Brian butler - executive director & co-founder
Brian co-founded Dumb Ox in 2002 and went full-time in 2006. Before that, he served as the Associate Director for Youth Catechesis in the Archdiocese of New Orleans for two years, after spending five years teaching theology and coordinating campus ministry at the high school level. He is co-author of Theology of the Body for Teens (High School and Middle School Editions) as well as The Bible Thumper (vols. 1 & 2) and the director of the feature-length reality film, Mystery Trip. Brian’s bachelor’s degree is in Communications and he holds a Masters in Theology from Notre Dame Seminary School of Theology. He has over 15 years of youth ministry experience, and is a popular speaker and trainer around the country. He enjoys music, sports and spending time with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.
adam fuselier - program director
Adam has been with the Dumb Ox team since 2013. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Ave Maria University in 2011, writing his undergraduate thesis on the laity’s role in the Church’s mission of evangelization, a subject that he is pumped up about. He served at AMU for two years as a Residence Director and as Coordinator of Student Activities, overseeing all student-led clubs, ministries, and apostolates. Adam enjoys spending time outdoors, long-distance running, and copious amounts of coffee. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree with The Augustine Institute based near Denver, Colorado. He has a passion for living in the heart of the Church and inviting others into relationship with Jesus Christ. Adam is very grateful to God for the gift of serving on such an awesome team with Dumb Ox Ministries and looks forward to all that God has in store.
katie Ibarra - development director
Katie has been with Dumb Ox Ministries since May of 2013 working as Development Director. Katie is a native of New Orleans, graduating from Archbishop Chapelle High School in 2006. She received a bachelor’s degree as a double-major in History and English from Louisiana State University. She is currently working towards a master’s degree in Theology at Notre Dame Seminary. After graduating, she became a full-time missionary for FOCUS, Fellowship of Catholic University, which is a collegiate outreach program on college campuses across the United States. She served at Auburn University for two years, and served as the mission team director at Belmont Abbey College for one year. There are four things that bring Katie joy each day: Jesus, people, laughter, and books. Her hobbies include being outdoors, short-distance walking, and copious amounts of coffee. She has a deep passion for mission and evangelization, and she believes that being a part of this ministry has been one of God’s greatest gifts in her life. She currently lives in Metairie, Louisiana with her new husband, Jerome.
greg boudreaux - creative outreach director
When not fishing, Greg can be found driving, flying, or walking to wherever the mission of the Gospel has led him. For the last three years, he has been working with the rest of the Dumb Ox team to facilitate innumerable outreaches and retreats, including Mystery Trip LIVE, Echo Camp, and the Human Person and Beauty Series. With a love for adventure, evangelization, and music, he is grateful for the opportunities he’s had to bring the Good News to many parts of the country, while inviting people into the Dumb Ox community at home. In the summer of 2012, Greg married his high school sweetheart, Lizzy, and they now live in Long Beach, MS. In collaboration with Dumb Ox, they recently recorded a full-length studio album of original music called To the Dust, about authentic love and relationships. Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Auburn University, and has received ongoing education in the Theology of the Body since joining Dumb Ox. Roughly fifteen years prior to that, he was privileged to live on the same little street as Brian Butler, at which point, Brian was a big kid and he was a little kid…it still seems that way sometimes.
CORTNEY ROBERT - OFFICE CIA
Cortney has been with Dumb Ox Ministries since August of 2012. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans and now serves as our CIA (Central Intelligence Agent) at Dumb Ox where she handles everyday tasks like scheduling, accounting, event coordination, and most importantly, makes sure there is coffee for Adam and Katie. She enjoys spending time indoors, normal pace walking, and copious amounts of water. She also can usually be found laughing, making Katie laugh, re-watching a TV series (not at work, and mostly Boy Meets World), and spending time with the people she loves. Working at Dumb Ox and being a part of this family is one of the greatest gifts to her so far.