Joe Heschmeyer is an apologist with a long history of public speaking who enjoys presenting the truths of the Catholic faith in a lively and humorous way. He has a law degree from Georgetown, a philosophy degree from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, and a theology degree from the Angelicum in Rome.
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, a well-known speaker in the Catholic world, is a senior apologist 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.
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.
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, scientist, theologian, and mother, has a doctorate in chemistry, a master’s in dogmatic theology, and seven children. She worked as a chemist for DuPont before converting to Catholicism and radically restructuring her life. She left her career to stay home with her kids, from there becoming a writer and educator. Now, she is the Executive Director of Bishop Strickland’s St. Philip Institute in Tyler, Texas.
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 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.
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 15 years.
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