Family, Church and Nation

23nd Annual Conference
July 29 - August 2, 2020

Presented by the St. Thomas Aquinas Society

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2886 S Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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CONCERTS

July 30, 2020 (Thurs) at 7:30 PM

Michael Russell O'Brien

Catholic Entertainment's Best Kept Secret!

Michael has been a headliner at more than 100 Catholic Conferences and 800 Catholic Parishes. Each year Michael performs a "one man show" of classic Catholic Music Hits and humorous stories of his conversion back to the faith. The former BMG rock music category solo artist reached chart status and after an unexpected trip to Medjugorje, put that career on hold to become one of the top Catholic recording artists and conference speakers of the last 30 years!

Michael's Catholic Music recordings have received millions of views on YouTube.

Michael spent 10 years as a published advice columnist for a major Catholic Magazine.

Michael has a #1 Catholic YouTube music video for Hail Mary / Gentle Woman.

Michael was a 2013 Keynote Speaker for the Catholic Organization “Legatus”

Michael Russell O'Brien Facebook page has become one of the top Catholic related fan pages. 

 

See More about this Event and Michael Russell O'Brien...

Visit Michael's website at michaelrussellobrien.com.

 

 

August 1, 2020 (Sat) at 7:30 PM

Tony Melendez

To Give Hope to All The People

"I can’t explain why people have been moved to tears, as my feet slowly apply pressure to the face and neck of my guitar something happens. For as long as I could remember these toes of mine have been like fingers. God somehow has blessed me with music and the desire to persevere."

Originally from Rivas, Nicaragua, Tony was born without arms. He also had a clubbed foot due to the drug, Thalidomide, taken by his mother. At the age of one Tony's family immigrated to the USA so he could have corrective surgery on his left foot.

Tony grew up in a home where mom protected and cared greatly for him. His father encouraged and pushed him to do things on his own. As he had no arms, Tony had to learn to do almost everything with his feet. At the age of sixteen he taught himself how to play the guitar with his toes.

 

See More about this Event and Tony Melendez...

Visit Tony's website at tonymelendez.com.

 

 

CONFERENCE

Bishop Michael Sheridan

Bishop Michael Sheridan was born in St. Louis, MO on March 4, 1945. He was ordained as a diocesan priest by Cardinal John J. Carberry on May 29, 1971. On September 3, 1997 Bishop Sheridan was ordained as an auxiliary bishop of St. Louis by Archbishop Justin Rigali. On December 4, 2001 Bishop Sheridan was appointed coadjutor bishop of Colorado Springs and became the bishop of the diocese on January 30, 2003.

Bishop Sheridan has received several graduate degrees in theology, including a Doctorate of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas [Angelicum] in Rome. We are honored to have Bishop Sheridan celebrate our Friday evening Mass this year. www.diocs.com

Monica Ashour, MTS, M Hum

Theology of the Body

Holding two Masters’ from the University of Dallas, one in Theological Studies and one in Humanities, Monica Ashour is an author, national speaker, content developer, leading Theology of the Body expert, and Founder of the Theology of the Body Evangelization Team, known as TOBET.

Named in 2010 by The Catholic National Register as one of the top six speakers on Saint John Paul’s seminal work known as the Theology of the Body, Monica with the help of her team just completed a Pre-school to 8th Grade Theology of the Body program entitled, The Body Matters. In a culture that relegates the body as an object that can be mutilated at will rather than as a gift from God for true love, The Body Matters is helping children and their parents to see the truth and meaning of the human body and how the Incarnation affects our lives today.

Monica presented a talk about how to teach teens TOB at the Theology of the Body International Symposium in Rome in November of 2011. She was also a participant in the International Summit on Lay Leadership with Cardinal Arinze in Rome.

Before becoming a national speaker, Monica served as a campus minister at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Texas A&M University from 1996 to 1999. There she launched the now nationwide Nun Run, in which young women travel around the nation visiting convents. Before and after her stint at St. Mary’s, Monica enjoyed 20 years teaching theology and literature in the classroom.

Monica was the recipient of Bishop Farrell’s 2008 Pro-Life Award for Civic Action and was named to the Hall of Fame for her alma mater, Nolan Catholic High School in Ft. Worth.

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Fr. James Blount, SOLT

Healing and Deliverance Ministry

Fr. James Blount is a priest of the Society of Our Lady of the Trinity – Georgia Mission. A very gifted Spiritual Director and Confessor, Fr. Jim is a bold charismatic preacher endowed and empowered with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He speaks of living a life in relationship with each of the Persons of the Holy Trinity, The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. His teachings depict his deep love for the Eucharist and his intimate relationship, love and devotion to Jesus and Mary draws many souls to also fall in love with them.

Father Jim is a powerful instrument of the Holy Spirit as evidenced by so many stories of miracles, healings and conversions. His talks help to increase awareness of the intense Spiritual Battle in our present world where evil has waged war against the Sacred thus aiming toward the destruction of holy family life. His humble boldness and untiring drive to minister to the lost and ill are particularly noteworthy.

Dedicated to his healing and deliverance ministry, Father travels preaching and proclaiming the Gospel whenever and wherever he can, in the United States and abroad.

Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM

Making Room for God

Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM, lived the life of the prodigal son for most of his young adult life. Raised in a nominally Catholic family, who only lived the externals of the faith, Fr. Ken left the Catholic Church for many years. During that time he earned a business degree and worked as a business profession in Advanced R&D and software testing; a few years into his career he joined a few of his co-workers in establishing a $4.5 million Internet software company. Focused on money, fitness, and success, he made little room for God; but God did not give up on him. During this journey, God presented him with challenges that forced him to question his personal beliefs and the question “What is Truth?” Through a series of conversions, years of struggle, study and questioning, Fr. Ken found his way from agnosticism, to non-denominational Christianity, and ultimately back to the Catholic Church.

Fr. Ken joined the Fathers of Mercy in 2006 and was ordained in 2012. For two years, he served as an associate pastor of a medium sized parish and currently serves as a Missionary, webmaster and vocation director for the Fathers of Mercy. Fr. Ken has a great understanding of the personal and societal pressures that individuals face and knows what it is like to “hate coming to church.” His mission talks are for people of all levels of faith; from those who are madly in love with Jesus to those who struggle with church and religion.

www.fathersofmercy.com

Timothy S. Goeglein

American Restoration: How Faith, Family, & Personal Sacrifice can Heal our Nation

We are really sorry to inform you that Tim Goeglein will not be attending our conference "in-person" this year due to unanticipated transportation challenges.

Tim will be joining Nancy Korpi for a remote presentation that will be shown at the Conference.

Tim Goeglein's years of public service and private initiative have been devoted to faith, freedom, and family.

Tim is the Vice President for External and Government Relations at Focus on the Family in Washington. He served in high-level government posts for the past two decades. He worked as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, where he was the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison from 2001 to 2008. He was the President’s principal outreach contact for conservatives, think tanks, veteran’s groups, faith-based groups, and some of America’s leading cultural organizations. He was a member of the President’s original 2000 campaign and White House staff, serving for nearly 8 years. Also, he has served as a senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation.

Goeglein is the author of the political memoir THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE: FAITH AND POLITICS IN THE GEORGE W. BUSH ERA which was published in September, 2011. His latest book is AMERICAN RESTORATION: HOW FAITH, FAMILY, AND PERSONAL SACRIFICE CAN HEAL OUR NATION (Regnery, 2019), in which he offers a roadmap to national and spiritual renewal by examining American culture.

From 1988 through 1998, Tim was first the Deputy Press Secretary, followed by Press Secretary and Communications Director for U.S. Senator Dan Coats of Indiana (who was in the Senate for a decade). Between his time with the Senate and Bush campaign, Tim served as Communications Director for Gary Bauer at the Campaign for Working Families and in the Bauer presidential bid.

Tim was an intern for then-U.S. Senator Dan Quayle in 1985, and for then-Representative Dan Coats and for NBC News in 1986 during his college years at Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. When he graduated in 1986, he was the Richard Gray Fellow in his senior year.

Tim’s first job upon graduation was as a television news producer for the NBC affiliate in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana. During high school and college, he produced a show for WOWO Radio, then owned by the Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation. The program was heard in 28 states.

Tim holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from Concordia University, New York City; and from Faith Evangelical College and Seminary, Tacoma, Washington.

Tim is the secretary of the Coalitions for America Board, a member of the board for the National Civic Art Society, and a member of the board of governors of the Young America’s Foundation which owns and operates the Ronald Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. Tim also serves on the Institute for American Universities Advisory Board. Goeglein served as Board Secretary of the American Conservative Union Foundation, and five years as a Senior Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Also, he is a member of the Council for National Policy, the Philadelphia Society, and the Capitol Hill Club.

Tim serves on the Sanctity of Life Commission for his church body, the 2.5 million- member Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and has served as a deacon in his church for 30 years. His hobbies include reading, tennis, swimming, biking, and the fine arts. He is married to Jenny and they have two sons.

Emmanuel Gonzalez

What a Beautiful Cross

Emmanuel Gonzalez, most known simply as Manny, is a high-spirited young man reigning from the city oasis of Dallas, Texas. Emmanuel is currently a sophomore at Franciscan University of Steubenville, studying hard to achieve his degree in Social Work. He is fully dedicated to being a daily light of Christ's love to each and every soul he encounters.

Emmanuel hopes to one day be able to travel the world spreading the good news of the Church and Her beautiful teachings on homosexuality and chastity. His courageous testimony has already inspired many, having been featured with Catholic organizations such as Courage International and Theology Of the Body Evangelization Team.

whatabeautifulcross.wixsite.com/website

Fr. Bill Halbing

God's Word Alive Today

Fr. Bill Halbing, of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, is known for his gift of bible teaching. Fr. Bill, attended the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Mahwah, New Jersey, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Newark on October 30th, 1982. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and received both his Master of Fine Arts degree in Jewish-Christian studies and his Master of Divinity degree at Seton Hall University.

Active in Charismatic Renewal since 1975, Fr. Bill has been a guest speaker at national charismatic conferences in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Denver, Florida, New Hampshire and Idaho and has traveled as far as Canada, Guyana, Eastern Europe and the Philippines to preach God's Word. He is also involved in door-to-door evangelization, Catechism for Filipino Catholics, Bookas Loob Sa Diyos and Hispanic ministry. He has been a featured guest speaker at conferences, retreats, days of renewal, parish missions and youth bible conferences.

www.godswordalivetoday.org

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato

Silent No More - Defending Life!

Fr Stephen Imbarrato, ordained in 2005, is officially a retired priest from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Fr Stephen has the unique grace of having 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and has been a pastor of 3 parishes over a 10 year period before going to work for Priests for Life for 3 1/2 years during which time he cohosted the EWTN Defending Life TV Show and preached the EWTN Global Mass almost 2 dozen times.

Fr Stephen now travels around the country in his Mother Teresa Mobile Camper Chapel, ON THE ROAD FOR LIFE, under the mantle of LifeMinistriesUS. Fr Stephen has celebrated Mass more than 2 dozen times in front of more than a dozen abortion mills where he also has countless times prays minor exorcism prayers and ministers to frontline pro-lifers.

Fr Stephen has been arrested 5 times while trying to peacefully save babies from abortion as part of the Red Rose Rescue Movement. He has also founded 2 Pregnancy Resource Centers and does extensive Rachel ministry to post abortive women and men as well as those affected by suicide and cancer as his adopted son took his own life in 2014 and his oldest granddaughter is a cancer survivor.

Fr Stephen brings his family and ministry life experiences to the St Thomas Aquinas Society Conference for the 2nd year. His talks this year will cover topics such as…The Family, Christ’s Mercy. The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Eucharist, and Prolife Activism.

 

Find out more about Fr Stephen’s life and ministries at
LifeMinistriesUS.org and protestchildkilling.com

Annie Karto

Singer and Songwriter

Catholic singer, Annie Karto has traveled the country extensively these past 20 years, her ministry taking her to Europe, New Zealand, Rwanda, Africa, Guatemala, and Trinidad. Annie weaves her songs in and out of her testimonies.

Over 20 years ago, after a deep conversion experience before the Blessed Eucharist, Annie was given the penance to spread the Lord’s Divine Mercy for the rest of her life. This “penance” has become a great joy!

Annie has strived to use her gift of voice, and speaking skills to evangelize wherever the Lord calls her. A highlight in her ministry was writing and singing a song for Rwandan genocide survivor, Immaculee Ilibagiza, titled, “Song for Immaculee” leading to a trip to Immaculee’s village in Rwanda, Africa, in August of 2011.

Annie has been invited to major conferences, and also shared at Magnificat Breakfasts, Divine Mercy retreats and Days of Reflection. Some of Annie’s talks include Divine Mercy Flood My Soul” which is her focus, “Mary, Masterpiece of Mercy,” “Rise up and Shape the Culture, “The Beauty of being a Catholic Woman.”

Annie has recorded 6 CDs with some to the best musicians in N.Y. city.

She has appeared on EWTN’s Backstage program, and her ministry has taken her to Europe, New Zealand, Africa, Guatemala and Trinidad. The title song of Annie’s hit CD, “Overshadow Me” won an award from UCMVA.

“You are a Priest Forever” has encouraged hundreds of priests throughout the country, and has received two apostolic blessings, one from blessed Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI.  Fr. Bill Casey, Fathers of Mercy, recently called the song, “a classic.”

Annie is available to travel to any state in the country, and lives in Treasure Island, Florida, with her husband, David. They have four children, and nine grandchildren.

www.anniekarto.com

Fr. Andre Mahanna

Instrument of Peace

A friend of freedom, Fr. Andre has informed and advised the U.S. Administration and members of Congress on issues pertaining to religious freedom at home and abroad. He was an honored guest of President Donald J. Trump for the signing of the executive order on religious freedom at the White House on the National Day of Prayer, May 4, 2017.

Elevated by election in November, 2017, Fr. Andre is the North American Councilor of the Apostolic Union of Clergy, a Vatican-associated office, and continues to also serve as the U.S.A. President. In addition, Fr. Andre is the Ecumenical and Inter-Faith Director for the U.S. Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon, Secretary General of the Religious Advisory Board of In Defense of Christians (chaired by Cardinals Donald Wuerl and Timothy Dolan), Founder and President of the International Apostolate of Our Lady of Hope/St. Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy and pastor of St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church in Lakewood, CO.

In 2012, he was appointed head of the Apostolic Association of Ordained Ministers and he served on the Vatican’s 2010 Synod on the Middle East, helping deliver the document Exclessia En Medio Oreinte.

He grew up in war-torn Lebanon. As a boy accompanying his father on government trips to Muslim and Christians regions, he heard stories of religious-based crimes by both Muslims and Christians. At 10, his family with other families escaped Christian massacres by living in caves in Mount Lebanon. His bed was Phoenician tomb. By age 12, he had decided to become a Maronite Catholic monk. It was then that concern for precisely what the world is experiencing now – famine and massacre of women and children – gave him the resolve to address ecumenism and inter-faith understanding, thus devoting his life’s work to being an instrument of peace.

A citizen of the United States, Fr. Andre is fluent in seven languages and understands 12. Educated in Rome, France and the U.S.A., he addresses the hard realities of genocide, persecution and violence in the Middle East. He is a popular speaker and has authored many articles focused on the unity of Christians, religious freedom, and the Biblical foundation of Judeo-Christian values and traditions.

www.strafkadenver.org

Tony Melendez

To Give Hope to All The People

"I can’t explain why people have been moved to tears, as my feet slowly apply pressure to the face and neck of my guitar something happens. For as long as I could remember these toes of mine have been like fingers. God somehow has blessed me with music and the desire to persevere."

Originally from Rivas, Nicaragua, Tony was born without arms. He also had a clubbed foot due to the drug, Thalidomide, taken by his mother. At the age of one Tony's family immigrated to the USA so he could have corrective surgery on his left foot.

Tony grew up in a home where mom protected and cared greatly for him. His father encouraged and pushed him to do things on his own. As he had no arms, Tony had to learn to do almost everything with his feet. At the age of sixteen he taught himself how to play the guitar with his toes.

In 1987 he was asked by the youth of Los Angeles to be their gift to Pope John Paul II, and this internationally broadcast event set Tony's career in to high gear. Now more than twenty-eight years later Tony has traveled to all fifty states and more than 44 foreign countries. Tony has been on shows such as Good Morning America, Hour Of Power with Robert Schuller, Arsenio Hall, 700 Club, and Jerry Lewis Telethons.

Tony has recorded five albums, Never Be The Same, Ways of The Wise, Cup Of Life, Hands In Heaven and his latest Hope/Esperanza. He also has an autobiography, A Gift Of Hope, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including special commendations from President Reagan, the State of California, the City of Los Angeles, and countless other civic and charitable organizations. He received the first annual Inspirational Hero Award from the NFL Alumni Association at Super Bowl XXIII.

Tony now resides in Branson with his wife Lynn and two kids, Marisa and Andres. Despite all the travel over the last twenty eight years, Tony continues to resist the siren song of stardom, hoping only to develop his musical career and share his God given gifts. "I don't feel like a celebrity," he says with a smile, " I just feel like me!"

Visit Tony's website at tonymelendez.com.

Kim Monson

What I Learned on My Grade School Playground!

Kim Monson grew up in western Kansas and has a deep appreciation for rural America. She attended the University of Kansas.

Kim moved to Colorado with the belief that with hard work and perseverance, anything is possible in America. And it is. Kim began work as a bank teller in Longmont. A few years later, she went to work with a small stock brokerage firm as a stock trading assistant. Studying at night and on week-ends, Kim passed her Series 7 exam and shortly thereafter, went to work with Boettcher and Company as an investment broker. Within a few years, she became one of the youngest vice-presidents at the firm. Kim retired from the investment business when the second of her three children was born and has worked in the women’s apparel business for many years. In 2013 she began her broadcasting career as one of three “Americhicks” on KLZ 560 AM with a broadcast reach into Wyoming, Kansas, New Mexico and west to the mountains. At the end of 2018, Kim became a solo act, hence The Kim Monson Show was born. The show broadcasts live M-F, 6-7am and is rebroadcast 10-11pm on KLZ 560 AM. Show recaps and podcasts can be found on www.kimmonson.com.

With the rampant divisiveness in America today, The Kim Monson Show dissects issues using the litmus test of “Freedom vs Force and Force vs Freedom.” Surveys show that most Americans, (Blue dog Democrats, Unaffiliateds, Libertarians, Conservatives and Republicans), value the American Idea of each individual pursuing their God given Rights of Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness. Kim promises to honestly, and with increased clarity, bring forth issues that affect you and those you love. We are in this “Battle of Ideas” together and Kim is dedicated to helping you understand the issues so that you can engage in thoughtful dialogue with friends, family, colleagues and neighbors.

In 2016, Kim traveled with a group, organized by the Denver Police Activities League, that accompanied four D-Day Veterans to Normandy, France for the 72nd anniversary of D-Day and the beginning of western Europe’s liberation from Hitler’s rule. Kim returned to the states realizing that our veteran’s stories need to be heard. Hence the WWII Project was created. Kim has interviewed over 120 WWII Veterans. Her radio show, America’s Veteran’s Stories with Kim Monson highlights Veteran’s stories from all wars and conflicts plus peacetime service.

Visit Kim's website at kimmonson.com.

Kelly Nieto

Catholic Convert. Miss America runner-up. Master Story Teller.

We are really sorry to inform you that Kelly Nieto will not be attending our conference this year.
Kelly was planning to come, but has been advised by her pulmonologist that she cannot fly now. Kelly has a lung condition that she originally suffered a few years ago, but it is giving her problems again with bacteria present. Please keep Kelly and her doctors in your prayers. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, even though we've tried our best to inform everyone as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding.

Michael Russell O'Brien

Catholic Entertainment's Best Kept Secret!

Michael has been a headliner at more than 100 Catholic Conferences and 800 Catholic Parishes. Each year Michael performs a "one man show" of classic Catholic Music Hits and humorous stories of his conversion back to the faith. The former BMG rock music category solo artist reached chart status and after an unexpected trip to Medjugorje, put that career on hold to become one of the top Catholic recording artists and conference speakers of the last 30 years!

Michael's Catholic Music recordings have received millions of views on YouTube.

Michael spent 10 years as a published advice columnist for a major Catholic Magazine.

Michael has a #1 Catholic YouTube music video for Hail Mary / Gentle Woman.

Michael was a 2013 Keynote Speaker for the Catholic Organization “Legatus”

Michael Russell O'Brien Facebook page has become one of the top Catholic related fan pages. 

It all started with a visit to Medjugorie, Yugoslavia, where Michael’s faith was reawakened and his life touched by the Blessed Mother. Come and enjoy his concert at 7 pm on Thursday evening, August 2. Michael will also be participating throughout the conference.

Michael has recorded four albums, It's About TimeSounds of Medjugorje, Songs Recorded Live!, and Merry Christmas.

Visit Michael's website at michaelrussellobrien.com.

Fr. Philip Scott

Family of Jesus

Fr. Philip Scott was born in Lima, Peru in 1960. After a life away from Our Lord, he had a St. Paul conversion experience in 1980. Then after being engaged with a wonder girl Fr. Scott was called to ‘leave all’ and he entered the priesthood. Fr. Scott studied at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. and was ordained on May 6, 1989.

On April 1,1998 Fr. Scott received permission from his Bishop in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida to begin a community called Family of Jesus made up of priests, brothers and sisters. The community is in Puerto Maldonado, Peru (The Amazon Jungle). Now he travels all over giving retreats to priests, married couples, lay people, young adults, men and women.

familiadejesusperu.org

Fr. Zachary of the Mother of God, SOLT

Love Made Visible

The St. Thomas Aquinas Society is very proud to have Fr. Zachary of the Mother of God share with us his devotion to the importance of Perpetual Adoration in our lives. Fr. Zachary, a former attorney, is a Priest of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT). He currently serves as the Director of Formation and Vocations Director for the American Region of SOLT. In 2018 he completed his service as the Rector of the Post-Novitiate House of Formation in the Asia-Pacific Region of SOLT. Formerly, Father served as the General Lay Servant of the Worldwide Community and has responsibilities for Administration and Formation for the Lay Faithful.

Fr. Zachary's appearances on EWTN as well as his worldwide travels enables him to help teach and lead Catholics to live their Baptismal promises by responding to the universal call to holiness. Father spoke frequently at conferences and parish missions; and served regularly as a retreat master for the lay faithful, sisters, seminarians and brother Priests.

Fr. Zachary believes, as St. Pope John Paul II declared, that "the church draws her life from Christ in the Eucharist; by Him she is fed and by Him she is enlightened." We are honored and excited to have Fr. Zachary at our conference, and grateful to him for sharing with us his passion for the infinite blessings of Perpetual Adoration.

Matt Werner

General Program MC

Dominic Cingoranelli, Co-MC

Since 1997 Matt Werner has served as President of Queen of the Apostles Mission Association working to advance the interests of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Russia and former Soviet Union countries. This charitable non-profit group has helped many bishops, priests and sisters build and repair churches and monasteries that underwent neglect and destruction during Communist rule. He travels every year to monasteries, seminaries and parishes in the Ukraine bringing them hope, assessing their progress and bringing back reports. He and his wife always visit an orphanage where they teach the children the Rosary. You can learn more about QAMA on their website at www.facebook.com/QueenofApostlesMission.

Fr. Kyle Ingels

Breakout Program MC

A native of Colorado Springs, Fr Kyle Ingels serves as the Director of Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Colorado Springs. He has served as Chaplain for the Catholic Student Center at the University of Maryland and as Pastor of Ascension Parish in Bowie, Maryland. Fr Kyle graduated from The Catholic University of America and Mount St. Mary's Seminary and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Washington in 2005.

Fr. Mark Wheelan, SOLT

Sacramental Minister

Fr. Mark Wheelan, SOLT, studied in Rome at the Angelicum. He was ordained in Corpus Christi, TX and was sent to serve the Native American Indians in North Dakota. Fr. Mark has been attending our conferences for several years to assist with the sacraments and is very much appreciated by all. Father has participated in conferences across the states as a sacramental minister where he is appreciated for his long hours in the confessional and his charism of reconciliation. We look forward to Father's return for this year's conference.

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