About Renew the 'I do'
Renew the ‘I do’ Foundation was inspired after Father Jay Donahue, Arlene Milon and Drew Martier hosted a special Renewal of Vows Mass at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Parish in Glenshaw, PA. The amazing feedback they received was the spark that started this foundation. Our team is passionate about the beauty of the journey to thriving marriage.
Renew the ‘I do’ offers unique Pittsburgh date nights, quality marriage preparation, renewal of vows Masses, and modern fertility care classes. We also gather and promote the most important research, articles and resources from partner institutes studying marriage and family within today’s culture. We are always striving for effective ways to inspire couples through each season of marriage. Join us on our journey!
Father John "Jay" F. Donahue
“He Leadeth Me! My goal in life is to let the love of the Lord lead me. My family and friends and my vocation to the priesthood are the greatest gifts I have received. I hope that each day is an opportunity to spread the love of Christ in all that I do.”
Father Jay, inspired by the Catholic marriage of his own parents and grandparents, founded Renew the 'I do' in 2015.
Join Father Jay for his podcasts that include his homilies, interviews, and reflections.
"It’s ok that you are not always fulfilled by your beloved spouse. That is what God is for."
~ Father Jay Donahue
Co-Founder & Executive Director
"Nothing is more soul enriching to me than spending quality time with my family. My faith is my rock and my light. Quality women’s health, nutrition and fitness are my passion. I am trusting the Holy Spirit to help me inspire others and lead this amazing team."
The Milon Family
"Helping couples build a strong foundation for marriage is my passion! Working with our fabulous speaker team to enlighten couples to the beauty of the sacrament is what excites me. My own young marriage is blessed with a deep trust to be open to what God has in store for us."
Event & Partnership Director
"I love to inspire couples through my music. Seeing couples connect in a way they haven’t in a while is what drives my passion for this foundation. I am blessed to have been raised in a lively, large, musical family with parents who are still happily married after 67 years."
The Martier Family
Director of Married Life
"I have been preparing engaged couples to receive the sacrament of marriage for the past 20 years! Not only does each couple inspire me in some way, but I am also reminded of the beauty of God’s work in bringing a new couple together. I truly love what I do! "
The Shipe Family
"God is the center of my life and I am truly blessed with a beautiful family and wonderful husband. I feel so fortunate to be using my skills and German efficiency to enrich married life for couples through my work at this wonderful foundation. I love being a key part of this team."
The Gaudelli Family
Fr. Adam Potter