Guest Speakers

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Chika Anyanwu

Chika Anyanwu is a Catholic evangelist, former Confirmation coordinator/youth & young adult minister, and the author of "My Encounter: How I Met Jesus in Prayer."

Her love of God and neighbor enthuses her to share the gospel through testimony, scripture, and honest conversations about the difficult realities of faith and life.

She’s had the opportunity to evangelize at NCYC, Given, Steubenville youth conferences, FOCUS SEEK conferences, and The Catholic Feminist France pilgrimage.

She’s also a contributor to Blessed Is She as well as “Connected” and “Venture: the Bible Timeline” by Ascension Press.

Chika is a part of a beautiful Nigerian family, loves her coffee black, and desires sainthood for herself and you, although bad drivers challenge her sanctity!

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Barbara Heil

Barbara Heil has been involved in a wide spectrum of full-time ministry for 40 years and has traveled the world with the healing message of God’s love, and has seen countless lives changed for the Glory of God.

God’s never-ending supply of love, joy and healing is flowing to restore all those who will call upon the Father! We are rooted in Him.

Barbara founded From His Heart Ministries in 2014 as a Catholic lay ministry with a desire to see this generation encounter the deep love of our Heavenly Father through teaching, preaching, evangelism, short term missions in many other countries, training teams for evangelism and mission, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit through His Gifts.

A widow for 8 years, Barbara has recently married! She lives in Iowa with her husband, Jeff. She is the joyful mother of 4 and grandmother of 2! Together she and Jeff have 8 children and 10 grandkids!

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Mari Pablo

She has traveled across the continental United States, and Latin America speaking about the heart of Christ and the beauty of the Catholic faith.

She shares with us the following- “I am a proud Hispanic and cradle Catholic whose life was wrecked in the best possible way when I finally decided to stop fighting and surrender it all to Him.

In a world full of lies I was able to discover Him, who is all truth and joy.

My mission is simple, to encourage others to refuse to settle for the things of this world, but rather to strive for more, to strive for Him.

I want to be his instrument and help unite hearts to the Heart that heals, restores, and ultimately beats out of love for us.” Mari has traveled across the continental United States, and Latin America speaking about the heart of Christ and the beauty of the Catholic faith.

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Kendra Tierney

Kendra Tierney is a recently widowed mother of ten living in the wilds of unincorporated Los Angeles county. She has a passion for liturgical living in the home and believes that anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

She is the founder and C.E.O. of Catholic All Year, the author of books including The Catholic All Year Compendium and A Little Book About Confession for Children, and the creator of the show Catholic All Year at Home on FORMED.