About Me

Welcome! My name is Grace Koonce.

I am a sophomore at Providence College from Bucks County, PA.

I recently received a Father Smith Fellowship for Service, which you can read all about at https://mission-ministry.providence.edu/smith-fellow/. I will be going to Sydney, Australia and Honiara, Solomon Islands for 6 weeks in May-June of 2018. I will be living with a host family and serving as an assistant teacher at St. Lucy’s in Sydney, which is a Catholic primary school in the Dominican tradition for students with disabilities. In the Solomon Islands,  I will be living and serving with Dominican sisters, traveling to schools and parishes for various  ministries.

You’ll learn that I’m passionate about traveling, good food & the outdoors, but even more about living life to the fullest, loving with everything I have & taking every opportunity to draw closer to Christ. So, without holding back, HERE I AM.

I am especially grateful for all of the love and support I have received from past fellows (Lindsey, Kayla, & Becky), Father Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., Heidi Freitzl, donors, and my incredible family.

Thanks for joining me on my Smith Fellowship journey!

Here I am. Send me. Isaiah 6:8