By Tommie and Katie McGrady
“God who created man out of love also calls him to love – the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being…Since God created them man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1604
Tommy was born in Plymouth, PA, the younger of two children. After majoring in Biology and working in the medical industry for two years, Tommy decided to jump into ministry and began working for the Diocese of Scranton as the Diocesan Youth Director. Katie grew up in Lake Charles, LA, the oldest of two children, and despite the fact that the humidity there doesn’t do her hair any favors, it is home. Katie majored in Theology at the University of Dallas and has been working as a youth minister and teacher since graduating in 2011. Katie and Tommy met after he read a blog she posted and messaged her on Facebook. After fifteen months of long distance dating (1,226 miles of distance, to be precise) Tommy moved to Lake Charles and began working as the campus minister at the same school as Katie. They were married in June 2016.