Vanessa is a communications strategist and evangelist who coaches and consults clients on communications strategies. She also specializes in media training. Vanessa is an award winning journalist, professional speaker, and writer. She is a keynote speaker, workshop trainer, and member of the National Speakers Society. Vanessa is the host of "Epiphany" heard here on Ave Maria Radio.
Father Jeffrey Kirby, STD, is the Moral Theologian of the Diocese of Charleston, SC. He is an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College and is Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, SC. He holds a doctorate in Moral Theology and a Masters in Bioethics. He is the author of "We Are the Lord's: A Catholic Guide to Difficult End-of-Life Questions."
Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC, is Provincial Superior for the Mary, Mother of Mercy Province of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and Vice-Coordinator of the North American Congress on Mercy. A member of the Marian Fathers since 1980, and a priest since 1987, Fr. Chwalek worked on the first Polish edition of St. Faustina’s Diary and assisted with its English publication. He has served as Director of Evangelization and Development and of the Association of Marian Helpers. His ministerial activities include seminary formation work, pastoral care and development.
Dr. John Acquaviva is a professor of exercise science at Wingate University (NC) and the author of "Raising Kids with a Healthy Body Image: A Guide for Catholic Parents." He is an active member of the Catholic Speakers Association, a radio show host – “Faith & Sport” on EWTN affiliate in Charlotte, NC – and is regularly asked to be a guest on national radio shows to promote topics surrounding health and fitness in the context of the Catholic Faith.
San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone is a member of the Canonical Affairs and Church Governance Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; and a member on the Governing Board of the International Theological Institute. He recently became chairman-elect of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth and will serve one year in that role before beginning a three-year term as chairman at the conclusion of the bishops' 2019 Fall General Assembly.
Fr. Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O’Connor. In 1993 he became National Director of Priests for Life. He is also the President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, and the National Pastoral Director of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and of Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion.
Keith Nester is a former pastor/youth pastor with more than 20 years in full-time ministry. Keith served in United Methodist, Assemblies of God, and Evangelical Free churches in various roles. In 2017, after a 20 year long discernment process, Keith resigned his full-time ministry position and joined the Catholic Church.
Bishop Hying serves as the Episcopal Liaison for the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and as Episcopal Advisor to the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He is also a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee to Aid the Church in Central and Eastern Europe and the Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People and the Committee on Catholic Education.
Dr. Mary Healy is an associate professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is the General Editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and the author of several books including “The Gospel of Mark” and “Men and Women are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.”