Dinner at Frassati House is a fairly common occurrence. About once a week, Teach for Christ gets together in some fashion to be in community. We eat something cooked up together and share a few laughs as we recount the week’s adventures. However, our dinner one evening this March was no common occurrence. We had the distinct pleasure of welcoming His Excellency, Archbishop Bernard Hebda into our home and at our table
Four Teach for Christ Educators had the opportunity to chaperone a school trip to the zoo for the students of St. John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School in Northeast Minneapolis. John Eilen, Stephen Barnhart, and Maria Miller joined Betsy Peloquin in aiding the 1st through 4th grade classes on their trip to the Minnesota Zoo. 50 kids, 7 adults, and 485 acres filled with exotic animals made for an unforgettable day!
Chesterton Academy of Edina has a unique array of personalities—and one of those shining personalities who has been a part of this community since the beginning of the school year is TC Educator Lucas T. Berke.
It came as somewhat of a surprise to me that on the eve of what was going to be a free and relaxing three-day weekend, the Lord had other plans for me. My fellow TC Educator, Lucas T. Berke, came down with a nasty case of the flu, and at the very last minute needed a substitute for the freshmen retreat he and other TC Educator Colby Cantillon were asked to support in their roles with Chesterton Academy. Friday night I packed my bags, and Saturday morning I was up and ready to go. We met the Chesterton parents and students at Saint. Mark's, and from there headed on out.
I can honestly say that Teach for Christ is the best decision I have ever made in my adult life. It has challenged me to grow in my faith, to trust in the greater goodness of humanity, and has helped me understand God’s plan for my life...at least for the next nine months.