Dr. Scott Hahn
Topics: ■ “Evangelizing Catholics ■ “Lord Have Mercy” ■ “Consuming the Word”
Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957, and has been married to Kimberly since 1979. He and Kimberly have six children and are expecting their fourteenth grandchild. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic faith.
He has been awarded the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and president of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. From 2005 to 2011, he held the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple-major in Theology, Philosophy and Economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania, in 1979, his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University in 1995. Scott has ten years of youth and pastoral ministry experience in Protestant congregations (in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kansas and Virginia) and is a former Professor of Theology at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.
Topic: ■ “Called to Holiness not Perfection”
Deacon Paul Shelton has been an ordained servant of the people of God for over 30 years. He is a permanent deacon at the Blessed Sacrament Church. He has spent his years of service at two urban churches teaching, preaching, and journeying with people in their day to day struggles. Deacon Paul has practiced law for 35 years. His practice has enabled him to support a family of three children along with his lovely wife of 40 years, Michelle Shelton. They met while Paul was in his Master’s Degree program at UMBC. Currently, Deacon Paul also serves on the board of St. Frances's Academy, the oldest existing school dedicated to educating children of color in challenging communities.
Topic: ■ “God Blessed Me Then Saved My Heart”
Alex Zunca, was instrumental in the formation of the “North / South Relationship Program” [N/S] focused on establishing a relationship between the State of Maryland (Metropolitan Washington area) and countries in Latin America, that focused on opportunities to exchange information on the best available technologies, practices and education available in the in order to sustain and ensure economic viability, social, and environmental integrity.
For more than 14 years, Alex Zunca has been a liaison with officials in countries of Latin America and those in the State of Maryland and Metropolitan Washington Area. As Spanish and Portuguese Liaison with the Baltimore School Police Department, he has encouraged the opening of dialogue and exchange of information, technology and training between Maryland’s law enforcement and those in various countries of Latin America. Mr. Zunca has traveled throughout Latin America evaluating the education and public safety practices in place, looking for potential opportunities from which a community could benefit from changes in their social environment, and determine how these changes would help improve and enhance the quality of life, especially for the future.