Meet the Staff!
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is the Director of the Newman Catholic Center in Davis. Edrick brings a mix of ministry aptitudes, accumulated from over 10 years of youth and young adult ministry experience. He has a zeal for serving the young and it is his passion to introduce people to a relationship with Christ through what they already love. He graduated from CSU Sacramento with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and a minor in Business. After discerning the priesthood and religious life for several years, Edrick has found great joy in serving as a lay minister for the Diocese of Sacramento. Above all, he is committed to fostering the spiritual lives of his students.
Favorite quote:“Without confidence and love, there can be no true education. It is not enough to LOVE, people have to feel that they are LOVED” –St. Don Bosco
Fr. Joshua Sia
The Parochial Vicar of St. James Parish, Davis. Fr. Joshua is a recently ordained priest for the Diocese of Sacramento. As his first assignment as a priest, he was assigned to St. James in July 2017 as assistant to his pastor, Fr. Rey. Together with his Pastor, he will provide sacramental and pastoral services for the Newman Center in Davis. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies in Mount Angel Seminary in Mt. Angel, OR and received his M.A., M.Div, and S.T.B. in Theology in St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, CA. He is looking forward to journey and work with the students at Newman as he starts his ministry of the priesthood.”
is the Campus Minister of the Newman Catholic Center Davis. Lauralyn or Lyn if you like, has been blessed to work and minister to people of all ages and backgrounds for over twenty years. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Ethnic Studies at CSU Sacramento and currently a facilitator with the Lay Mission Project with the Diocese of Sacramento. When she isn't ministering to the students, you can find her at home with her husband and four children. She is extremely happy to have this opportunity to work with everyone at Newman!
Favorite quote: “The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty -- it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There's a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.”
Schedule a tea or coffee with our staff!
We’re excited to see God gathering such an incredible group of people to form authentic Christian Community. What brings us together is Christ—He is the center and reason for the life of our community. Our goal is to be His disciples and to arrange all of life in reference to Him. If you would like to get together to learn more about the Catholic faith and our Newman Community, we would be happy to set up a time to talk over tea or coffee.
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Edrick & Lyn