Paul Dittus

PAUL DITTUS Hometown: Atlanta, GA Education: B.A. in Music with Honors from Ave Maria University Ministry at Ablaze: Creative Media Manager Ministry Background: As a kid, I started a Catholic boys’ club called Crusaders 4 Christ. I’ve also served as Director of Music at church. Passions & Interests: These are a few of my favorite […]

Mandi Whittaker

MANDI WHITTAKER Hometown: Atlanta, GA Education: BA in Psychology from Auburn University Ministry at Ablaze: Project Manager at ProjectYM Ministry Background: I grew up Catholic, but didn’t start to appreciate it until I got to college. When my whole world changed, I recognized that the Mass was the one thing that remained familiar (whether I […]

Crystal Marchand

CRYSTAL MARCHAND Hometown: Originally from the great country of Texas, but grew up in the Chicagoland area Education: BFA in Music from Loyola University Chicago, M.ed in Music Education from Boston University Ministry at Ablaze: Works as the Success Manager at ProjectYM where I oversee all content created and manage Thrive, our online membership community. […]

Michael Marchand

MICHAEL MARCHAND Hometown: The great city of Houston, TX Education: B.A. in Theology from Loyola University Chicago Ministry at Ablaze: Founder and Director of ProjectYM Ministry Background: I was a Parish Youth Minister for over a decade and have been running ProjectYM for 7 years. Interests: The color yellow, flip flops, cooking, all things tech, […]