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Compass Catholic Staff

Caitlyn Kano
Executive Director

Caitlyn is a military spouse and mom of four. She is an Accredited Financial Counselor and Financial Fitness Coach. Caitlyn started volunteering with Compass Catholic in 2018 and was named Executive Director in late 2020. She is a financial wellness expert with 12 years’ experience.

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

What is your best money habit?
I have a daily “money minute” when I check to see how we’re sticking to our spending plan. It keeps us on track and isn’t a hard habit to stick to!

Jennifer Ibarra
Business Manager

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management; Accounting from UNLV in 2005 and a Masters of Business Administration with a focus in accounting from Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX in 2009. Prior to working at Compass Catholic, she worked in an accounting firm in Texas before moving back to Las Vegas where she worked at a pregnancy resource center. She is passionate about integrating her faith into all aspects of her life and is excited to be. apart of a team that is focused on sharing the message of financial discipleship.

Jenny was born in Idaho but grew up in Las Vegas since she was two years old. She is married to her husband Jason and they have six children. As a family, they love playing board games, doing art projects, and going camping.

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

What does financial discipleship mean to you?
To me, financial discipleship means following God’s wisdom and direction in how we handle our finances. It is surrendering the power and control of money into God’s hands and recognizing that we are stewards of the gifts that we have received. It helps us to grow in trusting the Lord and really allows us to experience the peace and freedom that comes from living within God’s will.

Kim Bean
Shipping Specialists

Kim is an Army veteran of the Vietnam era. She has a BS and an MS in IEd from Purdue University. Kim lived and worked in San Jose, CA until retirement. She then moved to Winter Springs, FL to be near her family.

Favorite Bible Verse:
“The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.” Psalm 23:1

Why is this ministry important to you?
This ministry is important to me because everyone should be able to know that they have enough money for now and the foreseeable future. This ministry will assist you in becoming debt free.

Volunteer Support Team

Elisa Anderson
Money Coach Program Coordinator

Elisa and her husband, Tighe, live with their two children in Miami, Florida and attend St. Augustine Catholic Church. She is a seasoned professional with over 30 years in the South Florida International Financial Services Community. Elisa experienced a transformation when she and her husband participated in a financial wellness small group Bible study in 2005. This experience resulted in Elisa’s passion for sharing the principles of financial discipleship to help others achieve financial freedom. She is excited to present these life changing concepts from an authentically Catholic perspective.

Elisa holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics and Business from the American University in Washington, D.C. and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Favorite Bible Verse:
“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you — oracle of the LORD — plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

What is your best money habit?
Monthly automatic investing. Pay yourself automatically!

Maria Cristina Martinez
Ambassador, Spanish Language Initiatives

Maria Cristina was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She graduated at the “Universidad Catolica Andres Bello” with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She is married and mother of 2 children. Maria Cristina and her family moved to the United States in 2002. She loves to run and has completed half and full marathons!

What is your best money habit?
I love my “pay by date” budget!

Why is this ministry important to you?
Compass Catholic Ministries taught me how to live in this world without being of this world.

Walter Frick
Ambassador, Facilitator Training Coordinator

Walter serves as Ambassador, Facilitator Coordinator to Compass Catholic. Walter and his wife Stephanie are members of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Walter is a native Floridian, born in Miami and later raised in South Carolina. Walter has a B.S. in Business Administration from The Citadel, a military college in Charleston, S.C. In 2005, Walter started an out-reach ministry on financial discipleship at his church, leading over 20 classes and coaching parishioners on the biblical based principles of managing God’s blessings and finances.

Favorite Bible Verse:
I like Proverbs 22:6-7 as it instructs us to train up our children in the faith and all things pertaining to life so our children will grow up to be faithful and competent adults.

What is your best money habit?
Tithing and saving for retirement are our best money habits. By giving we acknowledge God’s ownership; in saving for retirement, we try to effectively manage God’s blessings.

Jenny Brady
Ambassador, Volunteer Department

Jenny and her husband, Matt, live in San Antonio, TX with their three young children. They have been parishioners at St. Matthew Catholic Church since 2012. Jenny is a CPA and worked in public accounting, industry, and nonprofit accounting for nearly 10 years and is now a stay-at-home mom.

Favorite Bible Verse:
My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:11-13. This verse exemplifies how we must approach each day (with contentment and gratitude) because it is only from God alone that we have what we truly need in life. Thanks be to God!

What is your best money habit?
My best money habit is creating and sticking to a monthly budget. we have been doing this for nearly 15 years and it has always kept us focused on being the best stewards that we can be of all that God has given us.

Content Development Team

Tierney Kornet
Ambassador, Content Development

Tierney joined Compass Catholic this year as a Content Developer. She lives in Nashville with her husband and their rescue pup, and they will be welcoming their first child this year.

Favorite Bible Verse:
“The human heart plans the way. But the Lord directs the steps.” Proverbs 16:9

What does Financial Discipleship mean to you?
Financial discipleship is the faithfulness of an individual to view their earthly possessions as the Lord’s and the discipline to manage them as such. The cool thing about discipleship is there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach. We all bring unique skills, backgrounds, and resources to the body of Christ, so the way we live this out will look differently.

Victoria Sechrist
Ambassador, Content Development

Victoria is an Ambassador of Content Development for Compass Catholic. She lives in the Boston suburbs with her husband. She runs a blog called ConsumerCatholic.com and a podcast, Treasures in Heaven.

Favorite Bible Verse:
John 17:24 “Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am* they also may be with me”

What is your best money habit?
Spending within our means.

Board of directors

Jon Bean
Compass Catholic Co-Founder

Katie Sheppard

Jose Siman

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