Upsala young adult spreads the message to “stay true to yourself.”
When you catch sisters Nikki and Tricia Walz together, it’s not hard to notice the family resemblance — their wide welcoming smiles, their long golden tresses and their happy laughs. But what people often notice is “more than just a pretty face.”
Chantelle Frie strives to live her life and her faith without fear. Whenever something needs to be done in her parish of St. Mary’s in Upsala, she isn’t afraid to step up and give it a try, something she said is an inspiration from her favorite saint, St. Teresa of Calcutta.
Micah Fleck, the April YAYA awards winner, blends her love of music with her love for the Catholic faith at the piano in her home parish of St. Elizabeth in Brennyville.
Hannah Salfer, a St. Cloud State University student and the February winner of The Visitor’s Youth and Young Adult Award, is described as a missionary disciple who lives to serve and serves with unmatched exuberance.
YAYA award recipient Jared Conzemius likes adventure and challenge, is strong in his faith, and has a heart for God.
Seventeen-year-old Alaina Laing from St. Benedict Parish in Avon has taken ownership of her faith. While it continues to blossom, she said the roots have always been strong.
Despite Paula Johnson’s busy family life, the YAYA award winner also finds time to work part time as the director of religious education for grades 1-6 at her parish, Sacred Heart in Glenwood.