Lorene Duqin Writer, author, and lecturer. who has worked in parishes and on a diocesan
level. She has been active in ministry to alienated Catholics since 1992 and has conducted lectures and workshops in parishes and at national and diocesan conferences in the United States and Canada. Some of Lorene’s books include: Recovering Faith: Stories of Catholics Who Have Come Home; When a Loved One Leaves the Church; and most recently, God Listens: Personal Stories of Answered Prayers.
Leisa Anslinger Director of Catholic Life and Faith, a center for stewardship, evangelization and servant leadership development. She brings extensive experience in parishes and schools to her ministry as an author and speaker. She is the author of books and numerous e-Resources for catechesis and stewardship and is a frequent presenter at national and diocesan gatherings. Her newest project is Bridges, a leader development process toward building the evangelizing community of disciples and stewards. Leisa is a founding team member of the Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community.
Jim Kelley Jim Kelley is the Director of Development for the Diocese of Charlotte in North Carolina, and past
President of the Board of the International Catholic Stewardship Council. Jim was awarded the
Bishop Connare Award from the ICSC in 2000 for his dedication and passion for teaching stewardship
and his work with the homeless and many other non-profits in the Charlotte Community. He is a
husband and father, an author, and a popular stewardship speaker, having given presentations on
many aspects of stewardship and development at over 100 diocesan stewardship days in North
America, Australia, and Guam.
Jeannie Ewing Jeannie Ewing is a Catholic spirituality writer who writes about the hidden value of suffering and even discovering joy in the midst of grief. Her books include Navigating Deep Waters, From Grief to Grace , A Sea Without A Shore , and Waiting with Purpose. She is a frequent guest on Catholic radio and contributes to several online and print Catholic periodicals. Jeannie, her husband, and their three daughters (plus one baby boy) live in northern Indiana.
Fr. Andrew Kemberling Father Andrew is the pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Denver Colorado. From 2000-2014, he
was the pastor of St. Thomas More parish in Centennial, Colorado, where he shepherded more than 4,600 families. Under his leadership, the parish of St. Thomas More won numerous awards, including the 2007 Archbishop Thomas Murphy Memorial Award, for outstanding work in promoting stewardship as a way of life. For Father Andrew, stewardship isn’t a gimmick. It’s a form of spirituality. He considers stewardship conversion in a materialistic world. If we can really see it as a “living” spirituality, it will change all of us.
Joanie Lewis Appeals & Campaigns Account Executive and Product Leader for Increased Offertory Programs. She has over 20 years of parish and diocesan offertory consulting experience. Joanie works directly with dioceses and parishes to offer effective solutions in the areas of offertory, electronic giving, enhanced offertory programs, communications, and stewardship renewal programs.
Katie Herzing As a Parish Coach, Katie Herzing brings her experience of youth ministry, religious education, parish office management, and a personal love of Jesus and technology to parishes throughout the country. She spends her time talking with parishes about how they will share the gospel in the 21st century to create missionary disciples of stewardship. Her focus is helping parishes create a print and digital communication strategy to celebrate their mission, stabilize their offertory, and share their story.
Mark Mogilka For 42 years Mark served in diocesan office ministries mostly in the diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is co-author of a book on multiple parish pastoring, has published articles and done leadership workshops on pastoral planning and leadership in over 50 different dioceses. Mark has master’s degrees in Social Work and Religious Studies. He has received recognition and awards from the Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development (CPPCD) and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). Currently Mark serves the Church as a Senior Consultant for Meitler, a church planning and management consulting firm.
David Baranowski Director of Stewardship Education for the Archdiocese of St. Louis since January, 2012. Over the past 6 years, he has worked directly with 138 of the 181 parishes within the Archdiocese on parish stewardship formation. Dave also serves on numerous Archdiocesan committees and has been a workshop presenter at ICSC conferences.
Dr. Hosffman Ospino Dr. Hosffman Ospino was born in Colombia where he pursued undergraduate studies in Philosophy. He taught philosophy and religion at various academic levels and worked for the National Confederation of Catholic Education of Colombia. He holds an M.A. in theology with concentration in Church History and a Ph.D. in Theology and Education from Boston College. Dr. Ospino’s research concentrates on the dialogue between theology and culture and the impact of this interchange upon Catholic theological education, catechesis, and ministry. He has lectured nationally and internationally on these areas. He and his wife, Guadalupe, are actively involved in Hispanic Ministry in Boston..
Dr. Owen Phelps Dr. Owen Phelps is Director of the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute and author of 4 books, including The Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus: Introducing S3 Leadership — Servant, Steward, and Shepherd. In April 2013, Owen retired after serving for 30 years as Director of Communications & Publications for the Catholic Diocese of Rockford. For most of that period he was also editor of that diocese’s newspaper, The Observer. He has been married to Jane for 50 years, has 5 grown children and 17 growing grandchildren. Today his full-time passion as Director of the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute is developing the relational and leadership skills of Catholic Church leaders and members in all walks of life to help build up the Body of Christ throughout the world.