Mary Lenaburg is a writer, speaker, wife and mother sharing her witness and testimony to groups of all ages about God’s Redeeming love and that faith is the courage to want what God wants for us, even if we cannot see where the path leads. Acceptance + Trust = Unimaginable Joy.
Mary’s first book, “Be Brave in the Scared: How I Learned to Trust God During my Most Difficult Days” will be published by Ave Maria Press on May 10, 2019. It is available to order on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and wherever books are sold.
Mary and her husband have been happily married for 30 year, finding joy among the ashes having lost their disabled daughter Courtney in 2014. They live in Northern Virginia with their grown son Jonathan. She continues to embrace her father’s advice: “Never quit, never give up, never lose your faith. It’s the one reason you walk this earth. For God chose this time and place just for you, so make the most of it.”
Ali Hoffman has a passion for Jesus, the Catholic Church, her family, donuts, and Chipotle, in that order. She served with NET Ministries (www.netusa.org) and upon graduating from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota with a degree in Catholic Studies and Family Studies, she moved back home to the GREAT state of Texas and is now a co-youth director at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic church in Carrollton, Texas. She also does modern calligraphy and digital design.
Allison Sullivan is a wife to Seth Sullivan and a mom to five children. In addition to doing her best to raise her kids to be little disciples, she has written a book (Rock Paper Scissors) and she hosts a podcast (Sinner Saint Sister). She travels to speak and teach for youth and women’s ministry events. She loves prison ministry and serving on the board of the Elizabeth House Maternity Home. Most of all she loves knowing the Lord and trying to make Him known.
Emcee & Creative Director
Liv is known for being a public speaker with a gift for humor, storytelling and wisdom. She works with youth from junior high to young adult. Liv was the 2018 Host/Emcee to hundreds of Catholic youth at the Austin music festival, Godstock. She also works in marriage ministry with engaged couples and the development of marriage programs around Houston. In 2008, she was a featured marriage speaker on the international television station, EWTN.
Liv has not only spoken all over Texas, she has spoken across the nation. She attended Texas Tech University and received both a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a postbaccalaureate certificate in Early Childhood Education. She is currently working on a Masters in Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville. Liv is presently serving as a board member and as the first Diversity and Inclusion Chair for the Junior League of the Woodlands. She speaks and leads the training formation of the 500 women.
Lately she has been a frequent voice on Sirius XM and the Guadalupe Radio Network KSHJ 1430AM both as a guest and as a co-host. She is a wife and mother of two.
Praise & Worship Leader
Ashley is one half of the worship project Onward & Upward Worship. Growing up attending both the baptist and Catholic churches, Ashley made the choice to be confirmed Catholic at the age of 14, and The Lord has moved in big ways in her life since. In 2013, she graduated from the University of North Carolina and worked in arts administration in Durham, North Carolina thereafter. Realizing The Lord was calling her to serve Him in a different way, she left North Carolina in 2014 to serve as a missionary with Life Teen for two years, which led her to her passion of music ministry.
Ashley now lives in Atlanta, Georgia and leads worship full-time at her parish and around the country as part of Onward & Upward Worship. Onward & Upward leads and writes music with the mission to combine passionate, contemporary worship music with liturgy and tradition, and will be releasing their first record in May.
Production & Music
Will Hickl was born in Houston, TX and grew up in Sugar Land, TX. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors in Management Information Systems. At the same time that Will began his career working for a software company, he formed a production company to serve the church through live sound, recording and producing music, as well as publishing resources for worship leaders and musicians. After balancing working for various consulting companies while at the same time pursuing his passions on the side for five years, Will felt the Lord calling him outside the comfort and security of the corporate world into full-time music ministry.
He took the leap of faith and has seen nothing but provision from the Lord, as he has traveled the world leading worship, providing high-quality production for various events, and serving the youth and young adults in dioceses all over the country. He is currently at Prince of Peace in Plano, TX, serving as their Youth and Young Adult Worship Leader.
Will continues to travel the world running production, leading worship, playing keys for other artists, recording original music, and has recently began DJing for weddings and other events.