Dear Little Flower Parish,
My name is Chris Holcomb, and, as most of you know, I am the youth minister here at Little Flower. My family have been members of this parish for thirty years, and I grew up in Pensacola, graduating from both Little Flower School and Catholic High School.
After studying mathematics and theology at Spring Hill College in Mobile, I returned to Pensacola as a youth minister at Holy Spirit Parish before earning my MFA in film production from Florida State University. Since then, I have taught mathematics and religion at Pensacola Catholic High School while also coordinating youth ministry at Little Flower.
It’s funny how things come together in God’s plan because I would never have guessed as a child that I would be working at two of my beloved alma maters as an adult. My goal as a youth minister is to bring the young people of Myrtle Grove closer to Christ by providing a variety of experiences for them to engage in prayer, worship, and service.
It is also very important that they have opportunities to grow closer together as a community. Some of my closest friends are those I made during my time as a child and teenager at Little Flower Parish, and I hope to give today’s youth the same opportunities for lifelong friendship and enduring faith.