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​​Email Us:

smartin@dcgary.org

 

Call Us:

Sean @ 219-769-9292 x 230

 

​Conference Location: 

St. Patrick Catholic Church

638 N Calumet Rd

Chesterton, IN 46304

Mailing Address:

Diocese of Gary

9292 Broadway

Merrillville, IN 46410

2018 SPEAKERS

Bishop Donald Hying

Bishop Hying was ordained a priest for the Milwaukee Archdiocese on May 20,1989. He has served as pastor of  Our Lady of Good Hope Parish, Milwaukee, Dean of Formation and then Rector of St. Francis de Sales Seminary.

 

On November 24, 2014, Pope Francis named Bishop Donald Hying as the Bishop of the Diocese of Gary, Indiana. His installation took place on January 6, 2015. 

 

He has produced numerous videos including Crux/Blaze/Kenosis and the C4-Ignite Your Catholic Faith.

Jesse Romero

As St. Jerome taught, “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.”  Therefore, Catholics should read the Holy Bible with the Heart of the Church and study the Holy Bible using Catholic commentaries and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 

Jesse Romero spends his time teaching, speaking, writing, and giving Catholic Bible studies, conferences, missions, and retreats on all matters relating to the Catholic faith. 

After rediscovering his Catholic roots, Jesse studied and prayed his way back to a fervent on-going practice of the Catholic Faith. Through his vast experiences with non-Catholics and fallen-away Catholics, Jesse has become proficient on how to “speak the truth in charity” (Ephesians 4:15) and is effective at bringing them into the fullness of truth found only in the Catholic Church. 

Jesse holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles and has a master's degree in Catholic theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. As the proud parents of Paul, Annmarie and Joshua, Jesse and his wife Anita have been happily married since 1983. 

Terry Barber

Terry Barber is the founder of Saint Joseph Communications, Inc., Lighthouse Catholic Media, and is a co-host for Reasons for Faith Live with Jesse Romero on EWTN Radio Network. Terry has recorded numerous podcasts on Saint Joseph Podcasts called “Culture Warriors for Christ,” addressing the main social issues affecting our culture today. He has over 30 years of experience in evangelization.

Randy Grasso

Randy Grasso is a team leader for the Dallas-Uptown team for St. Paul Street Evangelization. He is a married father of three children, three grandchildren and a stepdaughter. He works as a trial lawyer.

He writes, "For 22 years before my conversion I was an evangelical Protestant in the Episcopal tradition, and now that I’ve seen the light I am an evangelical Catholic. I have been a teacher of adults on the Scriptures, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, various aspects of Catholic theology, and, of course, evangelism and its related apologetic topics. I am an experienced evangelist, having been active as a Protestant in Evangelism Explosion and Campus Crusade and for the past three years with St. Paul Street Evangelization as a Team Leader, Senior Regional Missionary, and presenter."

Patrick Williams (musician)

Patrick Williams, born and raised in Georgia, is the director of music/campus minister at the Georgia Tech Catholic Center. Since graduating from Franciscan University of Steubenville  in 2011, he's been a missionary (or rather a musician-ary), seminarian, music minister, music teacher, and a full-time freelance musician touring and recording across the U.S. Most of his music roots come from classical piano lessons as a kid, playing accordion and mandolin in his family's Irish band, singing and playing in church choirs (schola too), and recording music with friends. He's worked closely/played/recorded with Dumb Ox Ministries (Camp ECHO, Abbey Youth Fest), Steubenville Youth Conferences, Lifeteen Summer Camps, with Ike Ndolo, Sarah Kroger, Ricky Vazquez, Greg Boudreaux, Danielle Noonan (Undone 2016), Shawn Williams (Papercastle Records), Alanna Boudreau-Mahon on Hints and Guesses (2015), and tons more! He's excited to join y'all at the Northwest Indiana Catholic Men's Conference!