A Little About Me and My Family.....
Rick & Jenetta and Daniel, Joseph, Clara, & Thomas Padilla
I thank God for being able to share the Catholic Faith while
being home with our little ones! It is such a blessing.
I started as a Lighthouse Catholic Media Account Manager in October of '07. In this role, I began sharing the Lighthouse program with parishes, serving parishes mostly in ND and SD. I then served nine years as a regional manager in which I helped other account managers spread Lighthouse and additional partners to more areas in the upper midwest. I am now back in my original role as a parish consultant serving parishes with Lighthouse, now Augustine Institute, and enjoy helping parishes share our Catholic Faith.
As to the loves in my life, my family, I married Rick in August of '02. My name changed from Fischer to Padilla. We now have four children Daniel Joseph (12), Joseph Michael (10), Clara Therese (8), and Thomas Joseph (5). I truly love being able to be home with my kiddos as well as being able to teach them at home. Rick works with Roughrider Electric here in
Dickinson. Daniel and Joseph 'work' building anything out of everything as well as lots of science experiments. They enjoy playing with the bunnies they raise, reading, playing piano and doing gymnastics, baseball, and being full of energy. Clara enjoys her role of being the girl amongst her brothers, turning cartwheels and playing with ponies, and she appreciates ladybugs as well as worms and, of course, our cats Gus and Snickers. Thomas is now enjoying everything with his siblings, especially baseball and making words.
Previously to life with my "little ones," I worked at summer camps and was involved in campus ministry and Collegians for Life until I graduated from University of Mary with majors in Elementary and Early Childhood Educ. and minors in Special Educ., Religious Educ., and Theology. After college graduation, I worked at a group home with teenage girls for one year, was a youth and young adult minister for four years at the Cathedral in Bismarck, tutored a little of everything at a local high school, and then taught sophomores (Christology and social justice) and seniors (apologetics and vocations) at our Catholic high school for two years. Another involvement was Camp ReCreation, a camp pairing teenagers with people with disabilities (www.camprecreationnd.com), where I was a counselor and then a director for 13 years, stepping back after the birth of Joseph in '07. I have been involved in the Right to Life movement in many levels.
I am blessed to be able to serve parishes through the Augustine Institute while being home with my family. Feel free to contact me with any questions, ideas, or for more CDs or books or Bible studies. I'm here to be of help to you.
Know of my prayers for you and your parish.
- Jenetta Padilla