends who inspire me daily to grow in my Catholic faith and in my journey to heaven. I am ecstatic to serve on the Leadership Team and can’t wait to share my love and enthusiasm for Lake Charles and especially our Fully Alive community!
My name is Brandon Broussard and I am honored to be a part of the amazing community of Fully Alive. I am a Lake Charles native raised in the Catholic faith. I attended McNeese State University where I graduated in Exercise Science. I am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marshall University. Like many other examples in my life, my time in physical therapy school was a great blessing but it also came with many burdens. It was the Catholic Church that remained a constant refuge for me during times of stress and anxiety. Although I was 16 hours away from friends and family, I felt at home in the Catholic Church where I continued to seek Christ and His will for my life. Shortly after moving back to Lake Charles, I attended a Fully Alive event and once again found a sense of purpose and belonging. I am humbled to join the leadership team and will do my best to continue the momentum our wonderful community has created!
My name is Helen Grimes. I am a physical therapist in the Lake Area specializing in pelvic rehabilitation. I was born and raised in Sulphur. After graduating from Sulphur High in 2005, I attended Northwestern State University where I earned my Bachelors of Science in 2009. I then attended Arkansas State University earning my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. I was raised in the Catholic faith and attended Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Sulphur until leaving for college. After working in Dallas, TX for 3 years, I returned to the Lake Area in 2015. After returning home, I rediscovered my love and passion for the Catholic faith. While pursuing a deeper understanding and connection with the Catholic faith, I discovered the FullyAlive community. I am honored to serve on the Fully Alive leadership team and I am excited to give back to a community that has blessed me in so many ways!
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My name is Hannah Longino. I was born and raised Catholic in a small ole town in Louisiana, called Oakdale. I graduated from Oakdale High School in 2014. From there, I decided that McNeese State University was going to be the perfect place for me...and it was! I was actively involved in the Newman Center, which most definitely helped my faith grow and mature. Built long lasting, authentic friendships there, as well. Grand time! During my college years, I was also the youth director from my hometown parish (Sacred Heart) for over 2 years, while also living in Lake Charles and attending college. Yea...it was crazy at times going back and forth haha...but I love the youth! Graduated from McNeese with my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education in 2018. After graduation, I knew that God was calling me to stay in LC and fulfill my mission here. So, I let go of youth ministry in Oakdale. Now, I am a currently a 2nd grade teacher at Gillis Elementary. I love my kids!!! Lastly, I’m SO thrilled to serve on the LT! It’s been calling my name for quite some time, so it was time to tell the Lord, “Yes!” I’m open and willing, and you should be, too! What a great way to become FULLY ALIVE in your faith and be a part of a wonderful community that is eager to support you in your walk with Christ.
TRUTH POURED OUT CHAIR
Hello! After graduating from St. Louis Catholic High School here in Lake Charles in 2013, I earned a degree in Instrumentation from Sowela in 2015. While I’m grateful for my education from Sowela, I craved to be a part of a community of like minded people. That’s why when I heard about Fully Alive! I was eager to join. When I’m not working as a fuel coordinator for Turner Industries in Westlake, I’m usually hanging out with friends either at a Fully Alive! event or some other fun shindig in town. I’m very grateful for the opportunity we have as young adults to be Fully Alive together.
FR. TREY ANGE
ELDER TRUSTEE, SENIOR CHAPLAIN
Hey, yall! I'm Father Trey Ange, a native of Lake Charles where I attended St. Louis Catholic High School and McNeese State University. In my young adulthood, I spent 5 years working in Austin, TX where I met a young adult community and fell deeper in love with my Catholic faith. During that time, I was called to return home to Louisiana and enter the seminary. I was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lake Charles in 2017 and assigned as Parochial Vicar for Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, where the Fully Alive young adult community began. I am very happy to serve you and the young adults of Fully Alive! We'll see yall!
MANY THANKS TO OUR PAST LEADERS FOR YOUR TIME & TALENTS!
Emily Marcantel Vincent: Founding Coordinator
Doc Hardey: Coordinator, Communications Chair, Truth Poured Out
Megan LeBouef: Communications Chair
Krista Steinbeiser: Founding Social Chair
Macey Cangelose: Social Chair, Communications Chair
Hannah Smith: Social Chair
Marina Grove-Darbonne: Communications Chair
Hannah Leonards: Founding Director
Thank you for all of your prayerful work to improve our community of FULLY ALIVE!!!