Dan Harms is a speaker and musician; for over ten years he has been one half of the acoustic-humor ministry Popple. Growing up in a military family, Dan moved all over the U.S. and twice lived in Japan. He went to high school in San Diego, CA and attended Purdue University in Indiana for college. Dan currently resides in Richmond, VA with his wife and young son. In addition to music and speaking ministries, Dan directs Youth Ministry for a parish in Richmond and enjoys photography, traveling and bike rides with his family.
Ben Walther began writing songs while serving as a worship leader in college. His first album, Where I Want to Be, launched a season of traveling, giving band members a chance to share their story of hope in God’s abundant blessings. In 2008 he released a six-song EP in a collaborative effort with Robbie Seay of Sparrow Records and Matt Maher. Most recently, working with SpiritandSong.com, a division of OCP, and producer Tom Booth, Ben recorded Make Your Home In Me, a collection of seven new worship songs. A worship leader for St. Thomas More Catholic Church and Adore Ministries, Ben says his most profound blessings are his lovely wife, Maria, their four daughters, and their baby boy.
Father John Parks is a priest for the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona. Before seminary, Father Parks received a degree in theatre from Arizona State University and was a youth speaker specializing in pro-life and chastity topics. Father Parks was ordained a priest in 2010 and will begin teaching high school theology at Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, next year. Father Parks has a great passion for the Gospel and loves being a priest.
Katie Prejean is a teacher, youth minister, author, and speaker. Since 2007, Katie has been traveling across the country using her “theological comedy” with audiences. Her original blend of humor and story-telling along with her teaching of hard-hitting theological truth is dynamic, engaging, and challenging. Katie has her B.A. in Theology from the University of Dallas and is currently working on her Masters in Theology from the Augustine Institute. Her first book, Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist was just released by Ave Maria Press. She lives and works in Lake Charles, Louisiana as a 9th grade theology teacher & parish youth director. She is engaged and will marry Tommy McGrady in June of 2016.
Sean Forrest is an international speaker, performing artist, author, radio host, and retreat leader who speaks to over 30,000 youth and families annually. He is the recipient of the “Of God and Youth Award,” and the United Catholic Music and Video Association’s award for Best New Artist. He has appeared on EWTN’s Life on the Rock and in a music special with singer Dana. Sean is currently studying theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary where he is also an instructor. Sean is the founder, president, and executive director of Movin’ With The Spirit, Inc., a not-for-profit Catholic ministry dedicated to renewing the Church and society. Sean, his wife, Julie, and their three children, live in Connecticut.
For over ten years, Kyle Heimann has traveled the country with the Catholic-Acoustic-Humor-Folk-Beard-Rock duo, “Popple.” He plays guitar, ukulele, kazoo, harmonica, and the nose flute. He enjoys sharing his faith through humorous stories, analogies, and multimedia. Kyle is married and has three young boys. He spends time chopping wood, building fires, and other manly things like eating food.