UP Ministries was founded by Kaitlyn Willy and Molly O'Connor in 2014. After years of planning to open a retreat center and living across the country from each other, these young women decided it was time to start a virtual retreat center. They have a combined 14 years of ministry experience--including directing retreats, giving retreat talks, directing campus ministry, writing a national column on Catholic womanhood, leading youth/young adult ministries, and teaching religious education.
Although UP Ministries is now on hiatus (due to Kaitlyn's PhD program and Molly beginning a new job), Kaitlyn considers her time with UP Ministries to have been formational in her life.
“Teaching is performed in generosity; learning is accomplished in joy.” -Louise Cowan, PhD