2014 Indiana Holy Family Catholic Conference Speakers!
Eight years and still going strong! Introducing the line-up of Catholic speakers for 2014.
Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. Soon after, Tim joined the Marine Corps.
During his four-year tour, he became involved in ministry with various Assemblies of God communities. Immediately after his tour of duty, Tim enrolled in Jimmy Swaggart Bible College and became a youth minister in an Assembly of God community. During his final year in the Marines, however, Tim met a Marine who really knew his faith and challenged Tim to study Catholicism from Catholic and historical sources. That encounter sparked a two-year search for the truth. Tim was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church!
He converted to Catholicism in 1988 and spent the following six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania. He then studied theology on a graduate level at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, for two years. Realizing that his calling was not to the priesthood, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since. Check out one of his YouTubes http://youtu.be/eGTQ0L5ZKIQ.
Ken Yasinski is one of Canada’s most sought after Catholic speakers, with 14 years of full time experience, proclaiming the fullness of the Catholic faith. He is the founder of Face to Face Ministries, a Lighthouse Catholic Media Speaker, author, and songwriter. Ken currently speaks regularly for parish missions, conferences, and retreats across Canada and internationally. His passion for the faith, fidelity to the Church, and his ability to communicate with clarity, inspires Catholics to an extra-ordinary life in Christ. At the core of every message Ken challenges people to realize their full potential in life: to become a saint. Ken’s first book, ‘The Fullness of Purpose’, and his fifth worship CD, ‘Your Dancing Within My Soul’, were published and released in 2010. Ken is also a busy husband currently residing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with his wife Janelle, and their two children.
Sister Jane Dominic
Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, O.P., is a member of the Saint Cecilia Congregation of Dominican Sisters of Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy, and is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Aquinas College in Nashville. Sister has been active in her community’s teaching apostolate for over fifteen years and assists with the theological formation of the newest members of her religious congregation. In addition to contributing articles to several Catholic journals and magazines, including L’Osservatore Romano, Sister has also appeared on EWTN, served as Spiritual Promoter for the Third Order Dominicans, and presented on topics related to theology, religious life, and marriage and family, speaking at various conferences, as well as to parenting groups, university students, religious women, priests, and seminarians. http://www.aquinascollege.edu/sisters-on-the-road-this-summer/ , http://nashvilledominican.org/