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Dr. Roland Millare, a native Houstonian, serves as Vice President of Curriculum and Director of Shepherd’s Heart 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.
Alexander and Sarah Schimpf have been married nearly 13 years (tied the knot on Halloween!) and have 4 children: Xavier (11), Gideon (9), Edith (7), and Antigone (4). Alex received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in 2015. He currently serves as the Director of Marriage and Family Life Ministry for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and enjoys speaking and writing as time permits. Sarah, a former event planner, heads up the family businesses, Procrastin Farm (procrastinfarm.com) and Procrastin’s Table (procrastinstable.com). Together they also serve as the Region X Couple for the Domestic Church Movement in North America, a grassroots marriage formation initiative. Their family hobbies revolve around athletics, books, urban gardening, and board games.
Phil and Betty Bodman have been married 42 years. They are the parents of 8 (1 Saint and 7 in training) grown offspring and 19 (so far) GrandLittles! Phil is currently the Supply Chain Director for a privately held energy and technology company, as well an ordained Deacon for the Catholic Church. Betty, after several decades of home-educating their children, is enjoying being an Active-Duty-Grandma and general "church lady". She is involved in the ACTS community as a certified Spiritual Companion. Both Phil & Betty work with the Marriage Ministry at Christ the King. Together, they enjoy holding hands, taking walks, playing games, and casually welcoming people into their homes and lives.
Haley Stewart is an award-winning writer and the Managing Editor of Word on Fire Spark, a new imprint for young readers. She is the author of The Grace of Enough, Jane Austen’s Genius Guide to Life, and The Sister Seraphina Mysteries. Haley also co-hosts The Fountains of Carrots Podcast. She and her husband are Catholic converts and have four children. They live in Tallahassee, Florida.
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley was born to John and Mary Coakley in Norfolk, VA in 1955 and lived there with his father, mother and older brother, John, until he was two years old. The family relocated to Metairie, LA where his sister, Mary Christina was born. On December 16, 2010, Bishop Coakley was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the fourth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He was installed as Metropolitan Archbishop on February 11, 2011. Archbishop Coakley has selected "Duc in Altum" as his episcopal motto (Put out into the Deep). It is found in St. Luke’s gospel when Jesus, after teaching the crowds from Simon’s boat, invites the apostles to “put out into the deep” and lower their nets for a catch (Lk.5:4). Obedient to Jesus’ command, Simon Peter and his companions cast their nets as directed, and “caught such a great number of fish that their nets were at the breaking point” (Lk. 5:4). Jesus calls the Church today, as always, to put out into the deep, as a witness to hope, to hear, and to respond joyfully to his word with faith and confidence. It is a call to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the New Evangelization
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