Archbishop Thomas E. Gullickson
Thomas Edward Gullickson was born on August 14, 1950 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He studied canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and joined the Vatican diplomatic service in May 1985 serving in diplomatic missions to Rwanda, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Jerusalem, Israel and Germany. He has served as an Apostolic Nuncio since 2004, most recently to Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 2015 until his retirement at the end of 2020. Gullickson has frequently written in favor of the traditional form of the Mass, emphasizing orienting the sacrifice of the Mass toward Jesus Christ, as one of the steps to renew a proper sense of reverence to the liturgy.
Bishop Thomas A. Daly
Thomas Anthony Daly was born April 30, 1960, in San Francisco. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco in 1982; a master of divinity from St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California, in 1987; and a master of education degree from Boston College in 1996. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 1987. Pope Benedict XVI named him auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of San Jose on March 16, 2011. He was ordained on May 25, 2011. Pope Francis named him the seventh Bishop of Spokane on March 12, 2015. Bishop Daly was installed on May 20, 2015 in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane.
Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, OSB
Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, OSB is the founder of Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope, a religious congregation currently headquartered in Beloit, Kansas. The former Rosalind Moss was born into a Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York, but converted to evangelical Christianity and then to Catholicism. She worked as a full time staff apologist with Catholic Answers and also co-hosted a show on EWTN before leaving to found her religious congregation. Her rapidly expanding order of Benedictine Nuns recently relocated to Kansas.
Fr. Robert Elias Barcelos, OCD
Father Robert Elias Barcelos, OCD is a Discalced Carmelite friar of the California-Arizona Province of St. Joseph. Growing up as a nominal Catholic Fr. Robert was ignorant of Christ and lukewarm in his faith. It was as a college student that he experienced the impact of God’s mercy and thus felt himself overcome by a burning desire to dedicate his whole life to the love of Christ. This major turn-around gave birth to a religious vocation as a Carmelite. He entered the consecrated life at the age of twenty-one in 1999. He studied philosophy and theology at Mt. Angel Seminary for seven years and in 2008 was ordained as a Priest of Christ. He has served his Province in parish ministry, formation of Carmelite vocations and retreat work. Fr. Robert Elias, offers a biblical and Eucharistic expression of the riches of our Catholic Christian faith, and explores with you Carmel’s spirituality of divine love in “leading people to a deeper knowledge and experience of intimacy with God” (Carmelite Constitutions #101).
Fr. Joseph Levine
Fr. Joseph Levine graduated from Thomas Aquinas College and after a long journey was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Baker, Oregon. He currently serves as pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church in The Dalles on the Columbia River.
Fr. Theodore Lange, STL
Fr. Theodore Lange is a priest in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, and is currently serving as Pastor of St. Catherine of Siena in Veneta and Chaplain/teacher at Marist Catholic High School in Eugene. He was appointed a Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis in 2016 and is State Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus. Past service includes: Formation Direction/Adjunct Professor/Assistant to Director of Spiritual Formation at Mt. Angel Seminary, Prison Chaplain, Parochial Vicar at Shepherd of the Valley and Our Lady of Fatima. Fr. Theo has preached numerous retreats and days of reflections through his time serving as a priest in the Archdiocese. He has been involved with the Sacred Liturgy Conference since its beginning, and currently serves as MC during the conference lecture sessions.
Fr. Gabriel Thomas Mosher, O.P.
Fr. Gabriel Mosher, O.P. entered the Dominican Order of Preachers in 2007. He made his first vows a year later and was ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 2015. In addition to his duties as Parochial Vicar of Holy Rosary Parish in Portland, Oregon, Rev. Gabriel is the director of the parish RCIA, is a member of the board of directors for Mater Dei Radio and is chaplain for the local Knights of Columbus council.
Fr. David B. Gaines
Fr. David Gaines was ordained a Priest of Jesus Christ on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 27th, 2014. He served his first four years of the priesthood in Walla Walla, WA and is now serving in Spokane as Parish Administrator for St. Francis Xavier Parish and St. Patrick Parish. He has a deep love for the Sacred Liturgy and has been instrumental in having the Diocese host the Sacred Liturgy Conference in Spokane, WA. He believes it is through this Opus Dei of the Liturgy (the work of God), that our lives and our beliefs are transformed in Christ.
Lynne Bissonnette-Pitre, MD, PhD, LGCHS
Dr. Lynne Bissonnette-Pitre is a psychiatrist, musician and iconographer. She has lectured nationally, led retreats and has been organizing the Sacred Liturgy Conferences since 2013. She currently serves on the Holy Alliance of the Catholic Medical Association and has served on the Executive Board of the CMA. She teaches classes on sacred scripture, iconography, and Gregorian Chant and is a Dame Grand Cross of the Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. She is also the co-founder and director of Schola Cantus Angelorum and is the Executive Director of the Sacred Liturgy Conference.
Kevin M. Clarke, PhD
Dr. Kevin Clarke is Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, CA, where he teaches Scripture and patristics. He is a scholar of Biblical Theology and Patrology (the study of the Church Fathers) whose research focuses primarily upon patristic readings of Scripture. His Ph.D. dissertation under the direction of Dr. Michael Waldstein focused on Maximus the Confessor’s Biblical way of understanding Christ’s humanity in the monothelite controversy. His dissertation included substantial original translation work of Maximus’s thought.
Patrick M. Owens, PhD
Dr. Patrick M. Owens was born and raised in New York City and moved to Italy to become a fellow and eventual instructor at the Accademia Vivarium Novum in Avellino and Rome. Prior to joining the faculty at Hillsdale College in 2019, Dr. Owens lived in rural Wyoming, where he spent his leisure time climbing snowy peaks with Latin speaking students. Dr. Owens teaches a wide variety of courses in Classics at Hillsdale, but his interests lie especially in Latin literature from Antiquity through the Renaissance. His academic publications have mostly centered around Neo-Latin literature and Classical language pedagogy. Dr. Owens is a proponent of active language pedagogy and speaks Latin whenever possible.
Edward E. Schaefer, DMA
Professor Edward Schaefer is professor of music at Florida State University. He also chaired the department of music at Gonzaga University for 12 years and directed a choral program at Gonzaga that distinguished itself with invitations to perform at state, regional and national conventions of music educator and choral director associations. Schaefer holds a certificate in advanced leadership studies from Gonzaga University, the DMA in liturgical music from The Catholic University of America, and MM, MSM, and BM degrees from Southern Methodist University. Dr. Schaefer is a deacon in the Catholic Church, and he continues to direct a small schola that sings chant and polyphony.
Lucas Viar is the director for Granda Liturgical Arts in the United States. After completing his degree in Architecture he went on to specialize in Sacred Art and Architecture, Museum Studies, Restoration and Cultural Heritage at “La Sapienza” in Rome and EPC in Segovia. He has previously worked for the City Museums of Florence and the Spanish Institute of Cultural Heritage. A lifelong enthusiast of the Sacred Arts and the Heritage of the Church, Lucas takes part in many initiatives related with the dissemination and appreciation of these subjects, such as the School of Liturgy of the diocese of Alcalá, the Pater Program, the Centro Fede e Cultura in Florence or Nartex. He is also a contributor for Liturgical Arts Journal and New Liturgical Movement.
Alex Begin is a co-creator, executive producer, and host at Extraordinary Faith TV and has been promoting the Latin Mass for almost three decades. Harvard’s youngest graduate in 1982, Alex founded a software company and went on to own and co-own several small businesses. Alex has extensive experience training priests and bishops in how to celebrate the Tridentine Mass and Sacraments and travels worldwide providing this service.