Cristo Rey Jesuit has been blessed to have faculty and staff members who have established a culture of support and caring, making our students their number one priority on school days. Recently joining our community are a Volunteer Service Corps member, Jesuit Volunteer Corps member, and a Jesuit regent.
Volunteer Service Corps (VSC) – Anastasia Tristan
Anastasia is a 2016 Cristo Rey Jesuit graduate and a recent graduate of Sweet Briar College, an all-women’s college in Virginia, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science. She is excited to be working with the Corporate Work-Study Program (CWSP) team. She was inspired to join the CWSP team by her CWSP sponsor, Merrill Lynch VP of Private Banking Champ Warren, who became a professional mentor to her while at Cristo Rey Jesuit. Coming full circle, Anastasia will help guide Cristo Rey Jesuit students on their work-study journeys.
“I made beautiful memories as a student at Cristo Rey Jesuit, and I hope to be able to make even more now as a VSC,” she said. “I am part of the success story that started back in 2009 with the opening of Cristo Rey Jesuit. I am living out the mission of the school and the vision the school’s Founding President, Fr. TJ Martinez, SJ, had for each and every student who walks through our front doors.”
Anastacia hopes to pursue a political career, with aspirations to maybe one day be the President of the United States.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) – Miles Tiemeyer
Miles attended St. Xavier Jesuit High School and Xavier University in Cincinnati, graduating with three degrees – Philosophy, Politics and the Public Honors Program, Political Science, and History. Miles, who is familiar with Jesuit education, will be working with Cristo Rey Jesuit’s Dean of Student Affairs, Tabor Jones, helping to monitor absences, tardies and discipline referrals, and helping with extracurricular activities. He will also help to support students in Cristo Rey Jesuit’s Counseling Department and will be teaching a sign language class.
While at Xavier University, Miles was a very active student leader. He was described by the university’s Director of Student Integrity as “a great student leader and committed to helping others.”
“While in college, I learned a lot about what it means to use restorative justice in everyday educational settings,” said Miles, who was involved in the Dean of Students Office at Xavier. “I have learned to listen and to help empower students to be the best they can be.”
Jesuit Regent – Ian Peoples, SJ
Ian will be working in the Admissions, Communications and Campus Ministry departments at Cristo Rey Jesuit until Oct. 1. “The Cristo Rey school system is a wonderful network and I’m looking forward to learning more about it from the inside,” Ian said. In the short time he’s been with Cristo Rey Jesuit, Ian has assisted in virtual Masses and has developed some eye-catching Admissions marketing materials.
Ian, who resides at the Jesuit Community of Houston on the Strake Jesuit campus, was missioned to work in Belize, but was temporarily rerouted to Cristo Rey Jesuit due to the pandemic. Ian plans to leave for Belize October 2, where he will be a chaplain at the Wagner Youth Facility, which is part of the Belize Central Prison, and work in campus ministry at St. John’s College in Belize City.
Ian attended St. Edward’s University, where he was on the Men’s NCAA Division II soccer team. He later entered the Jesuits in 2015, and after novitiate he continued his studies at Fordham University, where he obtained a BA in philosophy and an MA in multimedia journalism.
Ian is currently in his first year of regency, the stage of Jesuit formation when he will live and work full time in a Jesuit apostolic community.