TEAM CAPTAIN, SPIRITUAL CHAIR
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!
Hi, my name is Cole Campo. I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I went to Catholic school from Pre-K through 12th grade, but wasn't living a faith-filled life until I found a solid Catholic community at Nicholls State University. Now I'm going for my masters in counseling at McNeese State University. The transition to life in Lake Charles was fantastic for a while...until 2 weeks later when hurricane Laura hit and sent me back to Baton Rouge. I eventually made my way back to Lake Charles in January, and desired to find a good community. God heard the desires of my heart and finally led me to Fully Alive months later. I also had a strong desire to serve a new community by leading, and yet again, God provided me an opportunity to do that within Fully Alive. This experience has helped me to understand that it is difficult to thrive in your faith without a strong community. If you are seeking a deeper relationship with God and people to walk with you in that journey, then Fully Alive is the place for you!
My name is Hannah Beard, I was born and raised in Sulphur, Louisiana. I graduated from Sulphur High School then went on to study at McNeese State University where I majored in Elementary Education and graduated in 2019. I went on to teach 5th grade for a couple of years then ended up making the move to Religious Education. I absolutely love working with the students in my parish and teaching them about our Catholic faith. When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am so excited to be part of the Fully Alive Leadership Team and look forward to growing in community with all of you!
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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
Hannah Leonards: Founding Director
Doc Hardey: Coordinator, Communications Chair, Truth Poured Out
Megan LeBouef: Communications Chair
Krista Steinbeiser: Founding Social Chair
Marina Grove-Darbonne: Communications
Hannah Smith: Social Chair
Macey Cangelose: Social Chair, Communications Chair
Brandon Broussard: Evangelization Chair
Thank you for all of your prayerful work to improve our community of FULLY ALIVE!!!