Hailing from northern Virginia, Michael Wade joined the Diocese from Emmanuel, Alexandria in February 2010. As the assistant to the program director, Michael works with Paris Ball to operate and organize the Shrine Mont summer camp program and the Parish Youth Ministry group, in addition to supporting ministries for youth, youth leaders and young adults. Michael spent numerous summers as a camper, counselor and director at Shrine Mont as well as a semester with NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) in the Rocky Mountains. He recently joins us from his hometown of Alexandria where he spent time as a chimney sweep before moving over to a local newspaper as the head of distribution and as an account executive. He is very excited to be here with us in Mayo House for his new job in a new city.