Nic Frank has been serving the Church and sharing the Gospel for nearly a decade. His desire to bring Hope to the hopeless has taken Nic all over the country, serving as a youth minister and missionary. Currently, Nic and his family are serving the Church in Rockford, Illinois. When Nic is not working with students or young adults he is serving his "Domestic Church" alongside his beautiful wife, Carolyn, and two daughters, Adeline and Josephine.
A youth and young adult minister and educator for over 15 years, Ben is invested in the mission of the New Evangelization. After producing two albums as an independent Christian musician, Ben joined the Oregon Catholic Press family and released his album, "Make Your Home in Me," in 2013. It debuted at #12 on the iTunes Christian charts. In June 2016, he released "Ablaze," again partnering with Catholic music publisher OCP. A graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, Ben is honored to now serve the Walsh University community as the Director of Campus Ministry. He and his wife and 6 children live in North Canton, Ohio.
Father Eric Roush was born and raised in North Canton, Ohio. A convert to the Catholic faith, he received all three sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil of 1999 while a sophomore at Miami University (BA, ‘01). After grad school at Xavier University (MA ’04, M.Ed ’04), he did a stint as a substitute teacher before returning to XU as an academic advisor. Through fellowship in a young adult group, attending daily Mass, and weekly Eucharistic adoration, God’s call to become a priest triumphed. After seven years of formation at Mount Saint Mary’s of the West, he was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ. With three indelible marks on his soul, Father Eric is currently the parochial vicar of St. Susanna in Mason, Ohio.
Fr. Ethan Moore is currently the parochial vicar at St. Peter’s in Huber Heights, along with the parishes of Old North Dayton. As a newly ordained priest some of his adventures have included a midnight Mass for New Years, the initial phase of forming a Catholic Biker Club, and the wilds of everyday parish life. Fr. Ethan is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, before moving to McCartyville in God’s country, Ohio.
Sister Mary Consolata is from Medina, OH. She is one of five children and was raised in the Catholic Faith. She worked as a light technician and spent much of her time backpacking - walking thousands of mile in search for beauty. She owes her conversion and vocation to the loving prayers of her mother. She met Children of Mary while on private retreat and after much time in adoration realized she could be called. She came for a time of discernment and entered the Community in April of 2015. She received the Holy Habit on November 21, 2015 and professed her first vows in 2017.
Sr. Faustina Maria grew up in California. When she was 12 years old her mom returned to the Catholic Church after being away for many years. Once her mom taught her that the Holy Eucharist is Jesus, she asked to be baptized. At 14 she moved to the border of Arkansas and Missouri and only began to take her faith seriously around the age of 17 when a friend encouraged her to start praying the daily scriptural rosary. From that day on nothing was the same. She felt called to religious life and began her search for the right community. She found Children of Mary online and entered on the Feast of Our Lady’s Presentation 2012. She made her First Profession on May 13 2014.
Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Charles fell in love with Christ and the Church during his high school years through a radical encounter with Christ in the Eucharist. He has a passion for sharing the Gospel and especially the universal call to holiness. He graduated from Franciscan University and is currently pursuing his MA in Theology from the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. Since college graduation, Charles has worked as a Chastity speaker, Theology teacher and campus minister. Currently Charles serves as the Director of Discipleship and Mission at St.Thomas Parish in Kentucky. He married in his wife, Kaitlin, in June, 2012. They have three beautiful daughters.
Ryan Mahle is a passionate Catholic speaker and evangelist and currently serves in both the offices of Marriage and Family Life and Religious Education in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He has worked on various projects for Dynamic Catholic and Encounter Ministries, has served as both a high school theology teacher and parish youth minister, and has spoken at youth events throughout the country. After practicing engineering for five years, Ryan experienced the call to pursue graduate studies in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Motivated by the cost of discipleship and the joy of the Gospel, Ryan is excited about leading young people to Jesus and activating Catholics in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. A devoted husband and father, Ryan and his wife Rachel have four young children - Andrew "the Mandrew", Isaac - “Ice Man”, and Anna - "Annie Girl". They look forward to the birth of their fourth child in August.