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Sat, Apr 6th, 2019

NC State Campus, Raleigh
Main Stage — Reynolds Coliseum : 8am-7pm
Student Programs : 11am-2pm ( Lunch Included )
Dr Tim Gray

Dr Tim Gray
President of the Augustine Institute

Dr Peter Kreeft

Dr Peter Kreeft
Professor of philosophy at Boston College

Susan Brinkmann

Susan Brinkmann
Director of New Age Research at Women of Grace

Fr. Larry Richards
Founder of “The Reason for Our Hope Foundation”

Adam Blai

Adam Blai
Peritus of Religious Demonology

Dana Catherine

Dana Catherine
Singer/Songwriter

 

 


Speaker Bios

Dr Tim Gray

Tim Gray is President of the Augustine Institute and a well-known Catholic speaker and author.

Under Dr. Gray’s leadership, the Augustine Institute has established the largest Catholic graduate school of theology in the country, and has created best-selling programs including: Symbolon, a comprehensive program of faith formation for adults; FORMED, a digital platform with a vast array of Catholic films, eBooks, and audio talks; and Signs of Grace, a sacramental preparation program for children. They are currently also developing a comprehensive Catholic curriculum for students in grades Kindergarten through high school.

Dr. Gray has a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Catholic University of America., and is the author of several books including Peter: Keys to Following Jesus and Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina.

Tim and his wife Kris, and son Joseph, live in Littleton, Colorado.

https://www.augustineinstitute.org/

Father Larry Richards

A gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, retreat master and author, Father Larry Richards holds the
answer to some of life’s most profound questions. He speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner-
city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor and evangelist. Fr. Larry Richards has directed hundreds
of Retreats, Parish Missions and Conferences for young and old alike. His inspirational talks and
presentations, always authentic and enthusiastic, have changed the hearts, minds, and lives of millions
of listeners worldwide.

In addition to his priestly duties as pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community in Erie, PA,
Father Larry founded and is president of The Reason For Our Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization
dedicated to spreading the Good News by educating others about Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith. He
hosts radio programs on Relevant Radio and EWTN Radio and is seen frequently on EWTN.

He is the author of Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You To Be and Surrender! The Life-Changing Power of Doing God’s Will.

https://thereasonforourhope.org/

Dr Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King’s College. He is the author of numerous books on Christian philosophy, theology and apologetics. He also formulated, together with Ronald K. Tacelli, “Twenty Arguments for the Existence of God”.

He loves his five grandchildren, four children, one wife, one cat, and one God. His 75 books include:
Handbook of Christian Apologetics
Christianity for Modern Pagans
Fundamentals of the Faith

http://www.peterkreeft.com/

Susan Brinkman

Susan Brinkmann, O.C.D.S., author and award-winning journalist is a member of the Third
Order of Discalced Carmelites. She is the Director of Communications and New Age Research
for Women of Grace® and is a frequent guest on EWTN’s Women of Grace® television show.
She formerly worked as a Correspondent for the Catholic Standard & Times, the newspaper for
the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

For the last 10 years she has been the lead researcher for Women of Grace’s New Age Q & A
Blog which is the largest blog of its kind in the world. The library of information now exceeds
1200 entries on everything from acupuncture and angels to wicca and yoga.

She has also authored seven books, including The Learn to Discern Compendium: Is It Christian
or New Age which has an imprimatur from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Liguori Publications
published the story of her conversion, entitled, We Need to Talk: God Speaks to a Modern Girl.
Along with Johnnette Benkovic, she co-authored the Young Women of Grace Study Program
which teaches girls ages 13+ about what it means to be authentically feminine. Her latest
publication is The Catholic Guide to Mindfulness, published by Avila Institute, which has an
imprimatur from the Diocese of Birmingham.

Her national journalism awards include the Bernadine-O’Connor Award for Pro-Life Journalism,
the Eileen Egan Journalism Award from Catholic Relief Services, and numerous awards from
the Catholic Press Association and the Philadelphia Press Association.

https://www.womenofgrace.com/

Adam Blai

Adam Blai holds a Masters Degree in Adult Clinical Psychology from Penn State
University. He is a Church decreed expert on religious demonology and exorcism in the
Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Mr. Blai is an auxiliary member of the International Association of Exorcists based in
Rome. Over the last decade he has helped educate priests on exorcism at national
conferences, seminars, and through consultation on many cases in a number of
dioceses. He has assisted at dozens of solemn exorcisms, house exorcisms, and
resolutions of hauntings. In addition to Church cases, he reaches out to educate people
on the current paranormal craze, the dangers therein, and more ethical ways to resolve
hauntings. He has put together a pastoral manual for priests on exorcism and resolving
human spirit hauntings.

His professional life has been spent working in the Pennsylvania State prison system as
a Psychological Services Specialist, where he has done hundreds of psychological
evaluations for the parole process and worked with the full range of mental illness and
human evil.

For more information on Adam Blai please visit his website:

http://www.religiousdemonology.com/

Dana Catherine

A young singer/songwriter and speaker, Dana travels throughout the U.S. to encourage and inspire others with her songs and witness. Growing up in a Catholic family, Dana always had a strong faith, but it wasn’t until she went to college that her relationship with God truly deepened.

Through the ups and downs of college life, Dana began to understand that true and lasting happiness, peace, and purpose is found in Christ alone. Only then did she realize that God was calling her to step out and share His truth and love with others using the musical gifts she was given.

Now, Dana finds abundant joy in allowing the Lord to use her and her music for His greater glory. Dana independently released her debut album, Glorious Horizons, in September 2015. After signing with a new Christian record label, Rekindle Records, she released her first single, “My Savior in Me,” and released her new album “Nothing in the World” in April 2018.

http://www.danacatherinemusic.com/