Danielle Walsh comes to us from the far distant lands of Arizona, where she grew up for most of her childhood before moving to “everywhere.” Since her teenage years she has moved around a lot, domestically and internationally, but now finds a home in D.C. working as our most welcoming hostess and House Manager.
Pre arrival, Danielle was apart of several volunteer and faith-based programs. The Peace Corps drew her to Tanzania where she taught HIV AIDS prevention and she spent a couple years volunteering with Amate House in Chicago where she was placed working at an urban retreat center, an emergency food and clothing distribution, and serving survivors of torture.
Danielle has a strong interest in faith and culture. She started her masters degree in pastoral counseling while staying at a Benedictine monastery in Virginia, and spent this past summer at a Buddhist monastery in Taiwan.
FMS is happy to have Danielle join the team, and she is looking forward to being here. “I just felt like this was a good fit. I have lived in community before and wanted to be in an environment surrounding faith and service, again.”
She looks forward to greeting the missioners who will be shortly moving in for formation and joining the volunteers in community living.
Fun Fact: “I can speak Swahili. I’ve also ran three marathons – I’d like to get into that again.”
Favorite Saint: “I’m studying to be a Benedictine, so St. Benedict is definitely towards the top of my list. I also really like St. Francis.”