Current Volunteers

 

Krista Sudyk

Krista@cyfm.org

Krista was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Gary and Carol Sudyk and raised in East McKeesport, PA. She is the younger sister of Michelle and Andy. She also has a niece named Cara. Her home parish, St. Robert Bellarmine, has been like a second family throughout her life. She was highly involved with the youth group and was a representative on the Diocesan Youth Council for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Throughout high school she participated in various retreats, faith sharing groups, and World Youth Days.

She attended Wheeling Jesuit University, in Wheeling, West Virginia. While there she studied Theology and minored in Literature. She was active in Campus Ministry, the Service for Social Action Center, and the Appalachian Institute. She helped lead retreats and small prayer groups on campus. She lived in an intentional living community called the Mother Jones House in East Wheeling with some of her peers during her Junior and Senior year. As a part of this she did work with an after school program, Catholic Charities, and Community dinners. Her time spent at a Jesuit school has led her to be interested in justice issues and service. She is thrilled to spend a year at CYFM learning through service and community. 

 

Andrew Pugliese

Andrew@cyfm.org

Andrew is from Rotterdam, NY, a suburb of Schenectady, just a ways up I-87 from CYFM. He has two awesome parents, Joe and Claire, and an older brother Taylor. 

Growing up, he attended St. Madeleine Sophie’s in Guilderland, NY, where his faith was sparked in sixth grade after experiencing the high school youth froup Taylor was a part of with his friends. From coffee houses to funny skits about parables to awesome Christian concerts, those teens showed Andrew how great and vibrant a church community can be.

In 2013, Andrew started studying journalism at SUNY Oswego where Taylor was just finishing up his bachelor’s degree. His older brother’s participation in the Newman Center at Oswego played a large role in Andrew’s decision to journey to the shores of Lake Ontario. Once there, Andrew dove head first into campus ministry as a retreat team coordinator for the Center’s many confirmation and young adults retreats, as well as teaching Religious Ed.

Some of Andrew’s other passions include sports, history (American most of all) and music (he knows way too much about Christian music).

His campus minister Mike Huynh put CYFM on his radar during his senior year because an old friend of Mike’s whom he had lived in community with some years ago named Tom McNamara was the director of the CCV program.

Fr. Tomas may have moved on but Andrew is excited to get to work with a staff full of great people and see if the passion for youth ministry that began stirring in college may be directing him toward his true vocation. Either way, he’s looking forward to hanging out with some awesome teens this year and walking the journey with them.

 

 

 

Please Support Capuchin Appalachian Mission - Companions in Service

Please Support Capuchin Appalachian Mission - Companions in Service

A Capuchin Appalachian Mission Companions in Service donation enables you to GO BY GIVING. Companions are an important part of our ministry team and vital to our success.

Learn More

CLASP

CLASP

A week of Performing Arts for High School Students Drama Music Dance July 29 - August 3, 2018

Learn More

Capuchin Outreach Program

Capuchin Outreach Program

Come serve the poor, sick and young in the Hudson Valley June 24 - 29, 2018

Learn More