Who We Are
In a culture that provokes anxiety, worry, self-doubt, and loneliness, Growing Catholics normalizes the use of Scripture in everyday life as a key to having an authentic Catholic mindset for those longing for happiness, peace of mind, a firm identity, and a clear purpose in life.
We believe that Sacred Scripture has the power to inspire, offer practical guidance, bring hope, and transform the heart by making Christ alive and present.
To restore hope and a sense of belonging through the daily habit of reading scripture so that Catholics know they are loved children of God.
The transition from middle school to high school and then from high school to college are both critical moments. Data shows these are the times when the faith of our Catholic youth cools or is even abandoned. By focusing our work with Catholic educators and in the Catholic home, we are reaching teens and their families at crucial times and settings.
Meigan Kelly is the founder of Growing Catholics and has an ignitable passion for working with youth and families and evangelizing through the Word of God. Meigan holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration and has served youth in middle school through college for over 25 years.
Rev. John E. Donia was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 2007. Having served for the last 10 years as a high school teacher and chaplain, he is passionate about helping young people to grow in their relationship with Christ. Father Donia has also taught at LaSalle University and in the School of Theological Studies at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Corinne Gannotti encountered the love of Jesus in a very personal way through the joyful witness of teachers, friends, and loving leaders throughout her life. This placed within her a deep gratitude and the desire to share the Gospel with others. She graduated from Franciscan University with degrees in Theology and Catechetics and has since been teaching theology and working in campus ministry.
Elizabeth Flick was born to be an evangelizer and is the lead of our Growth Ministry team. Elizabeth holds a master's degree in Education from Loyola College. After becoming a mom, she experienced her first Bible study and was ignited by the Word of God. She shares her Catholic faith enthusiastically and is on a personal mission to draw others closer to Christ.
Beth Giordano is a native Pennsylvanian, fun loving spirit, and bibliophile. After graduating from Immaculata University with a degree in Psychology, she went on to earn her master’s in Theology from the Augustine Institute. She has always had a fervor for sharing her faith with young people and spent over a decade working in high school youth ministry.
Anne Metz has a BA in Communications from DeSales University and loves all things related to digital marketing and design. But more than anything, she loves Jesus. She considers it a privilege to use her skills to share the Word of God with others.