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Nathan Crankfield is a graduate of Mount St. Mary's University who went on to serve as an active duty US Army Infantry Officer for four years. After his time in the military, Nathan has worked in parish and young adult ministry for the Dynamic Catholic Institute and Benedictine College. He now serves as a Sales Lead for Hallow and the host of the Seeking Excellence Podcast. Nathan lives in Denver with his wife, Emily, who is pregnant with their first child.
Katie Beers graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2016 with degrees in Marketing and Theology. She went on to serve as a project lead at Dynamic Catholic for almost 6 years and volunteered as a youth minister for 3 years. Katie now stays home with two beautiful children and is exploring the connections between parenthood and faith daily.
Joseph David Reitz is a former American football offensive tackle who played seven seasons for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He is a proud Husband and Father to his 3 daughters and 3 sons. Joe loves to share his faith and his belief that God has a plan for everyone! Jeremiah 29:11
Sr. Loretto Emeno
Sister Loretto Emenugo is a member of the Nigerian-based Daughters of Mary, Mother of Mercy. She is a mission educator with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Mission Office, promoting the Missionary Childhood Association, an initiative of the Pontifical Mission Societies. Sister Loretto delights in educating all ages about vocations and in raising funds for children all over the world.
Father Eric Bolek
Fr. Bolek was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Peoria in 2015. Fr. Bolek served his first 3 years at a parish in Peoria where he ran their Youth Ministry Program. Since then he has worked with youth all around his diocese including 5 years as the Chaplain for the Diocese of Peoria youth ministry retreat Abide in Me. A Eucharistic centered retreat much like Intense. Fr. Bolek currently serves a parish in Germantown Hills, IL, St. Mary of Lourdes.
Father Jonathan Meyer
Father Jonathan Paul Meyer was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in 2003. After his ordination, he served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for five years. He has served at several parishes and currently serves as the pastor of the four parishes in Dearborn County IN.
He maintains a presence on the internet with weekly homilies and other teachings. He has written and published two children’s plays and wrote a chapter for Dynamic Catholic’s book, Beautiful Hope.
Fr. Meyer has also been engaged in coaching Track and Cross Country since 2009; coaching at public schools; at Jennings County High School for 4 years and most currently at East Central High School.
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