Meet the Board

Ave Philomena, Inc. was founded by a group of lay men and women who want to help people realize our common goal of knowing, loving and serving God and being happy with Him forever in the next.

Anne Marie Carter

Anne Marie is a wife and homeschooling mother of four. She seeks God’s will daily amongst the piles of laundry, dirty dishes and the many sweet moments of motherhood and marriage.

Joseph Behnke

Joseph lives outside Austin, Texas, with his wife and three children. He seeks to set the world at naught and set his mind firmly on God in the same way as his Heavenly mentor, Thomas More. He is an attorney and an aficionado of puns.

Larry Layfield

Larry lives with his wife and six children on a small ranch in New Braunfels, Texas, and enjoys spending time with his family and keeping up with their animals and garden. He is an orthodontist in private practice in New Braunfels.

Scott Slaby

Scott lives in Avon Lake, Ohio with his wife and four sons. He enjoys spending time with his family. One of his great joys has been coaching and watching his sons in the various sports they play and love. In spare moments, he tries to keep up on reading. He is an attorney specializing in patent law to help companies protect their innovations.

Steve McTavish

Steve resides in Kansas City, Kansas, with his wife and five children. He treasures time spent with family and is currently immersed in learning how to raise chickens and a garden full of vegetables and fruits. His current and prior leadership roles involve working for companies dedicated to improving the performance of leading Architecture and Engineering firms.