Welcome to Amanda Graves!
St. Jude, Allen
Youth Ministry Assistant
A bit about amanda…
Hi! My name is Amanda Graves and I’m the new Assistant Youth Minister at my home parish of St. Jude in Allen, Texas! In 2016 I graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a degree in psychology and had no desires in life other than to give everything to the Lord. The theme of my college career was t r a n s f o r m a t i o n and man, did the Lord flip my life upside down. He showed me the beauty of radical surrender to His will, which led me to join staff with FOCUS. I just ended my fourth year as a missionary and am SO convicted of the need for prayer, discipleship and evangelization in the family and especially, the youth.
My friends would describe me as intense, yet calm and at peace. I’ve been an athlete my whole life and if that has taught me anything, it’s that balance leads to sustainability, and this is what I try to live! I love to help people grow, develop and discover the potential they have within them. Have you read Dare to Lead by Brené Brown? If not, HIGHLY recommend. I love to travel, take in beauty through nature, redesign spaces on a budget and am always trying to plan a trip to the beach. Can’t wait to meet you and labor alongside you in the vineyard of the Diocese of Dallas!