Speaker Bios

Teresa TomeoSpeaker

Teresa Tomeo

Teresa Tomeo is a bestselling author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and speaker with more than thirty years of experience in print and broadcast media. Her weekday radio program, Catholic Connection, a co-production of Ave Maria Radio and EWTN, the global Catholic radio network, is heard daily on over 500 stations worldwide, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Her TV show, The Catholic View for Women, is seen twice weekly on EWTN.

Tomeo is a columnist and special correspondent for OSV Newsweekly. She has been featured on The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, Fox and Friends, MSNBC, and the Dr. Laura Show. She was named a Vatican conference speaker and conference delegate and spoke at the 2013 conference the “Rights of the Family and the Challenges of the Contemporary World” sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family. Tomeo participated in the Vatican Women’s Congress in 2008. She speaks throughout North America and also leads overseas retreats and pilgrimages annually. Tomeo is a teacher for St. Benedict Press’ Catholic Courses. She is best known for her bestselling books: Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture; and Noise: How Our Media Saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families.

Her latest books include Beyond Me, My Selfie, and I: Finding Real Happiness in a Self-Absorbed World; Girlfriends and Other Saints: Companions on My Journey of Faith; and Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage, co-written with her husband, Deacon Dominick Pastore. Teresa also hosts a monthly webinar, Catholic Leaders Webinar Series: Media Matters, produced by Our Sunday Visitor.

 

Deacon Dan LupoSpeaker

Deacon Dan Lupo

Deacon Dan Lupo is a Chicago Native that has lived in Rome, Boston, and the Silicon Valley before settling in Austin, Texas in 1994.  He has been a college English teacher, a technical writer for IBM, a technical training Manager for Dell, and a hospice chaplain.  Deacon Dan now serves as a Co-Director of Diaconal Formation for the Diocese of Austin, Texas.  Ordained a Permanent Deacon in 2010, he has also earned an M.S. in Theology.  He is currently assigned to St. Thomas More parish and resides in Austin with his wife Joanne and daughter Maggie.

 

Monsignor Frank LaneSpeaker

Monsignor Frank Lane

Monsignor Frank Lane was ordained in 1967 in Innsbruck, Austria for the Columbus Diocese after receiving his Masters in Theology at the University of Innsbruck.  He was assigned as assistant pastor and then pastor at a number of parishes in the Columbus Diocese.  During this time he was also a Military Chaplain for the the Ohio National Guard and then served on active duty in the US Army as a Chaplain at Ft. Benning, Georgia achieving the rank of Major.  After his military service, he was the chaplain at Kenyon College and then returned to the pastoring at parishes in the Columbus Diocese.  In addition to a number of degrees including Ph. D. in European History from The Ohio State University, he was the Vice-Rector of the Pontifical College Josephinum.    In 2010, he became the Spiritual Director at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati until 2016.  He continues to assist at St. Cecilia/St. Margaret Cortona/St. Anthony parishes in Cincinnati as well as lecture, provide spiritual direction and teach.

 

Ann WinkleSpeaker

Ann Winkle

Ann Winkle is a native of Cincinnati who graduated from St. Ursula Academy in 1979.  She went on to complete her degree in Special Education at Miami University, Oxford.  Living all around the US, she has brought her love and zeal for the Faith.   Ann is a gifted Catholic speaker, Life Coach for people with ADHD, and regular volunteer at the Christian Mission of Mooresville, NC.  She is an active parishioner with “The Women of Joy” at St. Mark’s Parish in Huntersville, NC and has volunteered in Catholic Education & Youth Groups over the past 25 years. She has also been very active in the pro-life movement and a trained counselor for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

In 2002, Ann felt a strong call to begin a ministry, which would unite women of all ages to increase their desire to grow closer to Jesus, through Mary, and to re-ignite a passion for the Most Holy Rosary. She is the founder of Mary’s WAY (Women Answering Yes).  Over the past 15 years Mary’s Way has grown to 16 chapters spanning across 4 states.  In 2010, Ann was named “Catholic Woman of the Year” by​ the Rockford Diocese.   Ann has been married for 32 years to her wonderful husband, Dave.  She and Dave have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 1 new grandchild.

 

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Archbishop Dennis Schnurr

Archbishop Schnurr was born and raised in Iowa and has two brothers and three sisters.  He has a BA of Arts from Loras College in Dubuque and a MA in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.   He was ordained in 1974 for the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa.  Having studied Canon Law at the Catholic University of America, he earned a doctorate.

Archbishop Schnurr has held a variety of roles during his ministry including associate pastor, chancellor and judge on the diocesan tribunal in Sioux City.  He was on the staff of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D. C. and served as General Secretary of the  NCCB/USCC.  He also organized the 1993 World Youth Day in Denver, CO.

Archbishop Schnurr was appointed the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Duluth by Pope St. John Paul II and was concecrated a bishop 2001.  In 2008, he was named the Coadjutor Archbishop of Cincinnati in October 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI  He succeeded Archbishop Pilarczyk on December 21, 2009.  His episcopal motto is ‘Quaerite Faciem Domini’– ‘Seek the face of the Lord’.