Current SLMs

Photo of Katie Braun Katie Braun Tampa, FL
Hometown Palm Bay FL Mission Site Mary Help of Christians Center Tampa FL College Eastern Florida State College Blog: The Wonderful Adventurer (YouTube Channel)

What do you expect to do on mission?
Whatever the Lord asks!! Right now, the expectation is to teach English to some extent in either of their schools or vocational schools. Also, helping whereever the sisters need, and spending time with youth after school playing, dancing, and in other programs.

Why have you joined the Salesian Lay Missioner program and/or what do you hope to accomplish thru your SLM mission?…

Photo of Mary Funk Mary Funk Montero, Bolivia
Hometown Gaithersburg MD Mission Site Hogar Sagrado Corazón Montero Bolivia College The Catholic University of America

What do you expect to do on mission?
I will be caregiving, assisting with everyday life, and helping girls with homework at the orphanage.

Why have you joined the Salesian Lay Missioner program and/or what do you hope to accomplish thru your SLM mission?
My ultimate purpose is to create an environment where each child feels welcomed and loved, to encourage each child to discover and pursue their gifts and talents, to learn from the children, by their daily example of childlike joy and simplicity, and finally, to work hard, play hard, and pray hard with each child.

Photo of August Konrad August Konrad Lungi, Sierra Leone
Hometown San Diego CA Mission Site St. Augustine Senior Secondary School Lungi Sierra Leone College University of Southern California

What do you expect to do on mission?
Science teacher (Chemistry if possible)

Why have you joined the Salesian Lay Missioner program and/or what do you hope to accomplish thru your SLM mission?
To help build God’s kingdom through education and good example.

Photo of Alaina Mikulcik Alaina Mikulcik Montero, Bolivia
Hometown Louisville KY Mission Site Hogar Sagrado Corazón Montero Bolivia College Western Kentucky University

What do you expect to do on mission?
Love the poverty of Christ in His precious children, To love His simplicity, His neediness, His joy and creativity, generosity and love.

Why have you joined the Salesian Lay Missioner program and/or what do you hope to accomplish thru your SLM mission?
I was sent.…

Photo of Abbie Nolan Abbie Nolan New Rochelle, NY
Hometown Mahopac NY Mission Site Salesian Missions New Rochelle NY College Saint Anselm College

What do you expect to do on mission?
Teach English

Why have you joined the Salesian Lay Missioner program and/or what do you hope to accomplish thru your SLM mission?
Through my role as an SLM in Cambodia, I will try my best to create an empowering environment where students may cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves and their place in the world.…

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