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Dr. Roland Millare, a native Houstonian, serves as Vice President of Curriculum and Director of Clergy Initiatives for the St. John Paul II Foundation. Dr. Millare served as a member of the Theology Department at St. John XXIII College Preparatory for over 15 years. He received a BA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has a MA in Theological Studies (with a concentration in Moral Theology) from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College 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. Dr. Millare also serves as an adjunct professor of theology for permanent deacon candidates at St. Mary’s Seminary. He has published various book reviews and theological articles for Logos, Antiphon, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, The Adoremus Bulletin, and the Heythrop Journal. His forthcoming book, A Living Sacrifice: Liturgy and Eschatology in Joseph Ratzinger, will be published by Emmaus Academic in the fall of 2021. Dr. Millare has also contributed an article to a dictionary on the theology of Joseph Ratzinger, which will be published in Spanish, German, and English. Dr. Millare lives with his beautiful wife Veronica and two daughters, Gabriella and Karolina, in Sugar Land, TX.
Dominick Albano is a nationally sought-after Catholic speaker and writer. After his powerful conversion at the age of sixteen and newfound passion for sharing the Catholic faith with others, Dominick began giving talks and leading retreats and small groups while still in high school. Seeing a need for ministry and evangelization outreach in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Dominick founded Arise Missions in 2010. He served as Executive Director for the ministry, which leads dynamic parish missions, young adult conferences, and parish leadership evangelization training sessions. Dominick has spent the last 15 years speaking at conferences, retreats, parish mission, and schools, and was hand picked by Matthew Kelly as a speaker for a series of events with Dynamic Catholic. Dominick is the author of three books including The Fundamental Theory of Happiness, The Essential Guide to Prayerful Decisionmaking, and The Story of My Life Prayer Journal. Dominick lives in the Cincinnati area with his high school sweetheart and their four young sons. When he isn’t working in ministry, Dominick can be found coaching his son’s baseball team. Visit dominickalbano.com to learn more or to connect directly with Dominick.
Ben and Beth Nguyen have been married for 26 years and have five children and two grandchildren. 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 Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the University of St. Thomas, Houston. He has most recently served as Chancellor of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas and is a national lecturer and canonical legal consultant for various dioceses, religious institutions, apostolates, schools, and non-profit organizations throughout the United States. Beth is a fifth grade teacher at St. Theresa Catholic School in Sugar Land. She has previously collaborated with the St. John Paul II Foundation team in the Together in Holiness Formation series and has served as Director of Laity, Family, and Life for the Diocese of Corpus Christi. Periodically, she writes for the Catholic Medical Association’s quarterly magazine, The Pulse of Catholic Medicine. 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.
Kevin and Lisa Cotter met in high school, were married straight out of college, and are now raising their four kids, ranging from 16 to 3, in Denver, CO. After spending 11 years as a missionary family with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), Kevin is the Head of Content for the Hallow App, and Lisa is a mom who speaks and writes on the side. Together they are the author of "Dating Detox" and co-hosts of the How-to Catholic podcast. Kevin holds a Masters in Scripture from the Augustine Institute, and Lisa is currently pursuing her Masters in Theology from the Augustine Institute.
Andrew and Mariana Cady are a young couple from Corpus Christi, Texas. The couple met at their home parish while they were both singing in the choir and were married in 2018. As a hobby, Mariana hosts “Catholic Parenting 101” a podcast in which she asks parenting questions and advice from experienced parents, speakers, and teachers to learn how to become a better leader in the Catholic faith for her children. Andrew still sings in the choir and volunteers with the youth group at their parish, and both Andrew and Mariana serve their parish community by teaching the Billings Ovulation Method of natural family planning. In their spare time, Mariana and Andrew love to cook interesting recipes and watch movies together for at-home date nights. Mariana and Andrew have two sons, Henry (age 2) and George (7 months). As a family, they love to build blocks, read books, and fight battles with lightsabers.
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