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Sat, Apr 28th, 2018

NC State Campus, Raleigh

Main Stage: Reynolds Coliseum
Student Programs: Talley Student Union
Vigil Mass: Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Dn. Harold Burke-Sivers,
The Dynamic Deacon

Mark Hart

Mark Hart,
The Bible Geek


Speaker Bios

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon”, is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today. He is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher whose no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming the Catholic faith is sure to challenge and inspire.

Deacon Harold travels across the United States and around the world speaking at conferences, workshops, parish missions, retreats, high schools and young adult events – in short, to people of all ages and from all walks of life who desire to know Jesus intimately and enjoy a deeper personal relationship with Him.

His areas of expertise include marriage and family life, discerning the will of God, the sacraments, the Church’s vocational choices and how they are lived out, male spirituality, pro-life issues, evangelization, prayer, and many others. Deacon Harold holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies from the University of Dallas.

He co-hosts a weekly broadcast, Living Stones, every Monday on Mater Dei Radio, and has appeared as a guest on numerous other national and international radio programs, including Catholic Answers Live and Vocation Boom Radio. In addition, he is the host or co-host of several popular series on EWTN television, including Made in His Image: Family Life Today, Authentically Free at Last and Priests and Deacons: Ministers of Mercy. Deacon Harold is also the author of the best-selling book, Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality published by Ignatius Press.

Deacon Harold is featured on The Greatest Commandments: A 40-Week Spiritual Journey for Married Couples, a vibrant marriage-enrichment program rooted in biblical values and designed to help husbands and wives know God better, trust Him fully and love Him completely throughout the course of their married lives.

Retaining a deep love of Benedictine spirituality, which he gained during his time discerning a call to that religious community, Deacon Harold is a Benedictine Oblate of Mount Angel Abbey. He is also a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, and a consultation team member for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Directory for Catechesis.

Most importantly, Deacon Harold is married to his lovely wife, Colleen, and they have four beautiful children. They live in Portland, Oregon, where Deacon Harold is assigned to Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.

For more information on Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers please visit his website: www.deaconharold.com

Mark Hart

Mark Hart serves as Executive Vice President for Life Teen International. A graduate from the University of Notre Dame, Mark is a best-selling and award-winning author (or co-author) of over a dozen books. His wildly popular DVD Bible Study Series, T3, is revolutionizing Catholic youth/young adult Scripture Study.

He has traveled the globe speaking to millions of souls, maintains a daily social media ministry (through Facebook and Twitter) and is a regular guest on several Catholic radio programs. Mark’s weekly audio podcast Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, HD video spots Beyond Words and other original resources are utilized in youth groups, homes and classrooms in well over two dozen countries.

Mark’s humor and his passion for Scripture are helping hundreds of thousands of Catholics, young and old, begin to read and study the Bible in engaging and relevant ways.

Mark and his wife, Melanie, have three daughters: Hope, Trinity and Faith and they live in Arizona.