Meet The Team

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Joseph P. Vicario

Joe grew up as a cradle Catholic in Seven Hills, Ohio. His parents focused regularly on going to mass and praying together each night. After graduating from a public high school, he sought to discover a deeper meaning to the faith at the University of Dayton. Upon receiving a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, his faith blossomed into becoming part of his main identity. The Marinist Catholic institution provided him with the tools to set his faith into action at his own home parish back home at St.Columbkille. Although focused on evangelizing Cleveland, he still never forgets each person who helped him to get to this point in life. Along with leading Catching Fire, he is an engineer at Energizer Inc. designing their state-of-the-art batteries. 

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James R. Ludwig

Jimmy spent most of his time growing up in Catholic household in Seven Hills, Ohio. His parents made the faith part of his life at a young age, however it never really struck him until late in high school. After graduating high school and attending Cleveland State University, he sought a deeper purpose in life. A couple significant events in his life caused him to view life through a new lense. As a result, he found a passion for the Catholic faith in his everyday life. He now strives to use his God-given skills to make the faith real to those around him. Along with leading Catching Fire, he uses his bachelors degree in Marketing to help pave the way for the Augustine Institute.