Sharon A. Brown
Sharon A. Brown, an educator, and experienced facilitator who has worked at Lehigh University, Moravian College and Theological Seminary, and the College of New Jersey. Sharon has held key administrative positions in academic support, student retention, institutional diversity, and multicultural affairs. She has taught at undergraduate and graduate level and lectured on such topics as social justice, equity, girls and women’s issues. Sharon co-authored “Digging Below the Surface: Uncovering Microaggressions as an Act of Atonement” published in Bridging the Gap between Bible and Practical Theology, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.
Carole C. Chuk
Carole Chuk is the former Director of the Office of the Catechumenate and Assistant Director of the Office of Worship of the Diocese of Allentown. She also served in parish ministry in the Diocese.
Carole has presented sessions for liturgical ministers, deacons, catechists, teachers, parents, RCIA candidates and teams, and women’s groups at both the parish and diocesan levels. She has also been a speaker for several events hosted by the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding, Muhlenberg College, where she serves on its Planning Committee.
Carole holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a Masters degree in Theological, Pastoral, and Liturgical Studies.
Susan Conroy made her first trip to Calcutta to work with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in 1986. In 1987, at the request of Mother Teresa herself, Susan stayed in the Order’s convent in the South Bronx, New York, in contemplation of the religious life. Susan did not enter the Order, but in 1991, she once again returned to Calcutta to work with the Sisters among the dying destitutes. She and St.Teresa kept in touch until her death in 1997. Before being called Home to God, St. Teresa gave Susan permission to write a book about her experiences.
Nina Marie Corona, MS, CRS
Nina Marie Corona, MA, CRS is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Fordham University. With a Master of Arts in Spirituality from Loyola University, she also studied graduate theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and LaSalle University. Nina is an adjunct instructor at Villanova University’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies. You may learn more by visiting her website: www.ninamariecorona.com
Fr. Bernard Ezaki, MDiv
Fr. Bernard Ezaki, M. Div.
Ordained in 1988, Fr. Ezaki taught at Bethlehem Catholic High School for twenty-four years. He is currently Assistant Pastor at St. Catherine of Siena parish.
Sr. Nancy Iampietro, CPS
Sr. Nancy Iampietro, CPS, M.A., Currently the provincial secretary for her order based in Bethlehem, Sister ministers in the US and internationally. A trainer of Spiritual Directors and Formators, she gives conferences and workshops in Spiritual Direction, Formative Spirituality, Discernment, Religious Life, Charism, Vows, Renewal, etc. Sister taught at Regina Mundi Pontifical Institute in Rome and for ten years was the Superior General in Rome for The Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood.
Fr. Patrick Lamb
Pastor of Queenship of Mary Parish, Northampton, Father Lamb is a frequent speaker at St. Francis Center, where he is known for his down-to-earth and practical spirituality.
Father James Martin, SJ
Father James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, and consultor to the Vatican’s Secretariat of Communication. He is the author of many books, including the New York Times bestsellers Jesus: A Pilgrimage and The Jesuit Guide.
Msgr. James Reichert
Born and raised in Allentown, Msgr. Reichert was ordained in 1971. Assistant in many local parishes, he was pastor at St. John Baptist, Sacred Heart, Reading and, most recently, at St. Rocco’s, from which he retired in June 2017.
Micah Sadigh, PhD
Micah Sadigh, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Cedar Crest College. He has published extensively in the area of sleep medicine.
Bishop Alfred Schlert
Bishop Alfred A. Schlert was born to Alfred and Marylou Schlert in Easton on July 24, 1961. Educated at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Elementary School, Easton and Notre Dame High School, Easton, he prepared for the Priesthood at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, the Pontifical Roman Seminary, Rome, and St. John Lateran University, Rome. He was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena, Allentown on September 19, 1987, by The Most Reverend Thomas J. Welsh, Second Bishop of Allentown.
Father Joseph Serano, o.
Father Serano is a Norbertine priest who lives and ministers at Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, Pa. For over twenty-five years, he taught theology at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. Currently serving as program organizer in the Abbey’s Spirituality Center and as community treasurer, he much enjoys giving retreats.