2009 St. Louis Catholic Men for Christ

2017 Conference

March 21, 2009


Bishop HermannBishop Herman - Welcome

Bishop Hermann represents the Archbishop in overseeing the parishes in five deaneries: Northeast St. Louis County, Northwest St. Louis County, Festus, St. Charles County, and Washington. His responsibilities also include Catholic education, stewardship and development, and several other agencies and ministries.

For more than four decades, Bishop Hermann has connected with parishioners as a Pastor. That cherished connection continues today. As an Auxiliary Bishop, he shares in the Archbishop’s responsibility of teaching, sanctifying and governing the faithful of the Archdiocese. As a bishop, he has the power to ordain candidates for the presbyterate and for the Diaconate.

You may learn more about Bishop Herman at the Archidocese of St. Louis.

Jesse RomeroJesse Romero

After rediscovering his Catholic roots, Jesse studied and prayed his way back to a fervent ongoing practice of the Catholic Faith. Through his experiences with non-Catholics and fallen-away Catholics alike, Jesse is well versed on all Catholic issues and topics and, as a bilingual speaker, specializes in evangelization, youth events, apologetics seminars, conferences of all sizes, and bible studies.

Jesse holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Mount St Mary's College in Los Angeles, and he has a Masters Degree in Catholic Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. As the proud parents of Paul, AnnMarie, and Joshua, Jesse and his wife, Anita, have been happily married for 25 years.

You may learn more about Jesse Romero at the www.jesseromero.com.

Fr. Larry RichardsFr. Larry Richards

A gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, and retreat master, Fr. Larry Richards holds the answer to some of life's most profound questions. He speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor and evangelist. Fr. Larry Richards has directed hundreds of retreats, parish missions, and conferences for young and old alike. His inspirational talks and presentations, always authentic and enthusiastic, have changed the hearts, minds, and lives of millions of listeners worldwide.
Father Larry Richards was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After high school, he attended the college seminary at Gannon University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling in 1983. Father Larry Richards continued his studies at the major seminary at St. Vincent in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and received his Masters of Divinity degree in 1987. He will soon conclude his studies at the University of Notre Dame and be awarded a Master of Arts degree in Liturgy.

Ordained to the priesthood in 1989 for the Diocese of Erie, Fr. Larry Richards serves as pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community in Erie. He is also the Spiritual Director of the TEC (To Encounter Christ) Retreat Program for the Diocese of Erie.

Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ‘spreading the Good News’ by educating others about Jesus Christ. For more information on the foundation, go to: www.TheReasonForOurHope.org.

Fr. Larry Richards hosts a nightly radio show called Changed Forever with Father Larry Richards. It can be heard nationwide on Relevant Radio daily at 8 pm ET/ 7pm CT, Sunday at 7 am ET/ 6 am CT. For more information, or to listen on-line, go to: www.relevantradio.com.

You may learn more about Fr. Larry Richards at www.thereasonforourhope.org.

Deacon HaroldDeacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is the Founder and Director of Aurem Cordis.

Aurem Cordis is a Christian evangelization and apologetics organization dedicated to disseminating and promoting Catholic values, principles, and teaching in complete faithfulness and total submission to Holy Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the Magisterium.

The goal of this apostolate is to bring as many people as possible to a deeper love of Christ and the Gospel by sharing the truth of the Catholic faith in love.

Deacon Harold has given lectures, presentations, and seminars at conferences and parishes both nationally and internationally. Topics have included Men's Spirituality, the Eucharist and Evangelization, the Meaning of the Mass, Keeping Our Youth Spiritually Alive, Putting Our Faith into Action, and many more.

You may learn more about Deacon Harold at his website, www.auremcordis.com.

Richard LaneRichard Lane

Born in Detroit, Michigan to Mary O. Alexander, retired educator for the Highland Park School system, and the Late Dick “Night Train” Lane, National Football League Hall of Fame Cornerback, Mr. Lane, Jr. attended Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia and also served honorably for nearly six years in the United States Army Military Police Corps in numerous domestic and international locations.

As a convert to the Faith in April 2003, it was in early 2005 when Mr. Lane was led to begin proclaiming the Gospel as a Street Corner Evangelist, sharing the Word of God and passing out Bibles, crosses, and other religious items. Since that time, Mr. Lane has been featured in the national media on Catholic Answers Live, Ave Maria Radio, Relevant Radio, and Protestant Radio. As the producer and co-host of Evangelizing St. Louis, Mr. Lane continues to evolve, being invited to numerous Baptist, Lutheran and Inter/Non-Denominational churches to witness in an ecumenical role in addition to those invitations he receives for speaking, reflection, parish missions, and revival engagements in the Catholic community. Mr. Lane is dedicated to preaching, teaching, and sharing the word of God in the TRUEST spirit of ecumenism, focusing on the importance of evangelization and ministering to those who are lost and in search of something greater than themselves: Jesus Christ! We are ALL God’s Children, no matter what faith we are.

Mr. Lane is a proud member of St. Alphonsus Liguori “ROCK” Church in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mr. Lane’s dynamic and charismatic style of ministry is based upon three principles: faith, hope, and love. He integrates these principles with the sacraments instituted by Christ. Evangelist Lane focuses on reconciliation in effort to bring about healing to so many who are lost and fallen away from the Church. “It’s NEVER Too Late to Come Home” is one of the most passionate talks ever given by Evangelist Lane.

A proud husband to Mrs. Donna L. Lane and father of a 13 year old daughter, Kristin Alexandria Lane, Mr. Lane challenges every one of all faiths and denominations to “Get out of the Boat,” as St. Peter did.
You may learn more about Richard Lane at www.qorban.net.

"Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."

-Romans 12:2