Robert Kelty

Hello, my name is Robert Kelty and I am in the second year of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program her at Franciscan. I am a non-traditional student pursuing a second career after a lifetime in construction.

Tyler Kilbane

Hey everyone, my name is Tyler Kilbane. I am a second-year student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program. I’m from the Ohio Valley, particularly Wheeling, WV. I enjoy long walks on the beach and bubble baths. Just kidding… well I mean I do enjoy those things, but this isn’t the dating game.

Claire Nichols

Hello all! My name is Claire Nichols and I hail from the beautiful state of Oregon. I’m currently in the process of earning my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I’ve had a passion for exploring the beauty, dignity and psychology of the human person for as long as I can remember.

Catherine Anderson

I am completing a masters in clinical mental health counseling here at Franciscan. I love how Christian counseling takes a holistic, integrative approach that considers the whole person.

A. Karina Resendiz

I am Karina, a passionate Latina and traditional Catholic. Hola a todos! My passion is to work with people and that is why I am now in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling grad program. I have a bachelor’s degree in Spanish translation and interpretation. I grew up in Toluca Mexico.

Andi Corona

I am a second year graduate student studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am particularly interested in Christian Counseling as I hope to work in youth ministry in the future.

Kelsey Johnson

My name is Kelsey Johnson. I was born and raised in Texas and studied psychology at Texas A&M University. After serving as a youth minister for middle school youth for two years, I came to Franciscan to earn a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.

Tom Hornbeck

Hello World! (Or at least all those reading interested in Christian mental health counseling). My name is Tom and I’m passionate about helping people be more alive. I see that life ultimately comes from a relationship with Christ and his Church. I also know that many people have psychological obstacles that are blocks and barriers to encounter Christ and living a full life. That is why I am passionate about counseling as a means to healing and breaking down those barriers to a full life.

Annie Niemaszyk
Annie Niemaszyk Austria Blogger Biography What’s up! My name is Annie Niemaszyk, and I am currently a sophomore communications major with a marketing minor. Born and raised in New England, New Hampshire is the state I call home. I make sure a few of the paths I take in life are frequently on a dirt path…
Brennan Baker

Greetings and Salutations. My name is Brennan a senior communication arts student at Franciscan University from Toronto, Ohio. Im a music producer, songwriter, designer, content manager, and organizer. I have a love of music, cosplay, movies, games, podcasting, anime and all animation. If I had to describe myself I’d say I’m a fun, practical, and joyful person whose always caring for his friends and fellows.

Leah Witham
Leah Witham Photoblogger Biography Hey y’all, I’m Leah. The Lord led me from Dallas, Texas to Steubenville, Ohio, in the Fall of 2015 as a freshman psychology major. I am passionate about photography, my cat, Ben Rector, ice cream, The Pines Catholic Camp, the Saints and Urban Outfitters. On campus I’m involved in SENT Ministries…
Cathleen Nelson

My name is Cathleen! I’m a pre-service teacher at Franciscan University, but am from the city of Des Moines, Iowa. I love being outside in nature, reading in my free time, all things purple, chocolate milk, twinkling Christmas lights, and being inspired by the little kiddos!

Martin Jernberg

I am from Lancaster, Massachusetts. Currently I study multi-media communications at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. Life is incredibly special and full of beauty. I believe photography is amazing and so important because it allows us to capture unique moments forever.

Erin Sanford

Erin Sanford was born in Pasadena California, and has live in Steubenville, Ohio for the most part of her life. Erin Sanford grew up in a Baptist Church and was baptized at an early age five Erin was baptized again in her early forties Erin says that everyone should know the true meaning of what baptism is.

Valerie Wark

Hi there! My name is Valerie Wark, and I am a second year masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling student at Franciscan. I was born and raised in Houston, TX, and went to college at the University of Dallas before going to live and teach English in Spain for six months and then coming here to Steubenville!

Katie Hernon
Katie Hernon Student Blogger Biography Hi! Katie Hernon here. I am a senior Early Childhood Education major and LOVING IT. I have a passion for serving little ones and have the gift of being able to do that for a living. In addition to being born and raised in Steubenville, I am the oldest of…
Mary Wester
Mary Wester Student Blogger Biography Hello! My name is Mary Wester and I am a junior Early Childhood Education major here at Franciscan. My hometown is Mount Prospect, a quick train ride away from the beautiful city of Chicago. I am one of seven with six older brothers looking out for me. When I'm not…
Carly McDonald
Carly McDonald Student Blogger Biography My name is Carly McDonald and I am a sophomore at Franciscan University. I am an Early Childhood Education major and someday hope to teach fourth or fifth grade. I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember because I have had many teachers growing…
Julie Gonzalez
Julie Gonzalez Student Blogger Biography Hello! My name is Julie Gonzalez and I come from the lovely state of California. I am a senior Middle School Education major with concentrations in Language Arts and Science. When I am not in the classroom living out my passion for educating young minds or learning how to improve…
Madison Jennings
Madison Jennings Student Blogger Biography My Name is Madison Jennings and I am from the Methow Valley, Washington. I grew up in a very naturalistic environment, where the shared philosophy was community living, and it takes a village to raise a child. With a regional population of approx. 700, this is easy to do. I…
Melody Doudna
Melody Doudna Student Blogger Biography My name is Melody Doudna. I am a junior at Franciscan University of Steubenville, majoring in early childhood education with a minor in theology. I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, and have appreciated experiencing cultures very different from home, both here in the Ohio Valley and during my…
Katelin Black
Katelin Black Student Blogger Biography Hi y’all, My name is Katelin Black, and I am a senior at Franciscan University. I was born in Kentucky but have lived in Gulfport, Mississippi my whole life. I am studying to be an elementary school teacher, and after graduation I want to move somewhere really cool, get a…
Maddy Sanders
Maddy Sanders Student Blogger Biography Hello! My name is Madison Sanders, and I am a junior Early Childhood Education major. I am currently in the process of completing my first Early Experience at Bishop Mussio Elementary. I am in a kindergarten classroom there and I am loving it! A little more about me; I was…
Emma Yokules
Emma Yokules Student Blogger Biography Hello! My name is Emma Yokules, and I am a Junior Early Childhood Education Major. I grew up in small town called, Burton, Ohio, which is about forty minutes east of Cleveland. Go Cavs! At Franciscan I am a member of Illuminata Pace. My hobbies include traveling the world, playing…
Lauren Noce

Hello, my name is Lauren Noce and I am in my second year of the CMHC graduate program at Franciscan University. I came to Steubenville 5 years ago for a youth conference and I fell in love with this school.