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Fraternal Outreach Team

Together, we'll bring your events to life.

Katlyn Gerken

Katlyn Pischel, Manager of Member and Agency Engagement, joined the team in 2014. Katlyn serves as a liaison between member outreach and agency outreach. She drives member engagement by creating new opportunities to be involved and supporting established events while seeking ways to create and strengthen connections between members and agents. As one of the creators of Spirituality Tap-in, Katlyn is passionate about developing news ways to engage members and potential members. She and her team provide content for Catholic Forester magazine, manage COF's social media channels, and work with members and agents on events from inception through completion on a daily basis. A few of her COF career highlights include developing Spirituality Tap-in, emceeing the 2016 National Convention in Omaha, Nebraska, and seeing her team's impact on the membership.
Alma mater: Loras College
Enjoys volunteering at: St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church
Call or text: 630-983-3746 | Email Katlyn

Michael Cesario Professional Headshot

Michael Cesario, Member and Agent Project Specialist, has an extensive background in service trips as well as a strong understanding of data and project management. Leading the charge for the Mission Trips and Alternative Breaks, Michael has an ear to ground for all new and interesting ways we can grow opportunities for our members to get involved. He credits his alternative break experiences in school with impacting his life so strongly that he wants to bring that same experience to others. Additionally, Michael lends his support to Feeding God’s Children and Spirituality Tap-in, never shying away from a chance to travel and meet our members face to face to collaborate with them on planning meaningful events. Michael often reflects fondly on his first COF Alternative Break - the 2019 Houston trip - and all the members who joined us there.
Alma mater: Illinois State University (undergrad) and Saint Xavier University (MBA)
Enjoys volunteering at: Jerusalem Farm in Kansas City
Call or text: 331-229-5612 | Email Michael

Kaitlynrose Bicek New Professional Headshot 2021

Kaitlynrose Bicek, Member Engagement 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
Call or text: 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.

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