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  • Catholic Marriage Prep Staff - Founders Open or Close

    Christian and Christine MeertChristian and Christine Meert are the founders and owners of CatholicMarriagePrep.com

    After 15 years in the Catholic Community of the Beatitudes, they received the call to dedicate themselves completely to helping couples prepare for marriage.
    They created the catholicMarriagePrep.com program and continue to constantly updating it.
    They both teach the online and the live courses.
    They have 5 daughters (12 grandkids and counting) and live in Colorado.



    Moses and MattieMoses and Mattie

    Moses and Mattie have been a part of Agape Catholic Ministries since 2006, attaining leadership positions in 2010, where they both wear many hats.

  • Catholic Marriage Prep Staff - Instructors Open or Close

    Deano and Karen helped start the organization.

    They are full time online instructors for marriage prep.
    They both graduated from Norther Arizona University.
    Karen's BS was in Applied Sciences and she became a Registered Dietitian specializing in the renal field.
    Deano graduated with BS in Accounting and is Exempt Organization Specialist with the IRS.
    They have five children and 2 grand daughters.
    They live in Colorado.


    Gordon and Mary are both online marriage prep instructors.

    They also teach the live course in their Colorado Springs parish.
    Gordon recently retired from the Air Force so they specialize in preparing our military couples.
    Gordon has a Master's Degree in Business and now works for the Department of Defense.
    Mary studied at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and also works part time in the records section for the Colorado Springs Police Department.
    Mary's dad is a deacon of 30 years.
    Gordon and Mary married in 1981.
    They have five children and five grand children.
    They live in Colorado.


    Rudy and Carmen are from Peru where they met and got married in 1993.
    In 2002, they moved to the USA for work and have dedicated more than 10 years to prepare couples to get married as well as form CMP instructors nationwide.

    They have a vast experience working with the Hispanic community and have given presentations on the Sacrament of Matrimony in several communities, in Arizona, Washington, Ohio, California, Louisiana, and Colorado where they live.

    In addition, they are online CMP instructors for engaged couples and Carmen is a teacher and helps with the spiritual formation of the girls who will celebrate their Quinceañera Mass as part of a Hispanic tradition.

    They are both very active in their parish and lead the Natural Family Planning Ministry in Spanish for the Diocese of Colorado Springs.


    Greg and Amber are online and live instructors, both for Marriage prep and for Baptism prep.

    Greg is a deacon for the Archdiocese of Denver.
    They teach live marriage prep classes in the archdiocese of Denver.
    They have six children.
    They live in Colorado.


    Brian and Kimberly are online and live instructors for marriage prep.

    Kimberly is also the Instructor Coordinator for Agapè Catholic Ministries
    They are originally from California, having met each other in high school and continued their education until they married in 2001. They moved to Denver in 2005 to start a family and have four amazing children, two girls and two boys. Brian has a bachelor's in Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona in southern California. He has been a licensed architect for over 15 years and currently runs an independent architecture firm. In addition, he works full-time as a leading 3-D Design Instructor and Consultant for a local CAD company in Colorado to architects, contractors, and others in the industry. Kimberly has a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy with a background in progressive neurological disorders, concussion, and dizziness. She completed her schooling from CSU Northridge (California) and AT Still University - Arizona School of Medical Sciences. She is currently a stay at home mom, works as our Instructor Coordinator and periodically teaches as adjunct faculty at Regis University in the physical therapy doctorate programe. They have been live and online instructors with CMP since 2013.


    Chris and Mary are online marriage prep instructors.

    They have been working in pro-life, youth and marriage ministry for over a decade.
    They lead Theology of the Body for Teens classes.
    They married in1987, homeschooled their children and have been very active in parish life.
    They have two children, a daughter-in-law and a grandchild.
    They are both full time Realtors in Colorado, working with their adult children in a family business.
    You can follow them on Facebook.


    Jason and Audrey

    are online and live instructors for marriage prep, living in Colorado with their six children.


    Joe and Debbie are online marriage prep instructors.

    They now make their home in Colorado, but have lived across the globe with the Navy and the defense industry.
    They are both U.S. Naval Academy graduates, but didn’t meet until they were both stationed in Italy.
    Joe served for 8 years as a nuclear submarine officer and Debbie served for 5 years as a communications and security officer ashore.
    They specialize in preparing our military couples. 
    Debbie and Joe have ten kids by birth and adoption whom they homeschooled for 24 years.
    They are also the proud grandparents of five adorable grandchildren!


    Mike and Lisa are online marriage prep instructors.

    Mike is in the army. They also specialize with preparing military couples.

    They have been married for 30 years.
    They have two children and one grandchild.
    They live in the New York/New Jersey area.


    Andrew and Rebecca are live marriage prep classes instructors.

    They originally hail from Idaho but moved to Denver in 2005 shortly after they wed.
    They have four amazing children, three girls and a boy.
    Andrew has a bachelor's in Literature, Philosophy and Theology from Mount Angel Seminary, just outside Portland Oregon.
    After moving to Denver he attended Regis University and received his masters in Education. He is currently a claims adjuster for Farmers Insurance.
    Rebecca has a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of San Francisco.
    She is currently a stay at home mom who runs a small bookkeeping/accounting business from home.


    Olivia and Ryan are online marriage prep instructors.

    Ryan and Olivia live in Edmond, OK with their three wonderful children, Edith and Camille, and Joseph.
    Ryan works within the oil and gas industry and Olivia homeschools the children.
    They met at Mass during their college years, married August 3, 2012 and, together, they fall more in love with each other and with the Catholic faith each day.


    Kristin and Mark are online marriage prep instructors.

    They live in New York, but have lived in several locations with the U.S. Army.
    They met as cadets while attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.
    As cadets they fostered and encouraged each other’s Catholic faith. 
    They married 6 months after graduation.
    Married nearly three decades, they are the proud parents of ten children!


    Lori and Chris are online marriage prep instructors.

    They have recently relocated from the Denver area to the Kitsap Peninsula on the west coast of Washington State, near Olympic National Park.

    They have been married for 17 years and have one child (from Lori’s previous marriage) who is now 24 and lives in Colorado Springs.
    They have been active in their parish, and other Catholic ministries to include Knights of Columbus, Retrouvaille, FOCUS, and 40 Days for Life.


    Marlene and Rob are both online marriage prep instructors.

    Rob also serves as the company’s Director of Integration,
    ensuring people, processes, and technology work together to fulfill the company’s mission. 
    They are a retired Air Force family, who has spent an extensive amount of time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
    They now live part-time in Cape Coral, FL, and work hard to satisfy their wanderlust the remainder of the year. 
    They have been married since 1981 and have two married sons.


    Christina and Matthew are Baptism prep and Prepare online instructors.

    They are both originally from the greater NYC area, but since Matthew is in the military, have called many places home. 
    They met in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris during their college years and were soon married after Matthew's graduation from West Point.

    Since 2006, Matthew has served as an Engineer Officer and holds degrees in Environmental Geography, BS, Engineering Management, MA, and Military Studies, MMAS, with a thesis on "just War Theory." Christina has a BA in International Relations with minor concentrations in French and Spanish. She also holds an MA in Theology/Religious Studies from St. Joseph Seminary and College (Archdiocese of NY). Christina and Matthew volunteer with their parish's religious education programs, such as RCIA and the Catholic Women of the Chapel. Matthew and Christina have four kids, three girls and a boy.


    Tony and Lindy are onlinemarriage prep instructors.

    They were married in 1995 and have seven children.

    Tony has a Masters in Theology from Catholic Distance University and works at St. John’s Catholic School as Director of Maintenance.

    Lindy is a Certified FertilityCare Practitioner and Certified Master Catechist.

    Together Tony and Lindy are active in pro-life and family ministries throughout their diocese.
    They also are the owners of Sacred Heart Books and Gifts, an online Catholic bookstore featuring both Catholic books and homeschool curriculum.


    Jennifer and Scott are online marriage prep instructors.

    They both graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville, where Jennifer received her bachelors in accounting and Scott received his bachelors in mathematics. Scott went on to earn his masters in computer science and currently works for a healthcare clearinghouse as a software developer.

    They were married in 2006 and have six beautiful children. Their family resides in Texas.


    Ashley and Luke are online instructors.

    They reside in the Philadelphia suburbs with their two young children.
    Luke grew up in the Philly area and Ashley is originally from New York.
    The couple met at Sacred Heart University where they shared a major and were scholar athletes.
    Luke is a CPA and Ashley is a stay-at-home mother who previously worked in youth ministry.


    Antonios and Sefanit are online marriage prep instructors living in Houston, Texas.

    Originally from Eritrea, a small country in Northeast Africa, Antonios and Sefanit were married in 2017 and are proud parents to 9-month old Felix Joseph.
    Antonios is the tech savvy one as a UX/UI designer and Sefanit’s job is to share the love of God as a director of Evangelization for a Catholic parish.
    They were prepared by Agape Catholic Ministries and are excited to share their love of God and his plan for marriage with the world.


    Robert and Aundrea are online marriage prep instructors living in Alabama.

    They met while studying undergrad Theology at St. Mary's of Orchard Lake, MI.
    Robert currently works as a Theology Advisor for EWTN, while Aundrea homeschools their soon to be six children.
    They are Byzantine (Ruthenian) Catholic.


    Jevan and Eliana are both online marriage prep instructors.

    For years, Jevan worked as a legal assistant for a U.S. Government agency. 
    He also worked at USAA Insurance, and Focus on the Family.  Jevan has a Master of Arts degree in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (CA).
    He is a convert to the Catholic Church, and is now working on serving the Church in a greater capacity.

    Eliana has a Doctor of Music Arts degree in piano performance from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati,
    and she is Director of Sacred Music at a Catholic church in the Colorado Springs area.
    As a life-long Catholic, Eliana has experienced much of the beauty and depth of the Church and its teachings, and she wishes to share that with others. 

    Eliana and Jevan both have family in Colorado, and Jevan is a native of Colorado Springs. 
    We were married in 2014, and we have had a very amazing and loving marriage!


    Cecilia and John are online marriage prep instructors living in rural Illinois.

    Cecilia grew up in Texas and is fluent in Spanish. She has worked as a high school teacher for more than ten years.  
    John’s specialty is biology and he enjoys all things outdoors.
    He has worked for the Church for more than fifteen years leading young people and families closer to Christ.
    They met while in grad school and have been married for more than ten years.
    Their hobbies are being outdoors, wine making, and spending time with their children.


    Joanna and Danny are online marriage prep instructors.

    They were married October 1st, 2006, and have five children.

    Danny and Joanna were both baptized Catholic, but their formation in the faith was non existent. Shortly after marrying, they were called back to the Catholic Church through prayer, reading, and studying Sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Since then, they remain active in their parish in Spring, Texas and welcome opportunities to serve the Church, especially as a couple.

    Following a calling from the Lord, Danny left behind his career in oil and gas to provide for their family through his passion of carpentry and handyman work.

    Following her own calling from the Lord, Joanna left behind the world of Family Law to be a stay-at-home mother who homeschools their children and loves to fill their home with delicious baked goodies.


    Ariel and John are online Baptism prep instructors.

    They are High School sweethearts and have been married for 3 years.
    They are hoping to grow their family soon through the gift of adoption.
    They are originally from New Jersey, but are currently linig in Corpus Christi, Texas.
    Before moving to Texas, they live in Maine working as Catholic college campus missionaries for 3 years.
    John now works in youth ministry for a local Catholic parish and Ariel works as a tax preparer.
    They are excited to serve families in this role as instructors!


    Tara and Dan are online marriage prep instructors.

    Dan is a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Bismarck, ND. 
    Dan also works as a manager at National Information Solutions Cooperative. 
    Tara currently stays at home to tend to the Brooke family needs. 
    They both love working in marriage preparation and are excited to be part of Catholic Marriage Prep. 
    The couple lives in Bismarck, ND and they have 5 children.


    Jacky and Gerlie are both online marriage prep instructors.

    They met each other thru the singles ministry of the Couples for Christ, a Catholic family-renewal organization.
    They got married on May 17, 2015 and have two children – the eldest (Jesse) who is already in heaven and currently the youngest (Therese Giannamaria) who is now one year old.

    Gerlie is a contributing writer for the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ official publication (the CBCP Monitor) and a program consultant for the Archdiocese-owned St. Francis de Sales radio stations.

    Jacky is a work-at-home dad and a contributing writer for Family Is a Gift online magazine. They are actively serving in Couples for Christ and the Ministry for Family and Life of the Archdiocese of Lipa.
    They live in Batangas City, Philippines.


    Ana and Jacob are online Marriage Prep instructors.

    Ana and Jacob are from the same small town in southwest Iowa and were married in 2014.
    They enjoy traveling, biking, camping, and spending time with family.
    While they now move occasionally around the country, they always find their home in the local Catholic Church.


    Kelsey and Michael are online Marriage Prep instructors

    They started dating in High School, and after they both graduated from the University of Northern Colorado, they married in 2011 and have four children.
    Michael is a development director for a local Catholic campus ministry and Kelsey works part time at a pregnacy resource center and manages the home.
    They live in Colorado.

     


    Andrea and John are online Marriage Prep instructors.

    They live in Aurora, Colorado.
    John is originally from Portland, Oregon, and Andrea grew up in a military family, moving around before her family moved to Colorado permanently. John has a dregree in Vocal Performance from Arizona State University. He spent over a decade working in the Liturgy Office for the Archdiocese of Denver, and now works at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary and Cemeteries as an Outreach Manager.
    Andrea holds a degree in psychology from Regis University.
    After college she spent two years volunteering with the Dominican Order in Gerogia and New York. Upon returning to Denver she worked in the human services/non profilt field. Andrea is now a stay at home mom to the couple's tow young boys.


    Janice and Doug are online Marriage Prep instructors.

    They were married in 1999. They met while working at McKinsey & Company, Inc, in Cleveland.
    Both of them grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland.
    Doug's career in international freight brought them to Colorado in 2005.
    They have three children including two daughters and an son, ranging from college to middle-school.
     


    Marisabel is an online Baptism prep instructor.

    She is originally from Venezuela but currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and son.
    She has a degree in French that has inspired her to travel and spread the Gospel throughout different cultures.
    Her passion is to serve God through her family life and through ministries like Agapè.
    In her spare time she enjoys baking, taking her son to the park and creating new memories with her family.


    Doug and Beth are online marriage prep instructors.

    They are Illinois and Iowa natives but have lived in Wisconsin for 8 years.
    Both serve the church professionally in the areas of youth ministry and marriage and family ministry.
    Their interest in the family began in undergrad when they discovered Theology of the Body.
    They have 5 children and a very active and joyful family life.

     

     

     

     


    Melissa and Chip are online marriage prep instructors.

    They have over 25 years of experience in marriage, family and youth ministry.
    Chip has a background in agronomy, golf courses and school athletic fields.
    Melissa is an artist and completed a 5-year lay ministry program in 2013 with her Diocese and has a master certificate in Church and Ministry. She currently is the Director of Fatih Formation at a large parish.
    Both Melissa and Chip speak at high schools nationally and work in their New Jersey shore community with youth and parents. 
    They are the parents of 8 children and have 2 grandchildren.


     

  • Catholic Marriage Prep Staff - Administration Open or Close

    Carmen, from Peru, is a Company Representative and Translator

    She answers the phone and the live chat in the mornings.

    She translates all our materials in Spanish.

    Carmen also helped us start the Quinceañeras preparation and as a teacher, she is the best qualified to help prepare our teenagers.


    Ashley is a Company Representative.

    Ashley was born and raised in Colorado and loves this state very much.

    She comes from a family of 6 children and is proud of her nephews and niece.

    Ashley helps with the live chat.

    She is also in charge of the correspondence with the priests and dioceses.


    Christine is our Office Supervisor.

    She lives in Colorado.
    Christine has a degree in journalism and education (K-6).
    She has been married for 21 years and has 4 wonderful children,
    She recently graduated from the Denver CAtholic Biblical School. 
    When not working, she is usually driving someone somewhere, at a soccer field, or trying to grow flowers in her backyard.


    Edwin is our webmaster and IT manager.

    He grew up in Texas, where he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Edwin is married with two adult children and currently living in the DFW area of Texas..

    Edwin worked for a large Oil and Gas Engineering Company in Houston for many years, before starting a career in web development in the mid 90's. He enjoys walking and exercise, learning new technology and keeping our websites attractive, stable and secure.


    Patrick is a Company Representative.

    His dad was in the army and so he was born in Camp Darby, Italy, where his family was stationed at the time. 
    The family travelled around the world and settled in Colorado Springs, CO, in 1995.
    He was born and raised Catholic and absolutely loves his faith.
    With his wife Allison, they have a two year old son named Luke.
    He received Masters degree in Information Technology from Colorado Technical University in 2016.


    Jessie is an Administrative Assistant.
    She enters registrations and attributes instructors to the couples.

    Jessie lives in Colorado with her husband of 15 years, Paul and their 3 chidlren.
    She has degrees in Finance and Theology.
    As a family, they have moved to many different locations in the U.S. and enjoy meeting new people and making new friends.
    In her spare time, Jessie loves to work on home renovations as well as take time off exploring the mountains.


    Jason is our tech support.
    He is native to Colorado.

    Born and raised Catholic and the oldest (and he would say wisest) of 5 sisters.
    He traveled around the country with NET Ministries for a year.
    Both him and his wife, Stephanie, grew up in the same parish, but it took them 25 years to meet each other!
    They are now happily married and the proud parents of one son (so far)!
    Jason has been doing tech support over the last decade with Apple and is glad to be using his talents with Agapè Catholic Ministries.


    Olivier and Jehanne are our French Representatives.

    They live in beautiful Burgundy, France, with their five children.

    Olivier is also our awesome graphic designer.

    Jehanne is Christian and Christine's second daughter.


    Melissa is a Customer Service Representative.

    She was born and raised Catholic in Southern Idaho.
    She is the oldest of 6 (three younger sisters and twin brothers).
    She has a Bachelor in Food Science from the University of Idaho, which happens to be where her parents met and all but one of her siblings have attended so far. The youngest is a future Vandal!
    She likes to spend time with her family, three nephews and twin nieces.


 

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