Chad was a missioner in Brazil for 12 years, serving the marginalized in the shantytowns and rural areas of Sao Paulo. A native of Wichita, Kansas, Chad has worked and visited other parts of the world, including Guam, the Philippines, Thailand and Venezuela. He was a Catholic high school religion teacher for 11 years, serving in the archdioceses of Agana, Guam and Washington, D.C. He also has been a volunteer and professional ESL teacher for over 10 years. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.
Janice has been with Lay Mission-Helpers since 1994 and is currently serving as the program director. She previously served as executive secretary, program coordinator and associate director (when LMH was under the mission office of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles). Before working for LMH, she served as a Lay Mission-Helper for four years in Sierra Leone as the secretary to the Bishop of Makeni. Prior to going on mission, she worked at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) in administrative capacities. She graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College in 2004.
Sarah joined Lay Mission-Helpers in 2015. She was previously the associate director of public relations at Mount St. Mary’s University, where she edited The Mount magazine, created website content to showcase the university’s accomplishments and developed strategies to increase visibility. Prior to that, she has taught English as an adjunct professor at Biola University, worked in New York City as a magazine editor and at Dartmouth College as a public affairs writer.
Luisa has worked in the administrative field for more than nine years. She is a true supporter of community activities in her El Sereno and East Los Angeles community, and serves on the Board of Directors for the El Sereno Community Arts Program. She enjoys helping her community with art workshops and fundraising activities, taking Zumba cardio classes and spending time with my family and friends. Luisa earned an associate degree from East Los Angeles College in behavioral science and legal studies, and hopes to pursue a bachelor’s degree in 2017.