John has inspired hundreds of Catholic men with his personal story and his witness to Christ. His talks are laid-back, heartfelt and inspirational – an ideal setting for men to discuss their struggles and successes.
FR. LARRY RICHARDS
A gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, retreat master and author, Father Larry Richards, speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner-city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor and evangelist. Fr. Larry Richards has directed hundreds of Retreats, Parish Missions and Conferences for young and old alike. His inspirational talks and presentations, always authentic and enthusiastic, have changed the hearts, minds, and lives of millions of listeners worldwide. He continues to accept invitations for speaking engagements all over the world. Fr. Larry Richards is also the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to ‘spreading the Good News’ by educating others about Jesus Christ.
Carter Hord is a principal of Hord Architects, a firm specializing in churches and other non-profit buildings. Their work is a form of ministry with the motto Service Through Architecture. He feels abundantly blessed to serve churches around the country producing primarily traditional and Classical architecture. His vocation continues through service on boards such as Pew Ministries, Holy Rosary School Board, Memphis and Shelby County Building Code Advisory Board, and a local COA board.
He and his wife Lisa (also an architect) have been married 31 years, have two children, and are active in the Catholic Church as teachers of Pre-Cana marriage classes at the diocese, and as ministers of Children’s Liturgy of the Word in their local parish.
He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and a Master of Architecture from Cornell University. He enjoys running and playing tennis.
David Hall serves as the Technology Director for Holy Rosary Parish. David is has been involved over the years in many ministries at the diocesan and parish levels such as ministry to men and the Cursillo movement. David currently serves on the Secretariat board of Cursillo in the Diocese of Memphis. David’s primary vocation is being a dedicated husband to his wife Amy, and a loving father to his son William. He and his family live in Memphis Tennessee.
Tom Dorian is the owner and operator of Dorian Insurance in Memphis, TN. Tom is also a co-host on EWTN’s The Catholic Cafe radio show and podcast. Tom has been involved in many apostolic endeavors in the Diocese of Memphis such as the Cursillo movement and Fishers of Men. Tom’s greatest blessing is being the husband to Cindy and father to Mathew, Tricia, David, William and Caroline. He and his wife Cindy reside in Memphis Tennessee.
Jim is currently the Director of Development and Stewardship at the Catholic Diocese of Memphis and is responsible for all fundraising efforts in the diocese which include grant writing, annual appeals, major gifts and donor relations. He also is responsible for major events and strategic planning as the need arises. Before joining the diocese in 2016, Jim worked as a Regional Wealth Management Consultant for several major brokerage firms over the past 25 years. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with the Fogelman College of Business at the University of Memphis.
Jim’s passion for his family and his faith is his driving force. Jim is a native of the Mid-South area and resides in Germantown, Tennessee with his wife of 33 years and his three children. Jim attends St. Louis Catholic Church where he is active in Cursillo, Fishers of Men and is a hospitality minister. Jim sits on the board of St. Benedict at Auburndale High School as well as Pew Ministries.
Ralph Gibson holds the position of General Counsel on the Board of Pew Ministries. Ralph has been licensed to practice law in Tennessee since 1991 after graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He is a shareholder with the Gibson Perryman Law Firm in Memphis, Tennessee where he has represented numerous clients in hundreds of jury trials, bench trials, and appeals. Ralph has been an active part of the Catholic Diocese of West Tennessee since converting to Catholicism in 2013.