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Aguilera-Titus Alejandro Aguilera-Titus has thirty years of experience in ministry with emphasis on leadership development, faith formation and social justice. He is a nationally known speaker and writer, highly regarded for his practical application of theological thought to ministry in culturally diverse settings. Alejandro holds a M.A. in Theology from the University of Portland and is a Doctor in Ministry Candidate at Barry University. He currently works at the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, USCCB. In addition, Alejandro is an adjunct faculty member at Mt. Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmetsburg, Maryland.


 Ater Sean Ater is the Director of the Office of the New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Previously, Ater was an Assistant Director in the Archdiocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis (OEC) since 2011. During this two-year tenure, he acquired a reputation for strongly promoting evangelization in the local church. He holds a Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry and a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies, both from the University of Dayton.


Brown Courtney Brown, Theology of the Body Education Director at Ruah Woods, is described as “extraordinarily gifted” when it comes to working with teens.. A dynamic speaker with over 15 years of youth ministry, teaching and retreat experience, his engaging talks with teens challenge them to live lives of chastity and authentic love. Courtney enjoys spending time in prayer and reflection in Adoration, seeking new ways from the Lord on how to bring Christ to the culture. He is husband to his beautiful wife Kelley, and they have been blessed with five wonderful children. Courtney has a B.A. in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and his M.A. in Theology from Our Lady of Holy Cross College.


Bursa Brad Bursa  is the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Gertrude Parish in Cincinnati, OH. He has been forming teen disciples for the last 6 years through teaching and youth ministry. Brad is married, has three children, and enjoys pondering art, theology, and classic literature.


Caggiano Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, S.T.D., D.D. is the Bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He served for 21 years in the Diocese of Brooklyn in parish ministry, diaconate formation, and evangelization and pastoral life. Bishop Caggiano has taught theology courses at Catholic universities and led catechetical sessions at World Youth Day gatherings in 2011 and 2013. He was named a Papal Chaplain in 2003, and ordained a bishop in 2006.


Corcoran Tom Corcoran, M.A., is the co-author of Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, Making Church Matter. He has served Church of the Nativity in Timonium, MD in a variety of roles including youth minister, coordinator of children’s ministry and director of small groups. He currently serves as the associate to the pastor and is responsible for weekend message development, strategic planning and staff development.


Donio Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C., D.Min. is Director of the Catholic Apostolate Center. He holds provincial, national and international positions in the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines) and in the Union of Catholic Apostolate, an international public association of the faithful founded by St. Vincent Pallotti in 1835. His ministries for both are primarily in administration, formation, development, and finance. Fr. Frank has an extensive background in adult faith formation, pastoral care and practice, young adult ministry, and Church management. He holds graduate degrees from The Catholic University of America, Washington Theological Union, and Villanova School of Business. He is currently collaborating with the USCCB on the development and implementation of the Pastoral Planning Guide for the New Evangelization.


Drabik Richard Drabik, at age 35, made a radical shift in his life and career path when he returned to school to earn a BA in Religious Studies.  He immediately followed this with an MA in Theology from the University of Dayton. Richard currently works as the Assistant Director for the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation at the University of Dayton. His work at UD brings him into regular contact with people both teaching and learning the Catholic faith all over the world.  He regularly advises current and prospective students of the VLCFF about their formation path.  His work allows him to be deeply immersed in uses of technology and catechesis.


 Edwards cropped Sr. Christine Edwards , a Franciscan Sister of the Poor, was originally from Indianapolis, IN, and has been doing Evangelization work through the Charismatic Renewal since 1969. She is President and Co-Founder of Lighthouse Renewal Center, Director of Lighthouse Community and serves as Chairperson of the Catholic Charismatic Regional Service Team for the Cincinnati Archdiocese and the Covington Diocese. She has served on the Council of the National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for nine years.


Garrido Ann Garrido, D.Min., is an associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. For the past fourteen years, she has held various teaching and administrative roles in the fields of preaching, catechesis and education. Her published works include Redeeming Administration, and she travels nationally and internationally doing conflict education and mediation work.


Gerke Colleen Gerke has been married to husband John for 32 years.  They have 5 children; 3 biological and their goddaughter and her younger brother.  They have two grandchildren, age 4 and an infant.  Colleen holds a Bachelor’s degree in special education from the College of Mount St. Joseph, and a Master’s in Religious Studies and Lay Pastoral Ministry from the Athenaeum of Ohio.   Colleen has 12 years experiencing teaching in public and Catholic schools, as well as 15 years of experience in parish religious formation and 3 years as Director of the Family and Respect Life Office in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.She and her husband, a deacon, have been involved in marriage preparation since 1982.  They were members of the Catholic Engaged Encounter community for 20+ years and currently she joins her husband in preparing couples for marriage and is a FOCCUS facilitator. She is a member of National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers and is President-Elect of the Board.


Hader Father Robert J. Hater, a Cincinnati diocesan priest, is a Professor of Theology at the Athenaeum of Ohio (Cincinnati) and Professor Emeritus at the University of Dayton. He is a pastoral theologian, storyteller and internationally known writer and lecturer in the fields of catechesis, ministry, evangelization, and spirituality. He has written about 30 books and many articles. His two most recent books are The Parish Guide to the New Evangelization: An Action Plan for Sharing the Faith (Our Sunday Visitor, 2013) and Common Sense Catechesis: Lessons from the Past, Road Map for the Future (Our Sunday Visitor, 2014).


Hilgarnter Msgr. Rick Hilgartner is the Executive Director of the Secretariat of Divine Worship at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. A priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Msgr. Hilgartner has worked in parish ministry and campus ministry, and has taught theology and preaching.  He completed his M.Div and S.T.B. at St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, and an S.T.L. in Liturgical and Sacramental Theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm in Rome, where he is currently pursuing an S.T.D. in Sacramental and Liturgical Theology.  In his work with the Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship, he helped prepare for the implementation of the Roman Missal and is a frequent presenter on a variety of liturgical matters.


Jezreel Jack Jezreel has over thirty years of experience working with parishes and dioceses. He spent eight of those years at a Catholic parish in Louisville, Kentucky developing a conversion-based justice formation program, JustFaith, which has had extraordinary results and has been recognized nationally as a potent strategy for empowering social ministry. Jack holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Religion from Furman University and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. Jack is a popular and well-traveled speaker and teacher, sometimes introduced as the “Johnny Appleseed” of the U.S. Church’s social mission.  In 2006, he received the prestigious Harry A. Fagan Award for his unique contribution to the Church’s social mission.   He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, is married with Maggie, and they have three adult daughters.


Joseph Fr. Satish Joseph was ordained in India in 1994 and incardinated into the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 2008. He has a Master’s in Communication and a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Dayton. He is presently the associate pastor of Immaculate Conception and St. Helen parishes in Dayton. He is also the founder of Ite Missa Est ministries (www.itemissaest.org) and uses social media extensively for evangelization. Fr. Satish is passionate about Christian discipleship. Apart from serving at the two parishes, he facilitates retreats, seminars and parish missions. On social media: Ite Missa Est app (available for iPhone/Android); Twitter: @ICDayton, @FrSatish and @IMEDayton; Facebook: Immaculate Conception; Instagram: @ICDayton. Check out the Ite Missa Est series on YouTube.


Kane Karen Kane is the Director of the Worship Office for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music from the College of St. Teresa, Winona, MN.   Karen speaks locally and nationally and has authored a number of articles on liturgy and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  She has many years of pastoral experience in parish ministry as a liturgist and pastoral musician.  She has over twenty-five years experience with initiation ministry.   She was a team member of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate, and is currently a member of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, and a member of the National Pastoral Musicians Association.


Fr. Norm Langenbrunner Bio coming soon.


Lopez Ryan Lopez is the Regional Coordinator for NET (National Evangelization Teams) Ministries. He married his wife, Catherine, in May of 2014 and shortly after, they moved to Cincinnati from St. Paul, Minnesota to open up the first NET regional office. He is an avid user of social media and can be found on most platforms as @NET_RyLo or fb.com/netrylo.


McEntee Amy S. McEntee is the Executive Director for the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association, which networks, trains and resources Church leaders across the country in the field of young adult ministry. She is also an assistant director in the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, a position she’s held since 2010. Amy has ministry experience in the areas of faith formation for children, youth and adults. Amy has presented locally and nationally, particularly in the areas of young adult ministry and social media in ministry. She has been a contributing author to both print and electronic publications, including Young Adult Ministry in a Box, an online resource kit for creating and sustaining vibrant young adult ministry. An amateur photographer and avid reader, Amy can often be found in art museums, bookstores and coffee shops. She lives with her husband, Patrick, in Dayton, Ohio.


Mensah-Aggrey Dorothy Mensah-Aggrey was born and raised Catholic, in Ghana, West-Africa and appropriated the faith for herself while studying music in college.  A Master’s in Theology with emphasis in Christian Ministry Practicum (RCIA) propelled her into various Catechetical ministries within the Archdiocese of Washington, from Baptismal Preparation, youth ministry, young adult ministry through RCIA.  Music brought her closer to God, as she also taught seminarians to sing from the sacramentary while in college in Ghana.  Her passion for teaching brought her to the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives where the use of Internet is the platform for evangelization. God is still GREAT!


Montoya Liliana P. Montoya, Hispanic Coordinator for Online Courses & Local Outreach Ministry for the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives, has a Master of Divinity from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome, Italy.  Previously, she served as Pastoral Director at various universities in Chicago, Illinois and as Coordinator of Hispanic Youth in the Archdiocese of Washington DC. She has also been part of the training of leaders in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, Arlington and Richmond, VA.  She was part of a program of the Province of the Jesuits in Maryland, giving Ignatian retreats and workshops. She is Colombian and has a beautiful family, consisting of her husband and two beautiful children.


 Dobie Moser Dr. Greg “Dobie” Moser has trained parish leaders, Catholic educators, and coaches  internationally. He has an education degree from Indiana Univ. of Pa., an M.A. in Family Systems Counseling from the College of Mount St. Joseph, and a Doctorate in Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation with a focus on leadership. He is a member of the U. S. Olympic Committee and Co-Director of the University of Notre Dame Play Like a Champion Today National coaches training program. Dobie is the Executive Director of the Youth and Young Adult Ministry and CYO for the Cleveland Diocese, where their youth ministry and CYO programs serves over 20,000 children and adults annually. He and Lisa volunteer with refugees and in their parish and community.


BruceMurphy cropped Bruce Murphy is a member of St. Maximillan-Kolbe parish in West Chester, OH with his wife Veronica. He has served as a Eucharistic minister, lector, small group facilitator and as one of the Liaisons to the Archbishop for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the diocese. He writes for the Regional Service Team newsletter, has assisted in designing web sites for groups and has given talks to groups for over twenty-five throughout the Archdiocese.


Ollier Joe Ollier is veteran youth worker and workshop presenter.  He holds an MEd in Secondary Education
from Xavier University and an MA in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton.  He is currently the Coordinator of Youth Ministry at Ascension Parish in Kettering, which has used a small faith community model as the backbone of the youth ministry program for over 10 years.


Paul Meg Paul, PHR, serves as the Employee Relations Consultant for Parishes & Schools in the Department of Human Resources for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.Born and reared in Indianapolis, Meg moved to Cincinnati after graduating from the University of Evansville to work for IBM.  For eight of her 12 years at IBM, she worked in the personnel department.  After IBM closed its Cincinnati office, Meg went to work for a small, but growing, Kenwood-based company called On Target Media.  She was the sole HR presence for 18 of the 20 years she worked there.  When she left to come to the Archdiocese the company had changed its name twice (currently PatientPoint) and grown to just under 400 people.In 1999 she earned her Master of Arts in Religion degree from the Athenaeum of Ohio and in December 2012 her PHR (Professional Human Resource) designation. She began her position with the Archdiocese at the beginning of 2014.


Reid Robert J. Reid is the Director of the Department of Human Resources for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The Elder High School graduate holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in business from Xavier University, and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He has been a partner and member of the Furnier Law Group, specializing in labor and employment law. Prior to helping to found that firm, he was a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl for 18 years. At Dinsmore, he represented the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in labor and employment law matters. He is certified as a specialist in labor and employment law by the Ohio State Bar Association. A native and life-long resident of Cincinnati’s west side, Rob and his family are parishioners at St. Jude Church in Bridgetown. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children: Alex, Kaitlyn, Corrine and Kevin. He is an avid sports fan, athlete, coach and official. Kathy is a first-grade teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Westwood.


Scott Julie Scott  has served St. Antoninus parish in Cincinnati with enthusiasm and joy for 15+ years. Her passion is pastoral care and practice, serving others and doing something beautiful for God. Julie’s all-volunteer team is on the front line of New Evangelization, deeply immersed in digital technology for bereavement ministry and adult faith formation. Julie retired from AT&T after 20 years in marketing and sales training. She holds an undergraduate degree in marketing from Miami University and a MBA from Xavier University. Julie is currently pursuing a Master’s in Lay Pastoral Ministry from the Athenaeum of Ohio. Julie resides in Cincinnati with her husband, Jack, and sons, John and Justin.


 Weddell Sherry Weddell created the first charism discernment process specifically designed for Catholics in 1993. She co-founded and serves as co-Director of the Catherine of Siena Institute, an affiliated international ministry of the Western Dominican Province.Sherry has developed numerous unique formation resources that are used around the world. She trains and leads an international team of teachers and trainers who have worked directly with over 85,000 ordained, religious, and lay Catholics in over 100 dioceses on 5 continents. When not hanging around airports, Sherry enjoys tending her high altitude Tuscan garden in the Colorado Rockies. Sherry’s speaking schedule can be found at the Catherine of Siena Institute website (www.siena.org).


Winters Deacon Royce Winters is the Director of the Office of African American Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He currently serves as the Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation at the Church of the Resurrection in Bond Hill.  He was ordained to the Diaconate in 1998. In his ministry as a deacon, he has served as a preacher, revivalist, soloist, speaker, consultant and prayer warrior. Prior to working for the Archdiocese, Deacon Royce was employed by the Cincinnati Police Department for over 26 years, in various assignments. Deacon Royce and his wife, Rita, have been married for 36 years. They have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren.