Pete Burak is the Director of i.d.9:16. He is a 2010 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is working toward a Master’s in Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI. Pete is a frequent speaker at numerous youth and young adult events, and he is the Camp Co-Director of Pine Hills Boys Camp. Pete and his wife Cait, have two daughters, Grace and Erin, and a new baby boy, Donovan.
Mary Kathleen (Katie) Perrotta, an Ann Arbor native, is a recent graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she studied Communications, Marketing, and Nonprofit Administration. She has been active since high school in youth ministry and pro-life outreach. She’s volunteered at Pine Hills Girls Camp for 6 years and interned with Be Love Revolution. She served for two years as President of Eastern Michigan University Students for Life, the campus pro-life advocacy group, for which she was awarded the Student Gold Medallion Award for Collegiate Leadership. During college, Katie was also selected as a Wilberforce Fellow with Students for Life of America, a yearlong, nationwide leadership program focused on mentoring young pro-life leaders.
Katie recently joined i.d. 916 as Program Coordinator, devoting her time to furthering the impact of i.d.9:16 via social media, running the Ann Arbor chapter and serving the leadership of various chapters, nationwide. She also serves on the Executive Board of ArborWoman, a pro-life medical center in Ann Arbor. Katie has ten siblings, loves banana-headbands, Liturgy of the Hours, kayaks, hammocks, and Latin chanting.
Ali Hoffman has a passion for Jesus, the Catholic Church, her family, doughnuts, and Chipotle, in that order. She served with NET Ministries (www.netusa.org) and upon graduating from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota with a degree in Catholic Studies and Family Studies, she moved back home to the GREAT state of Texas and is now a co-youth director at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic church in Carrollton, Texas. After encountering the Lord in a life changing way on a NET retreat as a sophomore in high school, she has made it her mission to teach people to know their worth, dignity, and that simply, they matter. Ultimately, she wants people to know how much impact we have on each other and how we’re created for such a time as this. (Esther 4:14). Also, she cannot emphasize enough how much she loves donuts.
For the past two years, Ali has been creating doodled artwork on Instagram (@TheOodlesOfDoodles) and has recently opened her own Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/theoodlesofdoodles). She loves making scripture and prayers beautiful because she sees her art as reflecting the beauty and majesty of God. Check her out!