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Featured Speakers

Michael P. Warsaw • EWTN Chairman of the Board & CEO

Michael P. Warsaw is the Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of EWTN. He joined EWTN in 1991 and has held senior management positions in the areas of television production, satellite operations, and technical services, working directly with Mother Angelica, the network’s founder, on all of her major initiatives. Michael was named President of EWTN in 2000 and assumed the post of chief executive officer in 2009. With the Network’s 2011 acquisition of the National Catholic Register, he became its publisher. Michael assumed the post of chairman of the board of EWTN in 2013. In that capacity he oversees the network’s strategic direction and mission around the world.

Doug Keck • EWTN President and COO

Doug Keck, President & Chief Operating Officer, EWTN, and host of "EWTN Bookmark," is responsible for all Network TV, Radio and Internet services. He previously served in senior level positions with AMC, Bravo, Cablevision and various regional news and sports programming networks. During his over 35 years in media, he has worked in NY area radio and has been involved in the development and launch of more than 25 international, national and regional television networks.

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J • Host of “EWTN Live” and “Threshold of Hope”

Hand picked by Mother Angelica to teach and share the Gospel as only a Jesuit, Biblical scholar and papal expert can, Fr. Mitch began hosting series for the network all the way back to 1984; his leading of the Holy Land Rosary seen daily on EWTN, has aired continuously since then. Fr. Mitch’s newest book is “Winning the Battle Against Sin.”

Marcus Grodi • Host of “The Journey Home”

The creator of the popular EWTN program was tapped by Mother Angelica herself to host this long running show focused on converts and their faith
journeys. In addition to hosting The Journey Home, Marcus is director of
The Coming Home Network International and an author of several books including “Life from Our Land: The Search for a Simpler Life in
a Complex World.

Susan Conroy

Susan Conroy made her first trip to Calcutta to work with St. Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in 1986. In 1987, at the request of Mother Teresa, Susan was invited to stay at the order in South Bronx, NY to contemplate religious life. During that visit, a time she calls “ the most profoundly meaningful experience of my life”, Susan came to know Saint Thérése of Lisieux, “the greatest saint of modern times,” who has had a great impact on Susan’s life as has St. Mother Teresa. She and St. Mother Teresa kept in touch until her death in 1997 and Mother Teresa gave Susan permission to write a book about her experiences. Mother Teresa’s Lessons of Love and Secrets of Sanctity is Susan’s first book, followed by Praying in the presence of Our Lord with Mother Teresa.

Susan has also made numerous personal and television appearances for local as well as worldwide audiences. On EWTN, she hosted a 13-part miniseries called Speaking of Saints and another called Coming to Christ. In 2015, she published her 9th book titled A legacy of Love which contains personal reflections of her own mother, the fruit of an 8 1/2 year labor of love.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle

Donna-Marie is an award winning and best-selling journalist and author of two dozen books. She is a national speaker, and the EWTN television host of Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms, Catholic Mom’s Cafe and Feeding Your Family’s Soul. Her work and ministry are centered on the family.

She was invited by the Holy See to participate in a Vatican International Congress for women and was blessed to know St. Mother Teresa for ten years. She weaves Mother’s wisdom into all of her work. Mother Teresa wrote a foreword for one of Donna-Marie’s books and has encouraged her to continue to write for mothers and families. Fr. John Hardon, S.J. was Donna-Marie’s spiritual director.

Donna-Marie is the recipient of apostolic blessings from St. John Paul II for her work on Mother Teresa. She has received numerous awards for her work from the Catholic Press Association, the MCCW for her presentation to military women and the American Cancer Society Media for her columns on coping with the disease. Donna-Marie’s two new Fatima books are helping to change the prayer lives of countless readers.

Fr. Maurice Emelu

Fr. Emelu was ordained in 2005 by Bishop Gregory Ochiagha of the Orlu Diocese in Nigeria. As a seminarian, he took a keen interest in caring for the sick and dying which led to his ordination and his first book entitled If anyone can, you can.

Fr Emelu is now the host of two teaching series on EWTN called The Faith with Fr. Maurice and Word for a Wounded World. He is working on several new projects for the Global Catholic Network namely Echoes from Africa, Called and a documentary on The Church in Africa.

Fr. Emelu has also been a guest on a number of other EWTN television and radio shows, namely; EWTN Live hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, EWTN Bookmark hosted by Doug Keck and Life on the Rock hosted by Fr. Mark Mary and Doug Barry as well as celebrating the live daily Masses EWTN airs with the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word.