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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
Edmund’s faith journey took flight at a later age, Confirmed through RCIA at twenty-one. He has served youth and young adult ministries for over a decade, including his parish Confirmation program. His music ministry experience spans several retreats, liturgies, and events in the Bay Area, serving with bands, ensembles, and chamber choir. He is also currently in formation for Master Catechist certification for the diocese. Edmund is a big proponent for community and looks forward to helping students grow together towards and with Christ and His Kingdom.
Favorite quote: “Use the gifts you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.” St. Thérèse of Lisieux
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.”
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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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