Megan Orzechowki ’16 encourages youth to “take a leap of faith”!

Notre Dame Academy alum, Megan Orzechowski ’16 has been named as Youth Group Leader at All Saints Catholic Parish in Rossford, Ohio.

“When I was asked to be the leader of the Youth Group my immediate response was, yes!”  Megan explained. “My family and I have always had a strong faith but being able to attend NDA allowed me to continue to build my faith and make me stronger spiritually.”

Megan admits that her faith-based education and the opportunity to participate in service mission trips also led to accepting this position.  “My service trips to Appalachia with both my parish and NDA allowed me to get involved and experience the trip as a volunteer. Being a Youth Leader I can organize the mission trips and be involved as a leader to encourage and inspire the kids of my parish to have the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. If I can help one of the kids grow stronger in their faith and serve others while creating an open and safe place for them to be, I will be happy.”

Megan has hit the ground running as the youth group leader and has already implemented “Frisbees and Freeze” nights where all youth in grades 7 – 12 are welcome. The group has also served at a local community center and helped parishioners with their spring cleaning. What is most surprising to Megan is not surprised the interest of her group by the youth, but the support and the involvement of the parishioners.  “I get emails, phone calls, or stopped after church by parishioners who want to help the youth group in any way we need support!” Megan said. “It is so amazing and a true blessing. I am so excited to where God will lead our group!”

Megan attends Owens Community College where she was accepted in the assistant physical therapy assistant program. Upon graduation, Megan aims to enroll in the University of Findlay physical therapy program to specialize in pediatrics to become a Doctor of Physical .