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The Annual Catholic Men's Conference 

"ANSWER THE CALL" - A Great Gathering of Men

Saturday, February 24, 2018


Peter Herbeck
Vice President and director of missions for Renewal Ministries, Peter has been actively involved in evangelization and Catholic renewal throughout the US, Canada, Africa, Eastern Europe and now Asia for more than 30 years. Peter oversees the work of lay mission teams who work to equip Catholic lay people, bishops, priests and religious to respond to the call of the new evangelization. He is co-host for the weekly EWTN television programs The Choices We Face and Crossing the Goal ~ the popular weekly show for men. He also hosts the daily radio show Fire on the Earth. He is a frequent conference speaker, has authored "When the Spirit Speaks" and has produced CDs and booklets about discipleship and life in the Spirit. Peter and his wife, Debbie, also a conference speaker, have four children and live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Eric Mahl
From a merciless linebacker, Eric has been transformed to messenger of divine mercy. Eric, a standout high school athlete, played Division One football at Kent State and, in 2005, was signed by the Cleveland Browns and later the New York Jets. While Eric grew up in a devout Catholic home and attended Catholic schools, it took a long time for him to understand what is beneath the surface of what we do as Catholics. After leaving the NFL, he spent 3 years living with Carmelite hermits in Texas, where he continued his intensive focus discerning his vocation. After that period of discernment, he fully gave himself to the Lord and decided to live out the message of Divine Mercy. Ericís journey eventually led him to Fr. Michael Gaitley and the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Eric now lives, works and prays in service with the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy and continues his ministry to the homeless.

Greg Wasinski
A nationally recognized speaker and writer, Greg works to inspire with a message that builds on real life examples of Christís love. Greg already knew God from his upbringing and time spent attending church services, but came to really understand Catholic teaching through his work helping to inspire others. On a 3-day religious retreat, Greg abandoned his life as a corporate executive for a life in ministry and faith formation, where he felt called to make his studies in faith a career. He next took some time to reflect on his life and regain his inspiration. He returned to the Bible and spent a year and a half working on contemplative writings. He is the author of the book Where Faith and Real Life Come Together. He has also hosted an inspirational radio show on AM 1300, based on Who Will I Be Tomorrow. The subject matter included things that shape us into who we are. His overall message is that people need to take care of each other.