About

Staff

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all phone extensions are based on the main phone number, (502) 429-0865.

Willow Boyles Bookkeeper x232

Willow is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and has worked for several years in bookkeeping and business management. In her free time, she enjoys playing music, doing yoga, reading historical novels, walking on the Land and connecting with nature, and creating wonderful vegan and living-food meals in her sunny kitchen. She is dedicated to compassionate living and respect for all beings and she practices the art of living in the moment and Being Here Now.

 

Chris Breu, Director of Charitable Giving (502) 649-0126

Chris Breu is the Director of Charitable Giving and works to engage donors with the mission of JustFaith Ministries.  Prior to that she worked on the JustFaith program for eight years.  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 health care 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.

 

Geri Collecchia, Database Maintenance

Geri Collecchia maintains the graduate database. Geri has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and worked for 25 years as a computer programmer.

 

Joe Grant, Engaging Spirituality Program x225

Joe Grant is a co-director for Engaging Spirituality, responsible for supporting the Catholic version of this spiritual deepening process. 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.

 

Mark Huffine, Business Manager x223

Mark Huffine provides financial, human resource and general business management and support to JustFaith Ministries.  Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree with 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.

 

Jack Jezreel, President and Founder x222

Jack Jezreel, originator of the JustFaith program and founder of JustFaith Ministries, serves as Chief Executive Officer 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.

 

Maggie Jezreel, Books & Videos Store and Parish Missions Coordinator

(502) 327-3866

Maggie Jezreel serves as the manager of JFM Books and Videos, our online resource store, and also coordinates our parish missions. 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.

 

Christy Kaufman, Data Analyst x 229

Christy Kaufman serves as the ​Data Analyst at JustFaith Ministries. She has ​over 14 years experience managing non-profit databases with emphasis on data analysis, custom reporting and fundraising operations.   Originally from Louisville, Christy is back after working at a ​p​rivate woman's college in Boston, MA for the past 7 years where she was the Associate Director of Advancement Operations. Before moving to Boston, Christy managed the databases and supported the development offices at The Louisville Zoo and The Alzheimer's Association​.​ ​

 

Stephanie Kaufman, Development Associate x228

Stephanie Kaufman 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.

 

Stefanie M. A. Krievins, Engagement Associate (317) 506-9668

As a three-time program graduate, 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 IUPUI and a master’s of public affairs in nonprofit management from IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

 

Cory Lockhart, Good News People Program x230

Cory serves on the Program Team, with GoodNewsPeople as her primary responsibility. 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.

 

Mandy Olivam, Program Assistant x234

Mandy Olivam is a Program Staff member at JustFaith Ministries. 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- 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.

 

Pat Reeves, Office Manager x221

Pat Reeves provides support to the Just Faith Ministry 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 Jeff of 38 years.  She is a 1992 graduate of the Just Faith Program.


Jane Walsh, Executive Director x233

Jane Walsh comes to JustFaith Ministries with almost 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.

 

Mary Wright, Relationship Manager, JustMatters Programs x226

Mary Wright's job responsibilities at JustFaith Ministries is that of Relationship Manager and Co-Director of the JustMatters program. 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.

News & Media

Behind the Scenes
Our Director, Jack Jezreel, received the Harry A. Fagan Roundtable Award for social action leadership. Read about it in JustFaith in the News.

Mosaic of fishes

Better than the bread is its partition, its division!

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