Kayla August is a student at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Theology and Education with a focus on preaching. She has preached in a variety of places, including McGrath’s Institute for Church Life Saturday with the Saints at Notre Dame and the St. Francis of Assisi Parish in New York's 7 Last Words of Christ prayer service on Good Friday. Her interest in formation is rooted in her experiences as a University Ministry Intern at Loyola University of New Orleans as well as her professional work as the Assistant Director of Evangelization in the University of Notre Dame’s Campus Ministry department and as the Rector of Lyons Hall. She desires to use preaching to impact religious education by inspiring Catholics to deepen their encounters with scripture, tradition, and how God plays an active role in our daily lives. She also hopes, through preaching, to enliven the youth and young adult Catholic communities and inspire marginalized voices—like her own—in the Catholic faith to play an active role in the Church.