Staff Member: Rolyssa Sánchez

Staff Member: Rolyssa Sánchez

Rolyssa Sánchez

Pastoral Associate for Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Phone: 725-204-9995
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I was born and raised in the San Francisco East Bay Area. I am of Filipino descent and speak Tagalog and some Spanish. I grew up in a parish named Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Concord, CA where I was spiritually guided to encounter Christ, discern my vocation, and receive my sacraments. I originally built a successful career in the cosmetic industry. However, my home parish in California is where I would eventually answer my call to discipleship as their first full-time, lay youth minister. I started a youth and young adult ministry and oversaw a 200+ teen confirmation program. Aside from my role as youth minister at my parish, I also served as the Diocese of Oakland representative staff member for the annual NorCal Youth On A Mission Discipleship Training, a catechist for grade school students, and a public speaker/youth leader for diocesan events, other parishes, and Lumen Christi school events.

I relocated to Las Vegas in November of 2020 from the Bay Area, exactly one month after getting married. After several months of discerning, my husband and I decided we would lay down our roots and establish our home here in Las Vegas and at St. Thomas More. I feel very blessed to be a part of this community. My mission has always simply been God’s mission to live out a faith-filled journey and evangelize so that others may also answer their call to discipleship.

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