"Act as if everything depended on you; trust as if everything depended on God.”

            St. Ignatius of Loyola

Previous Speakers from the 2015-2016 Season
September 8th 2015, 7:00 - 8:15 AM

Rev. John C. McCloskey


A member of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross and the Prelature of Opus Dei, was a Wall Street executive at Citibank and Merrill Lynch.  As a Catholic priest he is best known for helping many prominent people convert to Catholicism including: Newt Gingrich, Sam Brownback, and Lawrence Kudlow.

October 13, 2015, 7:00 - 8:15 AM

Dick Jenkins, General Manager Immaculate Heart Radio

 With four decades in broadcasting, Jenkins has a wealth of experience, and now is general manager of the Immaculate Heart Radio Network. Jenkins helped found the first national Christian radio network in Ireland and consulted with four U.S. Christian broadcasting networks.

November 10, 2015, 7:00 - 8:15 AM
George Bassilios, Deacon in the Coptic Church

Serving as deacon in the Coptic Orthodox Church since 1985.   He conducts a weekly television program in Apologetics on Coptic Youth Channel (CYC) and LogosTV. He leads many on-campus ministries at various colleges and universities in the US and Canada discussing the relevance and truthfulness of Christianity.
December 8, 2015, 7:00 - 8:15 AM
Cary Soloman & Chuck Konzelman:
The Powerhouse Duo Behind the Movie, “God’s Not Dead”

... are writer/producer/directors who had a fifteen year career in the secular entertainment industry. Responding to a call from the Lord, they left the secular entertainment field in 2008. Their movie “God’s Not Dead” was shot for $1.1 million and grossed over $100 million dollars.
February 9, 2016, 7:00 - 8:00 AM

Rev. Gary Thomas,

The San Jose diocese’s exorcist, Fr. Thomas was sent to Rome in 2005 by Bishop Patrick Joseph McGrath to train in the exorcism rite. He apprenticed with veteran Italian exorcist Fr. Carmine De Filippis. Fr. Thomas was the subject of the 2010 book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist and the 2011 Hollywood movie based on the book, The Rite, starring Anthony Hopkins.

See Father Gary Thomas' talk on YouTube.

March 8,  2016, 7:00 - 8:15 AM

Jennifer Baugh

Founder and Executive Director of Young Catholic Professionals. Received Bachelor's of Science in Marketing from Trinity University and MBA from Texas A&M. Worked for Merrill Lynch in the Global Wealth Management practice, earning Series 7 and 66 licenses, and for FTI Consulting in the Corporate Restructuring practice. Passionate about encouraging a culture of Catholic community in all aspects of our lives, especially in the workplace.

April 12, 2016, 7:00 PM



Raymond Arroyo, Author and EWTN Host of The World Over Live

New York Times bestselling author and producer. He is the news director and lead anchor of EWTN News, the news division of the Eternal Word Television Network, and the creator and host of the news magazine The World Over Live.

May 10, 2016, 7:00 - 8:15 AM

Tim Busch

 An attorney in Orange County, Busch and his wife are extensively involved in Catholic organizations, including Legatus, an organization for Catholic CEOs and their spouses. Busch is a co-founder of the Magis Institute, which administers the Reason and Faith Center, and a co-founder of the Napa Institute, an annual conference preparing Catholics for the Next America.