The Center for Ethics and Culture welcomes two new staffers to the CEC this week. Petra Farrell and Pete Hlabse join the team to oversee and further develop the student formation and culture of life programming at the CEC.
Petra Farrell comes to the CEC as the Culture of Life Program Manager, having served for several years as a volunteer with St. Joseph County Right to Life. She performed sidewalk counseling as well as organized and emceed the committee's annual fundraising dinners. "Abortion will end in my lifetime, and all life will be thought of as sacred," she said. "The opportunity to work with the Center for Ethics and Culture as the Culture of Life Program Manager is the chance I have been waiting for to put into action my true passion for life."
Petra's background also includes work as a training conference coordinator, a graduate program administrator, and sales. She is an alumna of St. Mary's College and lives with her husband Dan and their 5 children in South Bend.
Pete Hlabse joins the CEC team as the Student Program Manager, making a short move down the hall from the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism where he worked prior to joining the CEC. He studied Theology and Philosophy in the Catholic Tradition as a Notre Dame undergraduate and holds an MA in Higher Education from Boston College. Long a self-professed fan of the Center's work, Pete expressed his delight at joining the team. "I am excited to be part of this work to form students in the rich intellectual and moral traditions which the CEC and its fellows so compellingly articulate."
Pete is married to fellow ND classmate Beth and lives in South Bend.