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Our national office oversees the establishment and continuous growth of all YCP chapters nationwide. Our ultimate goal is to unite members, mentors, and volunteers through a single network Working in Witness for Christ. Keep scrolling to meet your YCP leadership team!

Leadership team

Based in Dallas, we’re here to serve and connect you—wherever you are.

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Jennifer Baugh

Founder & Executive Director

Jennifer founded Young Catholic Professionals in 2010 after working for Merrill Lynch and FTI Consulting and now serves as YCP’s Executive Director.

Jennifer is the Founder and Executive Director of Young Catholic Professionals (YCP), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to Work in Witness for Christ. She received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Trinity University and her MBA from Texas A&M, graduating summa cum laude. Jennifer worked for Merrill Lynch in the Global Wealth Management practice and for FTI Consulting in the Corporate Restructuring practice before starting the YCP ministry in 2010. Jennifer has been interviewed on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock”, National Catholic Register, Word on Fire, and several other international media outlets promoting the YCP apostolate.

Jennifer Baugh
Founder & Executive Director

Peter Blute

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer for Young Catholic Professionals, Peter manages national and chapter operations, expansion efforts, brand and marketing efforts, and volunteer support. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Dallas and then spent two years working in Rome, Italy and traveling across Europe as a staff member on UD’s study-abroad campus. After returning to Dallas he worked for OnTarget Partners growing their marketing and sales efforts prior to joining the YCP apostolate in 2014 as the non-profit’s second full-time employee.

Peter Blute
Chief Operating Officer

Phil Mauro

Chief Growth Officer

As Chief Growth Officer, Phil manages chapter growth, strategic partnerships, and new chapter expansion. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History & Classics from the University of Notre Dame and then spent ten years as an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army & U.S. Army National Guard. After receiving an MBA and MS in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Phil worked as a Management Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton in the Federal sector, and for North Highland in the Healthcare sector. Phil joined the YCP team in 2022 after serving on the YCP Atlanta Leadership Team and YCP Nashville Board.

Phil Mauro
Chief Growth Officer

Chrissy Wasel

Executive Assistant

As the Executive Assistant for Young Catholic Professionals, Chrissy assists with administrative needs for the chapters and manages scheduling and communication for the national staff, chaplain, and board. Chrissy received her Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of Dallas in May of 2020. She worked in Digital Marketing and other administrative roles before joining the YCP National team in January of 2021.

Chrissy Wasel
Executive Assistant

Joe Griesbauer

Director of Development

As Director of Development, Joe shares the mission of YCP with key supporters and sponsors in a transparent, direct, and compelling way—revealing the transformative impact for members across the country. Major gifts, sponsorships, and fundraising projects are under his purview. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas, and for a year he worked and lived in Rome, Italy on the University’s study-abroad campus. Before joining YCP, he had worked in customer service, insurance, and fraud investigations at PayPal. Joe joined the YCP National team in 2021 after an eye-opening conference experience.

Joe Griesbauer
Director of Development

Emma Stager

Chapter Services Manager

As Chapter Services Manager, Emma provides customer service to our growing number of chapters and has ownership over chapter reporting, compliance, and efficiency through tools and resources, helping ensure the successful execution of YCP’s mission at the highest possible level of excellence. Emma received her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Portland and her MBA from Portland State University. She spent 7 years working for Siemens Digital Industries Software as a software support engineer before joining the YCP national team in April of 2022.

Emma Stager
Chapter Services Manager

Veronica Dos

Program Coordinator

As Program Coordinator for Young Catholic Professionals, Veronica leads the rollout of YCP’s Belong membership and manages the mentor and member experiences. She received her Bachelor of Science from Temple University in Philadelphia and then spent two and a half years working as a Transition Planning Coordinator and as a painting instructor at Painting with a Twist. Veronica has since earned her TEFL Certificate and joined the YCP apostolate in January of 2022.

Veronica Dos
Program Coordinator

Daniel Baczmaga

Training & Expansion Coordinator

As Expansion & Training Coordinator, Daniel manages the process of founding, training, and launching YCP chapters in new cities. He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the College of Charleston and then worked as an Information Security Consultant for a Healthcare Compliance firm. He then moved into technology sales at Dell Technologies where he worked as an Account Manager in their Small Business Division. Daniel joined the YCP team in 2022 after serving on the inaugural YCP Nashville Leadership Team as the Director of Technology.

Daniel Baczmaga
Training & Expansion Coordinator

Pascal Hensel

Strategic Growth Associate

Pascal is a Virginia native who is passionate about connecting Catholics and elevating Catholic influence in the world. Pascal works as YCP’s Strategic Growth Associate to put new chapters on the map, and he also leads a Catholic professional network in Washington, DC. Prior to joining YCP, Pascal was a senior consultant at Deloitte, where he worked in program management, operations, and technology strategy for three years. He has also worked in a variety of roles across public policy and international relations think tanks and government agencies, having earned a BA in Foreign Affairs and Middle East Studies from the University of Virginia. When he’s not working on Catholic networking, Pascal spends his time praying, exercising, socializing with friends, and producing hip-hop and indie instrumentals.

Pascal Hensel
Strategic Growth Associate

Emma McClure

Special Projects Coordinator

Emma is a DFW local, born and raised near Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of North Texas, where she studied Music Education with a concentration in choral studies and voice. During her time there, she was privileged to learn from and perform with some of the nation’s top choral conductors, voice teachers, and professional collegiate choirs. She graduated in May of 2020 with her Bachelor of Music degree and teaching license, and spent the next two years teaching middle school choir. She joined the YCP national team in August of 2022 as the Special Projects Coordinator and is loving every minute of it. When she’s not Working in Witness for Christ, you can find her two-stepping, hanging out with friends, and planning road trips.

Emma McClure
Special Projects Coordinator

Kylie Gallerani

Chapter Success Coach

As Chapter Success Coach for Young Catholic Professionals, Kylie conducts monthly calls with each of the chapter presidents, addressing any concerns and coming up with solutions, but more importantly FIRING them up to go back to their teams and their cities with the energy needed to work in witness for Christ. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. After moving back to her hometown, Hendersonville, TN, she started selling real estate for her parent’s company for a couple of years before making the best decision of all, to become Catholic. She entered the Catholic Church at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in 2019. She shortly after started leading a 40-person bible study at this same parish for 2 years. In her professional life, an opportunity opened for her to become a real estate success coach, which she did for three years prior to joining YCP.

Kylie Gallerani
Chapter Success Coach

Board of Directors

Composed of top Catholic executives, they’re invested in your growth as the next generation of Catholic leaders.

Sean Magennis

Board Chairman

Sean is the President of CEO Coaching International and Chairman of Lumini Network. He is a seasoned international business executive specializing in scaling professional services firms and contributes 30 years of experience to CEOs, entrepreneurs, and founders to create realizable enterprise value. He is widely known for leading YPO as Global President and COO for more than seven years.

Sean Magennis
Board Chairman

Dwight Riskey

Board Member

Dwight founded Riskey Business Solutions, LLC in 2007. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at PepsiCo in a wide variety of leadership roles. Most recently he led Consumer/Customer Insights for all of PepsiCo and was responsible for identifying consumer opportunities for growth. Dwight attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and taught at several colleges and universities.

Dwight Riskey
Board Member

Cecelia Gannon

Board Member

Cecelia is currently the Director, North Texas Experience Leader supporting a North Texas cohort of offices (Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio & Little Rock) to champion the people experience. Prior to this role, Cecelia was a Senior Manager in the Greater Texas market supporting PwC’s Tax practice to provide HR consulting support to the Partners and staff. Cecelia has been with PwC for over 20 years, beginning her career in the Dallas market. She served as the HR Manager for the Tax Line of Service, followed by a national role supporting the Global Human Resources practice, a national HR leader role for the Private Company Services group in Tax and Audit, and a Director role in the Partner Matters group supporting the Advisory Partners before being named to her current role in 2019.

Cecelia Gannon
Board Member

Tom Jones

Board Member

Tom is a high-energy executive with over 25 years of experience in the defense industry. He has held roles ranging from management of advanced R&D portfolios to high volume Aerospace and Defense manufacturing portfolios. Tom has extensive experience in strategic planning and leading in high pressure environments and is at his best leading teams through rapid growth or working program or business turnarounds. In addition to his management experience, Tom has a strong technical background and was considered a subject matter expert in Undersea Warfare issues and Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV). He currently serves as the Executive Vice President & President Aeronautics Sector at Northrop Grumman.

Tom Jones
Board Member

Mike Stefanski

Board Member

Mike is a multi-disciplined senior financial leader with extensive mobility and telecommunications experience. During his 27-year career at Verizon, he held key executives roles designing, supporting and implementing global strategic and operational initiatives as well as developing relationships with global financial institutions. Mike has a passion for developing people in order to build lasting value for the individual and company. His volunteer activities include mentoring young professionals, college students, and high school students.

Mike Stefanski
Board Member

Mark Balasa

Board Member

As Chief Investment Officer, Mark leads the seven-person Investment Committee and oversees the firm’s overall investment philosophy. Mark frequently shares his knowledge and experience on the tax, investment, and estate planning implications of retirement. He has been a featured speaker with organizations such as Morningstar, the FPA, Charles Schwab & Co., and Standard & Poor’s. He has been quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Barron’s. Mark has also been recognized as one of the top wealth managers in the country by organizations such as Robb Report Worth magazine, Medical Economics, and Bloomberg. He holds a Certified Public Accounting designation and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

Mark Balasa
Board Member

Marla Mock

Board Member

Marla is the Vice President of Operations at Molly Maid, a Neighborly Company, with extensive experience in marketing, business development, operations, and franchising.

Marla Mock
Board Member

Dina Dwyer-Owens

Board Member

Dina Dwyer-Owens, former CEO & Co-Chair of Dwyer Group, now Neighborly, is a business leader, book author, and corporate motivational speaker. America knows her from the CBS reality show “Undercover Boss” and the first-ever special “Undercover Boss: Epic Bosses.”

Dina Dwyer-Owens
Board Member

Jennifer Baugh

Founder & Executive Director

Jennifer founded Young Catholic Professionals in 2010 after working for Merrill Lynch and FTI Consulting and now serves as YCP’s Executive Director.

Jennifer is the Founder and Executive Director of Young Catholic Professionals (YCP), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to Work in Witness for Christ. She received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Trinity University and her MBA from Texas A&M, graduating summa cum laude. Jennifer worked for Merrill Lynch in the Global Wealth Management practice and for FTI Consulting in the Corporate Restructuring practice before starting the YCP ministry in 2010. Jennifer has been interviewed on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock”, National Catholic Register, Word on Fire, and several other international media outlets promoting the YCP apostolate.

Jennifer Baugh
Founder & Executive Director

Spiritual team

Through their generous service they help us fulfill our ultimate mission—to inspire modern-day saints.

Most Reverend Edward J. Burns

Episcopal Advisor

“It is with great joy that I endorse Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) and encourage all Catholics to support this important organization,” said Bishop Burns. “To my brother bishops, I say please consider welcoming this group into your diocese. To Young Adult Diocesan Directors, please feel confident in welcoming YCP. And, to young workers across the country, I say, get involved! I pray this ministry will thrive throughout the country so that our Catholic faith will flourish in the world today.”

- Most Reverent Edward J. Burns, Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas

Most Reverend Edward J. Burns
Episcopal Advisor

Monsignor C. Eugene Morris

National Chaplain

Born in June of 1965, Msgr. Morris has been a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis since May of 1996. For two years, he served as the parochial vicar of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in South St. Louis City before moving to St. George Parish and assuming a full-time teaching position at St. Mary’s High School. In 1999, Msgr. Morris was invited to pursue further studies at the Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm in Rome. He completed a license in sacramental theology in June of 2001 and returned to St. Louis where he began work at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. In July of 2005, he was named director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate and the Vicar for Deacons in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In June of 2006, under the leadership of then Archbishop Raymond L. Burke (now Cardinal Burke), he established the St. Maximilian Kolbe House of Discernment and served as the director of the house for three years while continuing his other duties. In September of 2008, Monsignor was named a member of the Papal Household. From 2009 through 2010 he was the pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In the fall of 2010, he began work at the Pontifical College Josephinum as the Director of Sacred Liturgy and Assistant Professor in sacred theology. During his tenure at the Josephinum, Msgr. Morris assisted with Holy Mass at St. Brendan the Navigator Parish in Hillard, OH and was a contributor on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio in Columbus, OH. In June of 2018, Msgr. Morris was appointed Rector of the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine, a pastoral ministry of the Archdiocese of St. Louis devoted to the celebration of the Holy Mass and the other sacraments according to the ancient rite of the Church.

Msgr. Morris has served as an assistant professor of Sacramental Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and the Pontifical College Josephinum, a lecturer for the Paul VI Catechetical Institute and the spiritual advisor to the Marian Catechists in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Liturgical Institute at St. Mary of the Lake University, Mundelein Seminary. Msgr. Morris has hosted a weekly radio program on WRYT, Catholic radio in St. Louis and has been a spiritual director for The Inner Life, a program on Relevant Radio. Msgr. Morris also was a weekly commentator on Catholic affairs for the Son Rise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Catholic Radio in Cincinnati. Msgr. Morris had several programs on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio in Columbus for four years. Msgr. Morris also served as chairman of the Advisory Board for Newman Connection. Monsignor frequently give talks, retreats and days of recollection on various topics related to the Catholic faith throughout the United States.  

Monsignor C. Eugene Morris
National Chaplain
MONSIGNOR MORRIS
Catholic priest, radio personality, professor, and National Co-Chaplain for YCP.
JENNIFER BAUGH
Founder of YCP, discovering a whole new world as a working mom on a mission.
PETER REX
Founder and CEO of Rex, he serves Jesus and people in the business world.
Sam Goodwin
PETER BLUTE
Chief Operating Officer of YCP and conference emcee.
FR. KEN GERACI
Prodigal son and entrepreneur turned powerhouse priest.
FR. JOHN LOCOCO
Milwaukee vocation director and a National Eucharistic Preacher.
DINA DWYER-OWENS
Business leader, author, and speaker who appeared on Undercover Boss.
FR. GEORGE ELLIOTT
Priest, podcast host of Catholic Bytes, and founder of Catholic CAST Media.
SR. MEREDITH, OCD
Former environmental consultant and business owner turned Carmelite sister.
MARGARET KNAPP
Catholic songwriter and performer.
E-KNOCK
Catholic rapper.
ZURIEL MEREK
Electric violinist trained in using classical technique on a modern instrument.
HAVANA NRG
Dallas-based Latin band playing salsa, cumbia, bachata, and current hits.
PETE BRANHAM GROUP
DFW local jazz trio featuring saxophone, keyboard, and bass/drums.

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Leadership Team

Based in Dallas, we're here to serve and connect you—wherever you are.

Leadership Team

Based in Dallas, we're here to serve and connect you—wherever you are.

Leadership Team

Based in Dallas, we're here to serve and connect you—wherever you are.

spiritual team

Based in Dallas, we're here to serve and connect you—wherever you are.

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