• Sr. Clare Matthiass

    Sr. Clare Matthiass

    Sr. Clare Matthiass, CFR has been a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal since 1998. She has served in the past as Vocations Directress and Formator for Candidates and Postulants and currently is serving as Community Vicar. She lives at Our Lady Queen of Angels Convent in East Harlem where the community runs the Father Solanus Soup Kitchen, the Saint Joseph Food Pantry, a clothing room and youth ministry program, among other works of mercy.

    The sisters’ two-fold apostolic mission is hands-on work with the poor and evangelization. This ministry is accomplished through our soup kitchen, food pantry, clothing pantry, home-visits, pro-life work, retreat work and inner-city youth ministry.

    The Franciscan Sisters currently have 3 convents in New York City, a mission in England and a new mission in Ireland.

  • Fr. Jewel Aytona

    Fr. Jewel Aytona

    Fr. Jewel Aytona, CPM is a member of the Fathers of Mercy, a missionary preaching Religious Congregation based in Auburn, Kentucky.

    The highlight of his day is to change ordinary bread and wine into our humble God, and to reconcile souls with God by absolving sins. His favorite hobbies are playing basketball, writing and composing music, and entertaining youth with beatboxing and breakdancing.

  • Scott Powell

    Scott Powell

    Scott Powell is Director of Scriptural Theology at the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought, an outreach to the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is also an adjunct professor at Denver's Augustine Institute and has spent the last decade teaching Theology and the Scriptures to groups of all ages. He and his wife Annie are the directors and founders of Camp Wojtyla, a Catholic adventure program for youth, based in the Colorado Rockies.

    Scott is currently a PhD candidate studying Scripture at the Maryvale Institute/Liverpool Hope University in England. He, his wife Annie, and two children, Lily Avila and Samuel Isaac, live near Boulder, Colorado.



Ike Ndolo

Ike Ndolo

Ike Ndolo was born in Missouri, after his parents moved to the United States from Nigeria. Inside Ike's home rang hymns from his mother and songs of struggle and freedom from Bob Marley and the Wailers and everything in between. This is where Ike's love of music started to grow. In 2009 Ike released his first record, "We are the Beggars" produced by Songwriter and Producer Robbie Seay. "We are the Beggars" climbed to number 4 on the Christian iTunes charts. Now Ike is back with his second studio album "Rivers" recorded in Nashville and produced by Paul Mabury. Ike's sophomore record is a grittier collection of soulful music, which showcases Ike's growth as a songwriter as well as his unique voice and delivery. Ike has recently moved to Nashville where he continues to travel leading worship and also sharing his songs of sin, doubt, hope and redemption.