The Follow to Lead Podcast
Follow to Lead with Dr. Richard Ludwick, University of St. Thomas

Follow to Lead with Dr. Richard Ludwick, University of St. Thomas

May 19, 2022

In today’s society, we have a love-hate relationship with social media. Our guest for this edition of Follow to Lead is Dr. Richard Ludwick, President of the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Ludwick will highlight for us their collaboration with Bishop Robert Barron’s “Word on Fire Institute” in presenting a masterclass series called "The New Evangelization and New Media.” Max Studios, at UST, is producing this series, featuring some of the best Catholic communicators on the internet, as a means assist parishes, schools, ministries and other organization in harnessing today’s social media for the New Evangelization. You won’t want to miss this special interview.

Follow to Lead with John Cannon of SENT Ventures

Follow to Lead with John Cannon of SENT Ventures

May 6, 2022

Entrepreneurship is a familiar word these days, but what about Catholic Entrepreneurship? On this episode of Follow to Lead we’ll be talking about faith in the marketplace and the business world our Catholic School graduates can encounter in their future, with John Cannon, the Founder of SENT Ventures. SENT is an organization that provides business insight, community support, peer-to-peer mentorship, and deep spiritual grounding for innovative Spirit-led enterprises to succeed and revitalize the 21st century Catholic Church.  They are currently partnering with the University of St. Thomas in Houston for the first-Ever Catholic Entrepreneurial Summit, the “SENT Summit.” to be held May 18-20. The goal of the Summit is to bring together more than a hundred Catholic founders, CEOs, and business leaders from all over the country and serve as a launchpad for collaboration. 

Follow to Lead with Chris Carneal and Stephen Murray of Booster

Follow to Lead with Chris Carneal and Stephen Murray of Booster

April 22, 2022

A New Perspective on Fundraising - Booster

Fundraising in elementary schools is never fun and a lot of work. Booster is changing those ideas in schools across the country. Today we’ll be talking with two leaders from this innovative company and Duc In Altum parter. Chris Carneal is the founder and CEO of Booster. He’ll be joined by Stephen Murray, the President and COO. If you want a new perspective on fundraising, today’s program is for you!

Follow to Lead with Guests Jason Simon and Mari Pablo of Evangelical Catholic

Follow to Lead with Guests Jason Simon and Mari Pablo of Evangelical Catholic

April 8, 2022

We all know that the world needs Jesus. For many parishes and campus communities, more than programs and resources are needed to accomplish this mission. On today’s program we’ll be talking with Jason Simon, President and Mari Pablo, a consultant, from The Evangelical Catholic. The EC is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming lay people into zealous leaders who are excited and equipped to go out and evangelize their communities. Currently, they are serving 163 Catholic ministries including parishes, campuses, and military bases.

Follow to Lead with Guest Camille Pauley

Follow to Lead with Guest Camille Pauley

March 18, 2022

Our guest on Follow to Lead for this program is Camille Pauley. Camille is the Co-founder and President of Healing the Culture, a non-profit organization in Seattle Washington, Healing the Culture is dedicated to the evangelization and conversion of persons to become deeply, authentically, and permanently pro-life. Camille, along with Fr. Robert Spitzer, founded this apostolate in 2003. It has grown into an internationally recognized organization with tremendous influence in the cultural battle over abortion and euthanasia. We will talk with Camille about the current state of the battle for Life, along with the school curricula and programs they have developed in this most important area. 

Follow to Lead with Guest Jason Shanks

Follow to Lead with Guest Jason Shanks

March 4, 2022

Our guest on this edition of Follow to Lead is Jason Shanks, President of the Our Sunday Visitor Institute for Catholic Innovation in Huntington, Indiana, a suburb of Fort Wayne. He has a passion and vision for renewal through innovation that stems from a conviction that the Church is evergreen from generation to generation and must be re-presented fresh and anew to today’s modern world. Join us for an interesting and invigorating conversation regarding Jason’s vision for renewal, the work of the OSV Institute, and it's opportunities for Catholic Schools.

Follow to Lead with Guests Deacon Dana and Deborah Nearmyer

Follow to Lead with Guests Deacon Dana and Deborah Nearmyer

February 18, 2022

This week we are featuring a very special edition of Follow to Lead entititled, “Lent and the Liturgical Seasons in Catholic Education.” In anticipation of the Lenten Season soon upon us, Deacon Dana and Deborah Nearmyer will talk with us about ways to engage students in a profitable Lent and explore how the Liturgical Seasons can play a key role in Catholic Education. Don’t miss this spiritually inspiring and best practices discussion with leaders who are in the trenches. Deacon Dana is the Director of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Deborah is the Director of Faith Formation at St. James Academy in Lenexa, KS and a Founding Director of the Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative.

Follow to Lead with Guest Curtis Martin

Follow to Lead with Guest Curtis Martin

February 4, 2022

On this episode of “Follow to Lead,” Kyle and Fr. Randy will be joined by Curtis Martin, Founder and CEO of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students - or FOCUS. FOCUS, one of the fastest-growing college outreach apostolates in the Catholic Church, was founded in 1998 as a national outreach to college students on campus. Starting with just two missionaries on one campus, they now have hundreds of full-time missionaries serving tens of thousands of college students on campuses throughout the United States. On our program, Curtis will share about FOCUS, it’s past, present, and future plans along with valuable insights regarding Catholic Education.

Follow to Lead with Guest Fr. Michael Zimmerman

Follow to Lead with Guest Fr. Michael Zimmerman

January 21, 2022

Our guest for this episode of Follow to Lead is Fr. Michael Zimmerman, who currently serves as assistant Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Boston and adjunct Scripture Professor at St. John’s Seminary. When the world went into lockdown with the pandemic in the Spring of 2020, Fr. Michael used that time to write 27 scripts for a series of vocation videos called Scivias. This video series serves as a guide for men discerning the priesthood. These videos make great resources for schools in their work of inviting young men to discern whether God may be calling them to Holy Orders.

Follow to Lead with Guests Sebastian D’Amico and Jennie Punswick

Follow to Lead with Guests Sebastian D’Amico and Jennie Punswick

January 7, 2022

Please join Sebastian D’Amico and Jennie Punswick from the Holy Family School of Faith in Kansas City in a lively discussion about Faculty Faith Formation. Formation is always a challenging area in Catholic schools and this program will provide insights as well as some practical approaches that can be implemented. In addition to working with schools on faith formation, Sebastian is on the theology faculty at St. James Academy in Lenexa, KS. Jennie works full-time with schools in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, providing formation for several school.

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