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Top Row (left to right) Rev. Dennis McManus, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Dr. Ray Guarendi
Bottom row (left to right) Steve Ray, Terry Barber, Tim Staples


Invited Speakers for the 2019 Midwest Catholic Family Conference

Mark your calendars for the 20th Annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference, August 2-4, 2019. We have an outstanding line-up of invited speakers for 2019. We will add additional Speakers soon, so watch your email for updates to this list! We have a lot in store for our 20th Annual Conference. You won’t want to miss this one!


2019 Speakers

  • Rev. Dennis McManus – He holds a masterʼs degree in historical ethics from Georgetown University and a doctorate from Drew University in historical theology. He is on the faculty of the Program for Jewish Civilization in the School of Foreign Service, offering courses in the history of Christian-Jewish conflict and the theory and practice of interreligious dialogue.
  • Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC – Fr. Calloway, a convert to Catholicism, is a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. Before his conversion to Catholicism, he was a high school dropout who had been kicked out of a foreign country, institutionalized twice, and thrown in jail multiple times. After his radical conversion, he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, M.Div. and S.T.B. degrees from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, and an S.T.L. in Mariology from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Dr. Ray Guarendi – Dr. Ray Guarendi is a Catholic father of ten adopted children, a clinical psychologist, author, professional speaker, and national radio and television host. His radio show, “The Dr. Is In” can be heard on over 440 stations and Sirius XM channel 130. His TV show, “Living Right With Dr. Ray” can be seen on EWTN Global Catholic Network and is aired in 140 countries.
  • Steve Ray – Steve and his wife Janet have been to the Holy Land over 100 times exploring, filming, and leading thousands of pilgrims. Steve is a regular guest on Catholic radio & TV including Catholic Answers, Ave Maria Radio, Relevant Radio & EWTN. He writes Bible Studies for Catholic Scripture Study International and has authored several books including Crossing the Tiber.
  • Terry Barber – Terry is an international speaker and has been instrumental in founding three Catholic organizations – Saint Joseph Communications, The Catholic Resource Center, and Lighthouse Catholic Media and is a co-host for The Terry and Jesse Radio Show on Immaculate Heart Radio as well as Reasons for Faith Live with Jesse Romero on EWTN Radio Network.
  • Tim Staples – Tim is a nationally recognized apologist, author and radio show host, was raised a Southern Baptist. Director of apologetics and evangelization at Catholic Answers.

We will be adding additional Speakers soon, watch your email for updates to this list!