Growing up in Puerto Rico, Guillermo has always exhibited exceptional work ethic and athletic abilities from a young age. He was member of the junior and senior Swimming and Water Polo National Teams, Letterman of the Men's Swimming Varsity Team and recipient of the National Collegiate MVP award during his time at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in Organizational Studies in the year 2000.
Guillermo has spent much of his executive and managerial career in the for-profit sector as a wealth manager, investment banker and entrepreneur. He has also served and operated charitable organizations trying to touch deeper chords with his local communities – creating and managing a post-secondary program for students with learning differences for three years, administering an independent non-profit day school for four years, aiding the Tribunal of the Diocese of Charleston as case assistant for eleven years, teaching catechism and the social doctrine of the Catholic Church for twelve years, chairing the pastoral council for four years, and has twelve years of experience in teaching in addition to eight years of coaching swimming, water polo, soccer, basketball and volleyball.
And while his professional career has seen no shortage of talent, determination and success, Guillermo’s most precious title is that of being a husband and father. Not only is he and his lovely wife Laura the parents of seven amazing children, they have also lovingly fostered nine children in South Carolina. Together, he and his wife are truly outstanding examples of living out the Catholic faith and sharing God’s love and mercy with everyone they meet. This family is never short on smiles, so don’t hesitate to throw them a smile or a wave if you see them!
Scott joined the Corpus Christi staff on January 19, 2014 as the Director of Faith Formation. A native of Pittsburgh, he and his wife, Lisa and their four children moved to Lexington in 2011. Soon after attending Corpus Christi Church Scott volunteered as a seventh-grade catechist and fulfilled that role until accepting his current position. A life-long Catholic his experience at a men's weekend retreat while living in Pittsburgh profoundly impacted his spiritual life and his desire to more earnestly live out his faith. Scott also works part-time at CVS (across from the church) and enjoys spending time with his family, running and praying. He is also a big Pittsburgh sports fan!
"If you had told me before leaving Pittsburgh that I would soon be working for the Catholic Church is this role I would have had a hard time believing it. This is a dream come true to me. A dream I didn't realize I had. I am truly elated to be working for Christ and His Church." Nothing is impossible with God.
Originally from California, Maria and her family moved to South Carolina after enjoying a trip to Edisto Beach (and we can’t say we blame her!) Maria has had the unique experience of growing up in both Nicaragua and California, during which she was able to be exposed to various different languages and cultures, which ultimately help lead her to follow her passion for working in diverse and high needs educational setting. She’s also had an exciting career of having a community T.V. show in Simi Valley, California!
Her Catholic faith plays a vital role in her life, with her Italian roots contributing to her faith formation early on in her life. During her brief time visiting Italy, she recalls the special connection she felt to her faith. “Seeing nuns and priests in the city riding the bus and shopping alongside me in supermarkets helped me develop a closer relationship with the religious."
We are very happy to announce Carmen Wilson as the new full-time leader of the Corpus Christi Children, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries. Not only will her leadership in this new role strengthen the efficiency of our present organizational structure, but Carmen’s hiring will ensure the Parish office is adequately staffed to meet the pastoral needs of Corpus Christi and support ongoing efforts and goals.
As many of you are aware, Carmen has volunteered as a Corpus Christi catechist for numerous years. In addition to assisting the Youth Ministry since 2020, Carmen was our Second Grade catechist for the First Holy Communion program for 10 years. She also directed our Vacation Bible School program for six years.
Carmen has always showed outstanding work ethic and administrative abilities. She has spent much of her professional career in the medical field as an office manager. Although her career does not lack accomplishment, her first priority is that of being a wife and mother. She and her wonderful husband Richard are the parents of Grant Wilson. Together they are exceptional models of living out our faith, and as such we are very excited to have Carmen as the leader of this new role.
MARISA KRAUSE Director of Marketing and Communications
Marisa joined the Parish Office in October of 2021. She is originally from Pennsylvania yet has quickly become a fan of the southern lifestyle (including the mild winters!) When she isn’t busy trying to write the next great American novel, she’s spending time with friends, trying out new recipes from her Southern Living subscription, and thrifting for vintage treasures (preferably anything from the 60’s!)
Despite being born with a physical disability, Marisa has felt nothing but continuous grace and blessings from God. She feels that despite some of her struggles, her disability has given her a unique outlook on life and has made her much more compassionate and caring. She hopes to use her gifts of writing to be able to create stories with heart, humor, and most importantly, reminders that God is with us every step of the way throughout our lives.