Our team

fr. anthony of the transfiguration, C.B.
Sr. Agnes de la Croix, C.B.
Assistant Director

I have lived in Israel since 2004. I have a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's Degree in Religious Studies. I am currently working for the project "Bible in Its Tradition" at the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem, with the collaboration of Fr. Olivier-Thomas Venard O.P., Director of the project. I am interested in the connections between the Jewish and Christian traditions. I am so happy to be on the Beatitudes Missions  team, assisting with intern management and Israel Immersions in addition to general leadership and vision.

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Michaela Reyes

Assistant Director for Mission

Shalom! My name is Michaela (Kayla) Reyes. I grew up in Parker, Colorado. I have a Bachelor's degree in Theology and Political Science from Notre Dame. I have been with Beatitudes Missions since May 2020 working on our missions in the US, Lebanon, and France. I spent summer 2019 in Israel with Beatitudes Missions and am thrilled to continue following the Lord in this ministry. 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 help with our development, alumni relations, pilgrimage logistics, resources, and campus missions planning.

Stephen Brewer


Peace, or rather, Shalom!  Stephen would consider himself a free-spirit; owing to his double-namesake of middle and confirmation Saint, “Francis”, which he recently discovered to mean “free man”.  A native of MN, I am a recent college graduate from Benedictine College in Theatre Arts.  Aside from growing out my locks, living in a treehouse, riding my longboard, and filming a movie with friends this summer, I am working on the service team in Media/Social Development for the summer and will be going to Israel for the fall.  Following my dreams to become a professional actor in film, future plans include attending a California Film School for an MFA in Acting; from there going on to be a storyteller through media and art and witnessing God’s love through Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.

Abbey hembree


Hello! My name is Abbey Hembree. I grew up in Michigan and moved to Boston to study journalism and photography at Northeastern University. Through Catholic campus ministry, I have experienced the beauty of community life and received spiritual formation, which I am excited to help cultivate as I serve with Beatitudes Missions. I am excited to spend three weeks in Lebanon this summer and join the immersion team in Israel for three months this fall. I anticipate with gratitude and joy the abundant graces that Jesus will give as I follow Him abroad and give my time and heart to the mission of our intern team. 

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