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Patty Schneier is a Catholic author and speaker from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Since 2003, she has been inspiring Catholics to reignite their faith. Her book, "Love Letters From Mom on What Matters Most," is a must-read for parents who want to pass the faith on to their children. She hosts a weekly radio show to promote holy vocations, entitled "The Pearl of Great Price" (heard on Covenant Network.) Patty has been a guest on EWTN as well as numerous Catholic radio programs. She received the 2015 "St. Paul Woman of the Year" Award and the "Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Excellence in Communications" Award for her work in evangelization. She and her husband Larry have been married for 29 years; their oldest son was recently ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
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.
Bishop Randolph R. Calvo was born on August 28, 1951, in Agana, Guam. He is the youngest of seven children. As a child, he moved with his family to San Francisco where he attended elementary school. He completed his clerical formation at St. Joseph College Seminary in Mountain View, California and at St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California. He was ordained a priest on May 21, 1977, for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and served as parochial vicar at Holy Name Parish in San Francisco and at Saint Pius Parish in Redwood City. Then Fr. Calvo studied canon law in Rome from 1982 to 1986. In 1986 he earned a doctorate in canon law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome with a dissertation entitled "Consultation and the Presbyteral Council: new emphasis in the ratio legis". He served as adjutant judicial vicar for the San Francisco Archdiocese and then as judicial vicar of the archdiocesan tribunal. He also taught canon law as adjunct faculty at Saint Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park. In 1997, Fr. Calvo was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Redwood City, California. A position he served in at the time of his episcopal appointment. Bishop Randolph R. Calvo, JCD, DD was ordained as Bishop of the diocese on February 17, 2006.
Fr. Chuck Durante is rector at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno and Vicar General for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno. Throughout his 27 years as a priest, he has served in various parishes and ministries in the Reno and Carson City area, including high school chaplain, diocesan vocation director, parochial vicar, prison minister and pastor. Since his first year of ordination, Fr. Chuck has been involved in marriage preparation, including Engaged Encounter and FOCCUS.
Adam and Dorothy Gonzalez have been married for 18 years. Adam is a small animal veterinarian and catechist. Dorothy is the director of the First Communion program at their parish. They have two children aged 9 and 12 who are also active at church. Adam and Dorothy enjoy cooking together and sharing the faith with others. Their family is held together by love, prayer and the quest for the perfect recipe.
Houston, TX 77055
P.O. Box 5927
Katy, TX 77491