Pastoral Associate/ Ministry with Millennials
A Michigan native, Mary Walle is a New York City based educator, artist, and non-profit professional. She moved to the City in 2013 to live in intentional community and work in the non-profit sector through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Her work has included organizing tenants in East Harlem, advocating for immigrants' rights, criminal justice reform & advocacy and working with teenagers to bring their voices into policy making decisions that affect them. Mary is most passionate about the intersection of art and faith with social justice. Her dedication and spirit is rooted in her Catholic faith, as well as her work with the Prison Creative Arts Project, where she collaboratively created original theater with adults and young men in the justice system. She's excited to join the St. Francis de Sales community and to build space for action, reflection, and learning personally and communally for her peers in the parish. She attributes her patience and tenacity to being the middle of five children. Mary earned her B.A. in History with a minor in Community Action and Social Change from the University of Michigan. You'll find her outside walking - preferably up a mountain - whenever possible.