Fr. Glenn Sudano, CFR

Fr. Glenn Sudano is one of the eight Founding Members of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal which has been granted Pontifical Recognition on June 13, 2016. During the formative years of the Community, Fr. Glenn served as vocation director, novice master, and as community servant (Superior). He continues to serve the community and others through spiritual direction, pastoral counseling, spiritual deliverance ministry, preaching at parish missions and other forms of evangelizing.  He has appeared on EWTN, Relevant Radio, MaryTV of Medjugorje, and at Marian Conferences. 

Sr. Helena Burns, FSP

Sr. Helena Burns is a member of the Daughters of St. Paul. She is a movie reviewer for The Catholic Channel--Sirius XM and she wrote and directed a documentary on the life of Blessed James Alberione:  She is also a co-producer on  Sister has written a Theology of the Body curriculum and her daily book for women is "Draw Near to Jesus" (revised version of "He Speaks To You," coming out Fall, 2020).  She is a dual citizen, Canada/USA: an international woman of mystery.

Dr. Stephen Hopkins

Dr. Stephen Hopkins is a licensed clinical psychologist in Nashville, TN.  He holds degrees from the St. Ignatius Institute at the University of San Francisco, Oxford University and Divine Mercy University. He has served as a psychologist in Catholic clinics, schools, and at a maximum security psychiatric prison.  He has produced the film Portraits of Courage and has conducted empirical research on the mental health outcomes of chastity and religious practice within the Courage membership.  

Fr. Sean Kilcawley, STL

Since 2014, Fr. Sean Kilcawley, has served as the Director of the Office for Family Life in the Diocese of Lincoln.  Fr. Kilcawley has focused his efforts on diocesan initiatives to prevent early exposure to pornography, and resources of intervention and healing for those affected by pornography.  In 2019 he completed certification as a Pastoral Sexual Addiction Practitioner through the International Institute for Trauma and Addictions Professionals.   

Fr. Richard Samour

Fr. Richard Samour is a priest for the Archdiocese of San Antonio in Texas.  He is currently the pastor of St. Clare Catholic Church and he is also the Chaplain of the Courage and EnCourage chapters in San Antonio. Father runs a men and women's Courage group in English, one men's group in Spanish, an EnCourage group in Spanish, and an EnCourage group in English. He is also Chaplain of the EnCourage Online Spanish group. Father ministers at the Detention Center of San Antonio and he has a weekly radio program Virgen de Guadalupe Radio.  He is also a Board member of Compass Catholic Bible Study of Miami.

Deacon Hilmar Pabel, Ph.D.

Ordained in 2015, Hilmar Pabel is a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.  He began coordinating the Courage apostolate there in 2016 and as of 2019 he has also led the EnCourage apostolate.  Hilmar convenes group meetings, offers individual spiritual direction/accompaniment, gives retreats, and accepts invitations to speak and write about our apostolates in his local Church.  An abiding love for Courage and EnCourage members and a grateful awe of God’s presence in their lives combine to make his ministry a joy and blessing. 

Hudson Byblow

Hudson Byblow is an author, speaker, and consultant whose primary focus is the building of relationships in which people may become open to further discussion. It is within those relationships that he is able to effectively walk with others into a deepening understanding of some of the most difficult topics facing our Church today.

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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.