2023 Ecce Homo LIVE Keynote Speakers

Bishop Cozzens

Bishop Andrew Cozzens

Bishop Cozzens graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where he experienced a deepening of the faith through the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. During a period of discernment after college, Bishop Cozzens served as a traveling missionary to young people around the country. After his year of discernment he was accepted into the Saint Paul Seminary. Four years later, in 1997, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. He served as a parochial vicar before being sent to Rome for doctoral studies. Upon his return to Minnesota, Bishop Cozzens began service as an instructor at the Saint Paul Seminary. In 2013, Pope Francis appointed him as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Bishop Cozzens’ ordination to the Episcopacy took place December 9, 2013, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, at the Saint Paul Cathedral.


Johnnette Benkovic Williams

Johnnette B Williams is Founder and President of Women of Grace and Living His Life Abundantly International, Inc. After years of being a non-practicing Catholic, in 1981 Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith. She has been an inspiring and consistent presence on Catholic radio and in Catholic television. Johnnette is the Executive Producer of the Women of Grace television program and host of Women of Grace Live. Through the tragedies of losing her son, Simon, in a vehicular accident and her husband of more than 33 years, Johnnette was strengthened by her faith, family, friends and the prayers of the many wonderful supporters of Living His Life Abundantly and Women of Grace. 


Fr. Mitch Pacwa

A Jesuit priest fluent in 13 languages with over 50 Holy Land pilgrimages, Fr. Mitch Pacwa is always in demand for his humor and insight on matters of faith, Church tradition and sacred Scripture. He hosts several programs, including EWTN Live, a weekly interview series that teaches and prepares Catholics for evangelism. Whether the topic is Protestant theology or the dignity of women, the lively discussions between Fr. Mitch and his invited guests help viewers learn more about their faith. 


Fr. Josh Johnson

Fr. Josh Johnson is the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Baton Rouge and the Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. He is also the author of “Broken & Blessed” & “On Earth as it is in Heaven.” You can keep in touch with Fr. Josh through his weekly podcast “Ask Fr Josh” & his Ascension Presents YouTube series, “The Ask Fr Josh Show.” Fr. Josh’s greatest desire is to become a saint and help form saints in the geographical boundaries of his parish.

Dr. John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is a Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He served as a Protestant pastor for four years before entering the Catholic Church in 2001 while pursuing a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He specialized in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dr. Bergsma’s articles have appeared in several academic journals as well as Lay Witness and he has published many books. Additionally, he has appeared as a guest on EWTN’s The Journey Home, Franciscan University Presents, and Relevant Radio’s Drew Mariani Show, and has given presentations internationally. He and his wife Dawn reside with their eight children in Steubenville, Ohio. 

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Claire Dwyer

Claire has a certification in Spiritual Theology from the Avila Institute and is currently in the graduate program at St. Vincent Seminary’s Institute of Ministry Formation for Spiritual Direction. She has an undergraduate degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she serves on the Advisory Board of the Leadership Institute. Her roles as writer, editor, spiritual director, and lifelong student of the interior life all came together in her first book, “This Present Paradise: A Spiritual Journey with St. Elizabeth of the Trinity.” She is also a contributor to Blessed is She’s Lenten devotional, New Wine, which was released in January 2023. She works for the Avila Foundation as editor of SpiritualDirection.com. Most importantly, she has been married for 25 years to her husband Delaney and they have six children and one grandchild. 

Dr Mark Miravalle

Dr. Mark Miravalle

Dr. Miravalle is the founder and senior editor of Ecce Mater Tua. He is also president of the International Marian Association. He has assisted bishops with preliminary investigations into reported apparitions. Dr. Miravalle has spoken at numerous international conferences and has appeared on EWTN, National Public Radio, BBC, and Fox News. He is also the author and editor of over 20 books in Mariology and Spiritual Theology.

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Dan Burke

Dan Burke is the founder and President of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation. He is also the author and editor of more than 17 books on authentic Catholic spirituality and hosts the Divine Intimacy Radio show with his wife, Stephanie, which is broadcast weekly on EWTN Radio. In his deep commitment to the advancement of faithful Catholic spirituality, Dan is also the founder of Apostoli Viae, a world-wide, private association of the faithful dedicated to living and advancing the authentic spiritual patrimony of the Church. Most importantly, Dan is a blessed husband, father of four, grandfather of one—and grateful to be Catholic.

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Fr. Boniface Hicks

Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Stephanie Burke

Fr. Donald Haggerty

Fr. Robert Altier

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