Our FAITH Catholic Contributors

Father Mike Schmitz

Father Michael Schmitz – Ask Father Mike 

Father Mike is director of youth and young adult ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and chaplain of the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Ask Father Mike is published by The Northern Cross.



Dan Cellucci

Dan Cellucci – Work Life

Dan is the CEO of the Catholic Leadership Institute.

Jim Berlucchi

Jim Berlucchi - Work Life

Jim is the founder and principal of Cardinal Leadership.


Pete Burak

Pete Burak -  Grow as a Disciple of Jesus

Pete is the director of i.d.9:16, the young adult outreach of Renewal Ministries. He has a master's degree in theology, and is a frequent speaker on evangelization and discipleship.


Adam Cross

Adam Cross - Teens Living Well

Adam is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, and he worked as a youth minister at his local parish for 8 years. Adam loves to integrate the Catholic faith into his therapy practice.



Doug Culp

Doug Culp - Theology 101

Doug is the chancellor for the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, KY.

Michelle DiFranco

Michelle DiFranco - Culture

Michelle is a designer and the busy mom of three children.


Laura Hilliker

Laura Hilliker - Spiritual Fitness

Laura holds a doctorate in sociology with a research specialization in grief studies along with a certification in thanatology. She teaches at the University of Michigan-Flint and is the owner of Bearing Loss: Grief Education and Consulting, LLC.


Cynthia Kaan

Cynthia Kaan - Good Life

Cynthia has a master's degree in education, higher education marketing experience, is a freelance writer, and loves to use the written word to expand the kingdom of God.

Father Joe Krupp

Father Joe Krupp - In the Know with Father Joe

Father Joe is a former comedy writer who is now a Catholic priest.  He is the founder of Joe in Black Ministries


Bridget and Steve Patton

Steve and Bridget Patton - Marriage Matters

Steve and Bridget hold master's degrees in theology and counseling and serve as family life ministers in the Diocese of Sacramento.


Veronica Szczygiel

Veronica Szczygiel, Ph.D, - Spiritual Fitness

Veronica is the director of online learning at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. 


Sheri Wohlfert

Sheri Wohlfert - Parenting 

Sheri Wohlfert is a Catholic wife, mom, grandma, speaker and writer. Catch her blog at www.joyfulwords.org.


Michael St. Pierre

Michael St. Pierre, Ed.D. - Spiritual Fitness

Michael is the Executive Director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association, the founder of Nonprofit Productive and the author of The Five Habits of Prayerful People: A No Excuses Guide to Strengthening Your Relationship with God.