Fraternal Outreach Team
Katlyn Gerken, Regional Outreach Manager and Contributing Editor, joined the team in 2014. Katlyn provides direction and content for Catholic Forester magazine; manages COF's social media accounts; and drives member engagement by planning and attending outreach events, including Spirituality Tap-ins. Her favorite part of the job is working with members and agents to bring events to life. She also enjoys seeing her team's impact on the membership.
Alma mater: Loras College
Enjoys volunteering at: Feed My Starving Children and her local Catholic grade school
Phone: 630-983-3746 | Email Katlyn
Michael Cesario, Fraternal Outreach Coordinator, participated in various alternative breaks while in grad school and said because those experiences had such an impact on his life, he wants to bring that same experience to others. Michael is the alternative break lead for COF, and he supports other outreach events including Feeding God's Children and Spirituality Tap-in!
Alma mater: Illinois State University (undergrad) and Saint Xavier University (MBA)
Enjoys volunteering at: Jerusalem Farm in Kansas City
Phone: 331-229-5612 | Email Michael
Kaitlynrose Bicek, Fraternal Outreach Coordinator, was involved in campus ministry throughout college during which she traveled the country participating in formative service trips. Her favorite experiences were working to improve her local community, impacting lives at home. Kaitlynrose is looking forward to bringing small encounters to all Feeding God's Children and alternative break participants. She is the lead for Feeding God's Children, COF's year-round outreach effort.
Alma mater: University of Dayton
Enjoys volunteering at: Our Lady of the Angels Mission in Chicago
Phone: 630-527-4996 | Email Kaitlynrose | Meet Kaitlynrose in this video!
Fraternal Outreach Workshop
Do you want to host an outreach event in your community? Do you have an idea for an event, but you aren't sure how to bring it to life? The Fraternal Outreach Team will host a workshop in your area to generate ideas for a Feeding God's Children event, choose one of those ideas, set an event date and identify the best ways to promote the event! Ideally, these take place in the evening on a weekday. Attendees are people, of any age, who are active in the community and want to make a difference! A small group of approximately three to seven people works well.