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Anahy

Anahy is an online Quinceañera Prep tutor.

My name is Anahy! I grew up in a small town called Borger, TX. It’s actually where I experienced God growing up. God came through many times for me at 15!
I wish this preparation course was available for me growing up. It’s fun and you learn a lot! A few things about me are I love doodling and coloring, love the outdoors, the sun, playing volleyball and being Catholic. My favorite movie is The Proposal and Mother Teresa of Calcutta is my favorite saint. I’ve traveled to many places around the world. My favorite has been Dubai!!

I wish you the very best on your journey with Christ.


Aness and Ian

Aness and Ian are online marriage prep instructors.

It is through the singles ministry of the Couples for Christ, a Catholic family-renewal organization, that they met each other serving in the poor communities in their area. They were married in 2012 and have three children. Aness is an accountant by profession but is currently a stay at home mom. She used to work as a bank employee and as a public accounting practitioner. Ian has been a Values Education teacher in a public junior high school for 4 years. He also conducts recollections, values formations, leadership trainings and team building activities for students and employees. He used to work as a guidance counsellor at a university and HR practitioner in Batangas. They are actively serving in Couples for Christ in their area.


Audrey and Jason

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


Brittany and Evan

Brittany and Evan are online Baptism prep instructors and Brittany also works within our Communications Team.

I was born in Denver, Colorado and have 4 older brothers. I was raised in a Catholic family and have attended Catholic schools for most of my education. I attended Regis University in Denver, being involved with Students for Life and in 2016, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Peace and Justice. During my college years, my future husband (Evan) and I became best friends and in 2018, we were married at Holy Apostles Catholic Church. We have one child in heaven (Killian) who was still born, one beautiful daughter (Mina) who is two years old and one daughter (Amelia) on the way!

It is a great joy to be a part of Agape Catholic Ministries as I have always felt drawn to ministry. Both my husband and I volunteer at our parish in Youth Ministry and enjoy helping to bring God’s truth to others. I look forward to working with you!


Carmen and Rudy

Carmen and Rudy 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.


Cherrie and Rowell

Rowell & Cherrie are online Catholic marriage prep instructors.

Rowell and Cherrie started as friends as they both served thru Singles For Christ Ministry but in different chapters. Rowell served as part of the music ministry in SFC Abu Dhabi Chapter, UAE while Cherrie served as a servant leader in SFC Batangas Philippines. While working as a computer engineer and serving the Lord in Abu Dhabi, Rowell was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called panueivitis that lead him in gradually losing his vision so he left his job and went back to the Philippines. He contacted Cherrie so he can also serve as music ministry member in SFC Batangas Chapter. While serving the Lord, their relationship grew and started dating. Their relationship was tested because of Rowell’s worsening eye condition but putting God in the center of their relationship and having marriage in mind, they take a leap of faith. After 3 years of dating, they got married in 2016. Truly, their faith in God leads them together.


Colleen and Phil

Colleen and Phil are both online marriage prep instructors.

Phil has a Master's Degree in Theology and a Master's in Education. Colleen has her Master's in Business Administration. They live in Massachusetts and both work at a Catholic high school. Phil is a Theology teacher and Colleen is the business manager. Phil and Colleen were married in 2002 and have been blessed with 7 children, 6 boys and 1 girl.


Emily and Brandon

Emily and Brandon are both online Marriage Prep instructors.

They met during summer orientation before starting their freshman year of college and were married May, 2009, two weeks following graduation.

They are both cradle Catholics but didn’t develop a commitment and passion for their Catholic faith until their own Pre-Cana marriage prep. They have been blessed with four children and live in Eastern Iowa.


Emily and Jeff

Emily and Jeff are online Marriage Prep and Baptism Prep instructors.

Emily and Jeff met through a young adult Bible study, and bonded over not only God's word, but also the ginger brownies at Jason's Deli after the meetings.

They were married in 2013 and have three children.

Jeff is a high school math teacher and Emily stays home and homeschools their children.

They currently live in Greenville, South Carolina, where Jeff grew up and where Emily moved to from New Jersey to attend college.

Emily enjoys cross stitching, Jeff enjoys woodworking, and together they enjoy cooking, playing board games, watching movies, and hiking as a family.


Frel and Froy

Froilan and Frelizza (Froy and Frel) are online marriage prep instructors.

Frel and Froy were college sweethearts. They live in the Philippines.
They got married in 2003 and have three children, 2 girls and a boy who are all now teen agers.
They were also members of Singles for Christ but it took a while before they decided to join the Couples for Christ in 2016 because they wanted to be ready to commit to the ministry.
Both Froy and Frel enjoyed joining the Music Ministry of Couples for Christ and were later on tasked as couple coordinators for Singles for Christ ministry. They also conduct pre-cana seminars at their local church. Froy is an Asset and Recovery Specialist by profession and Frel is an Audit Supervisor.


HongLan and Phi

HongLan and Phi are online marriage prep instructors.

They were originally from Vietnam and moved to the U.S. in 1995. They met each other in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and got married in 2013. They have three beautiful children, two girls and one boy. They are now living in Austin, TX. Phi went to Louisiana State University for his undergraduate studies and Loyola New Orleans for his Masters. He earned his doctorate degree in Ministry from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Lan has a Masters in Nursing, but is now staying home with their three children. They have taught marriage prep for several years.


Iris and Gerard

Iris and Gerard are online marriage prep instructors.

Married since 2004, they are blessed with three children. Gerard and Iris are from Batangas. They were both born, baptized and raised Catholic, but didn’t really practice the faith by heart. The first five years of marriage was a struggle, almost leading to a separation. Turning to prayer for guidance, it was during this period, that they realized the Lord was calling them to serve Him. It was through the community of Couples for Christ and their local archdiocese, that this became reality. They are still happily serving and fulfilling their mission as a married couple.

Upon hearing God’s call in 2011, Gerard left behind his career in the BPO industry, becoming a full-time dad. He has been working from home, for different international business clients ever since.Following her own calling from the Lord, Iris left behind the corporate world to be a stay-at-home mom. She now works from home with Gerard, in dealing with various international clients.


Irma and Mel

Irma and Mel are online marriage prep instructors.

Mel and Irma were classmates in High School. Upon graduation, they separated ways as Mel went to Manila to study Mechanical Engineering and Irma went to Los Banos to study Agricultural Economics. After they completed their college degrees, they met again in 1978 in Los Banos.

Mel and Irma have been married since 1980. They were blessed with 3 children and 8 grandchildren. They are active members of Couples for Christ since 1990. They are also actively serving in their Parish as Pre – Cana Speakers for couples preparing to get married in the Parish Church.


Janice and Doug

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.


Joanna and Danny

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.


Joelle and Jose

Joelle & Jose are online Catholic marriage prep instructors.

Jose is originally from Washington State and Joelle is from Lebanon, the Middle East. Jose works as a pastoral associate managing marriage and family ministries as well as adult evangelization and bereavement ministries at a parish in Ohio.

Joelle has a PhD in horticulture from Washington State university with a focus on drought physiology in wine grapes. She was a postdoctoral fellow researching wine grapes physiology in dry climates at the irrigation research station at WSU. She decided to become a stay-at-home mom after their son Josef was born.

Karen and Deano

Karen and Deano helped start the organization.

They are full time online instructors for marriage prep. They both graduated from Northern 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 six grandchildren. They live in Colorado.


Karina and Henry

Karina and Henry are online Marriage Prep instructors.

We were both born and raised Catholic in Latin-America. We have been married for 27 years and counting God’s blessings for many more. We reside in Vaughan, Ontario with our 3 amazing sons, Daniel, Jacob and Henrito.

We have been self employed for the past 20+ years and currently work as Health Coaches with Herbalife Nutrition.


Kathy and Deacon Dave

Deacon Dave & Kathy met through CYO groups in the Diocese of Charleston SC. They were married in July, 1983 and currently reside in Colorado Springs, CO. Deacon Dave is a government civilian program analyst working with the US Space Force at Peterson AFB after spending a little over 20 years on active duty with the USAF. Ordained in 2011, Deacon Bull has a deep love for the Liturgy. Kathy worked in the Diocese of Colorado Springs for 16 years in Catechesis & Youth Ministry, recently joining the Agape Ministries team. They have three sons and five granddaughters so far.


Katie and Jeff

Katie and Jeff are online marriage prep instructors and were married in 2016.

They reside in South Carolina where Jeff is an English and Latin Teacher, and Katie, a former in-classroom teacher, is a stay-at-home mom to their young children. They enjoy watching Downton Abbey, swimming in their pool, going for long walks, and anything that involves bieng outside. They wish not only to live as a holy family and couple, but to encourage other couples to seek holiness too.


Kimberly and Brian

Kimberly and Brian 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.


Lisa and Mike

Lisa and Mike 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.


Lynn and John

Lynn and John are Marriage Prep instructors.

They live in Wisconsin and they have been married since 1980. John is a parts manager for an agricultural company and Lynn is a teacher. They have three adult children and seven grandchildren. Some of their favorite activities include spending time with their children and grandchildren, road biking and watching and playing sports. These pastimes have filled their years together with fun and laughter. John and Lynn are actively involved in their church, as well. They volunteer for fundraising events, serve on the grounds crew team and Lynn is a religious education instructor. John and Lynn are extremely grateful for all of God’s blessings and feel very fortunate to share God’s plan for marriage with others.


Maine and Jules

Maine and Jules are online marriage prep instructors.

Maine and Jules married in 1998 and although involuntarily childless, treating as their own children they have two orphaned siblings, their nephews to Maine’s brother who passed on in the same year and whose wife later in 2010. Maine, a registered nurse, is a trained NFP instructor. She is also a volunteer Catechist and Psychological First Aider. Jules is a practicing architect and engaged in design-build services. He is also a panelist of the Archdiocesan Building Committee of the Archdiocese of Lipa. Maine and Jules are born and raised Catholic, educated in Catholic schools and remain active in their Parish as Ministry for Family and Life Coordinators. The couple gives pre-Cana (Marriage Prep equivalent) talks. They live happily in Lipa City, Philippines, and are members of the Couples for Christ Archdiocese of Lipa.


Marisabel and Sean

Marisabel and Sean are online marriage prep instructors.

Sean and Marisabel met in college while Sean served as a missionary on campus. After traveling to Honduras on mission they began dating long distance. Married in 2018, they now have 2 children and live in Pennsylvania. Although they are from different backgrounds they find their rock in Christ. Their goal is to encourage couples to develop a God-centered relationship through the Sacrament of Marriage.

Sean now works as a financial advisor where he helps young couples and families with their finances. Marisabel serves as a Baptism, Quinceañera, and Marriage Prep instructor for Agapè.


Mary and Chris

Mary and Chris are online marriage prep instructors.

They have been working in pro-life, youth and marriage ministry for nearly two decades. 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 three grandchildren. They are both full time Realtors in Colorado, working with their adult children in a family business. You can follow them on Facebook.


Mary and Gordon

Mary and Gordon 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.


Michelle and Bill

Michelle and Bill are online marriage prep instructors.

Bill is a senior administrator for Peak Vista Community Health Center. Michelle has served the Church in a variety of ministerial capacities including Catechesis, Youth Ministry, and Evangelization for over 25 years. They have been married since 2012, have five grown children, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and three beautiful little granddaughters. Bill and Michelle live in Colorado Springs.


Mini and Ernie

Mini and Ernie are online marriage prep instructors from the Philippines.

They are college schoolmates and are both engineers by profession. They were married in 1988 and were blessed with three children. They joined Couples for Christ, a Catholic family renewal community in 1990 and are still very actively serving.


Rebecca and Andrew

Rebecca and Andrew 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.


Renata and Rodrigo

Renata and Rodrigo are online marriage prep instructors.

Rodrigo and Renata are from Brazil and have lived in Canada since 2018. They met in the Catholic Church, attended the same parish and helped as musicians, and event organizers, working with young people, prayer groups and various pastorals. They got married on July 16, 2010 (Day of Nossa Senhora do Carmo) and have 4 children. Renata is a Psychologist specializing in Logotherapy, Rodrigo works in the administrative area of a renewable energy company. They are honored to be able to help guide couples as they prepare for Catholic marriage.


Sefanit and Antonios

Sefanit and Antonios 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.


Sharon and Eric

Sharon and Eric are online marriage prep instructors living in Ohio.

They have been married for 30 years. Sharon and Eric are actively engaged in adult faith formation and marriage preparation and enrichment at their parish. They have four children and four grandchildren. Sharon and Eric are excited to assist you in the process of preparing for married life and the joy of having a Christ centered marriage!


Tara and Dan

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.


Teresa and Paul

Teresa and Paul are online marriage prep instructors.

Paul and I met in southern California in 1982. We dated for two years. Paul had not been raised in a solid faith and I was raised as a Catholic. We had many conversations as our relationship grew to a deeper level. What was it that we both desired, to be united in our faith and raise a family. In April of 84, Paul was welcomed into the church at the Easter Vigil. We got married on August 18, 1984. We have four beautiful children, three son-in-law’s and two beautiful granddaughters.


Valerie and David

Valerie and David are Marriage Prep Instructors.

David and Valerie met in high school, have been together since 2006 and married in 2012. David is a Technical Support Engineer for a Geospatial Software Company and Valerie is an Applications Analyst for a Catholic Health System. We are from a small town in Northeastern Colorado where we enjoy the great outdoors such as camping, hunting/fishing. We enjoy spending time with our families, and our Boxer Tyson. In our free time, we are youth sports coaches, and volunteering as Marriage Prep instructors for our home Catholic Church. Which led us to joining the Agape Ministry as Marriage Prep Instructors to help couples in their journey to the Sacrament of Matrimony.

      

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