Tony M. has served on the Cross Catholic communications staff since 2008, giving a voice to the poor and marginalized through words, photographs, and on-the-ground reporting. He brings to Cross Catholic his experience as a newspaper journalist, magazine writer, and new media communicator, combined with a seminary education and personal faith in Christ that have shaped his understanding of the biblical mandate to love the poor. His work with Cross Catholic has taken him around the world to meet with ministry partners and the people they serve. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, he now lives in south Florida with his wife & two sons.
With a passion for international missions, a heart for the poor and a story to tell, Catherine feels blessed to join Cross Catholic Outreach’s communication team as a staff writer. After spending the last three years serving the poor in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky, she is thrilled to continue the adventure by writing about Cross Catholic ministry partners around the world. Originally from south Florida, Catherine is happy to back in her hometown using the talents God has given her to help vulnerable families overseas and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Having spent the better part of two decades in the world of corporate advertising, Chris recently asked himself, “what is the one thing I can do to radically alter my life?” He found the answer at Cross Catholic Outreach. An award-winning writer who has given a voice to some of the biggest brands in the world, Chris now feels blessed to be able to give a voice to the poor and marginalized around the world. Although new to the world of nonprofit and ministry work, Chris feels called to serve, and looks forward to sharing stories of inspiration and wonder as he finds them.
Zach O. has been working at Cross, first as a contractor, then as a Projects Manager, since January 2010. He served in the Peace Corps in Haiti from 2002 to 2004, and continued to live in Haiti for four years after he left the Peace Corps. Zach holds a degree in Environmental Management from Indiana University and is currently working on his Master’s degree in Sustainable Development from the University of London. He is happily married to Annie, and is an overly proud father to a two-and-a-half-year-old aspiring artist, Isla.
Gina is excited to enter the scene as Cross Catholic Outreach’s newest staff writer. With a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, as well as a history in ministry, news writing, public relations and nonprofit communications, she feels that God has used every experience to prepare her for life with Cross. Gina is humbled to use all she has learned for the sake of the poor, to the glory of God. She hopes to continue learning and wordsmith the world into life-saving action.