Dylan has been working to perfect both the dad bod and the dad joke since 1993. They were both on display at St. Anthony’s where he was the middle school youth minister until 2017.
I am lover of worship music and discovering hidden things in Scripture. I have re-taken up figure skating as an old love from my youth and have discovered that no matter how good you get, there is a small Asian girl that can do it better than you. In 2013 I graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with an MA in Theology, and I am currently a missionary with Ablaze Ministries as a Campus Minister at St. Joseph Catholic School. I currently live in Bryan, TX with my husband and cat.
I grew up wanting to be a professional boxer. My plan was to grow to be about 7' tall and 280lbs so that I'd be unstoppable. Somewhere along the line I changed my mind and decided to remain at a modest 6'2" and forego the excitement that comes with boxing. God has called me to something else with my life, something just as exciting and possibly more dangerous: youth ministry. I am happy to say that I am now the high school youth minister at St. Mary's in Brenham- and I get to serve an awesome group of teens.
Alyssa really, really loves Jesus and all that entails. To describe her Catholic faith in a few simple words, it would be passionate frenzy. She LOVES The Church. And she will fight for it, for others, and for herself. And she will fight dirty... If we can define dirty as within the parameters of being a good, Holy Catholic but with serious tenacity. She just received a Master's in Theology from the Augustine Institute, and mentors youth ministers at Ablaze Ministries in the vacation hot spot of Bryan, Texas.
I am a Catholic husband, father, missionary, speaker, worship leader and blogger. I'm also a sports lover, avid gamer, former athlete/currently chubby. I spend much of my life watching children's shows with my kids. I like turtles, comedy and dromedaries. For more, check out my website at www.fortecatholic.com.
Matt founded Ablaze Ministries (then Collaborative Catholic Formation Ministries) in 2011. He serves as its president and is extremely passionate about forming the nation's best youth ministers.
Sarah was with Ablaze from the very beginning as a youth minister before moving to Canada and serving on the staff of NET Ministries of Canada. She is now living in beautiful British Columbia with her husband Matthew, but still misses the wonderful Texas beaches of her home state.