Michelle Duffey( Director of Mission Advancement )
In her role (beginning in January 2022) as Director of Mission Advancement for the JP2 Project, Michelle is integral in strategically developing and executing an effective sales and marketing plan to grow partnerships, program participation, and expend apostolic efforts. She also oversees communications, branding, and the outreach and media student internships.
Growing up in a large Catholic family with nearly 100 first cousins on one side, faith and Our Lady has always played a big role in Michelle’s life. And, as she often does, Mary helped redirect her path to follow her Son even closer through a series of pilgrimages and learning more about the Theology of the Body, Love, and Truth. As Michelle grew in her desire to follow Christ, she made the leap from over 12 years at a Fortune 20 company to working for the Church in 2019 as the director of communication for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) for two years.
Michelle lives in Columbus, Ohio and loves to travel, go for long walks in nature, and be the fun aunt for her niece and three nephews…and her cousins’ kids too! She also bakes fancy cakes to celebrate events for her family and friends—ask about the JPII Institute graduation cake.