Leadership Team


Katie Alford
Pack the Cathedral: Sacramental
Katie grew up right outside of Atlanta and moved back to the city after attending Auburn University. She leads Evening Prayer and monthly Adoration as the Pack the Cathedral Chair, and she is a fan of the Braves and Auburn sports.
Genevieve Boyle
Genevieve is from Savannah, GA and is a UGA graduate. She works in event planning, sponsorships and volunteerism at PNC Bank.
Lizzie Buckman
Lizzie Buckman is a transplant to Atlanta, originally hailing from Dallas, Texas, and has been a parishioner of CTK since 2018. She attended Saint Mary’s College, and now works for Synovus Bank. For fun, she likes to watch the Bachelor and eat tacos.
Courtney Brucker
Courtney is from Peachtree City, GA and is a UGA graduate. She works in the finance industry as a valuation professional.
Benedict Esposito
Benedict graduated from Georgia College in 2015 with a BA in Mass Communications & minors in history & rhetoric. He works as a Media Specialist for the Archdiocese and & can be found either watching his Atlanta sports team or at an oldies concert.
Joaquin Estrada
Joaquin is from Atlanta, GA and graduated from Georgia Tech. A cradle Catholic, he enjoys growing in his faith by serving others each and every day.
Mariela Garcia
Mariela is from the Dominican Republic and has been living in Georgia since 2012. She grew up with strong Catholic values and is excited to help new members connect with Christ. She enjoys spending time with her family and going to new places.
Dan Hampton
Pack the Cathedral: Sacramental
Dan is a revert to the Catholic faith and is desperately in love with Christ and the Church, especially in the sacraments. He enjoys piloting small planes, curling, and visiting sites of Marian apparitions (which is made easier through his job at Delta).
Kathleen Loesel
Kathleen is a Northern Virginia native, but has called Atlanta home since 2017. A cradle Catholic, she loves serving the CTK community as an adoration guardian, PSR teacher and your young adult coordinator! Click the mail icon to send Kathleen any questions!
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Francesca Lupinetti
Discipleship Night
Francesca is a Southern Belle who was raised in Central Virginia and made the Peach state her home in 2019. She helps with the planning & hosting of Discipleship Nights. She loves baking, exploring ATL & all things feminine & pink.
Katie Patterson
Pack the Cathedral: Music
Katie grew up in Northeast Atlanta and attended Georgia State University for vocal performance. She runs a fine arts school, performs professionally around Atlanta and enjoys helping others connect with Christ through music.
Dominic Petrello
Pack the Cathedral
Dominic was born & raised in Ohio, home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, his parents, and numerous astronauts who went to space to get as far away from Ohio as humanly possible. He graduated from Georgia Tech & helps with music and adoration for Pack the Cathedral as well as singing at the 4 PM LifeTeen Mass. He can be found playing piano, hiking, on a golf course or soccer field.
Ian Sebastian
Ian is from Pittsburgh but grew in in Newnan, GA and graduated from Georgia Tech. He is a part of LifeTeen and Music ministry at St. Thomas the Apostle and likes playing guitar and hiking.
Kevin Shannon
Originally from Birmingham Alabama, Kevin moved to Atlanta in 2018 after graduating from The University of Alabama. Kevin was a part of the Alabama track team and now works in technology consulting. He loves the CTK community and is excited to welcome newcomers!"
Madison Spain
Madison is a North Carolina native that moved to Atlanta for work after attending UGA. She is passionate about helping others get plugged in and make awesome Catholic friends. Are you new here? Feel free to reach out to Madison!