Ryan Ward, Socials Head
In my Catholic life one thing has always been constant: I have loved to talk to people. I have always loved getting to know complete strangers, teaching kids, and just talking about Truth over a beer with some good buddies. Socializing has always been the thing that has been the most enjoyable. I love chatting with people I meet on the street, people who just stop by St. Drogo’s coffee shop, and airplane rides are just about my favorite thing in the world because they trap some unsuspecting stranger next to me for hours.
My position is the head of the social committee. In this position I get to work together with some of my best friends to host events. These events can be big or small, but they all have a specific purpose: firstly to create an atmosphere where any person who shows up is able to have a good time, and more importantly, they will be able to have an experience with the living person of Jesus Christ. John 2:11 says: “This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.” Through a seemingly simple action at a wedding (the best kind of party) Jesus manifested his glory and strengthened his disciples belief in Him. Our goal as the social committee is to manifest the glory of Jesus in a small way here on Earth for people to encounter, and to try and strengthen our own beliefs as well as the people who attend our events.
I am from a suburb in between Akron and Cleveland in the glorious and majestic state of Ohio. I didn’t realize how great Ohio was until I came out to Colorado after I graduated high school to attend CU Boulder. In high school I had a conversion back to the Faith. This conversion that occurred took further root in my heart when I came out to CU. I was blessed enough to stumble my way across the incredible place that is St. Thomas Aquinas. Through my time here at CU I have been able to keep growing in both my intellectual formation and my belief . I took the last semester off from school, but now I am back taking a lighter course load. I was a Religious studies major and this would have been my Junior year. I don’t know what the future holds for me, so I need all the prayers I can get for discernment of whatever my next step is going to be! Thanks!