Through his work as Executive Director with Damascus and Catholic Youth Summer Camp (CYSC), Aaron Richards has developed a love for presenting the Gospel message of freedom, dignity, power and identity in a way that is engaging, entertaining and direct. Richards is a gifted and personally invested worship leader, musician, teacher and evangelist. He is a native of Columbus, Ohio, holds a bachelor's degree in theology and chemistry from Ohio Dominican University and has 15 years of experience in professional ministry. He and his wife, Monica, have worked in leadership with CYSC since 2001 and are raising a mission family with their four beautiful children.
As Director of Pastoral Care at Damascus Monica works alongside young adults daily in stepping into and living out of authentic identity. Her passions include teaching, equipping and sharing the hope of the Gospel for relationships, missionary lifestyle, healing in and for the Church, and fullness in the lives of priests. She is grateful for over 15 years in youth ministry leadership nationally. Monica holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a mother to four wonderful children.