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OUR TEAM

Katie Weiss

Founder and Executive Director

A native of New Jersey now living in Virginia, Katie is a lover of art and teaching.

Behold is the result of Katie  being struck by beauty in her own life.  As she began to pray with art and Scripture together, she recognized its powerful impact on her own life.  Seeing the affect of such prayer, Katie created a praying with art program in 2016, that later developed into Behold.

Katie is happily married to her husband, Kevin, who also supports and helps her with the book printing process.  She loves being a wife and mother and enjoys quality time with their little son, Peter!

Emily Klespis

Executive Assistant

Emily is a wife and mom of 4 who lives in Texas. Originally from Ohio, she graduated from the University of Dayton in 2009 and has since worked for various nonprofits and Catholic ministries. Emily's expertise lies in streamlining administrative processes and fostering organizational growth. She is thrilled to be a part of the Behold team where she can use these skills to help support the ministry's important mission. When not working or homeschooling, you can usually find her exploring a local park or going on a hike with her children. 

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Kevin Weiss

Book Formatter and Designer

Kevin joined Behold quickly after meeting Katie. Their complementarity of gifts was just one of the many things that knits them together. Kevin brings some of the masculine genius to bear on Behold as well as his theological training from the Dominican Friars.

 

Kevin is something of an artist himself when he isn’t busy working at the Emergency Department. He loves to paint icons and to carve wood.

 

After studying Philosophy at Franciscan, he got his MA in Moral Theology from the Dominican House of Studies. He taught high school for a few years, but is now pursuing a Bachelor of Nursing. 

Sagra Hardy

Content Contributor

Sagra Hardy is a Catholic wife and mother in Washington, DC. Originally from Florida, Sagra graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary. After graduation, Sagra was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach English language in Italy, and it was there that Sagra gained a deeper appreciation for beauty and art. After her year in Italy, Sagra earned her Master’s degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University. 


Since then, Sagra has lived and worked in Washington, DC doing program management in the non-profit sector. Sagra also has experience doing freelance work for Catholic publications and organizations including the Given Institute, VIGIL Magazine, and Catholic Women in Business. In 2022, she led a virtual small group on the Faith over Fear devotional for Behold and is excited to continue sharing her talents with this organization. 

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Sister Mary Madeline Todd, O.P.

Author

Sister Mary Madeline Todd, O.P., a Dominican Sister of Saint Cecilia, has spent over two decades joyfully sharing the teaching ministry of Christ.

 

After completing a Masters in Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, she pursued her Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. Sister writes and speaks on spiritual and moral theology, and she serves as a member of the Catholic Women’s Forum and on the Board of Directors for the GIVEN Institute. Sister Mary Madeline currently teaches philosophy at Mount de Sales Academy in Baltimore, Maryland, where she finds joy in helping young women discover the beauty of who they are in Christ.  She has authored the book Encountering Christ: From Trust Unto Surrender.

Emily Harpole

Author

Emily Crankfield is from Denver, Colorado and is a 2019 graduate of Benedictine College.

She spent her first year post-grad as a missionary with The Culture Project. She loves ministry, especially in the realm of Theology of the Body and fostering healthy relationships, with a special place in her heart for encouraging young women. 

Emily uses her Instagram account @emily.marie.crankfield to reach out to other young people.She married Nathan Crankfield in March of 2022.

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