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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.
Bishop David A. Konderla is the second of twelve children, son of the late David and Ann Konderla. He grew up in Bryan, Texas; graduated from Bryan High School in 1978; and worked for several years as a machinist before entering the seminary in 1985. After graduating from the University of Dallas in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in history, he earned his Master of Divinity from the University of St. Thomas and St. Mary's Seminary, and was ordained on June 3, 1995. Bishop Konderla served at St. Louis Parish in Austin and St. Luke's Parish in Temple before his assignment as associate pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Center in College Station. After almost four years with the Aggies, he was named as Vocation Director for the Diocese of Austin, where he served the diocese for four years. He then returned to St. Mary's as pastor and Director of Campus Ministry in August 2005. Bishop Konderla was appointed the fourth Bishop of Tulsa on May 13, 2016 by Pope Francis. He was ordained and installed as Bishop of the Diocese of Tulsa on June 29, 2016.
Erika J. Ahern is a senior classical educator, consultant, speaker, and writer. She blogs and consults at Verity Ed’s website and YouTube channel, where she equips parents with the tools, information, and confidence to claim their role as their children’s primary educators. Her writing has appeared in the National Catholic Register, Catholic Exchange, Crisis, and Columbia Magazine. Erika lives in Connecticut with her husband, Todd, and their six children.
Deacon Thomas and Kelsie have been married almost 23 years and have 5 children. They have a passion for living an authentically Catholic marriage and family life. Deacon Thomas was a convert in 1999 and ordained to the permanent diaconate in 2020. He has a particular interest in cultivating strong and properly-ordered male leadership within the family. He currently serves as Deacon at Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa. Kelsie serves at Holy Family Cathedral as well as the Faith Formation Coordinator with an emphasis on Restored Order of the Sacraments. They enjoy mentoring engaged couples and families striving to truly live the good life in the midst of our current culture. They have owned and operated CatholicSacramentals.org, an educational site encouraging the use of sacramentals for devotion, protection from evil, and the blessing of children, since 2014.
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