It took 12 hours to drive from her hometown of Newton, Illinois, but Sarah Hoffeditz has made it to our headquarters in D.C. to join our staff and become the newest Domestic Volunteer.

Sarah graduated in the spring of 2012 from Bellarmine University, a Catholic university where she appreciated the emphasis on social justice and Catholic Social Teaching. Aside from hours spent earning a degree in Communication with a minor in English, much time was also spent with the college’s campus ministry where she was an intern and got involved in service projects, including alternative spring break trips.  Now, she looks forward to adding to her education and learning more about Franciscanism, mission, and the ministry of presence.

While Sarah’s travels have led her to D.C. before, she hopes to stay a little while this time and see what the city is about.  Of course, she’s always ready to hop on a plane and visit new places.  She studied in the Netherlands for a year, traveled all over Europe, Brazil and India, and spent a summer working on Mackinac Island, Mich.

We’re excited that Sarah’s journey has led her here to work as our new bookkeeper and writer, and we look forward to continuing journeying and learning together the Franciscan spirit and the mission of Christ.

Welcome, Sarah!

Fun facts:

What is your favorite Saint? “My confirmation name is Bernadette, because I liked that story… (and) I always did like St. Francis as a kid.”

What is one random fact about you? “I love gnomes. I have a few in my room here in D.C. and about ten more at home.”