Campus Ministry: Palanca
Encounter with Christ Retreat—March 20-22
Dear UP faculty and staff,
We are asking for your support of students attending the upcoming Encounter with Christ Retreat.
Would you consider writing a letter of support for the students you know on the list provided below?
A crucial aspect of this retreat is the tradition of giving retreat-goers surprise palanca. Palanca are unexpected expressions of appreciation and support that lift someone’s spirits; they usually take the form of a brief note or letter. This is an opportunity to encourage students and express appreciation for them outside the classroom.
The retreatants receive their palanca as a surprise, similar to the way the Kingdom of God unexpectedly breaks into the lives of those who encounter Christ in the Gospels.
Please do not discuss this concept with any students, whether or not they are on this Encounter.
Please submit your palanca to the Campus Ministry office in the Pilot House or St. Mary’s, marked "Encounter Retreat—(student’s name)" by Thursday, March 19.
Please forward any questions to Beth Barsotti (firstname.lastname@example.org; x7463). Thank you for your assistance. This semester’s retreatants and team are listed below.
Abygail "Abby" Kosiara, Nursing
Adriana "Pema" Rojas-Echenique, Theology
Alex Ruiz, Electrical Engineering
Alexander Vaughn "Alex," Accounting
Amanda Perez, Global Business & Spanish
Bethany Codding, Communication & German
Broderick House, Biochemistry
Calloway Erickson, Psychology
Catherine Jacobs, Music
Corey Nelson, Mechanical Engineering
Craig Edward Stelzenmueller, Theology
Daniel Bentz, Civil Engineering
Daphne Baracena, Biology & Philosophy
Dylan McShane, Computer Science
Eloiza Meza-Ramirez, Global Business
Emilie Thane, Nursing
Erika Murphy, English & Spanish
Evan Smith, Electrical Engineering
Ezequiel Delgado-Cervantes, Communications & Spanish
Georgia Arnautou, Elementary Education
Grace Kirk, English & Spanish
Henry Valdez, Nursing & Spanish
Jacob San Agustin, Math
Jessica Yutrzenka, Global Business
Joel Simard, Computer Science
Jordan Maile Kust "Maile," Psychology
Juliana Ionescu "Julie," Nursing
Katherine Stewart "Katie," Political Science
Koa Bartsch, History
Madeleine Boyle, Philosophy
Madison "Maddie" Ward, Business
Megan Macker, English & Theatre
Melelani Makanui, Psychology
Noah Webster. Mechanical Engineering & Biology
Patrick Kempster, Civil Engineering
Peter Rodriguez, Secondary Education & Math
Sarah Jacobs, Psychology
Sawyer Reid, Biology
Sophia Aguilera, Environmental Studies & Spanish
Terrington Smith, Civil Engineering
Theresa Hommes, Nursing
Alex G Varvel
Christina (Tina) Bachmeier
Melissa Nicole Hager
Fr. Mark DeMott, CSC