‘If we have dies with him/ we shall also live with him’ 2 Tm 2:11
Comedian Andy Beningo talks about clean humor, the fundraiser coming up, and his epiphany moment. Rachel Herbeck gives instruction about having crucial conversations. Fr. Dave Tomaszycki shares his knowledge of St. Ignatius of Antioch and tells us more about the book he’s working on.
With over 3,000 career performances, Andy Beningo has established himself as one of the most in demand comedians working today. Hailed for his clean and “every man” style, Andy has been named one of the 40 Best Up and Coming Comedians in the country, as well as “Best Comedian” by both the Detroit Metro Times and Detroit Hour magazine. Andy has appeared on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live,CMT’s Next Big Comic, and on Drybar Comedy– where his special, ‘Adorable Tough Guy‘ generated over five million views on social media. Andy has been heard on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, and onLarry the Cable Guy’s Weekly Round up. His first comedy album, ‘Quiet Coyote‘ regularly plays on Laugh USA on XM Sirius radio. His rare ability to find humor in subjects like growing up the middle child, his short lived career as a middle school teacher and our society’s obsession with technology has made him a crowd favorite in audiences worldwide.
Missionary Director for id9:16
Rachel received her BA in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has worked extensively in youth ministry and she speaks to youth and young adults at retreats, conferences, and events in the US and Canada. Rachel is passionate about life issues and has worked for multiple pro-life and political organizations both in Minnesota and Washington, DC. Before joining the id team, she worked for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, where she did outreach and lobbied on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Minnesota. She currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Fr. Dave Tomaszycki
Priest Secretary to Archbishop Vigneron
Fr. Dave was born in Detroit, but originally hailed from St. Clair County, where he grew up for nine years outside of Marysville, and then 13 years outside of Marine City. Since 1990, his family have been parishioners at Immaculate Conception in Anchorville. He heard the Lord’s call at nine years old. At 22 years old he went down to Ave Maria University in Florida. During his first year at Ave Maria, he met the Lord, discovered His love, and fell in love with the idea of being a priest. Immediately after graduating from Ave Maria in 2010, Fr. Dave applied to seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit and was accepted. On May 14, 2016, he was ordained a priest. His first assignment as a priest was at St. Linus in Dearborn Heights, for just the summer of 2016. He then returned to school for one more year of studies. In 2017, upon the completion of those studies, Fr. Dave was assigned to Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth. In July of 2020, Fr. Dave was assigned to Our Lady of Sorrows.