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Featured Speakers

Marcus Grodi • Host of "The Journey Home"

The creator of the popular EWTN program was tapped by Mother Angelica to host a show about converts.

The Journey Home debuted in 1996 and DVD sales of its episodes (tops among our live shows) testify to the truth of Mother's "divine hunch" that she needed him in her line-up. In addition to hosting The Journey Home and the EWTN Radio Network program Deep in Scripture, Marcus is director of Coming Home International. His latest book is Thoughts on the Journey Home.

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. • Host of "EWTN Live" and "Threshold of Hope"

Hand picked by Mother Angelica to teach and share the Gospel as only a Jesuit, Biblical scholar and papal expert can, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., hosts EWTN Live. Viewers recall that this popular Wednesday night call-in show began and ran as "Mother Angelica Live" for nearly 20 years. Fr. Mitch also hosts Threshold of Hope, a lively analysis of the writing of Pope John Paul II. At Mother's behest, Fr. Mitch began hosting series for the network all the way back to 1984; his leading of the Holy Land Rosary seen daily on EWTN, has aired continuously since then. Fr. Mitch's newest book is How to Listen When God is Speaking: a Guide for Modern-Day Catholics.

Johnnette Benkovic • Host of "Women of Grace"

Johnnette Benkovic is host of EWTN's popular radio and television shows, Women of Grace and The Abundant Life. After years of being a non-practicing Catholic, Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith in 1981 and discerned a call to share the Gospel message through the media. In addition to her television and radio programs, she is also a popular conference speaker, retreat master and seminar presenter, and has written several books on topics including prayer and spirituality, authentic femininity, conversion and the dangers of the new age movement.

Bob and Penny Lord • Hosts of "Super Saints" & " Miracles of the Child Jesus"

Bob and Penny Lord have written 26 books and made over 200 television programs for EWTN over a period of 26 years. They met Mother Angelica in December 1986 when she interviewed them on their first book, "This Is My Body, This is My Blood, Miracles of the Eucharist." She was so impressed they made a television series in the EWTN studios the following year. A few years later, Bob and Penny brought a TV crew to Europe to the shrines of the Miracles of the Eucharist and made a new series on site. Since then, they have made on-site series on The Many Faces of Mary; Visionaries, Mystics and Stigmatists; Martyrs, They died for Christ; Scandal of The Cross and Its Triumph; Miracles of the Child Jesus; Miracles of the Cross; and their popular ongoing series, Super Saints.

Michael P. Warsaw • President & CEO, EWTN

Michael P. Warsaw is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Eternal Word Television Network, Inc. (EWTN), the world's largest religious media network. Prior to joining EWTN, Mr. Warsaw was employed by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. as the Assistant Director of Liturgy and later established the Basilica's Department of Communications, serving as its Director. He is also a member of the Basilica's Board of Trustees. Mr. Warsaw was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Religious Education. In addition, he did graduate work at CUA in the field of Liturgical Studies. Michael now resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, his son, Michael Warsaw, Jr. and daughter Angelica Elizabeth Warsaw.

Doug Keck • Executive Vice President & COO, EWTN

Doug Keck, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, and host of "EWTN Bookmark," is responsible for all TV, Radio and Internet Programming and Production. He previously served in senior level positions with Rainbow Programming, Cablevision and regional sports networks, and worked in New York-area radio. During his over 30 years in media, he has been involved in the development and launch of more than 25 international, national and regional television networks.