Terri Trepanier grew up throughout the United States as her father served in the Air Force. Her family attended several different denominations of churches, but Terri never felt she was at home. During her high school years a friend invited her to a Midnight Christmas Eve Mass. During that Mass, Terri felt peace overwhelm her and dreamed of the day she would sit at Mass with her husband. In 1984, Terri began taking one on one classes with a local priest to study the Catholic Church, and during her first confession she knew she had a home in the Catholic church. She is an extraordinary minister at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary/St. Leos Parish in Rochester, NH. She has a special love of Divine Mercy and now lives out the dream of sitting next to her husband each week during Mass. She lives in Rochester with her husband, John, of 34 years and their eight year old chocolate lab, Kona. They have two grown sons, Michael and Andrew, and a beautiful seven year old granddaughter, Rosslyn.
Terri runs an insurance business specializing in Health, Medicare, and Life Insurance. Her goal with that business is to insure security and peace of mind one family at a time. During the fall of 2017 as Terri was caring for her husband who was recovering from a ruptured disc, Terri was invited to attend a SoulCore class. At the time, Terri believed she just couldn’t fit one more thing into her busy schedule. Her busy season with work was upon her and she was responsible for making sure her husband made it to physical therapy three times a week as well helping him with things he normally did. (He lost use of his right arm and right hand during this time.) As soon as she said that she didn’t have time, God let her know to make time. She felt led to make sure to get to that SoulCore class. At the end of class, overwhelming peace surrounded her and she knew she needed to share it. The Rosary has now become a daily practice and helps to bring peace and tranquility to her everyday life.
In her free time, Terri enjoys walking her dog, hiking, gardening, scrapbooking, latch hook, reading and writing, and most importantly, spending time with her family. She begins and ends each day in prayer thanking God for the beauty of another day no matter what the day brings her way.
TERRI’S FAVORITE SCRIPTURE VERSES:
Joshua 24:14; Colossians 3: 23-24
Monica is a wife and a homeschooling mom to four children. She and her husband Steve have been married for 19 years and live in New Hampshire. They are active parishioners at St. Leo Parish. Although Monica serves the parish in several capacities, she most enjoys proclaiming the word of God as a lector. Recently her oldest son, Christian, who is 16, also joined her as a lector in the parish.
Monica seeks to help people learn more about the Catholic faith through the Catholic homeschool group she oversees and also by organizing and promoting marriage enrichment classes in her parish. She is also on the board for the local American Heritage Girls troop, and is eager to help the girls earn their Rosary patch while developing a devotion to Our Blessed Mother.
A FEW OF MONICA’S FAVORITE SCRIPTURE VERSES:
Phillipians 2:5-11; John 2:5