Inspire Magazine

a youth publication

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Fr. Tom - Publisher

Fr. Tom was ordained a priest on May 15, 1999 by Cardinal O'Connor for the Archdiocese of New York.  He has served for a total of eight years as a Parochial Vicar in both St. Stephen's in Warwick and St. John's in Mahopac.  Currently, Fr. Tom is the pastor of Sacred Heart in Monroe where he has served close to seven years.  His educational background includes a bachelor's degree in Physics and a Masters Degree in Moral Theology.  His passion for writing has a history that goes as far back as grammar school.  Serving as a parish priest has given him plenty of opportunities to utilize his writing skills as a way to help spread the Gospel message of hope.  The opportunity to publish a magazine such as INSPIRE for young people within the Hudson Valley has been met with great interest and very encouraging results.   


Jeanine Grillo - Editor in Chief

Jeanine is a sophomore at St. Thomas Aquinas College. She is currently majoring in finance, minoring economics, and has a strong desire to enter the legal field. Not only is she a writer for Inspire, she also the public editor for her school's paper. Jeanine sees Inspire as the perfect opportunity for the youth of the Hudson Valley to express their talents through both written and artistic works. The Christian focus is both uplifting and inspiring to all students and young adults facing challenges during the puzzling years of transition into adulthood. 

"Never stop doing, for yourself, for others, for the world." - Jeanine Grillo 


 Ivy Marrero - Creative Director 

Steve Dixon - Editor 

Steve Dixon is  a recent Binghamton University alumnus and head editor of Inspire magazine