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, hiking 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.

  • Taylor Koller | Secretary

    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.

  • Miranda Vincent | PC Officer

    My favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9 - when I was first really finding my true faith this verse got me through a lot of difficult times in my life. 

    Since I haven't been at UWGB that long, I don't have a lot of memories yet. But I loved when I started this fall semester I felt so at home compared to being at the University of Whitewater prior to being here. I just feel like I click really well with the people and environment and that is a feeling I really am happy to have. But of course I love any fun times with Phoenix Catholic - especially when for women's group we decorated Christmas cookies. 

    In my free time, I love to spend time with friends and family. I love going on adventures to new places and making memories. But I also like to indulge in time to myself by reading, playing piano, going on nature walks, and writing in my poetry journal. 

  • Renae Vanden Plas | PC Officer

    My favorite Bible verse is John 13:34 “love one another, as I have loved you”. I have always loved this verse because it not only reminds us just how sweetly Jesus loves us to but to also to love others like Jesus does. 

    My favorite memories at UWGB are from staying up late with my friends talking and playing games, especially Super Mario Bros on the Wii.

    In my free time I like to stay in and watch tv shows such as Friends, New Girl, and Seinfeld. I also like to read and play games with friends.