Hank is from Illinois and studied at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. There he majored in computer science and minored in mathematics. He will be serving in Lawrence, Massachusetts, as a substitute teacher at Saint Augustine School and assisting with after school activities. Hank is excited to be a part of a new faithful community and to see everything the Boston area has to offer.
I, Hank Niemerg, commit myself to be an Augustinian Volunteer, to share my faith with my community and to lead by living a virtuous example.
Share one of your favorite quotes.
“Today we can do something we’ve never done before. Today we can do something more.” -Brian Sella
How did you develop a passion for service?
I have always seen service as an important part of my Catholic faith and am very happy I’ve been given a chance to serve at this stage in my life.
Name one of your favorite musical artists.
Built to Spill
What’s a favorite book of yours or a recent book you’ve read?
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
Share an issue you’re passionate about and explain why.
I am passionate about the battle against ignorance. I believe that if everyone took the opportunity to self-educate themselves about pressing issues and what they believe, there would be less conflicts in the world.
Best moment as an AV to date?
I greatly enjoyed our scavenger hunt throughout the Philadelphia area.
What do you like most about living in your new city so far?
I like the small-town atmosphere that makes the area feel like home.
One word that describes your community-living experience is…