The Follow to Lead Podcast
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.

Follow to Lead with guests Bill and Nancy Bandzuch - Part Two

Follow to Lead with guests Bill and Nancy Bandzuch - Part Two

May 21, 2021

This week on "Follow to Lead," we present Part Two of our interview with Bill and Nancy Bandzuch of Catholic Sprouts. If you haven’t listened to Part One, we encourage you to do so before listening or viewing this podcast. Catholic Sprouts is a ministry to families that includes a daily podcast and other resources to help parents plant seeds of faith in the hearts of their children.

Follow to Lead with guests Bill and Nancy Bandzuch - Part One

Follow to Lead with guests Bill and Nancy Bandzuch - Part One

May 7, 2021

In this week’s episode of "Follow to Lead," we are presenting Part One of our interview with Bill and Nancy Bandzuch of Catholic Sprouts. This ministry to families includes a daily podcast and other resources to help parents plant seeds of faith in the hearts of their children. Recognizing that parents are the primary teachers of the faith, Bill and Nancy share their hearts regarding this important part of family, recognizing both successes and failures they have had in their own vocation. This interview was so rich that we went way over time and decided not to remove any content but stretch it over two episodes. So please join us for this wonderful episode with Bill and Nancy Bandzuch of Catholic Sprouts on "Follow to Lead.”

Follow to Lead with guest Steven Minnis

Follow to Lead with guest Steven Minnis

April 16, 2021
In this episode of Follow to Lead we will be talking with Steven Minnis, President of Benedictine College. Benedictine is a small liberal arts college situated on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River in the small town of Atchison, Kansas. From this idyllic setting, it has gained a national reputation due to the quality of its academic program and its commitment to the spiritual formation of its students. Benedictine College's excellence in faithful Catholic education has led them to be recommended in every edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College since it began publication.
 
Much of Benedictine’s growth and reputation has come through the leadership of its president, who assumed this role in 2004. Join us for a lively conversation with Steve Minnis about leadership, mission and the future of Catholic Education.
Follow to Lead with guest Thomas Clements

Follow to Lead with guest Thomas Clements

April 2, 2021

This week on Follow to Lead, as a special Good Friday program, Fr. Randy Sly and Kyle Pietrantonio will be talking with Thomas Clements, the founder and director of Zenith Ministries. His story is one of redemption and restoration, moving from a life in his teens with drugs, drinking and pleasure to a surrender to Jesus Christ which brought about a life of grace and hope. After earning a Masters in Theology from Franciscan University, he went on to teach several years of High School Theology, build and lead various retreats, form Catechists, give talks, and use his musical talents to lead others in singing praise to God.He recently started Zenith Ministries to help Gen Z and Millennial Catholics experience the same healing and grace God has poured out upon him. You can discover more of what Zenith Ministries is and their mission at www.ZenithMinistries.com.

Follow to Lead with guests Andy Tylicki and Deborah Nearmyer

Follow to Lead with guests Andy Tylicki and Deborah Nearmyer

March 19, 2021

This week on Follow to Lead, we will be talking with Andy Tylicki, President of St. James Academy in Lenexa, KS and their Director for Faith Formation, Deborah Nearmyer about Lenten practices for Catholic Schools. Lent is a great time to develop some creative programs to stimulate spiritual growth and discipleship among students and faculty alike. Our discussion will feature some practical ways schools can bring freshness to their Lenten Season. St. James Academy opened its doors in 2005 and, since that time, has been seen as a leader among Catholic Schools in the nation for their commitment to a mission of dynamic faith formation combined with academic excellence.

Follow to Lead with guest Bishop Thomas Daly

Follow to Lead with guest Bishop Thomas Daly

March 5, 2021

The Most Reverend Thomas Daly, Bishop of the Diocese of Spokane, will be our guest on the latest edition of Follow to Lead. Bishop Daly is the newly elected chairman for the Committee on Catholic Education of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. During this interview, we’ll explore the role Catholic education played in his life as well as discuss the present condition and future of Catholic education in America. The bishop brings a wealth of experience to his new role, as he has taught and later served as the President of a Catholic High school for many years. Join us for this very special time with Bishop Thomas Daly on the next edition of Follow to Lead.

Follow to Lead with guest Rich Meyer

Follow to Lead with guest Rich Meyer

February 19, 2021
On our next episode of Follow to Lead, we will be talking with Mr. Rich Meyer, President of JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, CA.  Prior to his position at JSerra, Rich taught middle school English in Spain, Spanish and English back in the United States and served as Headmaster of an All Boys Catholic School. We invite you to join us for this truly interesting interview on Follow to Lead.
 
Follow to Lead with guest Allen Hunt

Follow to Lead with guest Allen Hunt

February 5, 2021

On our next episode of Follow to Lead, we will be talking with Dr. Allen Hunt, Author, Speaker and Senior Advisor with Dynamic Catholic, the ministry founded by Matthew Kelly. Prior to his entrance into the Catholic Church in 2008, Dr. Hunt was the pastor of Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, a congregation of 8,000 members just outside  of Atlanta. We invite you to join us for this truly interesting interview on Follow to Lead.

Follow to Lead with guest Dr. Greg Bottaro

Follow to Lead with guest Dr. Greg Bottaro

January 1, 2021

Dr. Greg Bottaro, founder of the CatholicPsych Institute in New York City, is our guest for this first episode of Follow to Lead. From working with the poor in the Bronx with the Franciscan Friars of Renewal to establishing the CatholicPsych Institute, Dr. Bottaro has committed his life to serving others. In today’s interview we’ll explore the influence Catholic Education played in Dr. Bottaro’s life, talk about the mission of education during the stress-filled times we live in, and find out what advice and encouragement he might have for each of us personally and professionally.

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