Board of Directors
Founder & President
After a powerful conversion to the Catholic faith in 2006, Steve has been active in various Catholic ministries and in leadership positions in the pro-life movement. Steve also spent time discerning religious life, spending 14 months with the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, before discerning his call to work for the Church as a layman. As Founder and President of St. Paul Street Evangelization, he has been featured on EWTN Television and Radio, Catholic Answers Live, Catholic Connection, Kresta in the Afternoon, the Radio Maria Network, Sirius Satellite Radio, Archangel Radio as well as in several Catholic news publications. He resides in Michigan with his wife, Maria, and three children.
Chief Operating Officer
Maria Dawson is a faithful Catholic and graduated with a degree in humanities and Catholic culture from Franciscan University of Steubenville before getting her master’s degree in teaching from the University of Michigan. After working as an educator at several Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit, she currently works full time as a stay at home mom.
Fr. Charlie Fox
Board Member, Spiritual Director
Fr. Charles Fox, S.T.D., is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Ordained in 2006, Fr. Fox has served in two parochial assignments and as the personal secretary to Archbishop Allen Vigneron. He currently serves as Director of Graduate Seminarians, Director of the Liturgy, and Assistant Professor of Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit. Father Fox holds a licentiate degree (S.T.L.) in the theology of the new evangelization from Sacred Heart Major Seminary, as well as a doctorate degree in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome.
Harry Kemp is the Divisional Legal Counsel for Lear Corporation’s Global Seating Division. Lear is a Fortune 150 company that supplies seating and electrical/electronic systems to auto manufacturers around the world. Prior to joining Lear, Harry was a partner at the law firm of Bodman LLP and also worked as a business consultant at McKinsey & Co. Harry earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. Harry and his wife Leslie live in Royal Oak, Michigan with their five children.
Mark J. Hornbacher
Vice President of Programs, Director of Theology
Growing up nominally Catholic, Mark began reading and studying the Scriptures as a teenager. This journey into a more mature faith led him to theology studies, discernment of religious life, and diocesan seminary, before he recognized a lay calling in service to the Church’s mission of evangelization. As Vice President of Programs and Director of Theology at St. Paul Evangelization Institute, Mark helps develop and implement many of the institute’s initiatives, including new course materials and other publications. He resides in Warren, MI with his wife Gayle.
Director, St. Paul Street Evangelization
Bob Wilson is a life long Metro Detroiter. He grew up Catholic but didn’t start living his faith until 2007. Struggles with panic and anxiety led him to seek the peace that only Jesus can give. He’s been evangelizing ever since. He first started evangelizing with St Paul Street Evangelization in 2012. He’s evangelized at parish functions, college campuses, sporting events, parks, downtown areas, and libraries. He’s also the team leader for the Archdiocese of Detroit Festival team. He has co-led several Basic Evangelization Training events, gives a ’10 Ways to be an Amazing Evangelist’ talk, and trains Sacred Heart Seminary seminarians how to evangelize college students. He worked in the shipping business for over 22 years before joining our staff.
National Director of Teams, St. Paul Street Evangelization
Brian was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He earned a degree in Business Management before serving as a FOCUS missionary on the campus of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. After two years with FOCUS he spent three years in the seminary where he learned the art of prayer and discernment as well as studied philosophy and theology. Before coming on with SPSE Brian served as the Director of Mission and Discipleship at a major parish in downtown Indianapolis. He is excited to share his formation and further the mission of the New Evangelization with SPSE. He resides in Durham, NC. email@example.com
Associate Director of Teams, St. Paul Street Evangelization
Beth has been a part of St. Paul Street Evangelization since 2014 starting as a volunteer evangelist then becoming a team leader and senior missionary. She has a MA in Pastoral Studies with an emphasis in the New Evangelization from Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Beth is a cradle Catholic whose faith was stirred by the Holy Spirit as her three children were growing up. This brought on a flurry of activity in various Catholic ministries including parish life, pro-life work, campus ministry, and teaching high school theology. Beth has been interviewed on EWTN Television along with Ave Maria and Relevant Radio. She currently resides in Michigan with her husband Tim. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Deb McManimon
Director of Teams, Midwest Region
Deb McManimon is the Local Director for the Midwest Region. She is married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren and is a member of St. Joseph parish in Owatonna MN. Deb is a Catholic Evangelist who also speaks to youth, young adults, clergy, and adults at local, diocesan, and national events. Deb is a member of the local pastoral council, the Diocesan Pastoral Council, is president of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference in Steele County, has a Ph.D. in Business, and was a professor in higher education for more than 15 years. After volunteering as a team leader and regional missionary for St. Paul Evangelization Institute for several years, she began working full-time for the institute in December 2017. She describes her life right now as living the Joy of the Gospel. Deb is available for talks and trainings.
Michael joins us as a staff writer working on training materials for the School of Evangelization, and will be working on special projects as well. Before joining SPEI, he was in two different religious orders for a combined 3+ years. Previous to his time in religious life, Michael was a writer for an ad agency, Catholic website, and served as a youth & young adult minister. He is a cradle Catholic and was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area.
Patrick Brennan is originally from East Lansing, Michigan. In 2012, two years after graduating from law school, he had a life changing encounter with the Holy Spirit that launched him into the adventure of knowing God and following Jesus. Patrick’s passion is to share the Gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit wherever the Lord leads him. Patrick currently serves as a coordinator for the St. Paul School of Evangelization.
I.T. Support Staff
Paul is a web developer, server administrator, email administrator, source control administrator, and database administrator for St. Paul Evangelization Institute. He is responsible for keeping various websites up to date and running smoothly. Paul is a “cradle Catholic” who loves to share his faith with others. He has been involved in music ministry at several parishes around the country, and has experience as a facilitator in the RCIA program. Paul is a teleworker who resides in Illinois with his wife, Barbara. They have two daughters and two sons.
Isabella is a devoted Maronite Rite Catholic who was raised in the faith by her parents and family. Isabella earned her BA degree in Communication Studies from University of Detroit Mercy and her MS degree in Technical and Professional Communication from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. She came to St. Paul Evangelization Institute with over 18 years of experience in Marketing, Promotions, Events, Fundraising, and Nonprofit Charitable Development. Isabella has a strong devotion to St. Charbel Makhlouf from Lebanon and hopes to one day share the beauty of evangelization in every Maronite and Eastern Rite parish.
Born and raised in Flint MI as a Methodist it wasn’t until after graduating from Lansing Community College that Cindy met and married her husband Bob and converted to Catholicism. They raised three children in the catholic faith to learn to love and serve our Lord, Jesus. They are registered parishioners of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church. Before coming to SPSE Cindy devoted 24 years to various catholic churches in the Detroit Diocese as secretary and office manager. In her free time she enjoys gardening, outdoor activities and spending time with her grandchildren.
Episcopal Board of Advisers
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
Prefect Emeritus of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit
Most Reverend Earl Boyea
Bishop of Lansing
Board of Advisers
- Dr. John Bergsma, Professor of Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville
- Jeff Cavins, Founder of The Great Adventure, Director Emeritus of the Catechetical Institute
- Nicholas El-Hajj, Catholic Apologist
- Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Professor of Systematic Theology, SHMS
- Fr. Peter Damien Fehlner, OFM Conv., Order of the Friars Minor, Conventual
- Marcus Grodi, The Coming Home Network
- Dr. Mary Healy, Professor of Sacred Scripture, SHMS
- Al Kresta, Catholic Broadcaster, Journalist, and Author
- Peter Lamporte, SPSE Collaborator / Fisher of Men
- Dave Mahoney, Direct and Digital Marketing Adviser
- John Martignoni, Catholic Speaker and Apologist
- Tom Monahan, President of the Ave Maria Foundation
- Rev. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. EWTN Live Television Host
- Steve Ray, Catholic Writer, Speaker, and Apologist
- Sr. Ann Shields, Renewal Ministries
- Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Catholic Evangelist and Speaker
- Teresa Tomeo, Catholic Media Expert and Host of Catholic Connection
- Michael Trueman, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Detroit
- Sherry Weddell, Catherine of Siena Institute
- Brandon Vogt, Catholic Blogger, Writer, Speaker