Dynamic Catholic Authors and Speakers
Authors & Speakers
Dynamic Catholic is teaming up with the best Catholic authors and speakers to deliver extraordinary content that will inspire you and your parish. These authors and speakers are among the best in the world at meeting people where they are and leading them to where God is calling them to be. We hope you will find their voices as powerful as millions of other Catholics have.
John Abbate has three passions — Faith, Family, and Business. Over the last decade he has become acutely aware of the challenge associated with balancing God’s desire for us to live an authentic Christian life in each of these realms, while navigating through a temporal and overly secular world of contradictory purpose and pressure. Learn more.
Dominick Albano is passionate about helping facilitate a life-changing encounter with Jesus. While in high school, he began giving talks, leading retreats and small groups, and sharing his story of conversion. Since then, he has spent his entire professional life in ministry as both a leader and evangelist. Learn more.
Lisa Brenninkmeyer is an author and speaker who helps women experience the transforming power of God’s unconditional love. Desiring to see women come to know Christ personally, she founded Walking with Purpose, a Catholic Women’s Bible study program. After hearing story after story of women longing for connection, looking for a safe place to ask questions about faith, and needing a way to refuel and be refreshed, she decided to do something to bring change. The result of her holy discontent, Walking with Purpose, is a Scripture-based program that is fresh, relevant, and focused on conversion of heart. Learn more.
Daniel Burke is a passionate Catholic, husband, father, radio personality, speaker, the founder of the award-winning blog, Catholic Spiritual Direction, and author of the book, Journey to God. Learn more.
James P. Campbell
James Campbell has over 40 years of experience as a catechist and national speaker in Catholic religious education and publishing. For eight years Jim was the Director of the Orange Catechetical Institute, the adult education program for the Diocese of Orange, CA. Jim also has been a Consultant in Religious Education for the Office of Catechesis at the Archdiocese of Chicago. In the last 12 years before retirement Jim was the Staff Theologian for Catechesis at Loyola Press in Chicago.Learn more.
Dan DeMatte is a speaker and evangelist who is passionately dedicated to changing the way today’s youth view the Church and saintly holiness. Dan works as a youth minister, a national speaker, and television personality whose mission is to engage young adults in their faith, taking them on an adventure and sharing fruits of the Catholic Church. Learn more.
Carrie Gress has a doctorate in philosophy from the Catholic University of America, and she was the Rome Bureau Chief of Zenit’s English Edition. She is the co-author (with George Weigel) of City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II’s Krakow. Dr. Gress has written for the National Catholic Register, Catholic World Report, and Catholic Vote, and she is a fill in co-host for EWTN’s “Morning Glory” news radio program. She lives in Virginia with her husband and four children. Learn more.
Dr. Scott Hahn
Dr. Scott Hahn is an accomplished author, speaker, and professor who is dedicated to bringing the Word of God to his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. He has written numerous bestselling books including The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, Rome Sweet Home (co-authored by his wife, Kimberly), and The Catholic Bible Dictionary. Learn more.
Richard Hauser S.J.
Richard Hauser, S.J. is a Jesuit priest and Theology professor who has also written three books, In His Spirit: A Guide to Today’s Spirituality, Moving in the Spirit: Becoming a Contemplative in Action, and Finding God in Troubled Times. In his writings, Father Hauser examines the topics that Catholics discern on a daily basis, including spirituality in our world today, the unique role of the Holy Spirit and understanding the suffering humans experience. Learn more.
Dr. Allen Hunt
Allen Hunt, author, teacher, and former Methodist Mega-Church pastor, is a recent convert to Catholicism. His powerful book, Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor: How I Discovered the Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church, chronicles Allen’s journey to find a home within the Catholic Church. Learn more.
Matthew Kelly has dedicated his life to helping people and organizations become the-best-version-of-themselves. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker, bestselling author, and business consultant. His books have been published in twenty-five languages, have appeared on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller lists, and have sold in excess of twenty million copies. Learn more.
Dr. Peter Kreeft
Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is an award-winning philosopher and apologist, a regular contributor to various Christian publications, and a highly regarded speaker at conferences worldwide. Kreeft is also the author of over 67 books, including but not limited to: Back to Virtue; The God Who Loves You; Heaven, The Heart’s Deepest Longing; How To Win the Culture War; and Jesus Shock. Learn more.
Jon Leonetti is an international Catholic speaker, author and radio host who conveys a message of lasting fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Jon desires to cultivate an intimate relationship with Jesus and helps others do the same through prayer, Sacraments, family life, Mary and the saints. Engaging Catholics in all walks of life, Jon’s keynote presentations and Surge of the Heart Parish Mission helps thousands of Catholics each year discover the freedom Christ offers by way of His life and love. Learn more.
George has more than twenty years experience leading worship in Catholic parishes. His songs reflect his deep passion for prayer and Catholic spirituality. George’s songwriting credits include awards from TopCatholicSongs.com for Top Ten Songs for Lent with “Turn My Heart” and Top Ten Holy Spirit Songs with “Shine Out.” Learn more.
Curtis Martin is the President and Founder of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), a dynamic campus evangelization and leadership training program that has become one of the fastest growing movements in the Catholic Church. In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Martin Consulter to the Pontifical Council of New Evangelization. Today, Martin lives with his wife, Michaelann, in Westminster, Colorado, and co-hosts the innovative show, “Crossing the Goal, which airs on EWTN. Learn more.
Eliot Morris is a gifted singer and songwriter who shares his talents for a greater purpose. He has toured with artists such as John Mayer, Counting Crows, and James Taylor and currently plays his soulful music nationwide at Dynamic Catholic’s Passion & Purpose Live Events. Learn more.
Chris Padgett is a speaker, musician, and author who has traveled the country for more than a decade communicating Christ’s love and forgiveness. Using music and message, Padgett conveys the importance of who Jesus is and what he has done, is doing, and will do in the lives of his people. Learn more.
Venerable Fulton Sheen
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is arguably the most beloved Catholic televangelist and radio personality of our times. In addition to his work as a televangelist, Sheen is also the author of many renowned books, including Way to Inner Peace, Life is Worth Living, and The Priest is not His Own. In 2002, Bishop Daniel Jenky, CSC, of the Diocese of Peoria, IL officially opened the cause for Sheen’s beatification and canonization.Learn more.
Dr. Edward Sri
Dr. Edward Sri is a nationally recognized Catholic speaker as well the author of several best-selling books. A frequent guest on EWTN known for his teaching on Scripture, Apologetics and Catholicism Edward received his doctorate at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Edward is the cofounding leader of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and currently serves as provost and professors of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute. Learn more.
Bob Spitzer S.J.
Father Robert Spitzer is an incredibly well-educated and dynamic Jesuit priest who has combined his love for education with his ability to meticulously communicate Catholic truths to others through his writings, teachings, presentations, and appearances on both radio and television. He has published many books such as New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy, Freedom and the Life Issues, and Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life: A Practical Guide to Prayer for Active People. Learn more.
Metro Detroit native Chris Stepien began his professional journalistic career as a television producer-director and writer for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). After eight years, he left broadcasting and co-founded a Detroit-based video/film production company. Currently, Stepien is the writer-creative director and owner of Stepien Creative Services, Inc., and author of the Biblical novel, Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah. Learn more.
John Michael Talbot
John Michael Talbot has been inspiring audiences around the world for decades with his music and message. Today he is recognized as Catholic music’s most popular artist with over four million sales and compositions published in hymnals throughout the world. Along with his many artistic achievements, his humanitarian efforts have been recognized with awards including special recognition from Mercy Corps and the Mother Teresa award. Learn more.
Matthew Warner is the founder and CEO of Flocknote.com, an innovative communication tool helping thousands of churches and dioceses better connect with their parishes. He’s also a blogger at MatthewWarner.me, one of the founders and speakers of the Digital Church Conference, and author of the book Messy & Foolish: How to Make a Mess, Be a Fool and Evangelize the World. Matt has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship. He, his wife, and their five children hang their hats in Texas. Learn more.
Jerry Windley-Daoust is an editor, a writer, and publisher at Gracewatch Media. Formerly a development editor at Saint Mary’s Press in Minnesota, Windley-Daoust has written several books, including a compilation of short stories called Waking Up Bees, and a high school senior retreat, Answering God’s Call to Covenant. One of his short stories, “Bury Your Dead”, won the Minnesota Monthly Tamarack Award in 1997. Windley-Daoust currently lives in Winona, Minnesota, with his wife, Susan, and their five children.Learn more.
Dr. John R. Wood
Dr. John R. Wood is a passionate speaker and author who wrote the book Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission: 5 Steps to Winning the War Within. Dr. Wood works by day as a mobile eye doctor who travels to over 40 different nursing homes and developmental disability facilities to provide eye care through his business Mobile Eyes, LLC, which he founded in 2007. Learn more.