Althea Allen Dryden, Marketing and Communications Associate
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Althea is responsible for all JustFaith print and digital communications including GradNet, our bi-monthly publication for program participants, and VOICES our bi-annual publication for participants, partners, donors and friends. Althea is also responsible for our website and social media. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Louisville and a Master’s degree in African American Studies from The Ohio State University. Althea is currently participating in a JustFaith group which informs and inspires her work and life. She’s an Elder at Central Presbyterian Church in Louisville and has two delightful children.
Chris Breu, Senior Advisor
Chris is a Senior Advisor to JustFaith Ministries. She brings to her current role eight years of direct work on the JustFaith program and six years as Director of Charitable Giving for the organization. Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Marian University and a Master of Nursing Science degree from UCLA. Prior to coming to JustFaith Ministries she taught at UCLA for ten years and was a healthcare administrator for fifteen years. Chris has experience in the areas of education, curriculum development, and small not for profit administration. She also provided volunteer nursing support at a low income community agency for fifteen years.
Cory Lockhart, Program Associate
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Cory serves on the Program Team, with GoodNewsPeople and JustFaith Catholic as her primary responsibilies. For 14 years she taught Spanish and organized service opportunities for students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. After going through JustFaith in 2005-06, she earned a Masters in Spirituality through a joint program between Bellarmine University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and her teaching focus shifted to include Catholic social teaching. She left teaching to volunteer abroad, which led her to an ongoing commitment to Christian Peacemaker Teams and her current role at JustFaith Ministries.
Geri Collecchia, Data Entry Specialist
Geri Collecchia maintains data integrity in the JustFaith Ministries data base. Geri has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and worked for 25 years as a computer programmer.
Jack Jezreel, President and Founder
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Jack, originator of the JustFaith program and founder of JustFaith Ministries, serves as President of the organization and is a member of the Board of Directors. He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Religion from Furman University and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. A popular national speaker, Jack previously spent six years in a Catholic Worker Community and twelve years in parish ministry.
Jane Walsh, Executive Director
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Jane comes to JustFaith Ministries with 20 years of social justice advocacy and non-profit management experience. She most recently worked with the Network Center for Community Change, a social justice movement of more than 5,000 people who live, work, and worship in Louisville’s urban neighborhoods. Before that she was the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, where she led a coalition working for fair, safe, and affordable housing in the Louisville region. Jane is a member of St. Francis of Assisi parish in Louisville and has two (very lovely) children. She is a fourth generation Louisvillian and a lifelong advocate for racial and economic justice.
Joe Grant, Director of Programs
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Joe is the Director of Programs at JustFaith Ministries. He is the original designer of the Engaging Spirituality and JusticeWalking processes. Joe received a Masters in Divinity from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. A native of Scotland and former missionary, Joe has ministered in Europe, Latin America and the U.S, has authored books on youth ministry, and was recognized with the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry award for Gospel Values of Peace and Justice. Most recently he is the author of the prayer book Still in the Storm.
Maggie Jezreel, Book & Video Store Manager
Maggie serves as Books and Videos Store Manager for JustFaith Ministries. Previously, she distributed JustFaith Ministries’ course materials through Sowers Books and Videos which she operated independently for seven years. She is delighted to join the staff in her current position. Maggie also has prior work experience operating a massage therapy and Reiki practice for 14 years.
Mandy Olivam, Program Associate
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Mandy serves on the Program Team at JustFaith Ministries, with a primary focus on JusticeWalking. She first connected with JFM as a JusticeWalking participant in 2005; she has since facilitated several JusticeWalking groups and has also participated in and facilitated EngagingSpirituality. Mandy holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Louisville. She previously worked at CrossRoads Ministry, an inner-city retreat center that fosters relationships between privileged and marginalized people, where she developed and implemented programs based on Catholic social teaching for high school-aged and college-aged young people. Mandy continues to facilitate retreats for youth and adults. She lives in Louisville with her husband, Robby, and her son, Oak.
Mark Huffine, Director of Business Administration
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Mark provides financial, human resource and general business management and support to JustFaith Ministries. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree with a major in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration degree both from the University of Louisville. Mark also is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Kentucky. Prior to joining JustFaith Ministries in 2013, Mark worked in public accounting and has held a number of financial positions in the automotive, distilled spirits and manufacturing industries.
Mary Wright, Senior Advisor
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Mary Wright’s job responsibilities at JustFaith Ministries include managing relationships with our primary partner organizations, and working as part of the Program Team with a focus on the JustMatters modules. She has a BS in history and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSW from St. Louis University. In addition to teaching school, she worked at the Human Rights Office in the Archdiocese of St. Louis for 14 years and as Education Coordinator for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for 12 years.
Micah Hammontree, Data Manager
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Micah is the Data Manager at JustFaith Ministries. She is responsible for maintaining and overseeing data integration into the JustFaith Ministries database and the analysis and reporting of JFM datasets. Micah has a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Louisville. Prior to joining the team at JustFaith, Micah worked as a data analyst and database manager at the Network Center for Community Change.
Pat Reeves, Office Manager
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Pat provides support to the JustFaith Ministries staff and takes care of overall office needs. She has a degree in accounting and has worked for various organizations in the Louisville area in both the bookkeeping arena and in management. Pat is highly organized, but attributes her highest level of success as raising three socially-just mindful daughters with her husband of 38 years, Jeff. She completed the JustFaith program in 1992.
Stefanie M. A. Krievins, Engagement Associate
As a three-time program participant, Stefanie Krievins connects with JustFaith Ministries’ many friends and promoters across the country. Primarily she works in partnership with potential program participants and graduates and social ministry leaders to invite them to answer the Gospel’s call of compassion, engagement in poverty, and deepened spiritual life through social ministry. Starting in 2008 as a volunteer, Stefanie promoted JustFaith Ministries’ programs across the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. In 2012, Stefanie joined the JustFaith Ministries’ staff, leading the ongoing development and support of the JustFaith and JustFaith Catholic programs. In the past Stef worked in marketing for Catholic Charities at the diocesan level, for a local HIV/AIDS organization, and in a consulting capacity with a human resources consulting company. Stefanie has an undergraduate degree in political science from Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), and a master’s of public affairs in nonprofit management from IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Stephanie Kaufman, Development Associate
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Stephanie is part of the development team at JustFaith Ministries. Prior to joining JustFaith, she was an AmeriCorps VISTA member at Network Center for Community Change in Louisville, KY. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from University of Louisville. She is passionate about grassroots organizing for social change.
Toni Roppel, Administrative Assistant
Toni provides part-time, administrative support to the JustFaith Ministries staff. She possesses strong experience and background in the faith-based, non-profit organization work world. The last 18 years of her career were dedicated to providing administrative support for various programs at the Presbyterian Church (USA). Toni is a member of St. Bernadette Catholic parish in Prospect, KY and has two adult children, a son and a daughter. The lights of her life are her three beautiful granddaughters. This year she and her husband, Mike, will celebrate 48 years of married life.
Vic Doucette, Engagement Associate
Vic recently came on board as an Engagement Associate. He has a Masters Degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University and a Bachelor Degree from Marquette University. Vic is passionate about social justice and has served on boards and committees actively supporting service organizations in the community. He has also done volunteer work in Peru, Ghana Bolivia and India. Vic is a JustFaith graduate and has facilitated JustFaith and JustMatters modules. He is very active in his parish and developed the website: www.sfxpeaceandjustice.org. Vic lives with his wife Mary in Wilmette, Illinois and they have two adult children and two wonderful granddaughters!