Cathy Hayter and her husband Dave have been married for 39 years! They have owned and operated their own businesses for 39 years. They started doing ministry work with Worldwide marriage encounter in 198, presented marriage encounter weekends for 10 years and were the leadership couple for Tampa Bay for three years with Father Arcangelo Manzi. In 1993 with Father Arcangelo Cathy and Dave started the first 3rd Order Mercedarian confraternity with five other couples which Cathy is still a part of when she is not involved with doing retreats. Ten years ago Dave and Cathy started the SOS human trafficking Ministry at St. Paul's Parish where they have been parishioners for the past 30 years. They have given presentations to help the public to become aware of the problem and held fundraisers to help the local Safe Houses in Tampa Bay.
Eight years ago (from 2021), Cathy was trained to be a facilitator and started the Wildflower Healing Retreat for the Diocese of St. Petersburg for women who've suffered the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. The Lord has provided a retreat center for them to host current retreats.