Welcome to 2:24! We look forward to getting to know you during our time together. We want to set you up for a happy and holy marriage. Let’s get started!
- meet the team below
- take the FOCCUS inventory
- watch the 2 videos on natural family planning – you might just be surprised at how it works for so many couples
- participate in small group for the next 4 weeks
- meet with a mentor couple to go over your FOCCUS results (you choose from the team below)
We are praying for you and can’t wait to meet you!
Meet the 2:24 Team
Kate and Ryan have been married for 12 years, and have four boys, Ryan (9), Rory (8), Riley (5), and Regan (2). They have been a part of Church of the Nativity since 2009 and have been serving with the 2:24 marriage ministry for eight years.
Kate works as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton while also homeschooling her four boys. Ryan works for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) as the Director of their Lacrosse program. Together they form a fun, loving, and extremely competitive duo. Through dating and engagement, they were blessed by several faith-based loving couples who poured into them. Now in their marriage they are blessed an awesome group of married couples who continually challenge and sharpen them. They have a heart to help couples lay that strong spiritual foundation in their marriage, that will not whether during the storms of life that will come.
Matt and Maureen Ritter met in their early twenties the old fashioned way: in a bar, before the use of cell phones when you wrote a person’s phone number on a napkin. They were married by Father White two years later at the Loyola College chapel. Maureen is a lifelong member of Nativity and Matt joined around the time of their wedding over two decades ago. Matt and Maureen live in Ellicott City with their three teenaged children and can often be found on the sidelines of soccer, lacrosse, basketball, and volleyball games and enjoying long walks in their neighborhood.
Dave and Lori Cuomo have been married for 14 years. Dave is from Baltimore, and grew up going to Church of Nativity. Lori is from the great state of Iowa and met Dave on a short 12 month accelerated nursing program at Johns Hopkins. Now, they have four children- Joey, Katy, Maggy and Josh. They have very different family backgrounds – Dave’s is loud Italian, Lori’s is more subdued and quiet MidWest farmers. They believe that GOD had a plan and brought them together for his purpose and look forward to sharing with you their lessons learned as a married couple.
Tyler and Kristin have been married for five years, and have two children, Essie (3) and Tanner (1). They have been serving with the 2.24 marriage ministry for four years, and love helping other couples prepare for the transition to marriage. Tyler works in contracting at APG, and Kristin is the director of campus ministry at Maryvale Preparatory School. Their favorite part of being married is the support of partnership, and lots of laughs.
Joel and Sheryl have been married for 8 years and have two beautiful energetic children, Jake and Julianna. They have been part of Nativity since 2010 and have been involved in several ministries and are currently active Host and Eucharistic Ministers.
They believe that God is an active partner in their marriage and their involvement in 2:24 is their testament to God’s engagement in their lives. They recall going through a very stressful time in their marriage and after a heated argument called out to God for help. The answer they received was an invitation to observe and participate as ministers in 2:24. Participating in 2:24 helps to remind them of the love that they have for each other and the promise and joy that they felt when preparing for marriage. It was the start of healing for them. They understand that couples need certain skills, community support, and openness to God’s presence to fully experience the promise of a “happily ever after”. They hope to prepare couples by giving them the tools to navigate through the difficult moments, provide encouragement to help them focus and choose the love that they have for one another.