April 8, 2019
The JPII Newman community is full of many leaders, but the students on this team have risen above the rest to give themselves in service to their peers. Without further ado… here is the new team!
The first of the returning RAs is Michaela Moriarty. She is from Omaha and is a graduate of Marian High School. Next year she will be senior studying interior design at Metropolitan Community College. She is excited to continue building relationships with the women on second floor through intentionally anticipating needs! Michaela’s crafty and quirky personality is sure to continue making everyone feel at home.
Also remaining as an RA on second floor is Naomi Kosch! Naomi hails from Columbus, NE where she went to Scotus Central Catholic. At the University of Nebraska- Omaha (UNO) she is currently a sophomore studying neuroscience with hopes of going to physician’s assistant school. Naomi was driven to reapply by a desire to dive deeper into her pursuit of her residents. Thank you, God, for Naomi’s missionary heart!
Senior Madison (Madi) Koperski will surely hold her own as the third female RA on the team! Madi graduated from Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha and has lived at Newman Hall for three years now. She studies music education at UNO. Madi brings a lot to the table, including her beautiful singing voice, motherly heart, and passion for JPII Newman!
Now onto the men! Samuel (Sam) Wilder will be a junior in the fall and is studying political science at UNO. Sam graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Sam brings unique skills learned while serving with the National Evangelization Team (NET Ministries), which entailed leading retreats for middle and high school students all over the country. Sam’s good listening ability will serve the men of third floor well!
Colson Kosch (brother to Naomi Kosch) joins the ranks as an RA as he goes into his sophomore year at UNO where he is pursuing a degree in business. Colson is from Columbus, Nebraska where he went to Scotus Central Catholic. Going into next year as an RA, Colson hopes to get his residents involved so they can experience the fullness that the JPII Newman has to offer.
Last but not least is Max Korensky! Max, who will also be a sophomore in the fall, is studying graphic design at UNO. At Skutt Catholic High School, Max was very involved as a leader and is excited to continue to be a leader at JPII Newman. Max’s dynamic and diverse personality will not only be a welcoming presence to all he welcomes to JPII Newman, but will also help him dive into relationships with his residents.
Please join me in praying for the new team of RAs as they prepare to be trained and begin their service to JPII Newman on June 1st.
Lauren Hankes |Resident Manager, JPII Newman