Upcoming Speaker Profiles

Gus Lloyd – October 19, 2017

Gus was raised in the Catholic faith, attending Catholic grade school and then public high school. In his teen years, Gus fell away from the practice of his faith. After attending International Broadcasting School, Gus began a career in radio. He married his wife, Michelle, in 1980. Gus and Michelle are the parents of four […]

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Reverend Jerry Kaywell – November 9, 2017

Father Jerry Kaywell, is a native Floridian, 25 years ordained a priest, and is the Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Punta Gorda, Fl. He is also a former composer and music producer for film and TV, with Grammy and Cleo awards to his credit. He is a two-time survivor of cancer who in 1997 was given only three months to […]

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Gary Ingold – December 7, 2017

Gary Ingold, CEO Community Pregnancy Clinics (CPCI) Gary Ingold leads the board of directors, staff, and supporters of Community Pregnancy Clinics in fostering a culture of life in Southwest Florida. Since August, 2013, he has managed CPCI’s operations while executing strategic direction and planning for CPCI’s expansion to more abortion-vulnerable communities throughout Florida. Gary came […]

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Roy Shoeman – January 18, 2018

What would cause a successful young Jewish Harvard Business School professor, the son of German Jewish Holocaust refugees, to suddenly leave that promising career to become a “fanatic” Catholic evangelist?  It would sure have to be something! It was.  Out of nowhere, one day God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, our Lord Jesus […]

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Matt Birk – February 15, 2018

Matt Birk grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended Catholic elementary and high school. He was a Cub Scout, a member of the National Honor Society, and played “pretty much every sport there was to play.” After high school, Matt attended Harvard University and earned a degree in Economics. While playing for the Harvard Crimson, he received several […]

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Rev. Leo Patalinghug – March 15, 2018

Fr. Leo Patalinghug is a Catholic priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei (Latin phrase that means ‘The Will of God’). He is from Baltimore, and the host and founder of Grace Before Meals, an apostolate to strengthen families and communities around the dinner table.  He is also an internationally renowned conference speaker, author, TV […]

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Sean O’Hare – April 5, 2018

Sean O’Hare is a young, dynamic speaker on the topics of pro-life, Christian apologetics, business and philanthropy. As an life-long Entrepreneur he is founder of multiple business ventures.  Sean has spoken at over 100 venues. This includes 50+ universities such as University of Chicago, Duke University, UCLA and Baylor University and specializes in men’s conferences. […]

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Past Speaker Profiles

Bishop Frank Dewane – October 20, 2016

His Excellency, Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida Most Reverend Bishop Frank J. Dewane serves as the spiritual leader of more than 250,000 Catholics in the 10-county Diocese of Venice in Florida. He was appointed in 2007 as the second Bishop of the Diocese. Beginning his studies for […]

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Major Ed Pulido – November 10, 2016

Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army / Folds of Honor Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation a Veteran’s charity which provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. Additionally, he is a Founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation a leadership institute […]

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Dennis Solon – December 7, 2016

Dennis Solon, SWFL Regional Human Trafficking Coalition Dennis and his wife Martha along with two of their four children moved from Dayton, Ohio, to Fort Myers, Florida, in July, 1984. He worked as a regional sales manager in central Florida for West Publishing, now Thomson-Reuters. He retired in December of 2001. Since his retirement he […]

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General Tom Draude – January 19, 2017

General Tom Draude, USMC Brigadier General Tom Draude served in the United States Marine Corps for 30-1/2 years, retiring on 1 January 1993. His career included serving three times in Vietnam as an infantry platoon and company commander, and as an advisor to the Vietnamese Marines. He served as the Assistant Division Commander of the […]

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Dale Ahlquist – February 16, 2017

Dale Ahlquist, American Chesterton Society Love Marriage and Common Sense Dale Ahlquist is President of the American Chesterton Society, creator and host of the EWTN series “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense,” and Publisher of Gilbert Magazine. He is the author of four books, has edited eight books of Chesterton’s writings, and is a […]

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Steve Ray – March 16, 2017

Steve Ray, Catholic Convert, Speaker & Author Stephen K. Ray was born in 1954 to parents who had just become Christians through a Billy Graham Crusade. In 1976 Stephen married Janet who came from a long line of Protestants. Her ancestry was traced to pilgrims who came from England on the Mayflower & Hussite Protestants from Moravia who joined the Protestant Reformation in […]

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Reverend Dennis Cooney – April 6, 2017

Reverend Dennis Cooney, St. Raphael Born June 1, 1947 Raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. and attended St. Ephrem’s Elementary School and St. John’s Preparatory High School. Entered the seminary in September, 1964. Studied at Our Lady of Hope Junior Seminary in Newburgh N.Y. and Oblate College in Washington, D.C. Ordained at the Basilica of The Immaculate […]

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Ken Kavanagh – October 22, 2015

Our Role as a “Faith Coach & Mentor” Ken Kavanagh is his seventh year as Director of Athletics at Florida Gulf Coast University. Kavanagh, the second full-time athletic director in school history, began his duties at FGCU in June of 2009 following 13 years at Bradley University. In recognition of his accomplishments and as a […]

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