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Donelle Poling 
Director of YTM
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Donelle Poling has served as a Lay Ecclesial Minister in the Catholic Church for over 20 years. She has dedicated her ministry to working with 7th -12th grade and college age young adults inviting them to discipleship and a life of living out Gospel values in our world through prayer, service, learning and justice. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Psychology from the College of St. Benedict and a Masters of Arts in Theology and Pastoral Ministry from St. John’s University. Most recently, she graduated from the first cohort of the Living School of Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM. She resides in Richfield, MN with her husband and two children.

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Kelley Deshler 
Graduate Assistant                                                                                                                  k[email protected]                                                                                                                         

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Kelley Deshler is a current graduate student at St. John's School of Theology and Seminary, where she is persuing a Masters of Divinity. Before moving into her studies full time, Kelley spent the last 8 years working within the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, supporting youth and families in their faith journey. She is passionate about empowering and inspiring youth to live out their call through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. She holds a bachelor's degree in Theology and Family Studies from the University of St. Thomas. 

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Hannah Miers  
Graduate Student Worker 
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Hello! My name is Hannah Miers, and I am graduate student at Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary, where I am currently pursuing a Master of Divinity- Lay Ministry. I am also proud to be a member of the Conversatio Cohort. I am thrilled to be working here at YTM as a graduate student worker because I have always had a such a strong love for faith and ministry, which over time has evolved into my desire to know how I can contribute to bigger picture in transforming the minds of our future youth so they can see the true goodness of God and provide guidance as they continue their discipleship journey for they are future of the Church. Once more, let me say how thrilled I am to be here at YTM and how eager I am to see what the future of YTM unfolds!