Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is an internationally renowned speaker, author, and preacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas. He has appeared as a guest on numerous international Catholic radio and television programs, and is the host or co-host of several popular series on the Eternal Word Television Network. Deacon Harold, a Benedictine Oblate, is the author of the best-selling book, Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality, and has written the acclaimed work, Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African American Priest. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy
Paul J. Kim
Paul J. Kim is an international Catholic speaker, beatboxer, and comedian. He is one of the most sought-after Catholic evangelists of his generation. His presentations have impacted people of all ages in 48 states and 14 countries over the past decade, leading them to life-changing encounters with Christ. His background includes work as a marriage and family therapist and religious formation with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. He resides in the Austin, TX area with his beautiful wife & four children.
Matt is a Catholic married man speaking from his radical example of living the faith empowered by the Holy Spirit. Matt speaks to thousands of people of all ages every year. His faith walk is unique in the sense that God had called him to be a Franciscan monk for four years and then was called out of the monastery to married life.
He graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Theology. Before defending his Masters thesis in Philosophy he joined a religious order in New York. For four years he was a professed member of the CFR's, a Franciscan renewal order, where he served the poor and underprivileged in the Bronx and Manhattan, giving retreats and parish missions throughout the United States.
He studied under and worked closely with Fr. Benedict Groeschel. These years were emotionally, spiritually, and professionally formative as he tested his vocation and ultimately felt the prompting of God’s will to pursue family life. Before entering into final vows and the seminary Matt discerned his call to marriage.
In 2005 he married his lovely wife Kristin, they are blessed to have six beautiful children.
Chris Stewart is a loving husband, father, and dynamic speaker who has engaged youth and adults with captivating talks for 20 years. He and his beautiful wife, Maria, have been married for 16 years, are blessed with seven children, and live in Wichita, Kansas. Chris’ experience with youth, family life and death, and his ability to connect with his audience no matter what age or walk of life, has made him a sought out speaker for years.
His experience in youth ministry and public speaking began in 1996 when he first taught for Totus Tuus, a summer youth catechetical program. He discovered his gift of speaking and has continued throughout the years giving countless talks in the areas of catechetics, theology, spirituality and evangelization. He has a gift for bringing his audience to laughter and tears from experiences in his own life.
Chris earned his Masters of Theological Studies from the Institute of Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University. His experience is widespread and includes teaching in elementary, high school, and college settings; youth ministry; and co-hosted a radio show "Casting Nets with Tony & Chris". He co-founded a group of young men in the virtue of chivalry and Marian devotion called the Knights of the Holy Queen. Chris just ended is long teaching career, he taught Theology Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School in Wichita for 10 years. Chris is now full-time with Casting Nets Ministries.