Aloha! I’m a native of California. My full name is Marianita which translates as “Little Virgin Mary.” I have been involved in various Ministries since College, having received a Lay Ministry minor in Theology (BA Liberal Arts) from LMU. After a successful career in Executive Sales, I became a full time mom and later went back to school to earn a Teaching degree in Special Education/Moderate Severe Disabilities (recently retired). Prior Ministries include Youth summer day camp leader, Confirmation program leader, Catechism teacher, Pray & Play preschool Ministry leader, and currently serving as Children’s Liturgy of the Word Leader. I have taught Division 1 Athletic Programs (Basketball, Rugby), youth sporting teams (Little League, Soccer) Prenatal, Children with Special Needs, as well as Community Fitness classes.
Combining my Catholic faith with movement in SoulCore has been a dream come true and a wonderful season of growth in my spiritual journey! Through the grace of God and with divine guidance, I love being able to share SoulCore with others and help bring them closer to Jesus and Mary. Besides teaching, I enjoy hiking with my husband of 30 years Paul, spending time with my young adult children Chris (25) and Carina (22), reading/learning as the forever student, eating, and most especially growing in my faith as I help others grow in theirs. Moving to Maui, Hawaii in the Spring of 2022, I look forward to bringing SoulCore to the island and spreading devotion to Jesus through Mary. Blessings of peace, joy & wonder to you!
NITA’S FAVORITE SCRIPTURE VERSES:
1 Corinthians 2:9, Romans 15:13, Psalm 136:26