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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.
Danielle Bean, a wife and mother of eight, is the Brand Manager for CatholicMom at Holy Cross Family Ministries. Danielle is also creator and host of "The Gist", a weekly Catholic women’s television talk show on "CatholicTV" and host of the Girlfriends podcast. Danielle is author of several books, including "Momnipotent", "You Are Enough", and "Giving Thanks and Letting Go." Her most recent book, "Manual for Marriage" (TAN Books 2020) pulls from the wisdom of the Church and lessons learned from real-life experience to reflect on the ideas of vocation, sacrament, sacrifice, mutual love, and home and family life. Danielle has a special heart for mothers, and she encourages women of all ages and stages of life to find humor in daily challenges and the joy God intends for every one of us. It is in her primary vocation to marriage and motherhood that Danielle finds the inspiration for all of her work.
Trey and Stephanie enjoy speaking together on the sacrament of marriage and parenting. Their mission is to encourage and empower couples to rediscover the mystery of marriage and family life and to recommit to loving that mystery with strength, courage and enthusiasm. Together with Dr. Joseph White, Trey co-authored Together in God’s Love, a marriage preparation program published by Our Sunday Visitor. He has spoken and written extensively on the Sacraments and Spirituality, Married and Family Life, Sexuality, Parenting, Healthcare, Finances, Stewardship, and Leadership. Stephanie and Trey desire to help people concretely bridge the gap between the faith they profess and the lives they lead, helping them to see the meaning in their lives, to live meaningfully, and to be fully, consciously, and actively involved in the liturgy of their lives. To that end, they host a weekly radio show called The Mystery of Parenthood on RED-C Radio that focuses on a Catholic approach to parenting in the 21st Century. The Cashions are parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in College Station. Trey and Stephanie have been married for over 30 years and have six children – Treivor, Madison, Greyson, and the triplets – Kolbe, Kennedy, and Kingsley.
Joshua Bitting, Ph.D. (cand.) serves as Program Director at the St. John Paul II Foundation where he oversees development of a parish-based marriage enrichment program based on our Together in Holiness conference series and curriculum. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Joshua came into full communion with the Catholic Church on June 22nd, 2003, the Feast of Corpus Christi while completing his B.A. in philosophy at Southwestern College (Winfield, Kansas). Joshua attended Franciscan University of Steubenville where he earned his M.A. in theology. Afterwards, he had the opportunity to study at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce) in Rome, Italy. Since then, he has served the Church in various capacities at both the parish and diocesan levels. Currently, he is completing his Ph.D. in theology and catechetics from the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia. Joshua and his beautiful wife, Amanda, have six children, and enjoy sharing the Gospel of life in their primary vocation as spouses and parents.
James and Leigh have been married for thirteen years and have six children, one daughter and five sons, ages 10 to newborn. James has practiced commercial litigation for 8 years, and is a partner at a boutique firm in Houston. Before staying home with their children full-time, Leigh worked in marketing and development in Boston. Over the past year, they started a reading group for parents of young children designed to better equip themselves to form their children's consciences. They also are one of the witness couples in the video series for the new Together in Holiness Formation series. They enjoy spending time with extended family, hosting friends, Longhorn Football, and karaoke.
Ben and Beth Nguyen have been married for 25 years and have five children and one grandchild. They have served the Church for over 20 years as teachers and presenters for youth, young adults, and engaged and married couples. Currently, Ben is the Chancellor of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, where he also serves as the Canonical Counsel and Theological Advisor, as well as Promoter of Justice in the Diocesan Tribunal. He is a national lecturer and canonical legal consultant for various dioceses, religious institutions, apostolates, schools, and non-profit organizations throughout the United States. Beth was just recently added to the St. John Paul II Foundation team as Program Coordinator for the Together in Holiness Formation series. She most recently served as Director of Laity, Family and Life for the Diocese of Corpus Christi where she trained couples to offer their testimonies through marriage preparation workshops and coordinated natural family planning instruction and respect life activities. She has also written articles for the Catholic Medical Association’s quarterly magazine, The Pulse of Catholic Medicine and the Diocese of Corpus Christi’s monthly publication, The South Texas Catholic. Together they enjoy God’s gifts of joy and beauty that can be found in everyday life through magnificent liturgy, thought-provoking literature, the company of friends and family, and deep and hilarious discussions with their children who are rapidly blossoming into adulthood.
Houston, TX 77055
P.O. Box 5927
Katy, TX 77491