Bryan Froehle presently directs the Ph.D. program in Practical Theology at Saint Thomas University in Miami, Florida, the only program of its kind at a Catholic university in the United States. Dr. Froehle has also served as executive director and research associate at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) based at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Over the years, Bryan has facilitated numerous gatherings of priests at the diocesan level. He has keynoted at national events focused on priesthood, vocation, and priestly formation and served as a researcher and consultant for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, NFPC, National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy (NOCERCC), NFPC and many other Catholic organizations. His work emphasizes the dialogue between theology and social science, in particular between the secular study of successful organizations, on the one hand, and religious institutions and pastoral leadership, on the other
Rick has served as Director of the Pastoral Planning Office for the Diocese of Cleveland since 1979. He provides consultation, facilitation and project management services to pastors, parishes and diocesan groups related to strategic planning, pastoral councils, organizational development, research, pastoral transitions and leadership formation. He has worked with Appreciative Inquiry for the past 20 years and helped to introduce this approach within the Catholic Church on a national level. He has facilitated planning processes and leadership convocations for presbyterates, religious communities, dioceses, parishes and community organizations. He has training in Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Covey Leadership programs, Emotional Intelligence, Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder and DiSC. Rick has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and Analysis from Case Western Reserve University. In 1995, Rick received the Lumen Gentium Award from the Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development.
Kevin is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified addictions counselor who has worked for over twenty years in the healthcare field. He maintains a private practice where he offers therapy, consultation, psychological testing, and psychosexual assessment services to seminarians, clergy, and both religious and laymen and women from around the world. In 2003 he co-founded the Institute for Sexuality Studies with his wife Grace Chen-McClone. He has spoken both nationally and internationally on topics related to: human sexuality, addiction recovery, building healthy relationships, and coping with loss and grief. Kevin has also written numerous articles on healthy sexuality, intimacy, and the psycho spirituality of addictions for religious publications and journals. Kevin is an adjunct professor at Catholic Theological Union where he teaches graduate-level courses in human sexuality, grief and loss, pastoral leadership skills, and addiction recovery.
Dominic is a facilitator and organizational development consultant who has worked with Catholic dioceses, presbyterates, religious communities, parishes and national Church organizations throughout the United States. Dominic provides facilitation, strategic planning, board development and executive coaching to his clients, including priest convocations. Other groups with whom he has worked include: Georgetown University, Loyola University in Chicago, Paulist Fathers, Irish Christian Brothers of the US and Canada, Jesuits of the New England province, National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy (NOCERCC), National Catholic Development Conference and the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. Dominic holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Catholic University of America and master’s degrees in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Don is a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City where he was ordained in 1981. He received his Master of Divinity degree from St. Meinrad School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree in preaching from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. After ordination he served as pastor of Sacred Heart Parish and was an instructor in the Pastoral Ministry Program of the Archdiocese. From 1997-2000, Don served as the President of the National Federation of Priests’ Council. He was the founder the weekly radio program La Voz Catolica and for seven years hosted the program. He is currently the pastor of the Assumption of Mary Parish in Duncan, Oklahoma and a member of the Presbyteral Council.