Father Connor Danstrom
Priest of Arch. Chicago
Fr. Connor Danstrom is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He attended Mundelein Seminary and was ordained a priest in May 2014. He attended college at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and it was through his experiences at the Newman Center there that he heard a call to the priesthood. He is a host on the weekly podcast “Three Dogs North”, and he enjoys the outdoors.
Professor, MSM Seminary
John-Mark L. Miravalle received his doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Regina Apostolorum in Rome. He currently teaches theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary & University. He is the author of two books and has written and spoken extensively in defense of the Catholic Faith. He and his wife Jessica have four children.
Sarah Swafford is the founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries. She speaks internationally to people of all ages on a variety of topics such as: Emotional Virtue, Dating and Relationships, Modesty of Intentions, and Interior Confidence. She is a graduate of Benedictine College and has been involved in ministry for over ten years.
FOCUS Worship Team
The FOCUS Worship Team is a unique collective of musicians from across the country who provide music for events across the country. In October 2015, they came together at a mountain lodge in Buena Vista, Colorado for a retreat involving prayer, Mass, fellowship and music recording. Here they composed their first album - "Origin." "Origin" is a response to the call to share the gospel with one's entire life and inspire people to create art that allows others to encounter Christ through the power of beauty, as the Church has done through Her rich tradition of promoting the arts. The mission of FOCUS is to invest in people and equip them for lifelong Catholic mission. St. Paul wrote that “each [person] is given a manifestation of the Spirit for the common good” (1 Cor 12:7). Acknowledging God as the source and origin of life and all that is good, we seek to live out lives of worship through our various callings. We offer the gift of our lives in service of God’s glory and the proclamation of His good news, that all may experience life to the full (cf. Jn 10:10).