Fr. Peter F. Ryan, SJ,

Fr. Peter F. Ryan, SJ, a  priest  of  the  Maryland  Province of the Society of Jesus, was ordained in 1987.  He is currently a Professor of Theology at   Sacred   Heart   Major   Seminary   in   Detroit,   MI.  Father  has  an STL and an STD  from  the  Gregorian University in Rome, and he serves on Courage International’s Board of Directors.


Kelsey Skoch

Kelsey Skoch is in her seventh year with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students and oversees National Parish Outreach. Kelsey has a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from the University of Kansas. She considers Chipotle and footie pajamas the finer things in life and resides with her husband and daughter in Denver, CO.


Fr. Paul Scalia

Fr. Paul Scalia is Episcopal Vicar for Clergy in the Arlington diocese. He founded the Arlington Courage chapter and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Courage International. His most recent book is Sermons in Times of Crisis: Twelve Homilies to Stir Your Soul, which includes commentaries on historical homilies.


Avera Maria Santo

Avera Maria Santo speaks and writes on homosexuality and Catholicism at the young age of 22. She travels the country sharing her story, giving a tangible and joyful witness to the goodness, truth, and beauty of the Church’s teachings. Avera blogs at Inside My Holy of Holies: http://couragegulfcoast.wixsite.com/blog


Fr. Raphael Mary Salzillo, OP

Fr. Raphael Mary Salzillo, OP grew up as an evangelical protestant and converted to Catholicism in high school. He was ordained a priest in 2009 and worked in campus ministry in Seattle for three years. He completed a PhD in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and will join the faculty at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, in the fall of 2019.


David Prosen

David Prosen has an MA in counselling from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has worked as a counsellor and has spoken and written extensively on the topic of same-sex attraction from a Catholic perspective. His recent book is entitled Accompanying Those with Same-Sex Attractions: A Guide for Catholics.


David Niles

David Niles is a cradle Catholic and Tulsa native. Although he stopped practicing his faith in college, he re-embraced it eventually through listening to Catholic radio. David married his wife Pamela in 2014; they have 3 beautiful daughters. David runs the Catholic radio station in Tulsa, and co-hosts The Catholic Man Show


Adam Minihan

Adam Minihan is a cradle Catholic and Tulsa native. He is the Vice President of an awardwinning local Catholic radio station and co-host of The Catholic Man Show which focuses on bringing men into a deeper vocation and love for Christ. Adam married his wife Haylee in 2012. They have 2 active boys and 1 beautiful daughter.


Fr. James Livingston

Fr. James Livingston ordained in 1990, is a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He is currently pastor of the Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake, MN. Fr. Livingston has led the Thursday night prayer service at the annual Courage conference for many years now. He has been shaped by both Carmelite and charismatic spirituality.


Mark Houck

Mark Houck is the Founder and President of The King’s Men, Inc. He is an author, radio host, activist, and internationally known motivational
speaker. Mark is a husband and father of 6 children. He has a BA in human resource management from Catholic University and holds a master’s degree in Education from Holy Family