Meet Sandy!



We are excited to introduce Sandy Martinez who is joining our Liturgy Team!


Where are you from?

Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Although I lived in Northwest Indiana until I was 12. We then moved to Guadalajara until I was about 19 and then I moved to Washington, DC and Maryland up until last November.


What were you doing before you started working at St. Francis?

I was a consultant freelancing


. Prior to that, I worked many years in Human Resources for the World Bank and a large healthcare organization as Manager of Diversity Recruitment as well as helping military families (spouses) with online training for healthcare entry level careers.


What is your favorite dessert?

I love anything BREAD! There is nothing like sharing a great cup of coffee and bread with family or friend.


What are your hobbies?

I like to listen to music, dance (


although I did more of this in my younger years), read, bake. I love to eat so trying new foods is exciting to me.


If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

Nelson Mandela


Who is your favorite saint?

Mother Teresa and Saint Francis.


What is your favorite form of prayer?

I am learning to sit and contemplate the Blessed Sacrament (I must say that freeing up my brain from any noise is a challenge). I have attended the "Taller de Oración y Vida" and have learned to see my faith on a deeper level.




Do you have a favorite quote or bible verse?

Not yet.


What made you want to work for the Church?

Knowing that whatever it is that I do - helps others - is something that truly fulfills my heart. Being part of something bigger and for the greater good has always been a big part of my decisions. I want to learn more about my Catholic faith and be able to effectively share that with my family.


What excites you the most about being on staff?

I believe that God has put me here for a reason. I am so very grateful for this blessing. I hope to bring value to the team and the Church. Getting to know the wonderful colleagues that are also here has been wonderful and I look forward to considering many as friends and family. I know that I am in for quite a journey. It is a journey that I look forward to with an open heart.