2019 Prayer & Action Mission Team

 The 2019 Mission Team is very excited to lead the inaugural summer of Prayer & Action in the Diocese of Des Moines.  Find out a little about them below!


Megan Schraeger

 I am from Johnston, Iowa. I’m going into my junior year at Loras College  where I study social work and religious studies & theology. My home  parish is St. Francis of Assisi in West Des Moines and I am excited to be on  the Faith and Action team this summer because I love being a disciple of  Christ and plan on bringing that love into the work I do this summer.




Dalton Flanery

Hello there!  I am a junior at Iowa state University, where I am currently studying to be a defense attorney. I am big into animals, lifting, outdoors stuff and I am a huge people person!  I am excited for Prayer & Action because it's allowing me to better not just my community but Iowa in general, and especially the Church.




Alexa Merida-Seifer

I will be a junior next year at the University of Northern Iowa.  I am studying TESOL with a Spanish teaching minor and a literacy endorsement.  I am involved in many things on campus, several organizations as well as St Stephen's Student Center.  I am so excited to be a part of this Prayer and Action Mission Team this summer.  I’m looking forward to growing in my faith while also being an example and helping others grow in their faith, too. 





Simon Zamani

I am a first year seminarian at Saint John Vianney seminary/University of Saint Thomas.  I am originally from Nigeria, but I am studying for the Diocese of Des Moines.  I am excited for Prayer & Action because it's going to provide a medium for me to evangelize, and help and support the Church in my own little way.  It's a call for serving and I am saying 'yes' to it because there is nothing that is worth more than serving the Living God and giving back to the community.  Looking forward to having a great summer!





Sarah Davis

I am from Sterling, Illinois.  I am going into my last year at the University of Northern Iowa.  I am majoring in English Education and minoring in Literacy Education.  I went to a Catholic school from Pre-k all the way to my senior year of high school, am heavily involved with my student center on campus--I love the faith community I have here!  I feel called to mission work and this summer is a perfect way for me to explore God's call.  I hope that this summer brings us all closer to God and creates new faith-filled relationships!