My name is Juan Carlos Fernandez; I was born on June 19, 2002. I grew up in Santa Ana, California. I come from a family of six; I am the first of four siblings, 3 boys, one girl. My parents are both from Mexico. I arrived at the Seminary on August 2020, and I am currently studying Philosophy at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. My Neocatechumenal community is a second family to me: they accompany me on this journey of faith, and they help me to mature spiritually. In my free time, I like to read, play soccer, and play guitar. I am grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to be in the Seminary. I am also thankful to the initiators of the Neocatechumenal Way and my catechists for their guidance and patience with me.