Kaitlyn Willy

UP Ministries

Unveiling Providence Through Retreats and Reflections in Daily Life

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