Jeremy Pietrocini

jeremy_pietrocini.pngJeremy Pietrocini is a leadership catalyst whose personal mission is to inspire leaders, to transform their culture and change the world. He serves as an Advanced Consultant for Gallup as an advisor to individuals and teams who desire to recreate their culture to improve performance and expand the impact of their brand.  Jeremy lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife, Jill, and their two children, Joseph and Emma. He contributes to his community by serving on the leadership team at Relevant Community, helping develop next-generation leaders.


Peter Togni

togni.JPGPeter Togni (born 1959) is a contemporary classical composer, based in Halifax Nova Scotia. His music is a deep expression of his Roman Catholic faith. His liturgical and concert music is contemplative and rooted in Gregorian chant. Many of his works are performed and broadcast all over the world. With two Juno nominations, Togni is now one of Canada's busiest composers. He is the organist and choirmaster at Saint Benedict Parish and teaches composition at Acadia and Dalhousie universities.


Patrick Salah

salah.jpgPatrick Salah, a native of Halifax, NS, is currently a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, studying at St. Augustine's Seminary. Before entering seminary formation, Patrick served the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth as Director of Music at Saint Benedict Parish and led the Archdiocesan Choir.  Patrick holds a BMus degree in pipe organ and conducting from Dalhousie University's Fountain School of Performing Arts.


Patrick Lencioni

Patrick_Lencioni.pngPat is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 10 books which have sold over 4 million copies and been translated into more than 25 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him one of the most sought after business speakers in America; he has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world over the past 15 years. Pat has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek.

As CEO, Pat spends his time writing books and articles related to leadership and organizational health, speaking to audiences interested in those topics and consulting to CEOs and their teams.

Prior to founding The Table Group, Pat worked at Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation and Sybase. Pat lives in the Bay Area with his wife and four boys.  In Recent years, Pat has united his passion for organizational health with passion for his Catholic Faith.  Pat has been a regular speaker at the Willow Creek Leadership Summit over the last decade and is one of the founders of the Amazing Parish Movement.


Peter Herbeck

peter_herbeck.jpgPeter is the Vice President and Director of Missions for Renewal Ministries. He has been actively involved in evangelization and Catholic renewal throughout the U.S., Canada, Africa, and Eastern Europe for the past thirty years. Peter is a co-host for the weekly EWTN television programs The Choices We Face and Crossing the Goal. He also hosts the daily radio show Fire on the Earth. He is a frequent conference speaker, has authored When the Spirit Comes in Power and When the Spirit Speaks, and has produced CDs and booklets about discipleship and life in the Spirit. Peter and his wife Debbie have four children and live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Ronnie Lunn

Ronnie_Lunn.pngRonnie Lunn is the Coordinator of Youth Ministry at Saint Benedict Parish. At the age of 19, Ronnie converted to Christianity from his former religion of Wicca, due in part to an experience with an active and vibrant youth ministry. He is a former school teacher, folk musician, competitive Strongman, and father of three. Ronnie was one of the co-hosts of EWTN’s CrossTraining.


Fr. James Mallon

Father_James_Mallon.jpgFather James Mallon is Pastor of Saint Benedict Parish in the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada and the founder of JPII Media.  Besides being a speaker on the topics of Parish Renewal and New Evangelization, Father James has hosted two internationally acclaimed DVD series, Catholicism 201 and Dogmatic Theology.  He is the producer and host of EWTN’s CrossTraining and Grandparents Series and is the author of the best selling book, Divine Renovation: From A Maintenance To A Missional Parish.

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Tanya Rodgerson

Tanya_Rogerson.pngTanya wants to live in a world where people are making profound and lasting connections every day. As Director of Engagement at Saint Benedict Parish, she brings her passion for making disciples, and years of experience in ministry in leading our leaders and supporting them in their efforts to make disciples. 


A former missionary with NET (National Evangelization Team), and CCO (Catholic Christian Outreach). Tanya is also a trained facilitator for the Clifton StrengthsFinder, Living Your Strengths method of discovering God-given talents to inspire church communities. A big fan of Patrick Lencioni and his organizational health methods before anyone else around here knew he was cool, Tanya loves to see people serving out of their giftedness in healthy environments.


Dinah Simmons

Dinah_Simmons.pngDinah Simmons is Director of Family Faith Formation at Saint Benedict Parish.  Dinah raises up leaders who raise up teams of people, who help minister to children and families through WOW, Half Time, GIFT, PACT, VBS, and special family-centred liturgies.  Dinah has a Masters in Theological Studies from the Atlantic School of Theology; she leads several bible study programs each year in the parish, and has given retreats and workshops throughout the diocese.  She is a regular contributor to Living With Christ and has written for other publications.  Come to the workshop and find out what all those initials stand for!


Kate Robinson

Kate_Robinson.pngKate Robinson has taken the communications strategy at Saint Benedict Parish out of the 1980’s and into modern day. With the tenacity to hold strong to deeply held, well considered convictions, Kate has been the catalyst for necessary communication innovations. Her reputation for being infinitely resourceful has led to her office being the parish nerve-centre. Prior to Kate’s calling to Saint Benedict Parish, she enjoyed an impressive soccer career, which led to several national championships. She and her loving husband, Corey, live in Halifax with their beloved bulldog, GK9 Chesterton. Her flair for delivering keen one-liners, along with endless stories & experience from the front lines of ministry, make Kate Robinson a person YOU want to learn from!