Speakers and Presenters

Keynote Speakers

DesianoRev. Frank DeSiano, CSP
Frank DeSiano was ordained a Paulist priest in 1972 and has served as pastor in downtown New York and Chicago. He is President of Paulist Evangelization Ministries, an apostolic arm of the Paulist Fathers, which develops programs and materials for outreach to inactive Catholics and dechurched people in the United States and Canada. He has written numerous books and articles on evangelization, spirituality, and discipleship.

Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, S.T.D.Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, S.T.D.
Bishop Daniel Flores has served as the Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville since 2009. He studied at the University of Dallas, and Holy Trinity Seminary, completing a BA in Philosophy and a Masters of Divinity. In 1988 he was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Corpus Christi. He completed work on doctoral dissertation in Sacred Theology at the Angelicum in 2000. In 2006, he was appointed and ordained as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Presently, Bishop Flores serves as committee member on several USCCB Committees, as well as, Chair of the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church.

Margaret GuiderSr. Margaret E. Guider, OSF
Sr. Margaret Eletta Guider, OSF, is a member of the ecclesiastical faculty of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (formerly Weston Jesuit School of Theology) where she serves as Associate Professor of Missiology, a position she has held since 1990. Her teaching interests include Roman Catholic Ecclesiology and Contemporary Issues in Religion, Culture & Society. Her current research focuses on the lives and legacies of U.S. Franciscan missionaries in Latin American, the Caribbean and Africa (1879-2009). Sr. Guider is past-president of the American Society of Missiology and has served as an advisor to missionary societies, religious congregations, and other church-affiliated institutions. From 2008-2012, she served as the Vice-President and Councilor for Mission of her religious congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet, Illinois).

Dr. Carolyn Woo

Dr Carolyn Y Woo CRSDr. Carolyn Y. Woo is the CEO & president of Catholic Relief Services. Representing CRS, she was featured in Foreign Policy (May/June 2013) as one of the 500 Most Powerful people on the planet and one of 33 in the category of “a force for good.” Her Catholic News Service monthly column took 1st place in the 2013 Catholic Press Association Awards category of Best Regular Column – Spiritual Life. Before CRS, she was dean of the Mendoza College of Business (University of Notre Dame) which achieved #1 ranking in 2010 & 2011. She is a married Catholic with two sons.


Barry StrongRev. Barry Strong, OSFS

Fr. Barry Strong is a member of the Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, a religious institute founded in 1875 to spread Salesian spirituality. He was ordained a priest in 1984 and holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Fr. Strong taught graduate theology at De Sales School of Theology and the Catholic University of America and worked in the Oblate formation program in Washington, DC. He currently serves as the Director of Province Administration in Wilmington, Delaware and is also the Assistant General serving the congregation as its General Mission Coordinator.

Mission Congress Reflector

Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFSJames Greenfield

Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS, is an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales and has worked in a variety of educational roles at the university level, directed a number of Salesian programs for his community, and currently serves as the Provincial Superior of the Wilmington-Philadelphia Province, a position he has served since January 2008. Fr. Greenfield followed his undergraduate degree in politics from DeSales University with master’s degrees in divinity and counseling from DeSales School of Theology and George Washington University, respectively. He later returned to GW to earn his doctorate in human development. Fr. Greenfield has traveled throughout the various regions of his province leading parish missions, retreats, and days of recollection. He is a certified pastoral counselor and author of a number of articles on religious life, seminary formation and the intersection of spirituality and human development.


Lorna DesRoses and BettyLorna DesRoses
Archdiocese of Boston Office for Black Catholics

Lorna DesRoses is the Director of the Office for Black Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston. She is the recipient of the Carroll Society Award by the Carroll Center for the Blind, and the Bishop Harold R. Perry Evangelization Award from the Black and Indian Mission Office.

Fr Frank Donio

Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C.
Catholic Apostolate Center

Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C., D.Min. is Director of the Catholic Apostolate Center and Provincial Rector of the Immaculate Conception Province of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines). Over 2300 Pallottine priests and brothers in 47 countries serve as missionaries and revivers of faith and rekindlers of charity among Catholics.

SAMSUNG CSCPaula Fitzgerald
Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Paula Fitzgerald is Program Director, Ignatian Formation, Jesuit Volunteer corps (JVC). Prior to her work with JVC, Paula served in campus ministry at John Carroll University. She received her Master of Divinity from Weston Jesuit School of Theology. She and her husband have two daughters.

Mike GableDr. Mike Gable
Archdiocese of Cincinnati Mission Office

Dr. Mike Gable is the Director of the Mission Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He has a doctorate in Missiology and is a USCMA board member. Dr. Gable served with the Franciscans in Honduras and later with his family in Latin America with Maryknoll Lay Missioners.

Sr. Judy Gomilla, MSC
Office of Black & Indian Missions

Dr. Donna Grimes

Joe HealeyRev. Joseph G. Healey, M.M.
Maryknoll Society

Fr. Joseph G. Healey, MM lives in Nairobi, Kenya where he is an ordinary member of the St. Kizito Small Christian Community (SCC). He teaches courses on “SCCs as a New Model of Church in Africa Today” at various universities and animates SCCs in Eastern Africa.

Sr Madge KareckiSr. Madge Karecki, SSJ-TOSF
Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

Sr. Madge Karecki, SSJ-TOSF is currently the Assistant National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. She spent 22 years in South Africa where she taught missiology and liturgy. Previously, she was the Director of the Mission Office in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Kim LambertyKim Lamberty
Catholic Relief Services

Dr. Kim Lamberty is a Senior Advisor at Catholic Relief Services and theology instructor at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She is an associate editor of Missiology: An International Review and author of a book, Eyes from the Outside: Christian Mission in Zones of Violent Conflict.

SONY DSCMr. James Lindsay
Catholic Volunteer Network

Jim Lindsay has served as Executive Director of Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN) since 1996. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Jim received his B.A. from LaSalle University in 1980 and relocated to Washington, DC to earn his M.Div. from the Catholic University of America in 1986.

Julie LupienJulie Lupien
From Mission to Mission

Julie Lupien is the Director of From Mission to Mission, an organization that helps to support long and short-term missioners from preparation to re-entry. Julie is the author of What About Short-term Mission and co-author of Remaining Faithful: How do I Keep My Experience Alive?

Kateri MitchellSr. Kateri Mitchell
Tekakwitha Conference

Sister Kateri Mitchell is a consultant on the USCCB Cultural Diversity Sub-committee for Native American Affairs. She was named the first Indigenous Consultor in North America for Interreligious Dialogue by Pope Benedict XVI and serves as the Executive Director of the Tekakwitha Conference.

Juan MolinaRev. Juan Molina, OSsT
USCCB Church in Latin America

Juan J. Molina, O.Ss.T., is the director of the Collection for the Church in Latin America at the USCCB. He has served as Foreign Policy Advisor at USCCB. and he has given talks on the moral dimensions of the economy, foreign policy and Catholic solidarity.
Juan J. Molina, OSsT, es el Director de la Colecta para la Iglesia en América Latina de la USCCB. Ha servido como Asesor de Política Externa en la USCCB y ha dado charlas sobre las dimensiones morales de la economía, política externa y la Solidaridad Católica.

A-Okure OPRev. Aniedi Okure, OP
Africa Faith & Justice Network

Dominican Father Aniedi Okure is the Executive Director of Africa Faith & Justice Network and a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at CUA. Previous experience includes ministry in Nigeria, the US and the D.R. Congo as well as serving in Ethnic Ministries at the USCCB.

Jessi PoreJessi Poré
USCCB Catholic Home Missions

Jessi Poré is the Director for Catholic Home Missions at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Her past work in advocacy and child protection provided her the opportunity to appreciate the challenges of under-resourced and vulnerable communities and the role society plays is addressing these challenges.

Most Rev. Alvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri

Bishop of Huehuetenango

Henry SandsFr. Henry Sands
USCCB Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church

Fr. Maurice Henry Sands is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He is Native American and belongs to the Ojibway, Ottawa, and Potawatomi tribes. Fr. Sands is currently the Assistant Director of Native American Affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Marilyn SantosMs. Marilyn Santos
Pontifical Mission Societies

Marilyn Santos is the Director of Mission Education at the National Office of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. A former VIDES-Salesian missionary, she has held leadership positions in youth, young adult and cultural diversity ministries for several different dioceses in the United States.

Marilyn Santos es la Directora de Educación Misionera en la Dirección Nacional de las Obras Misionales Pontificias en los Estados Unidos. Ha ocupado puestos de liderazgo en ministerios de pastoral juvenil y diversidad cultural en la Arquidiócesis de Atlanta, la Diócesis de Brooklyn y Metuchen.

Todd ScribnerDr. Todd Scribner
USCCB Office of Migration and Refugee Services

Dr. Todd Scribner is the Education Outreach Coordinator at the USCCB Department of Migration and Refugee Services. He earned his doctorate at the Catholic University of America and is the author of two books on the intersection of the Catholic Church, migration history and policy.