Damascus leaders impacting families, schools, and parishes.


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Aaron Richards

Executive Director of Operations and Finances
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Dan DeMatte

Executive Director of Missions and Advancement

Mission Staff

A.J. D’Angelo

Assistant Director of Operations

Brad Pierron

Missionary Program Director

Sheila McMahon

Guest Experience Coordinator

Emily Knuth

Event Coordinator, Alumni Relations, Director of Counselors

Ben Huber

Director of Programming & Ohio Camp Director

Sam Halligan

Assistant Director of Programming & Outreach

Noah Gilchrist

Outreach Director

Whitney Halligan

Director of Food Services

Jotham Allwein

Creative Director

Alaina Sincich

Marketing Assistant

Sarah Noltner

Marketing Assistant

Abby Smith

Assistant Guest Experience Coordinator, Historian Intern & Recruiting Assistant

Sam Jones

Facilities Assistant

Adam Smith


Janine King


Jen Vance

Executive Assistant

Board of Directors


Matt Schlater

Board Chairman | Business Entrepreneur Jones-Schlater Flooring
Diocese of Columbus, OH

Dr. Vince Pompili

Board Vice-Chair | SVP Novant Health
Diocese of Winston-Salem, NC

Jim Stucko

Board Secretary | Attorney Scott, Scriven & Wahoff LLP
Diocese of Columbus, OH

Jon Yerian

Board Treasurer | Certified Public Accountant John Gerlach & Company LLP
Diocese of Columbus, OH

Byrnes Lambert

Business Entrepreneur Villicus Management
Diocese of San Diego, CA

Chris Meyers

Business Entrepreneur Principal Architect and Founding Owner Meyers + Associates Architecture
Diocese of Columbus, OH

David Bianconi

Business Entrepreneur Former CEO Progressive Medical
Diocese of Columbus, OH

Cole Ellis

Business Entrepreneur Ellis Companies
Diocese of Columbus, OH

Ben Hartings

Commercial Banker First Merchant Bank
Diocese of Columbus, OH

Lori Hamrock

Community Leader
Diocese of Columbus, OH

Fr David Sizemore

Pastor St Francis DeSales Newark
Diocese of Columbus, OH

Mike D’Andrea

Business Entrepreneur Miracle Motor Mart
Diocese of Columbus, OH

Bishop Thomas

Diocese of Toledo, OH

National Advisory Board

Bishop Andrew Cozzens

Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Bishop David O’Connell

Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA

Bishop Michael Sheridan

Diocese of Colorado Springs, CO


Pontifical Commission for Biblical Studies
Diocese of Ann Arbor, MI

David Karam

S’Barro, CEO, St. Jude Foundation, Trustee
Diocese of Columbus, OH

Sr. John Paul, O.P.

Dominican Sisters Mary Mother of the Eucharist
Diocese of Columbus, OH

Curtis Martin

Founder of FOCUS
Diocese of Denver, CO

Philip Rivers

Los Angeles Chargers, Father of Campers
Diocese of San Diego, CA

Chris Stefanick

Founder of Real Life Catholic National Youth Evangelist
Diocese of Denver, CO

Craig Stammen

Professional Baseball Player, Pitcher San Diego Padres
Diocese of San Diego, CA

Michael Hernon

Founder of Messy Family Project
Diocese of Steubenville, OH

Paul Green

Partner, Central Sector Leader, Industrial Products Ernst & Young
Diocese of Chicago, IL

Adam Johnson

Chairman and CEO of Netjets
Diocese of Columbus, OH

John O’Leary

Author and Speaker
Diocese of St Louis, MO