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.
Dan is a loving husband and father to his wife Lauren and their five beautiful children Emma, Kolbe, Joshua, Faustina and Isaac. He graduated with a Theology degree from 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 where he currently serves as Creative Director for 4PM.
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.
Lead Editor and Story Guru
Meredith took up documentary filmmaking in High School at her Youth Group, capturing footage on the bi-yearly retreats and creating recap videos. At Franciscan University she studied Communication Arts and Film Studies while doing work study with the Marketing and Communications department. In addition to a career path that has included several Catholic production companies, she has worked as a freelancer for 7+ years on projects such as online courses, weddings, and other short form documentaries. Her core values when it comes to story-telling are authenticity, emotion, and a person-centric perspective. At 4pm she wears many hats, assisting Dan in the field and assembling final videos in the editing room. In her free time she also dabbles in other art forms, including poetry, digital art/collage, and photography.
Director of Digital Marketing and Development
Family is irreplaceable and the driving force behind Courtney’s hard work and commitment to excellence. Courtney, her husband Vaughan, and their two lovely daughters, Addison and Callie, can frequently be found enjoying the beautiful Mobile Bay together. In 2006 Courtney graduated from Spring Hill College with a degree in Integrated Communications and Graphic Design. After starting her career working for powerhouse ad agency, BBDO Atlanta, Courtney and Vaughan returned home to the Gulf Coast in 2008 to be near family. Since then Courtney has worked for a boutique advertising agency, served on the in-house marketing team at United Bank, and dabbled in freelance design. She is thrilled to have finally found her home as part of the 4PM Media team where she serves as Director of Digital Marketing and Development. When Courtney isn’t in the office, she can most likely be found helping out at the girls’ school or doing art with her friends at the Exceptional Foundation of the Gulf Coast.