[ 22 July 2023 by Daniel 0 Comments ]

Edwin Fawcett

Freelance London-based composer and psychotherapist Edwin Fawcett has a passion for helping others experience personal growth and discover their inner treasures. He has put his musical and pastoral gifts towards this mission for the last 15 years through creating and offering digital music, videos and art, through running events, performances and workshop opportunities all over the world, and in his private counselling practice in person and online.

[ 21 July 2023 by Daniel 0 Comments ]

André Regnier

André Regnier was born on November 10, 1960 and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where he wrestled at the national level with the varsity team while completing his Bachelors of Psychology. Along with his wife Angèle, André founded Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) in Saskatoon in 1988. In 2015, André and Angèle were awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal for distinguished service to the Church. This is the highest medal that can be awarded to laity by the Pope.

André has led countless international missions, including ones to the Philippines, Poland, and Uganda. In Uganda he helped to establish on several campuses an ongoing CCO presence that still remains active today. In 2016, he and Angèle led a CCO team at World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow. Working with the International Centre for Evangelization (ICE), the team shared 1 million copies of The Ultimate Relationship booklet in 10 different languages and evangelized people from all over the world who attended the WYD festivities.

He is currently working on his Masters in Theology from the Augustine Institute. He has written three books: ‘Catholic Missionary Identity’, ‘Five Tenets to Renew the World’, and most recently, ‘Clear and Simple: How to Have Conversations that Lead to Conversion’.

André is a motivating and engaging speaker who give talks both nationally and internationally. He is especially sought-after to present on discipleship formation in dioceses and parishes alike. His desire is to draw people to a deeper conversion to the person of Jesus Christ, and to be a catalyst for them to embrace the Church’s evangelical mission.

André and Angèle live in Ottawa and have five children and four grandchildren.

[ 21 July 2023 by admin_arise 0 Comments ]

Erick & Elizabeth Schenckel

Erick Schenckel recently began a new role as Executive Team member in Global2033, an evangelical alliance serving in and through the Catholic Church. Shortly after his graduation from Harvard College, Erick led a church-planting team that had experienced revival while on campus to establish a church and an elementary school in Massachusetts. While leading this church and earning two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from Harvard in the Study of Religion, Erick and his wife, Elizabeth, heard God’s call to work among unreached people.  They moved with their family to Central Asia in 1996 to establish churches alongside JESUS Film teams. While in Central Asia, Erick also worked as a professor in the state university, founded a non-profit organization specializing in education and economic development, started a Bible school and served as director of a movement of nationally-led churches.  After eleven years in Central Asia, he served as strategy director for North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia for Campus Crusade for Christ, International® and one year as CCCi Area Team Leader for Persian and Turkic countries, before serving as executive director of Jesus Film Project from 2012-18.

Elizabeth Schenckel has been actively involved with Erick at every stage of their ministry. From 1974 to 1996, she worked alongside Erick as a teacher in the church and the elementary school. When the Schenkels lived and worked in Central Asia and then in the wider Middle East, Elizabeth served as a mentor to young Muslim women who became followers of Jesus. Elizabeth was also writer and co-producer for Jesus Film Project’s RIVKA film series, a discipleship curriculum for Muslim-background women. When the Schenkels returned to the USA, Elizabeth served Jesus Film Project as a film writer, a director of short films and leader of Women’s Strategies. She is currently active on the writing team for an animated feature-length film on the life of Jesus.

[ 21 July 2023 by admin_arise 0 Comments ]

Sabina Capello Lee

Sabina (Hyeon Ju) Cappello Lee is a missionary, born in South Korea. She is married with 2 adult children and now resides in Rome, Italy. Sabina holds a master’s in Theology of Marriage and Family from the Lateran Pontifical University and a doctorate in Missiology from the Urbaniana Pontifical University. She currently serves as the international coordinator of Women Influencers Summits (WINS).

[ 26 June 2023 by admin_arise 0 Comments ]

Pete Burak

Pete Burak is the Vice-President of Renewal Ministries and the director of their young adult outreach called id. He is a 2010 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has a Master’s Degree in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. Pete is a frequent speaker on discipleship and evangelization, and he is the co-director of Pine Hills Boys Camp. He is a monthly columnist for Faith Magazine, the host of the Spirit-filled Leadership and The Hour podcasts. Pete and his wife Cait have 5 children.

[ 20 April 2023 by admin_arise 0 Comments ]

Fr Rob Galea

Fr Rob Galea is an ordained Catholic Priest and is currently serving in Sandhurst Diocese, Victoria after moving to Australia from Malta, his home country. He is the founder and executive director of FRG Ministry, a charity organisation that ministers to over 1,400,000 people each year across the world.

Fr Rob is an internationally acclaimed author, singer, and songwriter with one book (Breakthrough), a reflective journal, and eight album releases. After being selected to sing and write the English and International versions of the official 2008, 2016, 2019 and 2023 World Youth Day songs, Fr Rob entered the realm of the cast of musicians having performed in some key events before an estimated single live audience of over 1,000,000 people. He has been featured in newspapers, magazines and TV shows worldwide, and was a contestant in Australia’s 2015 The X Factor.

Fr Rob’s book Breakthrough is intended to be released as a Hollywood movie in 2025. Fr Galea has a significant evangelistic and outreach ministry as a speaker to students and teaching staff, as well as speaking and singing at conferences and churches around Australia and the world.  In all this, whilst greatly appreciating his gifts, he recognises that before everything he is a follower of Christ, a priest and only then, a speaker, musician and artist.

[ 4 April 2023 by admin_arise 0 Comments ]

Fra Carmelo

Fra Carmelo is a priest from the country of Italy who is a member of the Order of Friars Minor. He serves within the Diocese of Rieti in Accumoli, at Our Lady of Martyrs. He was ordained in 2001, and has served the Catholic Church for over 20 years.


[ 3 April 2023 by admin_arise 0 Comments ]

Bishop Scott McCaig

Bishop Scott McCaig, CC, was born in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, and grew up in Kamloops, British Columbia. He entered into full communion with the Catholic Church in 1987. After serving with NET Catholic Youth Ministries USA, he joined the Companions of the Cross in 1989 and later served two terms as general superior (2006 to 2016). Bishop McCaig holds an undergraduate degree in history from Carleton University, a bachelor’s degree in sacred theology from the University of St. Paul, a master of divinity degree from the University of Toronto, and is currently working on a master’s degree in catechesis and evangelization from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1995, serving in varied ministries and traveling extensively in missionary outreach. He was ordained a bishop for the Military Ordinariate of Canada in 2016.

[ 25 October 2018 by piranha 0 Comments ]

Angèle Regnier

Angèle Regnier is co-founder, with her husband André of Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO)—a Canadian university student movement dedicated to evangelization. They received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal from Pope Francis in 2015, which is the highest medal the Pope can award a lay person. A natural teacher, Angèle pioneered CCO’s programs for evangelization and discipleship. In 2018 she spearheaded and was the media spokesperson for a national pilgrimage of the relic forearm of St. Francis Xavier. She is an authentic, passionate speaker and author. Brick by Brick was written together with her husband, five children and three in-laws, who all presented at Pope Paul VI Hall, Vatican City in 2019.