Preston H. Young is Regional Managing Partner at Stream Realty Partners. Mr. Young also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Free Enterprise Institute and is on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the Business Ethics Forum and Western Academy. At Texas A&M University, Mr. Young serves as an Advisory Board Member for Mays Business School and is a member of the 12th Man Foundation’s Champions Council. He and his wife, Amber, have three children and are parishioners at St. John Vianney Parish in Houston.
Helen Tschoepe has been married to Phil for 37 years, and they have 4 grown children, all happily married, and 6 grandchildren. When her youngest child started kindergarten, she returned to teaching at St. Michael Catholic School, where she taught 2nd grade for 19 years and then became the Religion Resource Teacher. Helen also helps with all the Sacramental preparation at St. Michael’s and teaches twice a month for Pre-K3 through 5th grade.
Mini Vettical, MD is a wife, mother of five children and has given up her career as Internist and Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine to raise her children.
Arland K. Nichols is president and founder of the St. John Paul II Foundation. After a decade of teaching and leadership at a Catholic college preparatory school and an international nonprofit, Arland launched the St. John Paul II Foundation in 2014. Early in his career he became a popular speaker and successful writer while he established the groundwork for the initiatives that would become the St. John Paul II Foundation. He is author, with Rev. John Leies of the forthcoming 4th edition of the Handbook on Critical Life Issues published by the National Catholic Bioethics Center. Arland earned a B.A. in philosophy from Texas A&M, an M.DIV. in Theology from University of St. Thomas, and is completing a Ph.D. in bioethics from Regina Apostolorum in Rome. With the generous support of his wife, Cindy, and their eight children, Arland is blessed to lead the St. John Paul II Foundation as it serves, educates, and supports medical professionals, married couples, and clergy.
Kiernan O’Connor is a writer in The Woodlands, TX. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in CatholicMom.com, Down in the Dirt, Ancient Paths, and Catholic Arts Today. He and his wife of 17 years, Jackie, have four children and attend Annunciation Catholic parish in Houston.
Trey Cashion and his wife, Stephanie, have been married for nearly 30 years and have six children, including soon-to-be 17 year-old triplets, and are Parishioners at St. Mary’s in College Station, Texas. In 2001, Trey received his Master of Theological Studies from The University of Dallas IRPS program. Trey co-authored with Dr. Joseph White “Together in God’s Love” – a marriage preparation program published by Our Sunday Visitor. Trey and Stephanie host a radio show produced by RED C Radio in College Station, Texas called “The Mystery of Parenthood”. Currently, Trey is a Private Banker and Senior Vice President with Guaranty Bank & Trust.
Lucy Hines, a native Houstonian, is always cooking up something–homeschool plans, meal plans, and even fresh kolaches in her small bakery, the Kolache Shoppe. Lucy, a widow at 27, was amazingly blessed with the gift of marriage to Randy Hines in 2012. As a devoted wife and mother to five who range in age from 10 to 2, Lucy is constantly seeking Christ in the workplace and in the domestic church. She is a parishioner at Our Lady of Walsingham here in Houston.
Gina Bergeron has been married to her husband, Scott, for 27 yrs and they have 4 daughters ages 24, 21, 17, and 16. She grew up in a strong Catholic family in New Orleans and graduated from the University of New Orleans and Loyola University with a bachelors degree and a masters degree in secondary math education, respectively. Gina was a stay at home mom for 18 yrs when she and Scott moved to Houston, then began teaching again 6 yrs ago at St. John XXIII High School in Katy, where she works in the Learning Center.
Charlotte Sacco and her husband, Jason, celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, with their children Justine, Mia, and Jennavive; and two beautiful grandchildren, Ellie Grace and Dominic Leo. Charlotte is a Full Member of the community of Marian Servants of Incarnate Wisdom here in Houston. She is also a certified Spiritual Director here in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and has a heart on fire to bring people and families to a deeper understanding of their mission in Christ.
Rick Plaeger is a parishioner of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Houston and is active in several ministries and Catholic organizations. He and his wife, Kathy, have been married for 40 years and enjoy exploring the world and spending time with their two adult children, who also live in the Houston area. Prior to his retirement, Rick was a senior executive for over 30 years for three publicly traded Fortune 500 oil and gas companies and prior to that time was a federal court law clerk and a partner in a New Orleans-based commercial law firm.