Encounter. Awaken. Inspire.
The Holy Spirit is the creative breath we hope fills our lungs. Whatever we do, we always strive to leave room for a new approach—with each project— to be open to the Spirit working.
In 2014 we felt inspired to respond to Pope Francis’ The Joy of the Gospel and his idea of using new and creative methods to help others encounter Christ. After many years of supporting (and being formed by) many awesome Catholic organizations and after taking stock of the gifts and talents within our immediate family, we decided to leverage those gifts and connections and create something beautiful for God and our Church. So after much prayer and fun dialogue, 4PM Media was born.
We not only tell authentic stories, but strive to be authentic human beings. We find that as a team we work best when we are just...ourselves. We produce projects that are effective catalysts to encounter, awaken, and inspire people. Telling stories is the best way we know to bring beauty and truth into the world. We love what we do!
Our Name and Logo
Our logo tells the story behind the inspiration of our name. Our company’s name comes from John 1:39. In the first chapter of the Gospel of John, disciples of John the Baptist first see and speak with Jesus. This encounter must have rocked their world, because John even records the time: “It was about 4 in the afternoon”. Pope Francis asked us to use a “new language of parables” or stories to share and spread the faith, so that’s what we are endeavoring to do. John the Evangelist and author of the Gospel is represented by the eagle with it's wings located at 4 o'clock. Behind the eagle is the sun representing the constant call to encounter with Christ.
JACK & JAMIE MCALEER
Jack spent most of his life involved with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, working his way through the ranks, ultimately becoming Executive Vice President of Marketing, Concept Development and Brand Department. He served on the Krispy Kreme Board of Directors from September 1990 to September 2005, and was part of the team who took Krispy Kreme public in 2000.
Jamie supported Jack in his career and raised their three children, Lauren, married to Dan Johnson, Jennifer, married to Philip Martin, and Alexander.
We enjoy time with friends and family, especially our 8 grandchildren! We assist with a variety of Catholic entities including Catholic Radio, Cursillo, Legatus, Respect Life, Catholic Schools and Conferences. We have also been blessed to serve on many national boards including Life Teen, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Legatus and EWTN.
Dan is a loving husband and father to his wife Lauren and their five beautiful children Emma, Kolbe, Joshua, Faustina and Isaac. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville. In 2007 he moved down to Mobile, AL to pursue a career in ministry. He served seven years in ministry as the campus minister at McGill-Toolen Catholic High school and then the director of the Family Life and Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Mobile. Throughout this time he continued to explore and create through photography and film, utilizing his ministry as an outlet. In 2014, together with his family, they started 4PM Media giving him the opportunity to pursue his passion for film. He currently serves as Creative Director for 4PM.
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