Jimmy Archer has been involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since 1975 when he was baptized in the Holy Spirit. His life was forever changed that day as the unconditional love of God was poured into his heart. Jimmy has served the Lord since out of gratitude in what he refers to as, “His heart Ministries” (formed by the heart of God to present His Heart!). Presently he is a member of the Pastoral Service Team for the renewal in West Virginia. He was on the NSC Council from March 2008 until he was elected to the National Service Committee in January 2011. He was re-elected January 2014 and again in 2017.
Jimmy was born and raised in Brooklyn NY and moved his family to West Virginia in 1991 accepting a position with the Grumman Aerospace Corporation as Plant Manager of their newly constructed assembly plant. He was married in 2013 after his first wife died several years before.
He remains open to the love of the Father being poured out through the Holy Spirit revealing Jesus, and hopes to be continually transformed, becoming a conduit of His love to the world! (Updated 11/2017)
Jim Beckman serves as the Executive Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He has been involved with Diocesan and parish ministry, evangelization and leadership development for more than 30 years. A graduate from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1987, Jim has served in various roles of leadership for national, regional and local ministry ever since. He is a dynamic and passionate speaker and has a great love for the Church.
He has built solid and thriving ministry programs in numerous parishes and Dioceses over the years. Jim also is the Executive Director of ImpactCenter, a non-profit dedicated to leadership development in the Catholic Church, and serves as an adjunct professor for the Augustine Institute, teaching on topics of leadership, evangelization and discipleship. He also serves as an Ambassador for Franciscan University of Steubenville. He and his wife, Meg, live in Oklahoma City with their five children.
Beckman was first elected to the National Service Committee in 2015, and again this year. (Updated 3/2018)
Matt Bourgeois is from New Orleans. He and his wife Kristen are members of the Center of Jesus the Lord in New Orleans. He was a Praise and Worship Leader in two separate charismatic youth prayer groups for 4 – 5 years. He taught High School theology for six years and was a campus minister for three years in two separate High Schools. He organized a Pentecost Praise early for the Franciscan Friars of Renewal in New York in 2010. Presently Bourgeois is employed as a General Manager of a Book Publishing Department concerning multimedia technology. Bourgeois was appointed to a three-year term on the NSC Council in 2016, now replaced by his election to the NSC. (Updated 3/2018)
Gloria Coyne has been involved with Charismatic Renewal since 1997. She is married to her husband Joe for over 35 years and has served in various capacities at her parish, St. Ignatius of Antioch, in Bucks County, PA. Professionally, Gloria is one of the principles of a healthcare technology company, HealthWeb Solutions.
She is the Bishop’s appointed Liaison for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Charismatic Renewal and, has also been elected to serve on the Steering Committee for the Association of Diocesan Liaisons.
In 2008, she was selected to serve on the NSC Council with a focus on developing priestly Involvement in the Renewal. In addition to, in Philadelphia, she serves on the Board of Catholic Charities and on the Committee for the Archbishop’s Benefit for Children. At the Papal visit in Philadelphia, she was the local Administrator for the World Meeting of Families International Charismatic event, and most recently, was on the planning committee for the 2017 National Jubilee Conference this past July in Pittsburgh. She was elected to the NSC this year. (Updated 3/2018)
John Hutchins has been in the Renewal for 14 years. He was born a Catholic and was a good Catholic, doing the minimal amount, by going to Mass when obligated and helping very little until he was baptized in the Spirit. Then he helped organize and plan conferences, retreats for couples, families and leaders. He helped organized and ran Life in the Spirit Seminars, he was one of four men that started Catholic Men’s Group in Greensburg. He became involved in his Church by volunteering, and also became an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.
Before his conversion John was going through very hard times with the family business and was not nice to be around, then he went to the Holy Spirit School of Prayer (Life in the Spirit). He felt an overwhelming feeling of peace and love. Previously, he would have had a very bad allergic reaction to incense, he would start choking and his throat would close. After baptism in the Spirit he was totally healed. He then noticed when he was at Adoration during a Festival of Praise, his children saw the incense encompasse his whole body and he did not get up running out of the building coughing and choking. He was HEALED. Praise God.
John and his wife Kim were members of the NSC Council from 2008 to the end of 2017. Last year, they were appointed Liaisons for the Renewal in the Diocese of Greensburg (PA). John is a small business owner with a background in computers and accounting. He has a talent for building and constructing, and likes to figure out how to solve problems. He and Kim have been married since 1989. They have four children. He was elected to the NSC this year. (Updated 3/2018)
Sister Lucy Lukasiewicz, DLJC was born, Linda Kay Lukasiewicz, in Grand Island, Nebraska. At age 17, Linda began to hear of and experience charismatic prayer meetings and baptism in the Holy Spirit. Soon after she she was given information about the Disciples of Lord Jesus Christ, which is a Catholic Charismatic Franciscan Religious Institute of Sisters. Linda came to the Disciples at age 19, and received the name Sister Lucy as a novice. She professed her first vows in 1984, and her final vows in 1988. She was elected Superior General January 21, 2002 and served in that position for 12 years, finishing her term in January 2014. She was elected to the National Service Committee in January 2012 and was re-elected in 2015 and again this year..
Sister Lucy’s greatest joy is praising the Lord and bringing people to a deeper realization of a great God who has a plan for their life. Her heart says, ”Lord, I am your servant. I have come to do Your will.” (Updated 3/2018)
Tom Mangan of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania received his BA in Psychology from Duquesne University. He Served in the Peace Corps in Turkey. He was the Senior Coordinator of the People of God Community for 14 years. He is President of the West Hills Ministerial Association and serves as the Associate Director of the Ark and the Dove.
He is married to Patty and they have four children. He was elected to the NSC in January 2013 and re-elected in 2016. (Updated 3/2018)
Bill Marcotte has over 25 years of experience in Catholic pastoral ministry experience, both at parish and diocesan levels, and brings with him a wide-range knowledge and expertise in non-profit management and developing program strategies, including collaborative communication, visionary leadership and spearheading volunteer project teams.
Since July, 2013 Bill has been Pastoral Associate\Parish Manager of St. Andrew Catholic Parish in Chandler, AZ. He previously served as Executive Director of Living Water Retreat Center, and has also served as Director of Youth and Young Adult Evangelization for the Diocese of Phoenix for over 5 years – giving support, training and vision to pastors and youth leaders throughout the Diocese of Phoenix for effective youth and young adult evangelization.
Bill earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Arizona State University in Communications\Public Relations and his Master’s of Theology Degree from the University of San Francisco.
Since 1984 Bill has been active in youth, young adult and adult evangelization pioneering a variety of new methods of evangelization and catechists through the founding of Youth Arise North America (now Caritas in Veritate), and Catholic Network Ministry. From 1994 to 2000, he served as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel’s Director of Youth and Young Adults. In 1999 received the “Vision Award” from the Diocese of Phoenix in Youth Evangelization.
He is married to Beth and they have five children. Bill and his family reside in Tempe and attend Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. He was elected to the NSC in March 2015 and reelected this year. (Updated 3/2018)
Fr. Anthony Ouellette is a priest of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, ordained in 2006. He was assigned as the Ecclesial Assistant (Liaison) to the Charismatic Renewal for his archdiocese in 2009. His encounters with the Renewal began after high school during his service in the U.S. Navy, 1992-1998, where he served as an Electronics Technician, spending four and a half years of that time overseas in the Asian Pacific.
After one year of college upon his discharge from the Navy, he was accepted by his archdiocese as a seminarian. His seminary formation began at Conception Seminary College, Conception, Missouri, and finished at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. It was during those years of seminary that he again had encounters with the Renewal specifically through retreats and fellow seminarians. Since his ordination, he has served as an associate pastor, a high school chaplain twice, and has been pastor for six different parishes.
His current assignment is as Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish and Chaplain of Bishop Ward High School both of Kansas City, Kansas. As a liaison and member of the Association of Diocesan Liaisons, he is the current Chairperson of its six-person Steering Committee. Since February of 2016, he has been religious formation with a new Augustinian public association of the faithful in his archdiocese called the Society of St. Augustine He was elected to the NSC this year. (Updated 3/2018)
Ron Riggins came into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil in 2003. He became involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The NSC appointed Ron to the NSC Council in 2014. He was first elected to the Service Committee in 2015 and reelected this year. Ron’s work on the Service Committee has been principally in the area of Fund Raising, as a member of the Development Committee and involvement with the Toward the Jubilee: 50 years of Grace for the New Evangelization Campaign. Ron has been married for nearly 38 years. He and his wife Terry are parents of three young adults and grandparents of one with another on the way. Ron’s vision for the NSC is strengthening the Renewal through enhancing unity with other leadership groups and the Church, and focusing in empowering young adults in leadership. (Updated 3/2018)
Casey Sprehe A native of New Orleans, Casey and her husband Kevin are parents of four young children. She spends her time painting, building towers and being a personal chef and chauffeur for her family. Outside of the home, she is highly involved in the Charismatic Renewal and in her home parish.
Casey first experienced the power of the Holy Spirit at a teen retreat sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans in 2000. She earned an undergraduate degree in theology education from Holy Cross College and a master’s degree in Catechesis and Evangelization at The Augustine Institute. In 2013, she was appointed to the NSC Council. She was elected to the NSC in 2014 and re-elected in 2017.
Casey enjoys speaking on matters of the Catholic faith. She has a heart for the New Evangelization and ministers around the country. She is especially called to bridge the generational gap and help millennials strengthen their faith and become leaders in the Charismatic Renewal and the Church. (Updated 3/2018)
Dave VanVickle is married and has four children. He is currently the Director of Evangelization for St. Bonaventure Parish. He grew up in the Community of God’s Delight in Dallas, Texas, and is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville. On campus, he was active in the Charismatic Renewal there. He worked as the NSC’s Young Adult Coordinator from October 2015 until his recent transition. He was elected to the NSC this year.
He is a gifted speaker who loves to evangelize and to bring the power of the Holy Spirit to all that God puts in his path. (Updated 3/2018)
Walter Matthews has been Executive Director for the National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the United States since January 1993. He began working for the National Service Committee as Associate Director in May 1984. He has been involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since January 1972 and has served in various leadership positions in the Renewal for over 40 years.
In April 1990 Pope John Paul II appointed Matthews to a five-year term as a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The department is at the direct service of the Pope. His term, which had been extended one year, ended in April 1996. He has also served as an Advisor to the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on the Laity.
He is a native of New York City and is married to the former Claire Casey. The Matthews have three adult children (two of whom are married), two grandchildren, and live in Locust Grove, Virginia. (Updated 2/2015)
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