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Portrait of Lisa and Greg Popcak

Lisa is a Family Life coach, lactation consultant, professional educator, and homeschooling mother. With her husband Dr. Gregory Popcak she hosts the call-in programs Fully Alive! daily on The Catholic Channel-Sirius, and Heart, Mind and Strength daily on Ave Maria Radio Network. She also coauthored Parenting with Grace with her husband.

 
Portrait of John R. Quinn

John R. Quinn is the retired archbishop of San Francisco, where he served from 1977 to 1995. He served as president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, as a member of three international synods in Rome, as a papal delegate for religious life in the United States and as a member of a papal commission of the Archdiocese of Seattle.

 
Portrait of David Robinson

David Robinson D.Min., lives in Cannon Beach, Oregon, with his wife. They enjoy three grown sons and two daughters-in-love. David has served as pastor of Community Presbyterian Church, Cannon Beach since 1993 and became a Benedictine Oblate of Mount Angel Abbey, Oregon in 2006.

 
Author photo of Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr, O.F.M., is a Franciscan priest and founder of the New Jerusalem Community in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1971 and the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1986. He currently serves as director of the Center for Action and Contemplation.

 
Portrait of Father Ronald Rolheiser

Fr. Rolheiser, Ph.D, STD, a Roman Catholic priest, is the General Councillor for Canada for his order, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He is a community-builder, teacher, and writer, with offices in Toronto and Rome. He received his doctorate of sacred theology from the University of Louvain, Belgium.

 
Portrait of Robert Royal

Robert Royal is a Catholic author and the president of the Faith and Reason Institute, based in Washington, D.C. Royal received his B.A. and M.A. from Brown University and his Ph.D from The Catholic University of America. He has taught at Brown University, Rhode Island College, and The Catholic University of America.

 
Portrait of Christopher Ruddy

Christopher Ruddy is associate professor of systematic theology at The Catholic University of America. He was formerly associate professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and also taught at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota.

 
Portrait of Linda Ruf
 
Linda Ruf and her husband Ben live in Chicago, Illinois. Ruf is the mother of six children, a CPA, and a lecturer on The DaVinci Code's misrepresentation of the Catholic Church and Opus Dei.
 
Portrait of Joyce Rupp

Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, spiritual "midwife," and retreat and conference speaker. She has led retreats throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Joyce has a B.A. in English, a M.R.E. in religious education, and a M.A. in transpersonal psychology.

 
Greg Salciccioli

Greg Salciccioli is an author, speaker, coach, and consultant. He has worked with hundreds of leaders to advance their organizational effectiveness. He is a professional coach and the founding president of Ministry Coaching International, a leadership coaching and consulting company supporting thousands of ministry leaders worldwide.

 
Portrait of Louis Savary

Louis M. Savary is a prolific and award-winning writer and has authored, coauthored, ghost-written, or edited over 70 published books (many with Dr. Patricia H. Berne, his wife). He holds several advanced degrees including a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics applied to research in the behavioral sciences, and a Ph.D. in spirituality and theology.

 
Matthias Scharer

Matthias Scharer is a professor of practical theology in the fields of catechetics and religious education at the University of Innsbruck, where he leads a communicative theology research team. 

He has lectured widely in Western and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia on communicative theology and has conducted seminars employing Theme-Centered Interaction.

 
Portrait of Asta Scheib

Asta Scheib is a writer and novelist from Germany. Her first novel Slow Days appeared in 1981. Children of Disobedience was a bestseller in the original German and is the culmination of many years of research.

 
Portrait of Sandra Schneiders

Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M., is professor emeritus at the Jesuit School of Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

She has published numerous works on spirituality, feminism, and theology.

In 2006 she won the John Courtney Murray Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Catholic Theological Society of America.

 
Portrait of Karl Schultz

Karl A. Schultz is the director of Genesis Personal Development Center in Pittsburgh. He is an author, motivational speaker, and retreat leader on gender relations, biblical spirituality, time and stress management, wellness, and organizational development topics.

 
Portrait of Raymund Schwager

Raymund Schwager, S.J., was professor of dogmatics and ecumenical theology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. His books focus on biblical issues and include Jesus of Nazareth: How He Understood His Life.

 
Portrait of Anthony Sciglitano

Anthony Sciglitano is an associate professor in, and the chair of, the department of religion at Seton Hall University, as well as the director of the university core curriculum housed in the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. His areas of focus are theological hermeneutics; theology, religion, and secularism; theology of religions; and fundamental religion.

 
Portrait of Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen, an Emmy Award-winning actor, is perhaps best known for his unforgettable performances in Badlands, Apocalypse Now, Wall Street, and as President Josiah Bartlet on television’s The West Wing. An activist for social justice and human rights, Sheen is a long-time supporter of Michael Kennedy's ministry.

 
Portrait of Charles M. Shelton

Charles M. Shelton is Professor of Psychology, Regis University, Denver and a licensed psychologist who has done consulting over the years with numerous organizations. He is also a Jesuit priest. Dr. Shelton has written five previous books and over fifty articles and book chapters on such topics as mental health, conscience functioning, and positive emotions.

 
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Andrew C. Shurtleff is a doctoral student and writing consultant at Columbia University where he studies the intersection of philosophy, technology, and education.

 

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