Stephen is the Director of Communications & Development at St. Anthony of Padua in The Woodlands, TX. He is a graduate of both Franciscan University of Steubenville (BA,'09) and the University of Georgia (MBA, '15). Stephen is the proud husband to Ann and father of 2 boys with 1 more to arrive in 2019. He has grown up loving the Church and started as a youth minister at St. Anthony's before being the Director of Youth Ministry at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, GA. That position led him to many places including working for Life Teen Inc. as their Director of Events, completing his graduate studies, and traveling to Africa, Europe, South America, and Australia. After years of traveling, training, and evangelizing Stephen took his skills to the corporate world working for a SaaS company in Atlanta that focused on influencer marketing. While the corporate world proved to be as dry as it sounds, the skills gained from his clients such as Adidas, Cox Media, Southwest Airlines, and the Home Depot have added a creative excitment to how Stephen is now serving The Woodland's Catholic community. Stephen likes to clarify that while he is a Roman Catholic, he is also a Southern Catholic which excuses him from having to like the Kennedys or cheer for Notre Dame...Go Dawgs!
August 3rd, 2020 | 33 mins 16 secs
beyond the bulletin, catholic podcast, liturgy, seminarian
St. Anthony of Padua's newest seminarian, J Serrato, sits down with Gomer and Stephen to introduce himself.
July 23rd, 2020 | 39 mins 11 secs
catholic, josh blakesley, liturgy, music, prayer
Music & Liturgy Part 3 with Josh Blakesley
July 20th, 2020 | 37 mins 20 secs
catholic, liturgy, music, podcast
Music & Liturgy Part 2
July 9th, 2020 | 41 mins 1 sec
beyond the bulletin, liturgy, music
Music & Liturgy Part 1 w/ Josh Blakesley
July 6th, 2020 | 45 mins 27 secs
community, prayer, social distancing
Gomer & Stephen talk about investing in community during tough times.
June 22nd, 2020 | 33 mins 1 sec
beyond the bulletin, catholic, digital, parish website, sacraments
In this week's episode of your favorite parish podcast, Stephen & Gomer discuss the relationship between the digital and sacramental church, as more parishes begin to reopen and we look back on first livestreaming Masses. Tune in for a lively and thought-provoking conversation on the purpose of a parish website, Gomer's tough time running the St. Anthony Facebook page, and much more.
June 16th, 2020 | 48 mins 14 secs
catholicism, podcast, st anthony of padua
Following last week’s episode of “Racial Injustice & A Catholic Response”, Gomer & Stephen clear the air and their inbox by addressing some of the feedback heard in the last week at the parish. Diving into generational gaps, balancing Catholicism with politicism, and Gomer’s French accent, we hope this episode clarifies last week’s conversation, with some additional points to pray on. Tune in!
June 9th, 2020 | 51 mins 9 secs
beyond the bulletin, injustice, racism
In the wake of a tumultous week of protests and outrage following the murder of Houston native George Floyd, Stephen & Gomer are joined by Houston Okonma, a seminarian in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, to talk about his experience living as an African American man in Houston, how racism is a pro-life issue, and much more. We invite you to join us, pray with us, and LISTEN to Houston's words, as we pray for justice, mercy, and peace.
June 1st, 2020 | 51 mins 23 secs
beyond the bulletin, catholic, deacons, pope francis
Gomer & Stephen are joined for Episode 34 by Katie Krall, wife of our own Deacon Mike Krall and co-founder of the St. Anthony of Padua Care For Creation team, to share her perspective on the path to becoming a Deacon, explain why Laudato Si' is an important encyclical, and listen to Gomer impersonate the Holy Ghost over and over again. Tune in!
May 21st, 2020 | 42 mins 37 secs
beyond the bulletin, catholic, exercise, identity, pandemic, priesthood, vocation
For our "Jesus year" episode, we're joined for the first time by a priest! Fr. Kingsley Nwoko, a Parochial Vicar at St. Anthony of Padua, joins us to talk about his journey to becoming a priest, his favorite workouts, what it's been like ministering during a pandemic and much more!
May 18th, 2020 | 43 mins 19 secs
beyond the bulletin, catholic, parenting, quarantine
Beyond The Bulletin is back, new and improved! We're jumpstarting your favorite podcast with weekly video and audio episodes for you to enjoy, full of laughs, insight and spiritual reflection from St. Anthony of Padua. This week, join Gomer and Stephen as they talk with Kristine Marlow, the Children’s Sacrament & Formation Manager at St. Anthony, about her time in the military, parenting during the quarantine, and much more!
February 20th, 2020 | 33 mins 38 secs
capital campaign, catholic, giving, january, kobe bryant, suffering
Stephen & Gomer discuss how terrible January was, with a focus on embracing suffering and how to be a cheerful giver.
January 28th, 2020 | 36 mins 8 secs
catholic, community, fundraising, generosity
Gomer and Stephen are excited to tell you all about a brand new adventure that St. Anthony of Padua is embarking on - The Horizon Capital Campaign!
December 10th, 2019 | 20 mins 3 secs
catholic, community, evangelization, friends
Gomer & Stephen discuss the importance of community and how community can inspire organic evangelization.
November 14th, 2019 | 32 mins 27 secs
catholic, charity, food pantry, honduras, mission, outreach, poor, serve
Mike and Stephen are back after a long hiatus...and they have got some inspiring stories to share about outreach taking place in The Woodlands and beyond!
August 26th, 2019 | 39 mins 21 secs
catholic, earth, green, laudato si, nature, planet, poverty, recycling
Mike and Stephen interview Roger Ingersoll and Katie Krall on the new "Care for Creation" group that is helping implement the vision of Pope Francis' "Laudato Si" here in The Woodlands.