Mary Therese Craig is the Executive Director of The Reason For Our Hope Foundation, an International Foundation that is dedicated to spreading the Good News by educating others about Jesus Christ. She is happy to be able to share her faith every day through her work at the Foundation. Mary Therese also oversees the operations at the Hope House Retreat Center in Union City, Pennsylvania.
Mary Therese was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. She attended Gannon University for the Legal Assistant Certification Program. Prior to her employment at the Foundation, she worked as a paralegal at the law firm of MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton. She is married to James Menger and has three children, three stepchildren, and four grandchildren who live outside of Erie. She misses having her family in Erie, but enjoys visiting them in Bozeman, Montana, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Los Angeles, California, Kansas City, Missouri, Cleveland, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio! Mary Therese also enjoys spending time with her extended family – – her Mom is 97 years old and is one of 14 children, and there are over 145 cousins!
An important part of Mary Therese’s life is volunteering at her church, Saint Joseph Bread of Life Community, where she is a Eucharistic Minister and Greeter, past Chairperson for Oktoberfest, and serves on many other ministries. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, biking, reading, making beach glass jewelry, and sewing.
Mary Therese is a past Board Member of the Erie Playhouse. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for “Mighty In the Land Ministry”, a non-profit Foundation, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Mary Therese is passionate about sharing her faith with others and is so excited to be working at The Reason For Our Hope Foundation!