Allison was born in the home state of the acapella group, Straight No Chaser, and the greatest spectacle of racing — Indiana. She is the youngest of three girls, and the sole extrovert in her family (proving that God indeed has a sense of humor). When she was about six-years-old, her parents decided to homeschool her and her sisters after praying a novena to St. Joseph and receiving what can best be described as “divine affirmations”. She was homeschooled from grades 1-12, and over these years (and in fact, her whole life!) her parents taught her about the Catholic Faith, and thus instilled in her a love for her Faith.
Over the years, she moved to Ohio with her family, which is where she lived until 2015. After high school, she attended Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she majored in Communication Arts (concentration in Radio/TV) and Theology, and minored in History. Essentially, she didn’t know what she wanted to do and just studied everything. During her senior year, after interviewing for a company, she realized how much she wanted to work in ministry. She attended the job/ministry fair at Franciscan University, and interviewed with the ministry Paradisus Dei (which provides parish programs such as That Man is You! and The Choice Wine), based out of Texas. Her thought at the time was “This will be good experience to do an interview, but I won’t do anything crazy like move to Houston.” However, after learning more about the ministry and through much prayer, that’s exactly what she did! She moved to Houston, Texas in 2015 where she began her job as a program coordinator.
Answering the Call:
Psalm 51:10 – “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
I also play the organ and on occasion help parishes out by playing for Masses, Stations of the Cross, etc.
Allison can be reached at email@example.com.