Fr. Simon joined our THS community as Director of Boys Formation in 2014, the year of his priestly ordination as a Legionary of Christ. With a specialty in Apologetics and Classical Literature, Fr. Simon graduated with a summa cum laude B.A. in Catholic Theology and a summa cum laude M.A. in Philosophy from The Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy. Fluent in Spanish and Italian, Fr. Simon served as an official translator at the 6th Catholic World Meeting of Families Congress in 2009. Fr. Simon has lead countless youth missions in New Zealand, Mexico, Italy, and the United States. His most recent mission was organizing a Highlands School service trip to Nicaragua during Spring Break, and in Holy Week to the impoverished areas of Dallas.
Before Miss Hochhaus’ consecration to Regnum Christi in 2011, she served as a youth minister and retreat leader at John Paul II Bible School in Alberta, Canada.
She received her licentiate degree in Pastoral and Religious Studies from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, and afterward interned in New England as a spiritual guide and retreat leader for college aged women at Yale, Boston College, and MIT. Since starting at The Highlands in 2006, she has served as religion teacher, Student Council advisor, and formation instructor for 4th-12th grade girls. Additionally, she has guided numerous student and faculty retreats, and most recently led our students to mission trips to Haiti and Nicaragua.
Br. Paul Ruedas, LC. is from Littlerock, California. After graduating, he worked in Antelope Valley College in the admissions department. He joined the Legionaries of Christ in 2009, and professed his first vows in September 3rd, 2011, renewing them in 2014. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the Regina Apostolorum University in Rome. He describes his vocation as “a following of Christ, my best friend. It is that first step into the boat and taking to the deep waters, learning the ways of a fisherman, to become a fisher of men.”
Lisa Small was born in South Africa but her family immigrated to New Zealand when she was 12. In 2001 she discovered a deep call to consecrate her life to Jesus in Regnum Christi. She studied a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Development at Mater Ecclesiae College and a Masters in Communication and an Ecclesiastical Masters in Religious Sciences. She worked in New Zealand at the Catholic Discipleship College – a one year Catholic bible college. Miss Lisa began as Formation Instructor at The Highlands in 2015. She loves her consecrated life as a way to be part of people's lives, accompanying people in their journey towards finding full freedom and joy. She loves God, life, people, and the gift of being consecrated to Him.
Br. Josef Babuin, LC. is from Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy. He joined the Legionaries of Christ in 2011, and professed his first vows on September 14th, 2013. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum in Rome.
Trisha McClellan grew up in Akron/Canton, Ohio. Miss Trisha graduated from Ashland University in 2005 with a B.A. in Spanish and Philosophy. In 2007, she followed God’s call to consecrate her life to him and serve the Church in the Regnum Christi Movement. She attended Mater Ecclesiae College in Rhode Island where she completed a B.A. in Religious and Pastoral Studies. She received her M.A. in Theology at The Catholic Distance University. Miss Trisha began serving as Formation Instructor at The Highlands School in 2011. She has a passion for learning, teaching and God, and loves sharing all three with the middle school and high school girls!
Before joining our Highlands community, Miss Anne Will graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Pastoral and Religious Studies and a minor in Philosophy from Mater Ecclesiae College. Since her consecration to God in 2005, Miss Anne has worked with various youth groups serving Catholic schools in Florida and Rhode Island. She remarks that her greatest joy has been helping our students live out our school motto of “Always Higher” (Semper Altius).