EXPLORE Student Leaders
Bridget is a sophmore from Fredericktown, Ohio and is double majoring in Sociology/Anthropology and Psychology, and minoring in International Studies. She loves to run, travel, drink coffee, take pictures, hike, bike, swim, buy clothes, and most importantly, go to mass.
"As a Student Leader last year, I was nervous about what I could do to be a great leader for EXPLORE. However, I can say with confidence that being a student leader for EXLORE was one of the best decisions in my life and I am ready to grow more in my faith, service, and calling, more than ever. I cannot wait for all the adventures and learning we are going to experience together!"
"The friendships you form and the memories you have from EXPLORE will stay with you forever and give you a new community as well as a path to finding your individual calling. I am excited for the week where I will be able to become closer to my faith and who I am as a unique person made in the image and likeness of God."
Sarah is a sophomore from Coshocton, Ohio, and is studying biology with a minor in religion. She is involved on campus with many faith organizations and activities, such as Cru, CCO, and wilderness treks with the Chaplain’s office. Sarah loves music and can usually be found singing. She is excited to be a part of the EXPLORE program because she loves encouraging people on their faith journeys and can’t wait to learn many new things!
John lives in Delaware, Ohio, and is majoring in Sociology and Anthropology. He will be a senior in the fall. He likes to read, watch t.v., play video games, and spend time with his friends. John is excited about EXPLORE because he is looking forward to spending time with people who are eager to discuss and explore topics related to Christianity. He is grateful that he will be able to learn from so many different people! John is also looking forward to EXPLORE because he has never been to anything like a summer camp and is excited to find out what this experience will be like!
Serena is a Pre-Professional Zoology and Environmental Studies major from Palos Park, Illinois. She enjoys hiking, drawing and working with animals, and has been learning more about faith through involvement with Newman and the Interfaith House on campus.
“Deepening my faith and connection with a faith community has brought me comfort, confidence and peace, so I am excited to expand that faith community and to learn more about God by getting to know everyone participating in Explore. I am looking forward to devoting time to prayer, reflection and service, and I love learning about and from others’ faiths and faith traditions. I am constantly working to deepen my Catholic faith and to better understand how to incorporate God into both my personal and professional life. It’s amazing to think that God has a plan for each one of us, and I am excited to engage in conversation about God’s call and how we can respond to that.”
Hanna Cordes is a sophomore from Grand Ledge, MI. She is double majoring in Microbiology and Sociology/Anthropology and minoring in Chemistry. She enjoys hiking, reading, and dancing. She is involved in various clubs and organizations on campus including Coalition for Christian Outreach, Anti-Human Trafficking Club, Marching Band, Botany and Microbiology Club and Cru. She has grown in her faith a lot since coming to OWU through small groups, a local church, service, conference, and wilderness treks. She is super excited to be a part of the EXPLORE team and to help others explore theology and their calling!
EXPLORE Student Intern
Tiffany, sophomore from Cleveland, Ohio, is a Communication and Journalism double-major with a concentration in media production. She is a member of the Women's Track and Field team and a member of Rafiki Wa Africa, an African and Caribbean club on campus.
"One thing I like about explore is that it reaches out to students who are at the point in their life where they are about to make decisions that will effect them for the rest of their lives. Instead of making the decisions for them or guiding them in a specific direction, Explore helps the students figure out for themselves what decisions to make by staying connected with God. Explore also gives the students an opportunity to experience life on a college campus and meet new friends from all over."