Meet Theresa Benesh, new Admissions Advocate for the Office of Catholic Schools

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Please join us in welcoming Theresa Benesh as the newest member of the Office of Catholic Schools! Theresa began her role as Admissions Advocate on January 23.

Theresa is originally from Macomb County and had lived there her whole life before her recent move to Lansing. She spent her summers in Brazil, where she learned to speak Portuguese, and during her college career at Michigan State University, she studied Spanish. She is fluent in both languages. She attended a Catholic Montessori school from Kindergarten through grade four, and is seizing the opportunity to return to Catholic education.

Theresa’s work history includes working at Macomb Intermediate Schools as a bilingual tutor with students of all ages. Most recently, Theresa was in business administration, but when she saw the position to work for the Catholic Church, she was called to apply. She is looking forward to the time she will get to spend in schools, as well as working with a diverse group of people from all backgrounds.

“I’m so excited to have this opportunity to work with kids and families again,” she said. “This position allows me to incorporate both my language skills and my Catholic faith into my job, in a way that helps other people. I can’t imagine anything better than that.”

“We are thrilled to have Theresa join our team,” says Dave Faber, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, “With her experience, language skills and kind-hearted, friendly approach I know Theresa will be an invaluable resource for families of all backgrounds seeking support from our office.” 

Please keep Theresa in your prayers as she transitions into this new and important role!