"Couples live their marriage vocation most fully when they help each other grow in holiness on their common journey to Eternal Life."
Most Rev. Alfred A. Schlert, Bishop of Allentown
Dr. Roland Millare, a native Houstonian, serves as the Director of Shepherd’s Heart Program. Additionally, Roland serves as the Chair of the Theology Department at St. John XXIII College Preparatory (Katy, TX). He has been teaching at the school since it opened in 2004. He also serves as an adjunct professor of theology for permanent deacon candidates at St. Mary’s Seminary. He attended St. Francis De Sales K-8th grade and he graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1999. He received a BA in Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He has a MA in Theological Studies from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College (Alexandria, VA) and a Licentiate (STL) and Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) in Dogmatic Theology (with a specialization in Sacramental Theology) at the Liturgical Institute of the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein, IL). He has published various theological articles and book reviews for the Adoremus Bulletin, Logos, Antiphon, New Blackfriars, and the Heythrop Journal. Roland enjoys the gift of life and love with his beautiful wife Veronica and their two daughters, Gabriella and Karolina, in Sugar Land.
Joy is the Executive Director of Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center where she mobilizes every possible resource to encourage mothers to choose life, protect children at risk and to offer post abortion healing. Joy is a gifted communicator and teacher who passionately and joyfully proclaims the Gospel of Life, Marriage and Family. Joy and Jim co-host a live television show called "At home with Jim and Joy" that airs weekly on EWTN tackling issues of Life, Marriage and the Family. Joy and Jim have a series that is also aired on EWTN called Marriage and God’s Plan. Joy also serves as a EWTN Media Missionary. Joy was born and raised in Guttenberg, New Jersey and is one of eight children. Married to Jim Pinto for 40 years; they are blessed with four children and sixteen grandchildren. Joy is a cancer survivor and has experienced joy in the midst of suffering. It has been a difficult journey, but one she would not have missed for anything. With the depth of her faith strengthened, she is more in love with her grooms, Jesus and Jim. Joy is a Christian optimist and lives in the assurance that, the best is yet to come!
Joshua and Christine Schulz have been married for seventeen years. They have taught Natural Family Planning classes for sixteen years and marriage prep classes on sexual ethics and communication for ten years. They have five children who range in age from fourteen years to two years old. Joshua is an associate professor of philosophy at DeSales University. Christine is a homeschooling stay-at-home mom. Both Joshua and Christine are aspiring farmers who moved out to the country and failed to grow anything last year, but luckily they’re still youngish.
Deacon Joe Nines was ordained in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on June 9, 2002. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Flourtown, Pennsylvania. With graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology and Human Sexuality, he serves as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are couples counseling, family counseling, counseling and therapy regarding sexual matters, and therapy for anxiety and depression. In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Deacon Joe has presented at conferences throughout the United States to general and specialized audiences speaking on the topics of self-care, sexuality, communication, and relationships. Deacon Joe's approach to therapy is interactive and systemic. He assists clients in looking at their emotional and cognitive reactions to different situations. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and candid, practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates spirituality, complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain personal growth.
2700 St. Albans Dr.
West Lawn, PA 19609
For More Information Contact:
Aubrie Miller, Conference Coordinator
Houston, TX 77055
P.O. Box 5927
Katy, TX 77491