Meet the Compass Catholic Team

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 and Accounting from UNLV in 2005 and a Masters of Business Administration with a focus in Accounting from Angelo State University in 2009. Prior to working at Compass Catholic, Jenny worked in an accounting firm and at a pregnancy resource center. She is passionate about integrating her faith into all aspects of her life and is excited to be part of a team that is focused on sharing the message of financial discipleship.

Jenny and her husband 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 Specialist

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

Carolyn Ell

Money Coach Program Coordinator

Carolyn and her husband moved to Orlando, Florida after he retired from the military in 2015. She is a Chartered Financial Consultant with over 10 years of financial counseling experience. Carolyn joined Compass Catholic in 2021 as a volunteer Money Coach and currently volunteers as the Money Coach Program Director. She enjoys travel, crocheting, and drawing. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Favorite Bible Verse:
“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  – Jeremiah 29:11

What is your best money habit?
Automatic savings. Life is busy and setting money aside can be challenging. I have set up an automatic transfer into my savings account after each pay period. This allows me to focus on my spending plan and enjoy watching my savings grow.

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.

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 Everleigh

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, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world.”

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

Board of Directors

Jon Bean

Co-Founder

Katie Sheppard

Board Member

Jose Siman

Board Member

Lilliana Ganuza

Board Member

Lee Menendez

Board Member

Eva Cordova

Board Member