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Dr. Andrew Swafford is associate professor of theology at Benedictine College. He is host and author of Ascension’s DVD series Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant and Romans: The Gospel of Salvation. He is also editor and contributor to Ascension’s Great Adventure Catholic Bible. Andrew is also author of three other books, including Spiritual Survival in the Modern World: Insights from C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters. Sarah Swafford is an international speaker and author of Emotional Virtue: A Guide to Drama Free Relationships. She is also a contributor to Chosen (Ascension, Confirmation); YDisciple (Augustine Institute, Confirmation); and Better Together (Dynamic Catholic, marriage prep). They live in Atchison, KS with their five young children.
Tony and Becky have been married for 30 years and are blessed with eleven children and two grandchildren. They are certified through the Diocese of Austin to speak on Human Love and Chastity and have been teaching Theology of the Body to adults and teens throughout the diocese for the past ten years. They are active parishioners at St. William Catholic Parish in Round Rock, Texas, and live in Pflugerville, Texas with seven of their children where they enjoy backyard cookouts, swimming, and friends.
Fr. Francisco was born in Lockhart, Texas, to Francisco Rodriguez Jr. and Isabel Gamez. He grew up in San Marcos, Texas, where I graduated high school and left for the United States Marine Corps, serving active duty and reserve from 1991-1997. He moved to Georgetown, Texas, in 2004, while I was working as an estimator for a heavy construction company. On July 31, 2006, during Mass, he heard the Lord ask me to “let it all go, and come and see." Fr. Francisco entered St. Joseph’s Abbey and Seminary College in 2007 for his undergrad and St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston in 2010 for his graduate studies. Fr. Francisco was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ on June 6, 2015, and served as associate pastor at Saint William from 2015-2017, then St. Albert the Great as associate pastor for six months, before being named Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Temple, Texas and St. Matthew Mission in Rogers, Texas for three years. In January 2021, Fr. Francisco was welcomed back to Saint William and installed as Pastor with great joy.
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