Brigid Curtis Ayer
Released January 2020, Brigid’s New Book is
“BREAKING NEW GROUND: DISCIPLESHIP USING NEW MEDIA”
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Brigid has worked in media covering state and national public policy, Catholic events, and people using their gifts to serve God for 25 years. As a print, radio and television journalist and social media guru, Brigid has a unique perspective on ways to communicate the truths of the Catholic faith to an unformed, uninformed, and misinformed public.
Brigid released her first book “Breaking New Ground: Discipleship Using New Media” Evangelization in the Third Millennium (January 2020). The book is available at Amazon.
Radio & Television
Brigid currently serves as a Co-Host for locally-produced, popular 30-minute radio show Faith in Action on Catholic Radio Indy 89.1 FM, and 90.9 FM, and EWTN affiliate station in the Indianapolis media market . For over a decade, Brigid worked as an associate producer, writer, news co-anchor, and Catholic interviewer for a television show Religion in the News for the local CBS affiliate station WISH TV, Channel 8 in Indianapolis. On Capitol Hill, Brigid served on the press and legislative staff in Washington, DC, for U.S. Senator from Indiana, Richard G. Lugar, and for a small business government affairs office. Brigid also served as a press secretary for the Indiana Senate Majority staff and managed all media-radio, television, and print news- for 31 state senators.
Catholic Voice in the Public Square
Brigid served as Director of Communications and Research for the Indiana Catholic Conference. and for over a decade as the statehouse correspondent. For nearly 20 years, Brigid served as a correspondent for The Catholic Moment, the Lafayette-in-Indiana diocesan newspaper covering the Carmel Deanery.
Digital Discipleship, Consulting & Speaker
Brigid serves as principal consultant at PAX Public Relations, a company she founded, and provides communication strategy for a myriad of clients, produces video and digital media content, or advises on how to incorporate new media.
A blogger since 2015, at www.allaboutthegrace, in 2018 Brigid launched a YouTube show also called All About The Grace, which she produces and hosts. Brigid speaks at parish events, conferences, small groups, retreats, university campuses and Catholic seminaries on topics of culture, media, politics, public policy, discipleship using new media.
In addition to the five diocesan newspapers in Indiana, Brigid’s articles have been published in numerous national newspapers and magazines including National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly, National Catholic Reporter, The Christian Advocate, Sweet 16, Catholic Parent, Girls Life Magazine, Guideposts, and Verily Magazine.
Brigid holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and a Graduate Certification in Public Policy & Non Profit Management from Indiana University’s nationally recognized School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) program. Brigid holds a graduate certification in fundraising from Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy. Brigid holds a dual degree in Theology & Spiritual Formation from St. Joseph College, Renssalear, IN.
Brigid served as a Director of Religious Education for grades 7-12 at a mega-sized parish serving over 700 youth on a weekly basis. Brigid has planned dozens of retreats, and been active in Christ Renews His Parish, Cursillo, and RCIA. Brigid served on the Indianapolis Archdiocesan Evangelization Commission and served on the leadership team for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Central Indiana for years, and also served on the praise and worship team. For many years, Brigid served as a co-worker for Presentation Ministries, a Catholic lay apostolate based in Cincinnati, OH, dedicated to teaching the Word of God, encouraging daily Mass, and living the Mass and one’s baptismal call.
Brigid resides in Indiana with her husband, three children and two black Labrador retriever rescue dogs. Brigid loves the outdoors, history, travel, gardening, listening to Catholic Radio, and offering a Catholic perspective on faith, culture, media and public policy debates.