Bonjour! I’m a lay member of the Community of the Beatitudes, originally from Minnesota. I hold a Bachelor's in Nursing from Bethel University and a Master’s in Leadership for the New Evangelization from the Augustine Institute. I love my family, community, friends and adventures of all kinds. I have been on pilgrimages with Beatitudes Missions to Israel, WYD Poland and France. With Beatitudes Missions, I have the privilege to see how the Lord loves his young people and calls each one to a beautiful and unique life! I offer mentoring for our interns, and leadership for our programs in France and on our Israel Immersion!
Hi! My name is Michaela (Kayla) Reyes. I am the second of seven children and I grew up in Colorado and northern Virginia, where my family currently lives. I just graduated with my Bachelor's in Theology and Political Science from Notre Dame in May 2020 and am spending 15 months with Beatitudes Missions in Israel, France, and the States. I spent summer 2019 in Israel with Beatitudes Missions and am thrilled to continue following the Lord. I learned so much about living in community and trusting Divine Providence through traveling in Israel and serving at Emmaus and hope to foster a space for others to encounter the Lord in Israel. I look forward to growing in the Lord with the friendship of the Beatitudes.
Hey friends! My name is Dani Noll. I’m from Northern Kentucky and recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a double major in Chemical Engineering and Spanish. Last summer, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Israel with Beatitudes Missions, and I quickly fell in love with the beauty of the Holy Land. My time there was filled with indescribable graces. The experience of walking where Christ walked led me to a radically deeper relationship with the Lord, and living in community taught me many things about love and virtue. I’m so excited to encounter Him in ever new ways as I join the BM intern team for the next year! With Beatitudes Missions, I am helping to lead retreats and plan on traveling to both Israel and France. It is such a joy to set aside this time for the Lord, and I can’t wait for all the adventures and surprises He has in store!
Hello! My name is Mark Wathen, and I am from Lincoln, Nebraska. I am spending seven months with Beatitudes Missions in the US, France, and Israel from Jan-July 2020. I just graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines this December with a degree in mechanical engineering. I love spending time outdoors, cooking, and sharing new music with friends. Going on pilgrimage to the Holy Land has been a dream of mine for years, and I am really excited for this next step in my relationship with God!
Hey! My name is Marianne and I’m from the White Mountains of northern New Hampshire. This past May I graduated from the University of Florida (go gators!) with a degree in Psychology, minor in Zoology. Right after graduating, I went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a group from Florida State University and Fr. Anthony. While in Israel, I began to fall in love with the country and the charism of the Community of the Beatitudes. The following Fall, I spent 4 months on the Israel Immersion team in Israel! I’m now in France for 3+ months serving with the Beatitudes in Nay & doing daily Instagram posts and some administrative work for Beatitudes Missions. I’m incredibly grateful for this time & space to deepen my relationship with the Lord while better understanding His will for my life!
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