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(Above: The Seal of the Defenders of Faith, designed by “S.E.” June 2015)

Our Leadership

Executives
Executive Director: William Deatherage
Executive Producer: Mary Ryan
Executive of Organizational Development: Harry Scherer
Directors
Co-Director of Editing: Chris Centrella
Co-Director of Editing: Ariel Hobbs
Director of Social Media: Madeleine Sanders
Managers
Managers of Catholic U: Kelsey Nowack
Managers of Franciscan: GraceAnne Sullivan 
Manager of Notre Dame: Lizzie Self
Manager of Benedictine: John Tuttle
Manager of Creighton: Sofia Deatherage
Manager of Houston: Raphael Ugalino
Managers of Mount St. Mary’s: Maria Elser
Manager of St. Louis: Jonathan Stodola
Manager of Alabama: Catherine Stodola
Manager of Yale: Mark Florig
Manager of UDallas: Maureen Shumay
Manager of Rhode Island: Nick Jones
Manager of John Carroll: Nick Holoman
Manager of Holy Apostles: Jonathon Fessenden
Manager of Texas at Austin: Hannah Jordan
Manager of Facebook: Patrick Frazier
Manager of Twitter: Samuel Ng
Manager of Instagram: Joseph Giesuebelle
Manager of Website: Sam Shadle
Editors
Editor of Moral Theology: Mary Boneno
Editor of Liturgical Theology: Ariel Hobbs
Editor of Biblical Theology: GraceAnne Sullivan
Editor of Mariology/Saints: Christopher Centrella
Editor of Philosophy: Nick Holoman
Editor of Current Events: Harry Scherer
Editor of Faith Experiences: Aidan McIntosh
Board of Initiatives
Harry Scherer
Aidan McIntosh
Ariel Hobbs
Sam Shadle
Anja Renkes

What is Clarifying Catholicism

Clarifying Catholicism is a lay apostolate consisting of students and recent graduates who write blogs, produce videos, and record podcasts on Catholic Theology. We are dedicated to preserving the rich intellectual tradition of the Catholic Church by defending faith and reason. Our primary aim is to explain and demystify Church teaching that may be misunderstood or difficult for teens and young adults to digest.

The organization is independent of any formal Catholic organization, so any schools, colleges, or universities mentioned on this website are unaffiliated with our ministry. If you are interested in creating content for us or if you would like to start a ministry in your area/campus, please visit the Start a Ministry Page.

Brief Facts

Founded: April, 2015
Created by: William Deatherage
Executive Director: William Deatherage
Patron Saint: St. John Paul II
Colors: Red, Blue, and Purple
Seal: Pictured Above
Emblem: The Defenders Sword

New Seal

Our Coat of Arms (Updated: June 2019)

Our Past Leadership History

Spring 2020

Executives
Executive Director: William Deatherage
Executive Producer: Mary Ryan
Executive of Organizational Development: Joe Bukuras
Directors
Co-Director of Editing: Chris Centrella
Co-Director of Editing: Madeleine Sanders
Managers
Managers of Catholic U: Kelsey Nowack
Managers of Franciscan: GraceAnne Sullivan 
Manager of Notre Dame: Lizzie Self
Manager of Benedictine: John Tuttle
Manager of Creighton: Sofia Deatherage
Manager of Houston: Raphael Ugalino
Managers of Mount St. Mary’s: Maria Elser
Manager of St. Louis: Jonathan Stodola
Manager of Alabama: Catherine Stodola
Manager of Yale: Mark Florig
Manager of UDallas: Maureen Shumay
Manager of Rhode Island: Nick Jones
Manager of John Carroll: Nick Holoman
Manager of Holy Apostles: Jonathon Fessenden
Manager of Texas at Austin: Hannah Jordan
Manager of Facebook: Patrick Frazier
Manager of Twitter: Samuel Ng
Manager of Instagram: Joseph Giesuebelle
Editors
Editor of Moral Theology: Mary Boneno
Editor of Liturgical Theology: Ariel Hobbs
Editor of Biblical Theology: GraceAnne Sullivan
Editor of Mariology/Saints: Christopher Centrella
Editor of Philosophy: Nick Holoman
Editor of Current Events: Harry Scherer
Editor of Faith Experiences: Aidan McIntosh
Board of Initiatives
Katie Hugo
Nick Jones
Benjamin Kelley
“Noein”
Lizzie Self
Grady Stuckman

Spring 2020

Executives
Executive Director: William Deatherage
Executive Producer: Mary Ryan
Executive of Organizational Development: Joe Bukuras
Directors
Co-Director of Editing: Jenna Drummond
Co-Director of Editing: Madeleine Sanders
Managers
Managers of Catholic U: Zacky Samaniego, Eddie Vrona, and Kelsey Nowack
Managers of Franciscan: GraceAnne Sullivan and Alec Gany
Manager of Notre Dame: Bea Cuasay
Manager of Benedictine: Juliet Mattingly
Managers of Creighton: Sofia Deatherage, Paul Martin, and Jon Harrington
Manager of Facebook: Rachel Alexander
Manager of Twitter: Bea Cuasay
Manager of Instagram: Joseph Giesuebelle
Editors
Editor of Moral Theology: Mary Boneno
Editor of Liturgical Theology: Ariel Hobbs
Editor of Biblical Theology: GraceAnne Sullivan
Editor of Mariology/Saints: Christopher Centrella
Editor of Philosophy: “Noein”
Editor of Current Events: Bea Cuasay
Editor of Faith Experiences: Maggie Rudman
Board of Initiatives
Katie Hugo
Nick Jones
Benjamin Kelley
Faith Kowitz
“Noein”
Lizzie Self
Grady Stuckman

Fall 2019

Board of Directors
Executive Director: William Deatherage
Executive Producer: Mary Ryan
Co-Director of Editing: Jenna Drummond
Co-Director of Editing: Madeleine Sanders
Director of Video Editing: Thomas Gorman
Co-Director of Social Media: Alec Bonjolo
Co-Director of Social Media: Mary Polking
Executive of Organizational Development: Joe Bukuras
Editorial Board: Ariel Hobbs, Jeremy Volz, Rachel Le Melle, Leo Pio, Luke Parker, Maggie Rudman, Juliet Mattingly
The Catholic University of America Management: Board of Directors
University of Notre Dame Management: Bea Cuasay, Catherine Viz, John O’Neil
Benedictine College Management: Birdie Kopacz, Juliet Mattingly, Marianne Rice
Franciscan Steubenville Management: Hannah Gude, GraceAnne Sullivan, Makayla Ihfeldt
Board of Trustees: Liam O’Toole, Andrew Plasker, Jacob Dicken, Simon Falk, Maria Flores

Season Six Board of Directors
Executive Director: William Deatherage
Director of Production: Mary Ryan
Director of Blog Editing: Jenna Drummond
Director of Video Editing: Thomas Gorman
Director of Cinematography: Austin Visk
Director of Social Media: Alec Bonjolo

Season Five Board of Directors
Chief Executive: William Deatherage
Director of Rome, Italy Operations: William Deatherage
Director of Washington, D.C. Operations: Liam O’Toole
Assistant Director of Washington, D.C. Operations: Eduardo Perez Rubio
Director of Portland, Oregon Operations: Andrew Plasker
Director Consultant: Jacob Dicken
Senior Director: Simon Falk
Affiliate Channels
Ianmage: Animator
Kathleen Alpurado: Music

Season Four Executive Board
Chief Executive: William Deatherage
Executive Producer: William Deatherage
Executive Editor of Blog: Annie Dadosky
Executive of Cinematography: Joseph Pizzoferrato
Executive Web Designer: Mary Hammer
Executive Consultant: Jacob Dicken

Season Three Leadership Team
Executive Producer: William Deatherage
Director of Clarifying Catholicism: William Deatherage
Director of Photography: John Eisenbacher

Season Two Leadership Team
Executive Producer: William Deatherage
Director of Photography: Kyle Guthrie
Director of Clarifying Catholicism: William Deatherage
Director of AP Church History: Jacob Dicken
Director of A Protestant’s Perspective: Andy Acres
Director of Tucker’s Two Cents: Tucker Chisholm
Quality Control Manager: Kunal Bhattacharjee
Channel Artist: “S.E.”

Season One Leadership Team
Executive Producer: William Deatherage
Director of Photography: Kyle Guthrie
Director of Clarifying Catholicism: William Deatherage
Director of AP Church History: Jacob Dicken
Channel Artist: “S.E.”