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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Dr. Hanning is a Professor of Theology and Catholic Studies and is a founding Fellow of the San Juan Diego Institute which serves several Universities, non-profits and religious apostolates, and a Fellow of the Havard Institute for Virtuous Leadership Institute and the Institute of Catholic Theology. In addition to teaching and consulting, Ryan also serves as Asst. Editor at Hearth & Field a Christian Agrarian Journal and writes and speaks internationally on education, theology, ecological ethics and virtuous leadership. He is the co-author of The WillPower Advantage: Building Habits for Lasting Happiness, along with Tom Peterson, Founder of Catholics Come Home. Ryan currently homesteads in Tennessee with his beautiful wife Rebecca, and their ten well socialized homeschooled children.
Dr. Larry serves as a Team Leader, Lead Parish Counselor, and Director of Education and Assessments at Rejoice Counseling Apostolate. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and an Accredited Financial Counselor Candidate. Dr. Larry completed a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Sam Houston State University and conducted research on the lived experiences of Millennials with student loan debt. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Christianity (2014) and a Master of Arts in Counseling (2016) at Houston Baptist University. At Rejoice, Dr. Larry coordinates educational opportunities for our counseling team, our parish partners, and their parishioners. He also oversees the administration and evaluation of various psychological assessments, as he received extensive training under a licensed psychologist throughout his doctoral program. As a student supervisor, Dr. Larry works with counseling students from various universities by providing them with a practicum and internship experience that focuses on the wholistic formation of each student. When it comes to counseling, Dr. Larry serves onsite at multiple parishes and counsels from a refined approach that integrates Gestalt-based counseling with traditional, Catholic fundamentals. He has additional experience working as a Care Coordinator and Mental Health Counselor at The Harris Center (formally known as MHMRA) and as a Registered Behavioral Technician at Therapy & Beyond, where he worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disorders. Dr. Larry has also acquired 1500+ hours of experience working with individuals and couples with financial issues, focusing on budgeting, paying off debt, and basic investing. Aside from counseling, Dr. Larry serves on the Advisory Board for the St. John Paul II Foundation, a national Catholic apostolate dedicated to proclaiming the gospel of life and forming families as intimate communities of love. He also serves as the Secretary for Generosity Works Inc, a non-profit which serves as a vehicle by which employees of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate can develop initiatives that share the gift of counsel with the Church and community. He is a member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, where he serves as member of the Intergratus Committee and CEU coordinator. Through this position, he is gaining experience with grant writing, fundraising, and advocacy. Dr. Larry also serves as an adjunct professor at Houston Christian University and he works closely with UST MAXstudios at the University of St. Thomas in Houston where he serves as an outside expert on relationship, communication, and conflict resolution. Dr. Larry and his family are parishioners at St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church in Houston, Texas.
Most Rev. David L. Toups was ordained and installed as the sixth Bishop of Beaumont on August 21, 2020. The following week Hurricane Laura threatened the Gulf Coast of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Bishop Toups went out to the Neches River with the Eucharist and prayed. Since then he has stepped out into the community and led Southeast Texas in prayer through his weekday television messages, live streamed Masses, and visits to parishes and missions all across the diocese. He has led the diocese out of the COVID pandemic and invited the Catholic Churches in Southeast Texas to throw open their doors to the communities and welcome people. Bishop Toups grew up in Louisiana and in Florida. He attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland before entering St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami. He attended the Pontifical North American College in Rome and obtained a Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1997 for the Diocese of Saint Petersburg, Florida, and served there in various capacities for 10 years. Between 2007-2010, Bishop Toups served as the Associate Director of the Secretariat for Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington. He returned to the Diocese of Saint Petersburg in 2010 and served as Pastor of Christ the King Parish in Tampa, before being named as President and Rector of St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in 2012 where he served until his appointment as Bishop of Beaumont.
Deacon Fred and Trina Lemond have been married for 38 years and live in Liberty County, Texas. They have three children and eight grandchildren. Deacon Fred spent 32 years in the Oil and Gas Industry and currently serves as the Vice-President of Programs for Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas. Trina is a retired Registered Nurse that spent her career specializing in Surgery and Management. Trina is currently the Council President for the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, for the Diocese of Beaumont. Deacon Fred and Trina are parishioners of Immaculate Conception, Liberty, Texas, where Deacon Fred is currently assigned. Deacon Fred enjoys teaching our faith and playing the guitar and Trina enjoys cooking and quilting.
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