We look forward to seeing you at next year's conference. Please spread the word and continue to pray for a blessed 2018 conference. We asked you on the last years survey form who you wished was at IGNITE 2017.....do you remember who you were thinking about? Make sure you are working to get those men ready for IGNITE 2018!!
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Participant feedback from the 2017 conference
Dc. Harold Burke-Sivers
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers – known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon” – is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today. He is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher, whose no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming the Catholic faith is sure to challenge and inspire those who hear him. He co-hosts the weekly broadcast, “Living Stones,” every Monday on Mater Dei Radio, and has appeared as a guest on numerous other national and international radio programs, including “Catholic Answers Live” and “Vocation Boom Radio.” Most importantly, Deacon Harold is married to his lovely wife, Colleen, and they have four beautiful children. They live in Portland, Oregon, where Deacon Harold is assigned to Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.
Dr Peter Kreeft
Professor of philosophy at Boston College. He is the author of numerous books as well as a popular writer of Christian philosophy, theology and apologetics. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of over 55 books. Dr. Kreeft is a convert to the Catholic Church from reformed Protestantism. His conversion was related to his discovery of the centrality of the Eucharist, the Real Presence, prayers to saints, devotion to Mary, and apostolic succession.
Mike Komisarek played 12 years in the NHL as a defensemen. Mike played college hockey at Michigan. He was selected 7th overall in the 2001 NHL Draft. He spent his professional career with the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes. In Montreal Komisarek earned a reputation as a hard-hitting, no-nonsense defenseman. Mike’s father came to the U.S. from Poland to start a better life for his family. Mike credits his father’s example of hard work and determination for his work ethic and desire to be an example to others. As of July 2017 Mike is coaching with the Buffalo Sabres.