Biography of Father Mike Seifert
According to Seifert, the average annual income for a family of four is $8,000, and as a result, Seifert and his Marist colleagues work diligently to respond to the pressing social needs such poverty invariably presents.
Perhaps the most pressing problem the Brownsville area of Cameron Park is a lack of quality health care for the people who inhabit the area. At San Felipe de Jesus, a parish nurse program and a weekend clinic staffed by medical student volunteers from the University of Texas at Galveston, eight hours away, have grown into a full-scale clinic and Frontera de Salud, a statewide organization of medical students. Frontera forms partnerships with existing health centers to extend services in needy communities. Here, the missions of church, students and clinic have intertwined to bring health care to a community that otherwise had no access to it.