iAmplify builds capacity in religious organizations by architecting business plans utilizing our 5 Cornerstones methodology to enhance mission effectiveness. We Amplify your business. You Amplify your mission.
Responding to Pope Francis’ call to “boldly become citizens of the digital world”, iAmplify’s mission is to connect and amplify Catholic organizations in the light of the Gospel. Amidst the noise of today’s culture, many religious organizations remain virtually unknown outside of established circles. While religious organizations nurture the spiritual needs of society, they still face business challenges – such as working in silos, lacking resources, not operating strategically, and understanding/accessibility to latest technology. iAmplify was established to address the challenges of modern ministry and to serve those serving the Church.
iAmplify builds capacity primarily through collaboration, a suite of services focused on increasing visibility, and centralizing a network of resources. We approach and align organizations holistically – focused not just on organizational, but also spiritual health.
Are you a Catholic nonprofit, small business, entrepreneur, ministry, religious order, creative, that needs to rise above the noise? Then let’s talk!
Lisa Martinez is a fusion of creative and strategic, with a penchant for storytelling across the digital landscape. A Franciscan University graduate, she studied writing, mental health, and Theology. Her expertise in sales and marketing was gained from 15+ years serving in the corporate arena, higher education, hospitality industry, and working with Small Businesses, Non-profits, Entrepreneurs, and Startups in areas such as digital marketing, sales, management and business development.
Driven by consumer behavior, Lisa is passionate about utilizing digital mediums to create brands stories that engage and move the needle. Her service-oriented, detailed style operates within view of the big picture to amplify organizations.
• Lisa owns two guitars that are both named Mona. Get it…Mona Lisa?
• Considering herself somewhat of a “social chameleon”, Lisa has blended in at venues from Super Bowl XL halftime extra for the Rolling Stones in Detroit to a private Mass in the Vatican with St. John Paul II.
• Even after 4 years of Spanish, and having one set of Grandparents that emigrated from Mexico, Lisa once accidentally ordered a sheep at a bar in Puerto Rico. Sigh.
• At age 25, she scored her very first pet via a wedding centerpiece. It was a goldfish that she named Jerome.
Monica Hildebrand brings the wealth of more than 20 years of public relations expertise at your service. From corporate to Christian organizations, her gift is promotion through publicity, and her joy is infectious. In a really good way.
Monica’s PR career spans from non-profits to corporate professional – with such companies as Embassy Suites Hotels, Promus Hotel Corporation and FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated.
Monica earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations from the University of Texas in Austin, and an MBA in International Management from the University of Dallas.
In 2007, she founded Monica Hildebrand Communications, her PR agency, and in 2009, Ascension Public Relations. Monica strives for long-term client relationships and quality results. Her specialty is building lasting relationships with her clients and their key stakeholders.
• Monica rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange – twice!
• She lived in Florence, Italy. Ciao, Bella!
• She manages public relations and marketing for Franciscan nuns.
• Monica is also a freelance travel writer.
Mary Claire Becan is creative through and through, with a passion for business growth. At 25 years old, she opened her first business, and quickly realized how much work a business required! She became resourceful, perfecting her skills in graphic design, web design, social media, blogging, and building strategic marketing campaigns. After selling the business in 2014, Mary Claire again went to work for herself, putting her creative skills to use, this time as a way to help other small businesses grow. Her clients work in a variety of industries, including real estate, food production, entertainment, education, and finance. Now, as a part of the iAmplify team, Mary Claire is even more excited about the missions behind the businesses iAmplify serves.
• Mary Claire is mom to a sweet 5-year-old boy.
• A graduate of the University of Dallas, she spent a semester living in Rome.
• In her spare time, Mary Claire is usually behind the sewing machine – she makes most of her own clothes!
• A former stage performer and director, she has been a part of almost 500 productions.
Bob McCarty serves on the iAmplify Board of Directors. He is a pastoral ministry consultant and trainer and has been in professional ministry since 1973, serving in national, diocesan, parish, school, and community programs. He offers workshops and training programs in ministry skills and issues internationally. Bob is the chair of the Board of Directors for Saint Mary’s Press.
His recent books are Thriving in Youth Ministry and The Vision of Catholic Youth Ministry: Fundamentals, Theory and Practice through Saint Mary’s Press, and Be A Champion for Youth: Standing With, By and For Young People, co-authored with his wife, Maggie. His latest book is Raising Happy, Healthy and Holy Teenagers: A Primer for Parents through NFCYM.
Bob is a volunteer in his parish youth ministry and catechetical program at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fulton, MD. He has a BS in Sociology/Theology from St. Joseph’s University, an MA in Religious Education from LaSalle University and a D.Min. from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana. Bob is adjunct faculty at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN, the University of Dallas, and at the Catholic University of America. His hobbies include rock climbing, cycling, and grandparenting!