EDUCATION

    Speakers Bureau

    The Catholic Diocese of Arlington is pleased to offer this speakers bureau as an evangelization resource for parishes, campus ministry centers, and other organizations. Speakers are available for presentations in English and Spanish, as noted. Topics should not be taken as an exhaustive list for any particular speaker. Many topics are possible in addition to what is listed here.

    Please do not contact the speakers directly. To inquire about availability or topics, please submit a Speaker Request Form linked below or contact John Knutsen at J.Knutsen@arlingtondiocese.org or (703) 841-3802. If you are requesting a specific speaker, please indicate the names in the form and be as specific as you can about the date, topic, and audience of the event. If the speaker you want is not available, every effort will be made to find another.

    While there is no set fee for any of the speakers listed below, it is customary for hosting parishes or groups to offer speakers a stipend as they would any other invited guest.

    If you are seeking diocesan approval for another speaker, please contact Fr. Paul deLadurantaye in the Office of Catechetics at (703) 841-2554 or catechetics@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Request a Speaker

    • Deacon Sergio Alvarez

      Deacon Sergio Alvarez - SmallA native of Costa Rica, Deacon Alvarez was ordained a Permanent Deacon for...

      Topics: New Evangelization, Discipleship, Spirituality
      Language(s): English, Spanish

      more...


    • Art Bennett

      Art Bennett - SmallArt Bennett is President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities...

      Topics: Charity, Witnessing, Pope Francis, Evangelization
      Language(s): English

      more...


    • Thérèse Bermpohl

      Therese Bermpohl - SmallThérèse is Director of the Office for Family Life in the Diocese of Arlington. 

      Topics: Mary, Forgiveness, Prayer, Sacrifice
      Language(s): English

      more...



    • Kevin Bohli

      Kevin Bohli - SmallKevin has been the diocesan Director of the Office of Youth Ministry since 2002.

      Topics: Youth Ministry, New Evangelization, Family
      Language(s): English

      more...


    • Joe Curto

      Joe CurtoJoe is the Founder of Catholics for Christ, a lay evangelistic ministry formed in 1999....

      Topics: Evangelization, the Holy Spirit, Prayer, Catholic Identity, Faith
      Language(s): English

      more...


    • Fr. Paul deLadurantaye

      Fr. Paul deLadurantaye - SmallFather deLadurantaye was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Bishop O’Connell High...

      Topics: Evangelization, Catechesis, Mary, Sacraments
      Language(s): English

      more...


    • Steven R. Hemler

      Steven HemlerSteven R. Hemler is President of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America (CAINA) and author of the new book...

      Topics: Apologetics, Islam and Christianity, Church History, Youth Morality and Catechesis
      Language(s): English

      more...


    • Michael K. Horne, Psy.D.

      Michael K. Horne, Psy.D.Dr. Horne is Director of Clinical Services for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington.

       

      Topics: Social Media, Family, Pornography, Relationships, Mental Health
      Language(s): English

      more...


    • Fr. Jose Hoyos

      Fr. Jose Hoyos - SmallFather Hoyos is a native of Colombia, highly regarded for his dedicated work ministering...

      Topics: New Evangelization, Prayer, Scripture
      Language(s): English, Spanish

      more...




    • Sr. Clare Hunter

      Sr. Clare Hunter - SmallSister Clare was born and raised in Meriden, Connecticut.  She is a member of the...

      Topics: Joy, Prayer, Encountering Christ, Life Issues
      Language(s): English

      more...


    • Soren Johnson

      Soren Johnson - SmallSoren is Bishop Paul S. Loverde’s Special Assistant for Evangelization and Media.

      Topics: Prayer, Family, New Evangelization
      Language(s): English

      more...




    • John Knutsen

      John Knutsen - SmallJohn is the diocesan Coordinator for Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation. A cradle Catholic who...

      Topics: Evangelization, The Church, Prayer, Conversion, Witness
      Language(s): English

      more...


    • John Mitchell

      John MitchellJohn Mitchell has a heart for evangelization and helping Catholics experience a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

      Topics: Evangelization, Parish renewal, Prayer, Forgiveness, Holy Land
      Language(s): English

      more...


    • Marlene Orellana-Zelaya

      Marlene Orellana-Zelaya - SmallMarlene is Program Specialist for the Institute for Pastoral Formation of the Spanish... 

      Topics: New Evangelization, Prayer and Scripture, Sacraments
      Language(s): English, Spanish

      more...


    • Fr. Luis Quiñonez

      Fr. Luis Quinonez - SmallFather Luis is a native of Colombia, where he studied philosophy and theology at...

      Topics: Catechism, Evangelization, Inculturation, Social doctrine of the Church
      Language(s): Spanish

      more...


    • Ronald S. Riggins

      Ronald S. RigginsA passionate convert who senses urgency in the New Evangelization in a de-Christianized society which challenges... 

      Topics: Jesus' Love, Discipleship, Charity, Evangelization
      Language(s): English

      more...


    • Deacon Marques Silva

      Deacon Marques Silva - SmallDeacon Silva speaks and teaches frequently on topics related to Saint John Paul II’s...

      Topics: Theology of the Body, Parish Renewal, New Evangelization
      Language(s): English

      more...


    • Fr. Paul Scalia

      Fr. Paul Scalia - SmallFather Scalia is a native of Virginia and grew up in the Diocese of Arlington.

      Topics: Christ and the Church, Joy, Eucharist, Confession, Prayer
      Language(s): English

      more...


    • Beverly Hubble Tauke, LCSW

      Beverly Hubble TaukeA family counselor, author and speaker, Beverly Hubble Tauke collaborates with church communities...

      Topics: Family, Forgiveness, Emotion, Decision-Making
      Language(s): English

      more...