Theresa Austin


Classes: Theology 10

I was born and raised in Southern California with 4 other siblings. I come from a strong Italian, Irish Catholic heritage and am extremely close to my parents. I attended the California Maritime Academy where I received my Degree in Business and my 3rd Mates License to sail as a Merchant Marine. After college, I married Keith Austin, an Alaskan Native who also attended the Maritime Academy.

Together, we’ve circumnavigated the globe and have seen many beautiful countries and cultures.  Married for 28 years, Keith & I and have three beautiful children: Alex, Nicholas and Annabelle. I’ve been the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at Holy Cross Parish for the past 18 years but recently transferred to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish to continue that Ministry. I’m also the President of the Anchorage Hockey Association and in my spare time love singing, teaching, golf, hanging out with young people and especially like watching my kids play hockey.