Together in Holiness is a marriage conference series for dioceses that inspires spouses to grow together in holiness and empowers parents to form their children in the Catholic faith. To learn more about the Together in Holiness marriage enrichment initiative, click here.
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Rachel Townsend is a Senior Program Coordinator and Team Leader for the St. John Paul II Foundation where she serves to support the parishes and couples across the country who are sponsoring and participating in the Together in Holiness Formation series. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University and graduated with Honors in Psychology distinction. Prior to joining the St. John Paul II Foundation, she worked as a Career Counselor for Champions School of Real Estate helping students to achieve their career and licensing goals. Over the years, she has volunteered at her parish community as a member of the altar guild and is currently a parishioner of Presentation of the Lord Catholic Church in Montgomery, Texas.
Mary Stanford, author of The Obedience Paradox: Finding True Freedom in Marriage, is a speaker, teacher, and writer on Catholic marriage and family life. She is an adjunct professor at Christendom College and has a master's degree in theological studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. She and her husband, Trey, are the parents of seven children.
David is a cradle Catholic, born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2014 he married his bride, Pamela, and the two of them are now raising five children, 4 girls and 1 boy. In 2009 he received a degree in Finance from the University of Central Oklahoma and currently works as a Financial Advisor at one of the largest financial firms in the world. In 2014 he and Adam Minihan launched a Catholic radio station in Tulsa which led them to start their own Catholic radio show and podcast called The Catholic Man Show. David enjoys and nice glass of Scotch, golf, and medium-length walks on the bench and by God’s grace he hopes to go to Heaven someday.
Adam Minihan is the husband of Haylee Minihan and father to 5 children. He is the CEO of St. Michael Catholic Radio, the co-host of The Catholic Man Show, life-long parishioner at the Church of Saint Benedict in Broken Arrow, and Director of Communications for the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma. In 2022, Adam, Haylee, and David and Pamela Niles co-authored a book entitled, “Living Beyond Sunday: Making Your Home a Holy Place” by Ascension Press.
Jason and Charlotte Sacco have been married for 24 years. They have three beautiful daughters and five grandchildren. They are parishioners of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in Katy, TX. For several years they served as a mentor couple for engaged couples. Jason is VP of Operations for Bitcoin Depot. Within the church, Jason serves in the ACTS ministry including supporting multiple parishes in the Katy area. He also supports other Catholic retreats with his music ministry. Charlotte is a Spiritual Director in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, for the Office of Vocations and for the Our Lady of Divine Providence Cenacle School of Spiritual Direction® at St. Mary’s Seminary each June. She is also a member of the Marian Servants of Incarnate Wisdom. Knowing well the challenges and beauty of marriage and raising children - along with the importance of prayer, the Sacraments and counting on God‘s grace - Jason and Charlotte have a heart on fire for God’s plan for marriage. They love to share their story with other couples for strength and encouragement in living out the Sacrament of Marriage in today’s world!
Fr. Wayne grew up in Houston in Alief. He worked in the financial service industry prior to seminary. He entered the seminary in 2013 and was ordained to the priesthood on June 5, 2021. His first assignment was at St. Martha in Kingwood, TX. His current assignment is at St. Ignatius of Loyola in Spring, TX.
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