2017-2018 Volunteers Update

Former Precious Blood Volunteer, Ryan Cornelissen, tutoring a student at Cristo Rey Kansas City High School

by Tim Deveney, Director of Precious Blood Volunteers
I am excited to announce that we will have six and possibly seven new volunteers this coming volunteer cycle. They are a well-accomplished group with varied backgrounds, work experience, interests, and educational training. They will bring energy, youth, experience, and passion to the Precious Blood community and to the people they serve.
This group of volunteers will be living and working in Kansas City and Chicago serving and walking with people who have been marginalized in our society.  In Kansas City we will have volunteers serving at KC CARE Clinic, Cristo Rey Kansas City High School, and St. James Place (part of the Bishop Sullivan Center). They will live in community at Gaspar Mission House.

Jade Bowman, a former Precious Blood Volunteer, taking the vitals of a patient at KC CARE Clinic

The Chicago volunteers will serve at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR). They will be our first volunteers serving at PBMR since Bonnie Kane served there in 2011. The female volunteers will be living with the Dayton Precious Blood sisters and the male volunteer will live at the Formation House in Hyde Park.
One group of volunteers will begin their Orientation in the first week of August and the second group will participate in Orientation in September. Early in the summer we will be introducing each one of them to the Precious Blood community.
You can learn more about Precious Blood Volunteers at www.preciousbloodvolunteers.org

Welcome the 2014-2015 Precious Blood Volunteers

by Tim Deveney, Director of Precious Blood Volunteers
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(From L-R) Patricia Wood, Ryan Cornelissen, and Stephanie Schell

(From L-R) Patricia Wood, Ryan Cornelissen, and Stephanie Schell

Precious Blood Center in Liberty, Missouri hosted orientation for the new Precious Blood Volunteers for 2014-2015. During the week of July 20-25, we welcomed three new volunteers who will be serving this year.
Patricia Wood will be serving at St. Paul Church in Crownpoint, New Mexico. Pat comes to us with a wealth of experience during her time working as medical technician, serving at St. Joseph Indian School, and managing a farm in Kentucky and a ranch in Wyoming. She is from Owensboro, Kentucky and has three grown children. She will begin her service at the end of August.
Ryan Cornelissen is now working at Cristo Rey Kansas City High School. Ryan is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in civil engineering and is from Londonderry, New Hampshire. He worked as a civil engineer for the New Hampshire Department of Public Transportation. At Cristo Rey, Ryan will be helping out with the stem (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program, campus ministry, and the music program.
Stephanie Schell is serving at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Stephanie matriculated from Creighton University with a degree in biology, and comes to us from Irving, Texas. Stephanie is our third volunteer to serve at Truman and will be working with the fresh foods market, the pet partners program, and assisting the nursing staff.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]