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What is inspireWord? inspireWord is a motivational event and interview series that occurs every weekend intended to inspire and motivate viewers in their walk with Faith. We broadcast 30-minute live interview segments via instagram live so followers can interact with their favorite authors, speakers and influencers.  As a viewer, you will be able to ask questions in real time to the interviewed guest and interact with the discussion. Our guests are some of the most influential faith-based personalities who all come to share unique content to inspire our viewers. Every interview is unique unto itself where guests share motivational and inspiring insights on the Word of God and their own personal stories and experiences.

Our world has changed overnight. In the face of isolation, billions of people confined to their homes are craving community. In the face of anxiety, we are craving calm. In the face of pain, we are craving hope. All which can be found in the Lord.  While many people are more physically isolated from on another than ever before - we are also more connected virtually than ever before. And in this moment of fear and uncertainty, we have a rare opportunity to pause, reflect and relate. How we handle this crisis matters. How we model our behavior matters. If we join together to help each other through this crisis, we will come out of this stronger than ever. Welcome to our answer, our initiative together - inspireWord.

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Curtis Martin, Founder & CEO of FOCUS
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Curtis Martin is the founder and CEO of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), one of the fastest-growing college outreach apostolates in the Catholic Church. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia stated, “No one does a more dynamic job of reaching college students for Christ than FOCUS.”
FOCUS was founded in 1998 as a national outreach to college students on campus. Starting with just two missionaries on one campus, FOCUS now has hundreds of full-time missionaries serving tens of thousands of college students on campuses throughout the United States. FOCUS is working to play a vital role in the New Evangelization called for by Pope Saint John Paul II.  Curtis Martin holds a master’s degree in theology and is the author of the best-selling book, “Made for More.” Curtis is likewise the co-author of “The Real Story: Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible” with Dr. Edward Sri and “Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue” with Dr. Tim Gray.

In 2004, Curtis and his wife, Michaelann, were awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope Saint John Paul II for their outstanding service to the Church.  In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Curtis as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council of the New Evangelization. Curtis and Michaelann live in Westminster, Colorado. They have been blessed with nine children. 
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Tim Shriver, Special Olympics, Chairman of the Board
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Timothy Shriver leads the Special Olympics International Board of Directors, and together with over 5 million Special Olympics athletes in more than 190 countries, promotes health, education, and a more unified world through the joy of sport.

Shriver joined Special Olympics in 1996. He has been a leading educator who focuses on the social and emotional factors in learning. He co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the leading school reform organization in the field of social and emotional learning. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Co-Chairman of the National Commission on Social and Emotional Learning, President of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation, Member of the Board of Directors for the WPP Group, LLC, and a co-founder of Lovin’ Scoopful Ice Cream Company.

Shriver earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University, a Master's Degree from Catholic University, and holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Connecticut. He has produced four films, authored The New York Times bestselling book Fully Alive – Discovering What Matters Most, and has written for dozens of newspapers and magazines. Shriver and his wife, Linda Potter, reside in the Washington, D.C. area and have five adult children. 
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Richard Lane, Founder Richard Lane Ministries
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Born in Detroit, Michigan to Mary O. Alexander; retired Educator for the Highland Park School system and the Late Dick “Night Train” Lane; National Football League Hall of Fame Cornerback, Mr. Lane, Jr. attended Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia and also served honorably for nearly six years in the United States Army Military Police Corps in numerous domestic and international locations.

As a convert to the Faith in April 19, 2003, it was in early 2005 when Mr. Lane was lead to begin proclaiming the Gospel as a Street Corner Evangelist, sharing the Word of God, passing out Bibles, Crosses and other Religious items.  Since that time Mr. Lane continues to be featured in the national media on “Catholic Answers Live”, Ave Maria Radio, Relevant Radio as well as Protestant Radio.  Mr. Lane has been featured in the National Catholic Reporter and other National Publications and is the Co-Founder of Catholic Men for Christ Men’s Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. 

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Catherine Hadro, Host of EWTN Pro-Life Weekly
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Catherine Hadro is the host and producer of EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, an international television show dedicated to pro-life issues from a Catholic perspective. Based out of EWTN’s Washington, D.C. studio, Hadro regularly interviews politicians, Church leaders, and cultural figures on life issues ranging from conception to natural death. In its two years since its launch, EWTN Pro-Life Weekly has quickly become a go-to source for analysis on top pro-life news and issues.
Prior to her current role, Hadro was a reporter, producer, and founding team member for EWTN News Nightly. In that role, she closely followed and reported on major pro-life news stories, from the House Select Panel on Infant Lives Hearings on Capitol Hill to the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case at the Supreme Court.
Catherine Hadro anchored EWTN’s day-long live-coverage of the 2018, 2019, and 2020 March for Life. Her writings have appeared in America Magazine, The Washington Examiner, and The National Catholic Register. In the NARAL Pro-Choice America’s 2018 report entitled “The Insidious Power of The Anti-Choice Movement”, Hadro is proud that EWTN Pro-Life Weekly is listed first under “Anti-Choice Media.”
Hadro graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a degree in Advertising. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband.  (Click the profile image to the left to contact Catherine Hadro directly)

 

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Ryan Bomberger, Founder of The Radiance Foundation
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Ryan Bomberger is an Emmy® Award-winning Creative Professional who founded The Radiance Foundation (TRF), a life-affirming 501(c)(3), along with his wife, Bethany. He is a broadcast media designer, producer, columnist, passionate FACTivist, international public speaker and author of the powerful book, Not Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong.
Ryan has a rather unique perspective of the innate nature of Purpose. His biological mother was raped yet courageously gave him a chance to live and the beautiful gift of adoption. He was adopted at 6 weeks of age and grew up in a loving, multi-“racial” Christian family of 15. With siblings of varying ethnicities, he grew up with a great appreciation for diversity. Ten of the thirteen children were adopted in this remarkable family. His life defies the myth of the “unwanted” child as he was adopted, loved and has flourished.
From congressional briefings on Capitol Hill to launching billboard campaigns in major cities across the country to advocating for adoption to inspiring youth & adults with their one-of-a-kind multimedia presentations, Ryan has had incredible opportunities to address hundreds of thousands across the country.
Ryan is happily married to the love of his life, Bethany. They are the proud homeschooling parents of four amazing children, two of whom are adopted. They are his daily inspiration in illuminating that every human life has purpose.

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Paul J Kim, Youth & Young Adult Musician & Speaker
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Paul J. Kim is one of the most sought-after Catholic youth & young adult speakers in America. The way he presents is a rare gift to witness and has impacted people of all ages in 46 states and in 7 countries over the past decade. Moving his audiences from laughter in one moment, to deep reflection and prayer in another; Paul utilizes his many talents (i.e. music – beatboxing, comedy, inspirational talks) to communicate the Gospel message of Christ to people in a way that is engaging, entertaining, and altogether life-changing.

He is the founder of the Triumph Men’s Conference, he has released two music albums, his videos on YouTube have accumulated over 1.2 million views, and he presents to an average of 40,000 people a year at events throughout the world. His background includes a BA in Philosophy (Franciscan University of Steubenville), an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy (Hope International University), religious formation with the Community of the Franciscans Friars of the Renewal (NYC), and life experiences working as a therapist, missionary, and youth minister. He currently resides in Southern California with his beautiful wife and three children.
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Taylor Schroll, Founder Forte Catholic podcast
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Taylor Schroll is a dynamic, up and coming Catholic speaker, worship leader & radio/podcast host at Forte Catholic. He has been in ministry for over 10 years and loves to share his God-given gifts to spread the Gospel.  

Taylor holds two bachelor's degree in Religious Studies and Music Industry. He has also completed half of the work towards a Masters in Theology & Catechetics. He has had the privilege of speaking and leading worship at retreats, youth nights, Catholic school events, youth conferences, men's conferences, parish missions, ministry leader trainings, nights of worship & more. Some highlights have been 6 Fullness of Truth Conferences in Texas, 4 Youth Explosion Conferences in San Antonio, & the Diocesan Youth Conferences of Austin(Texas), Sioux City(Iowa), Burlington(VT) & Steubenville(Ohio), the Sioux City Men's Conference & the Dallas Ministry Conference.

He is also a popular radio/podcast host and his show, Forte Catholic, was nominated for Catholic Podcast of the Year by the Fisher's Net Awards in 2018. (Click the profile image to the left to contact Taylor directly)

 

 

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Father Leo Patalinghug, Founder of Plating Grace
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What are you hungry for? Is it a deepening of faith? A better prayer life? An answer to a tough theological or church topic? Or, a closer relation to God and your family?  Whatever it is you crave, Father Leo Patalinghug, with his unique style of teaching and speaking, can provide you the inspiration that develops a closer, personal, and more meaningful walk with God.  

Fr. Leo is one of the most dynamic, sought-out speakers for the new evangelization. An acclaimed international presenter on a wide variety of topics, he is perhaps best known for his unique approach to connecting the power of food to strengthen family life and build community. His cross-generational presentations focus on high level theology made practical and understandable in an engaging and even entertaining way. Father Leo’s has a podcast called Shoot the Shiitake, which is centered around the power of conversation, listening and learning from his guests – even if they may disagree. Father Leo is the author of the best-selling books Grace Before MealsSpicing Up Married Life, and Epic Food Fight.  His latest book, Saving the Family: The Transformative Power of Sharing Meals with People You Love, was released on March 21, 2019. Father Leo is the host of a weekly international TV show, "Savoring Our Faith" which airs on Eternal World Television Network (EWTN). He has also appeared on the Food Network, and defeated celebrity chef, Bobby Flay on an episode of his show, Throwdown. (Click the profile image to the left to contact Father Leo Patalinghug directly)

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Father Nathan Cromly, Founder of Eagle Eye Ministries
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Father Nathan Cromly, CSJ is an informative and engaging speaker, writer, retreat leader, explorer, innovator, educator, and fire-starter for the Lord. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, he has joyfully served as a Catholic priest of the Brothers of Saint John for 11 years, and currently ministers in Denver, Colorado. Father Nathan’s spiritual direction, teaching, and dynamic witness has touched the lives of tens of thousands of souls world-wide.  (Click the profile image to the left to contact Father Cromly directly)

 

 

 

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Gia Chacon, Founder of March for the Martyrs
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Gia Chacon is a speaker, humanitarian, and blogger. She is best known for her passionate speaking and empowering messages on living out one’s purpose. In addition to speaking at events, Gia has published and been featured in articles, on TV, radio shows and is an avid pro-life activist. Daily, she reaches thousands through her social media.

Although raised in a very devout Catholic household, Gia spent many years with one foot planted firmly in her faith and the other dipping into the world. As time went on, the foot dipping in the world became a ball and chain, pulling her deeper into conformity and compromise. At the age of 20, while ministering to the persecuted Church in Egypt, she felt the call of God and experienced a radical shift within her heart. Gia decided at that moment to entirely dedicate her life to serving the Lord and has been doing so with a fiery passion ever since. In addition to missionary work in places such as the highly persecuted city of El Minya, Egypt and the Syrian Border, Gia has made it her mission to bring the life-changing message of God's love and mercy to a culture that is hungry for identity and purpose.  Her ministry and involvement in humanitarian efforts extend from Orange County to South America, and as far as the Middle East.Gia has been featured on EWTN Radio, Relevant Radio, LoveWorldUSATV, and in an article for PastorChrisLiveUSA. She has contributed to ChurchPop and been a special guest on various podcasts. (Click the profile image to the left to contact Gia directly)

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Fr. Don Calloway, The Surfing Priest - Author / Speaker / Priest
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Many who know of Fr. Donald know him because of his conversion story. He has spoken of it at conferences, on television, radio, online, and wherever he can spread the message. This book finally captures in print how Divine Mercy, through the intercession of the Blessed Mother, touched his life. 

In his own words, No Turning Back recounts Fr. Donald's personal story of conversion after reading a book about Our Lady.

Many who know of Fr. Donald know him because of his conversion story. He has spoken of it at conferences, on television, radio, online, and wherever he can spread the message. This book finally captures in print how Divine Mercy, through the intercession of the Blessed Mother, touched his life. 

In his own words, No Turning Back recounts Fr. Donald's personal story of conversion after reading a book about Our Lady. (Click the profile image to the left to contact Father Calloway directly)

 

 

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Bas Rutten, Movie Star & UFC Hall-Of-Famer
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bas_rutten_inspireWord_motivation_catholic.jpg From UFC (Ultimate Fighting Champion) to UFC  (Ultimate Faithful Catholic). Bas is a UFC Hall of Famer and Heavyweight World Champion. He is also a renowned Hollywood movie star having co-starred in many movies such as Here Comes The Boom, The Zookeeper and Paul Blart: Mall Cop to name a few. Bas is a 3-time World Champion MMA in Japan, the UFC heavyweight Champion in 2015 and was inducted into the UFC Hall Of Fame without a single loss in his last 22 fights. In addition to his professional martial arts and big screen acting career, Bas also is an actor on the sitcom Kevin Can Wait (CBS) with Kevin James and Leah Remini.
A professional fighter, a professionally trained chef and movie star, Bas is every bit of what they call a "man's man". His childhood was rough where he battled a horrible skin disease (eczema), experienced asthma attacks and was bullied on a daily basis. He watched the movie "Enter the Dragon" and realized that when he would become like “Bruce” he could take care of the bullies. Bas did just that when he KO’d his first bully after training only 4 months. His story is truly one of triumph over many challenges from childhood to adulthood, but the best part of his story is his conversion to the Faith through all his success, trials and tribulations. 
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Teresa Tomeo, Host of Catholic Connection
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Teresa Tomeo is an author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and motivational speaker with more than 30 years of experience in TV, radio and newspaper and spent 19 of those years working in front of a camera as a reporter/anchor in the Detroit market. In the year 2000, Teresa left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company, Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC.  

Her daily morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and now heard on over 200 Catholic stations nationwide through the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network and is also carried on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.  Teresa is a columnist and special correspondent for the national Catholic newspaper, Our Sunday Visitor and appears frequently on the EWTN Global Catholic Television Network. Teresa and co-hosts the popular EWTN television series, The Catholic View for Women, and is the field reporter for their annual March for Life coverage in D.C. Teresa has also been featured on The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and the Dr. Laura Show, discussing issues of faith, media awareness, and Catholic Church teaching, especially as it relates to the culture. (Click the profile image to the left to contact Teresa directly)

 

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Zander, pop / reggae artist and Catholic musician
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Zander is a vibrant pop/reggae artist who has shared the stage with Ziggy Marley, Train, Fall Out Boy and other big names. Zander’s upbeat music has received a great reception all over the world. Travel to Australia and Latin America has connected him with his over 250,000 social media followers. With over 4 million streams on Spotify and YouTube, Zander reaches a worldwide audience that appreciates his unique performance and encouraging music. Zander has the rare ability to touch his fans in a way that gives them hope and confidence.

Love of music has been Zander’s "reason to be", since he was very young. Different cultures with their unique music was a great influence on Zander in his search for his personal voice. Miami with the vibrant music, dance, and food culture provide a very interesting tapestry of flavors for the artistic soul. Zander enjoys describing the strong forces that pull on an artist living in Miami, a city both beautiful and aggressive. (Click the profile image to the left to contact Zander directly)

 

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David Bereit & Margaret Bereit, Former Founder & CEO of Forty Days For Life
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In addition to being one of Catholic Speakers Organization's top fundraising speakers, David is a strategic advisor for many high-impact nonprofit and ministry organizations, a mentor for young ministry leaders, the founder and former CEO of 40 Days for Life, a $70 million fundraiser, and a webcast expert who has hosted hundreds of online events, with audiences as large as 36,000 people, and raising $150,000—$400,000+ per event

Previously, David started and led the global 40 Days for Life movement through its first decade, mobilizing 750,000 volunteers in more than 700 cities across all 50 America states and dozens of nations, whose prayers and efforts have saved 14,643 children’s lives, brought 177 workers out of the abortion industry, and closed 96 abortion centers. David recently stepped away from his role as CEO of 40 Days for Life to pray and plan for a new ministry project, which will be announced soon.

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Easter Sunday, April 12th @ 7pm ET - Fr. Frank Pavone, Founder of Priests For Life
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father_frank_pavone_inspireWord_motivation_catholic.jpgFR. 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, and since 1993 has served full-time in pro-life leadership with his bishop’s permission. He is the National Director of Priests for Life, the largest pro-life ministry in the Catholic Church.

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. He travels throughout the country, to an average of four states every week, preaching and teaching against abortion. He produces programs regularly for religious and secular radio and television networks. He was asked by Mother Teresa to speak in India on the life issues, and has addressed the pro-life caucus of the United States House of Representatives. The Vatican appointed him to the Pontifical Academy for Life and to the Pontifical Council for the Family, which coordinates the pro-life activities of the Catholic Church. He was present at the bedside of Terri Schiavo as she was dying and was an outspoken advocate for her life.
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Fr. Mitch Pacwa, EWTN
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Mitchell Pacwa SJ (born July 27, 1949), known as Father Mitch Pacwa, is an American Jesuit priest. He is fluent in thirteen languages. He is bi-ritual, meaning that he can celebrate liturgy in both the Roman and Maronite rites. He is president and founder of Ignatius Productions. Father Mitchell C. Pacwa, S.J., Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is a Jesuit priest, President and Founder of Ignatius Productions, world renowned lecturer, spiritual director for over fifty Holy Land pilgrimages, and EWTN host of television and radio shows.

An accomplished biblical scholar and apologist, Father Pacwa, S.J. earned his Ph.D. in the Old Testament from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Loyola University. He speaks 12 languages, including Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Koine Greek. Father Pacwa is author of Catholics and the New Age: How Good People Are Being Drawn into Jungian Psychology, the Enneagram and the Age of Aquarius (1992), Forgive Me Father, for I Am Frustrated: Growing in Your Faith Even When It Isn’t Easy Being Catholic (1997), published by Servant Books. Holy Land Prayer Book (2004) published by Ignatius Productions and co-authored with Sean Brown, Go In Peace: Your Guide to the Purpose and Power of Confession (2007) published by Ascension Press, and Saint Paul: A Study Guide for Catholics (2008) published by Our Sunday Visitor, St. Paul on the Power of the Cross (2008).

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Andrea Thomas, The Vigil Project
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Andrea Thomas is a worship leader, songwriter, entrepreneur, and speaker from Cincinnati, Ohio. She currently serves as co-director, songwriter, and speaker for The Vigil Project, a non-profit organization and community of artists who collaborate to make prayer resources for the Church. 

Andrea Thomas is a worship leader, songwriter, entrepreneur, and speaker from Cincinnati, Ohio. Her love for music, ministry, and business have lead her down unexpected paths. From touring with VeggieTales Live and later with multi-platinum, country music mega star, Collin Raye, Andrea's performance background turned to a deep love for and call to worship and ministry. She has been speaking since 2009, after graduating from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has a special place in her heart for women’s ministry. Her hope is that women today would understand and embrace the beauty and power of their femininity, believing to her core that as St. Edith Stein says so beautifully, “The world doesn’t need what women have, it needs what women are.” 
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Bear Woznick, Speaker | Author | Podcast | Reality Show
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Bear’s message dynamites an opening in his audience’s souls to the possibilities that God has for them. Bear’s life message transparently communicates the thrills and spills of a life lived in the quest of abandonment to God.
Author of the Best Selling Book "DEEP IN THE WAVE - A SURFING GUIDE TO THE SOUL" and  “DEEP ADVENTURE – THE WAY OF HEROIC VIRTUE” Two time World Tandem Surfing Champ and Legends Stand Up Paddle Surfing Champ. Host of EWTN’s “DEEP ADVENTURE RADIO” heard by millions each week world wide on over 300 stations in nearly all 50 states. The Big Kahuna on Fox Network’s adventure reality show “CLEAN BREAK”, Guest star and stuntman on “HAWAII 5 – 0”, Inductee of the CATHOLIC SPORTS HALL OF FAME., Surfed 24 foot plus waves at Waimea Bay. Surfed a tidal bore in France for 12 kilometers. Co-founded the professional International Tandem Surfing world tour. Developed hundreds of tandem surfers, developed and coached dozens of teams including world champions. Pedaled his bicycle from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean – San Diego, CA to Jacksonville, FL. Paddled the treacherous 30 mile open ocean channel between the islands of Molokai and O’ahu. Licensed Private Pilot Licensed Scuba Diver.

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Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck, Pro Soccer Player To Priest
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Chase Hilgenbrinck was a professional soccer player before abruptly retiring in order to answer the call to become a priest. He became a seminarian and was ordained in the Diocese of Peoria, studied at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, before becoming the Assistant Chaplain at St. John's Catholic Newman Center.

His parents, Mike and Kim, raised their children in the Catholic Church.  Being devout Catholics, they attended mass every Sunday, where both of their sons served as altar boys at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bloomington, Illinois.
 
Chase made the United States Under-17 national team and was named NSCAA High School All-American before moving on to play for Clemson University.  While at Clemson, Chase was a four-year starter, helping the Tigers to the 2001 ACC Championship and four NCAA tournament births, including two Elite Eight appearances.
 
After graduating from Clemson in 2004 with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and International Trade, Chase signed with CD Huachipato of the Chilean First Division.  That same year he was loaned out to second-division club, Deportes Naval. In 2006, Chase moved on to second-division sensation Nublense, and helped the team achieve promotion to Chile's top flight by winning the league title.  After becoming a star player, Chase played the 2007 season with Nublense in the first-division, completing his fourth and final year in the Chilean league.  In two of those years, he was selected the league’s Most Valuable Player at the left fullback position. (Click the profile image to the left to contact Father Chase Hilgebrinck directly)

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Angelica Park, Miss San Antonio / Pro-Life
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Angelica is a 4.1 GPA senior at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School in San Antonio Texas and a member of the prestigious Voelker Biomedical Academy with dreams of becoming a doctor in the field of pediatric oncology. She is the founder of her very own 501c, ‘THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER FOUNDATION,’ where she in the past year has raised over $42,000 for Pediatric Cancer and pediatric patients. In 2018, Angelica Park was crowned Miss San Antonio’s Outstanding Teen, where she was awarded over $9,000 in scholarships. She has performed and worked with numerous nonprofit organizations, such as The American Cancer Society, Eva Longoria’s ‘Eva’s Hero’s’, The Special Olympics, The Make A Wish Foundation, The American Heart Association, and The Children’s Miracle Network, to name a few. Most recently, the World Series Champion Houston Astros, asked this 17-year-old to sing the National Anthem, further confirming her dedication to celebrate America. Miss Park is a devout conservative and prolife Christian with a deep love for God, family, children and President Trump. Her greatest honor was January 2020, when she will stand before her fellow teens at the March for Life Youth Rally and speak of her passion for life and the strength of women in America today. She will proudly perform our National Anthem for thousands of prolife believers at our MARCH FOR LIFE in Washington D.C. 2020, where she, along with her peers will proclaim that they are the pro-life generation. (Click the profile image to the left to contact Angelica Park directly).

 

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Father Mike Schmitz
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Father Mike Schmitz is a Catholic priest, author, and speaker in the Diocese of Duluth, MN. Working with Ascension Press, he is the author of the Belonging study program, and is featured in many others, including Altaration, YOU, Chosen, and I Will Follow. Father Schmitz has been the primary personality involved in Ascension Press' outlet, Ascension Presents, with weekly YouTube videos offering Catholic perspectives of cultural and societal issues. Beginning in 2017, these talks were also offered in audio form as podcasts. He currently runs the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is also the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the diocese.  (Click the profile image to the left to contact Father Mike Schmitz directly).

 

 

 

 

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Kevin Reilly, Former NFL Player / Motivational Speaker
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Kevin speaks from the heart and uses his own life as a lesson on how all of us can prevail from bad luck, adversity and pain to find the very best in ourselves.  His ability to motivate any kind of group - from school kids to employees of Fortune 500 companies - is enhanced by his gift of tackling an audience and not letting go.

Kevin Reilly's story isn't merely about survival.  It's a tale of overcoming great adversities to become a true champion. Many well-meaning people were quick to point out what Kevin couldn't do after cancer surgery left him without his arm, five ribs and a large portion of his left shoulder.

Fortunately, Kevin Reilly ignored those well-meaning people.  He went on to do things that make you marvel at the strength of the human will when confronted with a life-threatening --- and life-altering --- challenge. When a human being is forced to come to terms with a serious disability, the victories frequently happen during those dark hours in the middle of the night when no fans will cheer for you and your toghest adversary is yourself. 

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Father Larry Richards
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A gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, retreat master, and author. Fr. Larry Richards holds the answer to some of life’s most profound questions. He speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor and evangelist. Fr. Larry Richards has directed hundreds of retreats, parish missions, and conferences for young and old alike. His inspirational talks, presentations, and books always authentic and enthusiastic, have changed the hearts, minds and lives of millions of listeners and readers worldwide.

Father hosts the EWTN radio show called “The Reason For Our Hope” on daily from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EST) and 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (EST), and a live EWTN radio show called “Open Line” on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST).

Father Larry can be seen on the EWTN televised programs “Living Right with Dr. Ray” and “Crossing the Goal”. EWTN broadcasts a mini-series entitled “Be A Man” in 2014 in five episodes to inspire men to become the true heroes they long to be – men of courage, compassion and integrity. (Click the profile image to the left to contact Father Larry Richards directly).

 

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Kristan Hawkins, President of Students For Life of America
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Kristan Hawkins is a Christian, wife, mother, grassroots activist, author, speaker, and a human rights advocate. President of Students for Life of America, she was recruited in 2006 to launch Students for Life of America’s full-time operation. Since then, she has built up a small organization made up of a few dozen student groups scattered around the country to a coordinated national team serving more than 1,200 Students for Life chapters in all fifty states. Under her leadership, Students for Life exists to abolish abortion by transforming our culture by recruiting, training, and mobilizing this pro-life generation, who are the direct targets of today’s abortion industry. A frequent speaker and media analyst, Kristan’s expertise includes abortion, feminism, disability advocacy and healthcare, as she navigates the social conditions and public policy that impacts the human rights issue of our day.

A published author, Kristan wrote Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime. She has interviewed on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, the Today Show, CBS, ABC, and HBO and has received the title, “One of the 4 worst anti-abortion misinformers,” by Media Matters, a title of which she is very proud. Kristan regularly speaks at pro-life conventions and events across the United States including leading college campuses such as Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, and UC-Berkeley. (Click image to left to send a message).

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Steve Ray, Convert / Author / Speaker
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Stephen K. Ray was raised in a devout and loving Baptist family. His father was a deacon and Bible teacher, and Stephen was very involved in the Baptist Church as a teacher of Biblical studies. After an in-depth study of the writings of the Church Fathers, both Steve and his wife Janet converted to the Catholic Church.

He is the host of the popular, award-winning film series on salvation history, The Footprints of God. Steve is also the author of the best- selling books Crossing the Tiber, and St. John's Gospel.

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Abby Johnson, Founder, And Then There Were None / Unplanned
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Abby Johnson has always been fiercely determined to help women in need. This desire is what led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization, becoming an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement.  During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose through the organization’s ranks and became a clinic director. However, Abby became increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed. Abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity they were fighting to decrease. Still, Abby loved the women that entered her clinic and her co-workers. Despite a growing unrest within her, she stayed on and strove to serve women in crisis.

All of that changed on September 26, 2009 when Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She watched in horror as a 13-week baby fought for, and ultimately lost, its life at the hand of the abortionist. Today, Abby travels across the globe sharing her story, educating the public on pro-life issues, advocating for the unborn, and reaching out to abortion clinic staff who still work in the industry. She is the founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry designed to assist abortion clinic workers in transitioning out of the industry. To date, this ministry has helped over 430 workers leave the abortion industry. Abby lives in Texas with her husband and seven precious children. (Click the profile image to the left to contact Abby Johnson directly)

 

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Lauren Merz, Live Action - Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
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Lauren has been a fundraiser based in Washington, D.C. for over nine years. Since April 2014, Lauren has been building Live Action’s strategic development and marketing programs. Lauren serves on Live Action’s executive team, setting the organization's messaging, marketing, and strategy, building their organizational health and culture, and managing their fundraising team. Lauren shares Live Action’s work and mission around the country and is a popular public speaker on pro-life and cultural issues. Lauren is from an Air Force family and the oldest of 14 children. 

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Chris Faddis, Co-Founder Solidarity HealthShare
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Chris Faddis is the co-Founder of Solidarity HealthShare, author and speaker.  Chris founded one of the nation’s leading faith-based HealthShare systems as well as authored a book, It Is Well: Life in the Storm. Chris and Angela Faddis were devout Catholics with two young children, who trusted in the Lord and His plan for their family. But the married couple’s faith would receive an immense test on Easter Sunday 2011, when Angela was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Angela died 17 months later, on Sept. 21, 2012, holding the hand of her heartbroken husband. One year later, Chris Faddis chronicles the inspirational journey he shared with his wife. “As you read this book you’ll encounter the often harsh reality of the Christian journey,” writes Catholic speaker and author Mark Hart in the foreword. “You’ll experience both the splintered, bloody crucifix of Good Friday and the shiny, radiant cross of Easter Sunday. Chris will invite you behind the closed doors into the intimate exchanges and heaven-sent moments that should call us all to stop and survey our own lives. Do we wake up counting our blessings or our problems? That difference makes all the difference, as Angela demonstrated through her constant fidelity to God.”

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Judy Hehr, Speaker | Author | Radio Host
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  • Judy is a DYNAMIC SPEAKER, DEVELOPMENT COACH, AUTHOR AND HOST.

    Judy believes in the godliness and grace that lies with each of us. She dispels lies and uncovers TRUTH while empowering listeners to get past the past and receive the love and mercy God has in abundance for all of us. She wants for all to believe in the resurrection power of Jesus. Her message of hope and healing centers on her journey from captivity to freedom. Her style has been described as enlightening, engaging, entertaining, edifying and heartbreaking. She uses her sense of humor and real struggles from her personal life and privileged perspective of God to compel her audience and connect theology to daily reality. The power behind her life journey will expand your self-awareness, remind you of Gods infinite love for you rekindle love for Christ and his mother while encouraging a personal relationship with God.

    Host of the weekly radio show Journey with Judy on WLKG 96.1 FM since 2012
  • Author of the book, Shattered: How God Transformed My Heart and Life
  • Featured on EWTN’s The Journey HomeAt Home with Jim & Joy and Deep in Scripture with Marcus Grodi
  • Graduate of IPEC Institute of Professional Excellence
  • 2012 Recipient of the Spirit of St. Francis Award  (Click the profile image to the left to contact Judy Hehr directly)

 

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Jennifer Baugh, Founder of Young Catholic Professionals
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Jennifer Baugh is the Founder and National Executive Director of Young Catholic Professionals (YCP), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that encourages young professionals to embrace their faith and Work in Witness for Christ. She received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Trinity University and her MBA from Texas A&M, graduating summa cum laude.
Jennifer worked for Merrill Lynch in the Global Wealth Management practice and for FTI Consulting in the Corporate Restructuring practice before starting the YCP apostolate in 2010. YCP exists to raise up a new generation to serve the Church and the world. By challenging, training, and inspiring young adults, YCP offers dynamic programs to empower Catholic professionals in their twenties and thirties. From mentoring opportunities with seasoned professionals to hearing faithful executives discuss hiring practices,YCP offers numerous and accessible resources to help young adults. 
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