Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
Vicar Provincial and Vocation Director, Marian Fathers
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, a convert to Catholicism, is a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. Before his conversion to Catholicism, he was a high school dropout who had been kicked out of a foreign country, institutionalized twice, and thrown in jail multiple times. After his radical conversion he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, M.Div. and S.T.B. degrees from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, and an S.T.L. in Mariology from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio.
Author and Evangelist
Sonja Corbitt is the Bible Study Evangelista and creator of “the best modernization of lectio,” the LOVE the Word® Bible study method and journal. A best-selling author and Telly Award winning broadcaster, her weekly radio and television shows and variety of other unique approaches to Scripture create space for busy Christians to hear and experience God though the scriptures. Sonja writes for Magnificat magazine and the Ascension Press blog, and widely among other internet outlets. A lively and frequent guest on a variety of national television and radio shows, Sonja studies with Holy Apostles College and Seminary, home schools, and lives with her husband and boys in Tennessee.
What’s an “evangelista”? Find out at biblestudyevangelista.com, where you can also catch her newest study series on St. Joseph as Prophet, Priest, and King of the Holy Family.
Founder, Mary's Meals
Born in Aberdeen in 1968, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow started his career as a fish farmer. When the Balkan conflict began, he and Fergus, his brother, were so moved by the scenes on television that in 1992 they gathered a jeep load of aid and joined a convoy travelling to Medjugorje in Bosnia.
On his return home, Magnus discovered that the public had carried on donating, filling his parents garage in Dalmally with goods. Magnus gave up his job for a year to drive the aid out for as long as it was needed and kept being given. Donations did not stop and soon became necessary to set up as a registered charity, then known as Scottish International Relief.
Today, Mary’s Meals provides nutritious daily meals to over 2 million children across four continents. Its vision is for every child to receive a daily meal in a place of education.
Sr. Tracey Matthia Dugas
Daughter of St. Paul
Sr. Tracey Matthia Dugas is a Media Nun. She belongs to the Daughters of St. Paul, women religious who preach the Gospel through all forms of media. She is originally from South Louisiana and grew up eating gumbo and crawfish. She earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA. She is currently stationed in Chicago, IL where she serves as Director of Pauline Mission Advancement. This apostolate challenges her to build relationships that help the Sisters grow their mission and become more effective in all their evangelization efforts. When not doing Mission Advancement work or giving talks about our awesome Catholic faith, Sr. Tracey’s creative outlet is ‘hand lettering. You can follow Sr. Tracey’s artwork on Instagram: @Sistah_Tee_Letters.
Very Reverend Luke N. Strand
Fr. Luke Strand was born and raised in Dousman, WI. In 2003, Fr. Strand entered Saint Francis de Sales Seminary to begin priestly studies for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He was ordained a priest in 2009 by the Most Reverend William Callahan, now bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse. Fr. Strand spent his first three years of priesthood as a pastor in solidum of Holy Family Parish in Fond du Lac. In 2012 Archbishop Listecki asked Fr. Strand to serve as Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He immediately started the Saint JPII House of Discernment at St. Robert Parish, which to date, over half of Milwaukee’s seminarians have lived, and has provided a model which many dioceses throughout the country have followed. A time of growth for Fr. Strand was his year-long battle with stage 3 colorectal cancer. In 2016, he was asked to serve as Vice-Rector and Director of Human Formation at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary while retaining his responsibilities as Vocation Director. Fr. Strand was recently installed as the 20th Rector of Saint Francis de Sales Seminary.
Archbishop Jerome Listecki
Archbishop of Milwaukee
The Most Reverend Jerome Edward Listecki was named the 11th archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Pope Benedict XVI. Listecki succeeded the Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, who was named archbishop of New York on February 23, 2009, and installed as archbishop of New York April 15, 2009. Listecki previously served as bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse. He was installed as bishop on March 1, 2005, succeeding the Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke.
Archbishop Listecki was installed as archbishop of Milwaukee on January 4, 2010, by the Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi. At that time, he assumed responsibility for the spiritual well-being of Catholics in the 10 counties of southeastern Wisconsin and took on the day-to-day administration of the archdiocese.
Julie has learned to seek, trust, and love our Lord more fully and faithfully through her vocation as wife to Joseph for 30 wonderful years and as a mostly stay-at-home mom to their 4 children. Now adults, one son was just married, their daughter is about to be married, their youngest son is just beginning his journey and their oldest son is a priest of Jesus Christ for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, ordained in May of 2021.
Julie is passionate about joyfully living the Truth, Beauty and Goodness of the Catholic faith in a way that draws others to want to know more about Jesus and His Church. She has worked for St. Gabriel Parish School as a substitute teacher and 4K aide for almost 10 years, and for St. Charles-Hartland Parish as the Director of Discipleship for almost two years. Since 2013, she has been a Women’s Small Group Leader–walking with countless women to become better wives, mothers, daughters and friends by growing as disciples. Julie has also served the Milwaukee Archdiocese through the Called & Gifted program, assisting men and women in discovering their Charisms so that they may more fruitfully live the mission entrusted to them by God.