meet our Phoenix Catholic officers

"If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly." 

-Romans 12:8


We asked them to answer to answer these three questions:

What is your favorite Bible verse?

What is your favorite UWGB memory?

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

  • Olivia Nichter | President

    My favorite Bible verse is Matthew 6:3-4. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. I really enjoy this verse because it’s a nice reminder that while it’s nice to pray and worship in groups, it’s also equally important to form an individual deep relationship with God.


    My favorite UWGB memory is all of the times I’ve been out on the trails. The trails are a nice way to unwind from classes and explore nature. Walking out to the chapel and the bay are my favorite places to go because I’ve had the best memories there.


    In my free time, I enjoy praying the rosary, cooking, and trying out new restaurants. During the semester, I don’t have a lot of free time but in the summers I really enjoy going on walks around my hometown as well.

  • Corey Muravnick | Vice President

    My favorite Bible verse is “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” 2 Timothy 1:7. I really like this verse because it emphasizes the fact that God can give us the strength to conquer anything. Having self-discipline as a college student can be tough at times, but God gives us the strength to pull through and conquer anything head on.


    I don't remember the exact day, but there was a time during my freshman year where my classes for the day got cancelled and I spent hours that day just sitting at a table in the commons with my friends eating and talking as different people filtered in and out going to classes. Then, after probably 4 or 5 hours of that, we all went and played pool at the phoenix club and then hung out all night. The feeling of community that day was amazing.


    I enjoy reading, hiking, and cheering on the patriots. When I'm back home in Connecticut I like to spend at least 1 or 2 days a week out on the trails. Just walking around looking at all the plants and natural features proves to me how much God loves us. He gave us such a beautiful world to live in.

  • Steffi Farrey | Secretary

    “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

    This bible verse is a reminder that God has plans for each of us and we only need to ask. I am still discerning what the path God wills me to take is. I discern in my relationships, my career choices, the leadership roles I take, and the choices I make about my role within my family. For no matter the question, I know all I must do is ask. And then I must listen.


    My favorite memory at UWGB is the night that my best friends on campus and I spent time together outside of organized Phoenix Catholic events for the first time. What started as a group chat to organize Among Us games, prompted us to go for a walk in the arboretum and get dinner together. To me, the night represented the birth of the best friend group I have ever been a part of.


    During the summer, I enjoy helping out on my family's farm. We raise chickens, ducks, and goats. I love to hike and collect houseplants. I also love gardening, cooking, and pressure canning things that I grow in my garden.

  • Thomas Henbest | Treasurer

    My favorite Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 because Paul’s powerful words are a remembrance of victory over death through Jesus Christ.


    My favorite memory would be just simply sitting in a dorm lounge watching a movie with my friends in Ted.


    My favorite thing to do in my free time is to play video games and enjoy nature

  • Taylor Koller| Social Media Coordinator

    My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 31:24, “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!” It inspires me to be courageous, especially at a time in my life when so many things are changing. I also find comfort in this verse because I know that I can find strength in God.

     

    My favorite memory at UWGB has been walking through the Arboretum. I’ve had the opportunities to walk the paths in the fall and in the spring. My walks have been very relaxing and a way for me to get some fresh air after spending most of my study time indoors.

     

    In my free time, I enjoy walking outside when I can and exploring UWGB’s campus. I also love spending time with my friends; many who I’ve met through Phoenix Catholic. As a history major and enthusiast, I love reading and watching historical content.