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Dom is heard on many SQPN podcasts and is the chief executive officer of the network. He has worked with SQPN in a volunteer capacity since 2010, then came onboard in 2015 as executive director, and became CEO in 2018. He has experience in many varieties of Catholic media, including print magazines, online news, parish and diocesan new media, and radio where he produced and hosted.
Fr. Chip is a member of the SQPN Board of Directors and a contributor to several SQPN podcasts, including the Fathers Show, Let’s Talk, and Secrets of Movies and TV Shows. He is a pastor of two parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston.
Jimmy Akin is a board member of SQPN and host and co-host on several SQPN shows, including Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World. Jimmy was born in Texas and now makes his home in southern California. He works as Senior Apologist at Catholic Answers.
Angela applies her passion for purpose as a full-time media coordinator for a Catholic evangelization ministry, deep in the heart of Texas. An SQPN friend since its inception, she has served as a conference speaker and podcast personality for SQPN, and even met her husband in-person for the first time at an SQPN event. Topping the list of her favorite things are Star Wars, stories, and design.
A high school theology teacher, youth minister, and radio host by background, Mike Creavey is currently the Development Coordinator for Holy Family Radio in Shiremanstown, PA and has recently completed all coursework for his master’s degree in theology through Franciscan University of Steubenville. Mike is also a frequent podcaster and blogger at his personal site, thegraciousguest.org, where he focuses on exploring truth, goodness, and beauty at the intersection of faith and culture. First and foremost, Mike is the blessed husband of Kristine and father of Noelle.
Mac Barron is a High School Librarian by trade. When not making trouble as a book-jockey, he and his wife Katherine host the Catholic in a Small Town podcast. He’s the author of Clueless in Galilee: a Fresh Take on the Gospels; and is trying not permanently damage his four sons.
He has not yet been elected pontiff
Lisa M. Hendey is the founder of CatholicMom.com, a bestselling author and international speaker. Her recent work includes The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living, The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, I Am God’s Storyteller and the “Chime Travelers” children’s fiction series that dynamically combines time travel and the lives of the saints. Lisa hosts the “Lisa Hendey & Friends” podcast. Visit her at www.LisaHendey.com or on social media @lisahendey.
Lyn Francisco is an organist chemist by training and education. When she is not at the lab bench, she occupies an organ bench in churches around Durham, NC. She also serves as cantor at Immaculate Conception Church in Durham.
Linda Nielsen has been with SQPN as CFO since 2008.She holds a degree in Business Administration from Auburn University.She has extensive experience in public relations as a former Georgia Junior Miss and her work in radio and television commercials on both local and national levels. As an RCIA participant, Linda entered into the Catholic Church in the Jubilee Year 2000. From there, she went on to obtain her Advanced Catechist Certification. Linda is the proud mom of three adult children. In her free time, she enjoys costume-designing, sewing, and rosary-making.
Shelly Henley Kelly became a fan girl of SQPN in 2009 while listening to the “Secrets of Battlestar Galactica”, never imagining that she’d be invited one day to participate as a regular on the “Secrets of Once Upon A Time”. A former Catholic Mom blogger, Shelly and her sister, Lisa, started their blog, “Of Sound Mind and Spirit” in 2009 where Shelly writes about being a working mom and catechist to her three children.
Lindsay is the host of Catholics of Oz. He is married, has two boys and is also a high school teacher of English and Religious Education. After 11 years of part-time study, he completed a Bachelor of Theology at Catholic Theological College Melbourne in 2017 which helped him to explore and appreciate the beauty of his Catholic faith. Until the birth of his second son, he was involved in youth ministry at his local parish which included three youth group trips to the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in different parts of Australia over the last six years. His interests include TV series such as Star Trek, Doctor Who, Arrow, The Flash and The Expanse and he is a huge Star Wars fan. Lindsay also does karate with his older son and their goal is to one day reach black belt level together. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Fr. Michael Gossett is a priest of the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, where he serves as Vocations Director, high school chaplain, and parochial vicar. He loves reading and watching science fiction, playing music, and kayaking.
Steve Nelson is former executive director of SQPN and currently a board member. He frequently appears on Let’s Talk and Secrets of Movies and TV Shows.
Caroline is a co-host on Catholics of Oz and is married and a mother of two boys. She has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Microbiology and Biochemistry, a Graduate Diploma of Biotechnology, and Diploma of Environmental Science. She currently works part-time writing environmental emission reports. Her interests include drawing and painting, following the world of space science and star gazing with her telescope, as well as hiking and being with her family. Caroline is also an author under her brand of Frankie and Harry’s Bookshelf and has published two books “Topsy the Cat” and “What’s that Twinkle in the Sky?” with other titles in the pipeline. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Gerard (Gerry) is a husband and father of two children. Born and raised in a Catholic family, he is the eldest of four. After a business degree opened the doors for him into the accounting profession, he has further pursued education in financial planning and auditing. Outside of working as a Chartered Accountant, Gerry can usually be found involved in various activities with his young family, and spending time with friends. A casual sports fan, Gerry regularly plays table tennis at a social level, and is looking forward to being involved in his children’s sports in the future. Gerry likes to look at the lighter side of life and believes everyone’s lives would be improved by smiling and laughing more. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Andrew is a video producer at Catholic Answers and a lifelong lover of film, comics, and pop culture. Most notably he currently produces the popular program ‘Catholic Answers Live TV’ that airs weekly on EWTN.
Maria Morera Johnson is the award-winning and best-selling author of Super Girls and Halos and My Badass Book of Saints. She also contributed to The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion and Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary. Her latest book, Our Lady of Charity: How a Cuban Devotion to Mary Helped Me Grow in Faith and Love, is a spiritual memoir honoring the Blessed Mother under this title.
Deborah Schaben is the host of the The Pilgrim Life podcast along with Sandy Garayzar. She started the ipilgrimpodcast after she completed her first trip on the Camino de Santiago in 2009. Since that first pilgrimage, she has walked the Camino three times, but also has walked several other pilgrim routes in North America. She has also appeared on other SQPN podcasts including The Secrets of Disney, The Secrets of Once Upon a Time, The Secrets of Farmville, and others. Her expertise is in sacred travel. She currently works for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln but also helps people plan both pilgrimages and Disney trips on the side.