Core Team

Help lead teens closer to Christ!

Elizabeth Motter, Youth Minister

Elizabeth is passionate about creating a dynamic, faith based community for teens at Saint Jude!  She and her family have been parishioners for 4 years. Elizabeth enjoys chasing around her two kids, going to the beach, listening to Taylor Swift music, and all things Lilly Pulitzer!

Allison Bates

Allison has been on Saint Jude’s Core team for 6 years and cares deeply about helping teens connect deeper in their faith. Allison is a Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in work with children and teens and was previously an elementary school teacher. Allison loves camping, reading, and gardening! 

Martha Issa

Martha was born and raised in El Salvador. Came to the United States in 2002 and has been a St. Jude Parishioner since 2018. Earlier in her faith she ministered a group of teens in El Salvador and that passion for sharing her faith with young people has carried through the years. As a mother of a ten year old, she understands the importance of exposing our young ones to the love of God and guide them in their Catholic faith.

Connor Krenzer

Connor has been involved with Saint Jude since the beginning of 2022 and wants to spread the good news, meeting people where they are. He enjoys the outdoors, Hemingway, and tries to hide the fact that he spends way too much time on his phone.

Daniel Garrity

Daniel is a new Saint Jude’s Core Team member who moved here from Mississippi for work. He works in construction and has always wanted to help in youth group. Daniel enjoys spending time with friends, hunting, watching sports, and playing golf.

Nathan Flood

Nathan has been on Saint Jude Core team only a year but prior was with Purpose for a year as well as Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for two.  Prior to married life and three lovely daughters he was on the Core team at Christ the King for 14 years plus served as interim youth minister twice.  He’s an engineer, former filmmaker & ultimate frisbee player.