DAVID GUFFEY, C.S.C., National director of Family Theater Productions and executive producer of Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton. Fr. Guffey produces, directs and writes films for the organization. He has received Gabriel, Telly and New York Festival awards for films he has written or produced.” Father Guffey directed and wrote the script for “40 Hours” based on his experiences working at Andre House of Hospitality, a center for service to the poor and homeless in Phoenix, Arizona. While at Andre House, he helped turn a 25,000-square-foot warehouse into a center of hospitality that served free meals, offered clothing and provided job training. Father Guffey serves on the boards of Ave Maria Press, University of Portland and Catholics in Media Associates. He is a member of Film Independent and The Catholic Press Association. He lives and serves in residence at St. Monica Parish in Santa Monica, California.
World class opera singer, guitarist and recording artist, offers stunning virtuosity on the Spanish guitar and brings the simmering darkness of the contralto voice both to the most mysterious characters of the operatic stage and to the folk traditions of the Mediterranean world. With a life story to match the drama usually found only in opera... she has performed as a soloist in venues from the Kennedy and Lincoln Centers to the Spanish Royal Palaces, was the youngest person to complete a Ph.D. from Notre Dame, was "outed" as an intelligence officer by Wikileaks for her once-quiet work in Iraq and Afghanistan, and remains an outspoken advocate for human rights. All of this lends a depth of human experience to her performance of some of the world's most passionate guitar and operatic repertoire. Learn more about the life of this exceptionally gifted author, musician and unique individual: http://www.nmmagazine.com/article/?aid=77248