This year, Aquinas Center celebrates five years of operation! What started as an empty building and a big vision for unity amid diversity has become an active, animating space that welcomes more than 550 people each week. I am grateful every single day for the opportunity to join the parishioners of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and many founding partners in developing a place that stands with the stranger and widens the circle of compassion. Along the way, it has been a tremendous privilege to journey with teens who are now adult team members, to host papal pilgrims during an epic week in 2015, and to secure several multi-year grants to fund innovative community led work. Thank you for visiting our new page. I hope you come by in person soon! – Bethany J. Welch, Ph.D.