Raven Reaching Florida Youth

Benedictine College’s office of Alumni and Career Services recently featured Marie Baert who studied Theology at the college in Atchison, Kansas, and now works as a Youth Minister at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in St. Augustine, Fla., where she works with high schoolers and middle schoolers providing formation through youth group meetings, planning service projects, and other events for the youth of the parish.

“My experience at Benedictine has helped me because it has taught me to solve problems in a creative way and work to create community with the youth I minister to, their families, and also my coworkers,” she said.

“I have had to think outside of the box and adapt many different programs during the year while also teaching the faith,” she added. “Benedictine has allowed me to have an open mind to all different parts of the faith and to see how I can help the kids look at the faith in a new and exciting way. I’ve been able to use some of my classes from Benedictine to form different programs and ideas that are new to my parish!”


Benedictine College

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is honored to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. Benedictine College is dedicated to transforming culture in America through its mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.