Hello from Lisa, your New Mexico Site Coordinator! I am new to CMT. This is my first mission trip and my first Catholic service role. In April 2023, I was welcomed into the Catholic faith. I now experience the fullness of Christianity in southeastern Minnesota, my home. By profession, I am a Physician Assistant, Industrial Hygienist, and budding Data Analyst. I currently teach adult learners at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. I am also the lucky mom of two Korean-born children, now 18 and 21.
Favorite saint: Saint Teresa of Calcutta speaks to my soul. I am awestruck by her humility and unfailing devotion to the poorest of the poor. By echoing words from the Gospel of Matthew – ‘you did it to me’ – Mother Teresa inspires me to missionary service.
Favorite Scripture verse: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence, rely not; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).