The Follow to Lead Podcast
Follow to Lead with Guest Jonathan Weiss

Follow to Lead with Guest Jonathan Weiss

October 15, 2021

Our special guest is Jonathan Weiss, who shares about a new video trilogy called “Mass for the Ages,” about the Latin Mass, which features insights from experts on liturgy along with inspiring stories. The first episode has just been released. This series of programs was already in production prior to Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio, “Traditiones Custodes,” so this will be a very interesting program. 

Follow to Lead with Guest Kyle Pietrantonio

Follow to Lead with Guest Kyle Pietrantonio

October 1, 2021

Fr. Randy Sly turns the tables on his co-host, Kyle Pietrantonio, Executive Director of Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, to interview him about his career in Catholic Education, the genesis of Duc In Altum and what the future holds as the DIA continues to grow. Having served as a teacher, principal and Head of School, Kyle also provides some truly valuable insights into the present and future of Catholic Education.

Follow to Lead with Guest Dr. Jay Richards

Follow to Lead with Guest Dr. Jay Richards

September 17, 2021

Our guest for this episode is Dr. Jay Richards, the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, Executive Editor of The Stream an online Christian news service, and Research Assistant Professor in the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America. At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Richards will focus primarily on the areas of protecting life, marriage, religious liberty, and renewing civil society.

Jay has a Ph.D., with honors, in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He also has a Master of Divinity, a Master of Theology, and a B.A. with majors in Political Science and Religion. He is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, which includes writing the New York Times bestsellers “Infiltrated" (2013) and co-writing “Indivisible" (2012). His most recent book, co-authored with Jonathan Witt, is "The Hobbit Party.” If I keep listing Jay’s accomplishments, we would not have any time left for the program. Today, we will be exploring his conversion to the Catholic faith, his newly begun work at the Heritage Foundation and some observations regarding Catholic Education in America.

Follow to Lead with Guest Jeff Cavins

Follow to Lead with Guest Jeff Cavins

September 3, 2021
On this episode of Follow to Lead we’ll be talking with Jeff Cavins, well known author, speaker and Bible
teacher. He has an MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and, of course, is best known as the creator and founder of the popular Great Adventure Bible Study series published by Ascension Press. He will be sharing about his coming back to the Catholic faith, his ministry as well as the current landscape of the Church and Catholic Education in the United States. Jeff and his wife, Emily, live in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis-St. Paul in Minnesota. They are the proud parents of three daughters, Carly, Jacqueline and Antonia and grandparents of three, Dominic, Francesco and Fiona.
 
Follow to Lead with Guest Dr. Clare Kilbane

Follow to Lead with Guest Dr. Clare Kilbane

August 26, 2021

On this episode of Follow to lead, we will be talking with Dr. Clare Kilbane, Professor of the Practice at the University of Notre Dame affiliated with the McGrath Institute for Church Life at Notre Dame. Clare began her career as a teacher at St. James the Less Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining the McGrath Institute a little more than two years ago, Clare spent twenty years as a professor of education at four different universities.  She has authored many books and articles as well as multimedia materials. Clare earned her Ph.D. in Educational Evaluation from the University of Virginia. During this program, we’ll not only get to know more about this leader in Catholic Education but also take a look at the great things being done for teachers and schools through the McGrath Institute.

Follow to Lead with Guests Elizabeth and Joe Nava

Follow to Lead with Guests Elizabeth and Joe Nava

August 13, 2021

On this episode of Follow to Lead, we’ll be talking with Elizabeth and Joe Nava from Dallas, Texas. Joe is a Math Teacher, Math Department Head and Campus Minister for Jesuit Dallas, where he has taught for 14 years. Elizabeth taught for five years in Catholic Schools and left to raise their children. However, she is still very involved in Catholic Education in her local school, where she serves on the Board of Education and in connecting with other Catholic Educators, especially using social media. They are both “domers” - graduates of the University of Notre Dame. Join us as we look at Catholic Education in the trenches - both in school and in the domestic church.

Follow to Lead with guest Dr. John James

Follow to Lead with guest Dr. John James

July 16, 2021
This week on Follow to Lead we will be talking with a leader in Catholic Education who is on the cutting edge of equipping school leaders for today as well as the future of Catholic Education. Dr. John James is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education and the Director of the Institute for Catholic Education at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. He has 31 years of experience in Catholic education, which includes serving as a high school teacher, department chair, and principal as well as president of a K-12 school system. He has been with Saint Louis University for 18 years. Please join us this week for a stimulating discussion and some great insights on Follow to Lead.
Follow to Lead with guest Chris Magruder

Follow to Lead with guest Chris Magruder

July 2, 2021

On this edition of "Follow to Lead” we’ll be talking with Chris Magruder. She is the Executive Producer of “The Veil Removed,” an amazing multimedia experience that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church. 

Chris’ own story of renewal is inspiring. A cradle Catholic, her faith really came alive when she was  in her 20’s and has led her to some exciting ministry opportunities including radio, podcasting and producing this internationally recognized short film that is approaching 2 million views. You can watch “The Veil Removed” for free by going to https://theveilremoved.com/. Please join us this week as we chat with Chris Magruder on this edition of “Follow to Lead."
 
Follow to Lead with guest Andrea Chavez-Kopp

Follow to Lead with guest Andrea Chavez-Kopp

June 18, 2021
In this episode of Follow to Lead we will be talking with Andrea Chavez-Kopp, who is the Chief Learning Officer for The Procedo Project, which seeks to partner with schools to develop, implement and curate innovative models of Catholic education. Andrea is a 20-year veteran in Catholic Education and Youth Ministry. Recognizing the changing landscape of Catholic Education, the Procedo Project has become a key resource for schools across the country in bringing innovation to the classroom while strengthening Catholic Identity. Please join us for this encouraging and insightful edition of Follow to Lead.
 
Follow to Lead with guest Sister Josephine Garrett

Follow to Lead with guest Sister Josephine Garrett

June 4, 2021

This week on Follow to Lead we’ll be talking with Sister Josephine Garrett, who is with the Sisters of of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Sr. Josephine is a native Texan and currently assigned to the Cathedral School in Tyler, Texas. Raised a Baptist, she is a convert to the Catholic faith and had a ten year career in banking before entering religious life. Sr. Josephine is currently featured in one of the OSV Video Talks from the Our Sunday Visitor Institute. Please join us for an inspiring and invigorating discussion on her conversion story, religious life, and her work as a counselor in Catholic Education on this week’s Follow to Lead.

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