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Our Speakers

Karlo Broussard

Karlo Broussard

Karlo Broussard gave up a promising musical career to devote himself to the work of winning souls for Christ. Karlo is one of the most dynamic and enthusiastic Catholic speakers today, and his talks are able to move listeners from the shaky ground of doubt to the rock-solid foundation of Catholic truth.

Tim Staples

Tim Staples

Tim Staples, a well-known speaker in the Catholic world, is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist and studied his way back to the Church as an adult. He has been passionate for the faith and apologetics ever since.

Trent Horn

Trent Horn

Trent Horn, a convert to the Catholic Faith, serves as a staff apologist for Catholic Answers and specializes in teaching Catholics to graciously and persuasively engage those who disagree with them. He answers questions from non-Catholic callers each week on Catholic Answers Live.

Cy Kellett

Cy Kellett

Cy Kellett, apologist and radio personality, is the host of Catholic Answers Live. He formerly hosted The Bright Side with Cy Kellett on the Immaculate Heart Radio network. For over ten years, Kellett was editor of San Diego’s diocesan newspaper, The Southern Cross. Kellett and his wife, Missy, have three children.

Jim Blackburn

Jim Blackburn

Jim Blackburn is an apologist, author, and speaker specializing in marriage, the papacy, and apologetics for young adults. He holds a Masters Degree in Theology from John Paul the Great Catholic University. Jim has been featured on the Catholic Answers Live show for more than 10 years.

Christopher Check

Christopher Check

Christopher Check is president of Catholic Answers, the largest lay-run apologetics and evangelization organization in the English-speaking world. Christopher served for two decades as vice president of The Rockford Institute and for seven years in the United States Marine Corps.

Stacy Trasancos

Stacy Trasancos

Stacy Trasancos earned a doctorate in chemistry from Penn State University and a master’s in dogmatic theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She worked as a chemist for DuPont before leaving to raise children and then becoming Catholic.

Tom Nash

Tom Nash

Tom Nash has served the Church professionally for more than 30 years, including as theology advisor at EWTN. He is a contributing apologist for Catholic Answers, blogs for the National Catholic Register, writes for Catholic World Report, and is a research associate for Ave Maria Radio.

Douglas Beaumont

Douglas Beaumont

Douglas Beaumont earned a Ph.D. in theology from North-West University and an M.A. in apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary, where he taught for several years before coming into full communion with the Catholic Church.

What Others Are Saying

“It’s great to discover Catholic scholars… who can clearly and persuasively converse about the faith. That’s Jim Blackburn!”
— Peggy Normandin
Host, Call Me Catholic

Book Our Speakers for Your Next Event

Looking for professional and orthodox Catholic speakers? Our apologists are ready to help your audience learn more about the Faith and grow in their spiritual understanding. Every speaker is well-versed in a variety of topics and can engage and inspire any audience. They are experienced presenters and have spoken at hundreds of Catholic conferences and events.

Explore our general calendar below to see what speakers are available.