Meet Moeller graduate Jack Shimrock
‘Moeller grad ‘on fire about faith’
Although he did shadow at another area Catholic high school, it was pretty much a given that Jack Shimrock would attend Archbishop Moeller, following in the footsteps of older brothers Tim and Colin.
Shimrock, who went to St. Susanna School in Mason, was active in a variety of ways during his four years at Moeller, including taking part in peer ministry and theatre. But, he found the most meaning in opportunities to grow in his faith and in service to others. This includes going on Kairos and participation in LIFE (Living the Marianist Experience), a student-led, faith-sharing group.
Like the sodalities created by Marianist founder William Joseph Chaminade, LIFE groups meet in Marianist schools throughout the world to continue the Marianist tradition. He also traveled to Ecuador for two-week immersion trip, volunteered at local retirement facility and assisted with Christmas on Campus with children from Corryville Catholic School.
“Moeller gave me a roadmap for how I can improve my relationship with God,” Shimrock said. “I was strengthened on my faith journey again and again because of being in an environment where it’s cool to be Catholic.”
He also credits the faculty for his meaningful experience at Moeller. “I have friends at public high schools who talk about their faculty members and it’s just not the same. At Moeller, the teachers care. They really care. They want to do whatever they can to help and set you up for success.”
“Jack’s just on fire about his journey of faith,” said Justin Claypool, an English teacher at Moeller. Kairos made a big impact on him. He’s a really nice guy who works well with students and adults.”
Shimrock is bound for Wright State University in the fall, where he plans to pursue a business-related degree. Thanks to his time at Moeller, Shimrock feels that he’s well prepared for college life.
“For me, it was being treated like an adult by the teachers, the rigor of the academics and learning how to communicate effectively. I’ll be ahead of the game.”