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Speaker Listing

Nan Balfour

Nan Balfour is a grateful Catholic whose greatest desire is to make our Lord Jesus more loved. She seeks to accomplish this through her vocation to womanhood, marriage, motherhood and as a writer, speaker and events coordinator for Pilgrim Center of Hope.

Specialties
Practicing Faith, Saints, Virgin Mary, and Women


Deacon Tom Fox

Deacon Tom is one of the Co-Founders and Co-Directors of Pilgrim Center of Hope, and Founder of the Catholic Men's Conference of San Antonio. His decades of experience in person-to-person ministry has been recognized throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas, nationally, and internationally.

Specialties
Jesus, Scripture, Virgin Mary


Mary Jane Fox

Mary Jane is one of the Co-Founders and Co-Directors of Pilgrim Center of Hope, and Founder of the Catholic Women's Conference of San Antonio. Her decades of experience in person-to-person ministry have been recognized throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas, nationally, and internationally.

Specialties
Angels, Christian Spirituality, Jesus, Pilgrimage, Practicing Faith, Prayer, Sacred Art, Saints, Virgin Mary, and Women


Debra Garza

Debbie is an experienced Pilgrimage Group Leader with Pilgrim Center of Hope. She has traveled with Pilgrim Center of Hope to the Holy Land, Italy, and Greece. She has a gift for bringing alive sacred art as a devotional tool. Debbie has completed the ACTS Spiritual Companion Program at Oblate School of Theology.

Specialties
Sacred Art, Virgin Mary


Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly serves on the business staff at Pilgrim Center of Hope. Drawing from his experience as a former Special Education teacher and High School coach, he enjoys spreading the love of Christ through a spiritual approach that is both contemplative and active.

Specialties
Christian Spirituality, Eucharist, Evangelization, Jesus, Mass, Practicing Faith, Prayer, Pro-Life, Saints, Virgin Mary


Veronica Leal

Veronica is a bilingual wife, mother, and lay evangelist.


Victor Negron

Victor is a husband, father, grandfather, practicing lawyer, former judge, past-President of the San Antonio Catholic Lawyers Guild, lay evangelist, Board Member of Pilgrim Center of Hope and A Woman’s Haven.

Specialties
Eucharist, Sacramentals, Sacraments, Virgin Mary


Ralph Paglia

Ralph has been married to the love of his life, Mary, for more than 50 years. He is a father and grandfather. Ralph retired after serving the United States Air Force in many capacities, including Instructor Pilot. He is a Lay Associate of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, and has a special calling to teach on the Eucharist.

Specialties
Eucharist, Men, Sacraments, Virgin Mary


Jeannette Santos

Jeannette Santos is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is a certified Spiritual Director. She is a chaplain experienced in hospital and palliative care. Her specialties include grief and loss recovery, and overcoming anxiety based on the Word and healing of Jesus.

With over 40 years of marriage and experience raising five children, and with six grandchildren, her storytelling speaks to the challenges & conflicts that individuals, couples, and families of all stages in life face daily, toward hope & healing.

Specialties
Christian Spirituality, Discernment, Family, Forgiveness, Healing, Marriage, Mental Health, Motherhood, Relationships, Virtue, and Women


Angela Sealana

Internationally recognized for her contributions to the new evangelization, Angela strives to communicate the Gospel as a bridge-builder. She has been on-staff at Pilgrim Center of Hope since 2010. She has taught and presented to groups of all ages, and has a calling to share the healing message of God's love.

Specialties
Christian Spirituality, Discernment, Healing, Media & Faith, Prayer, Sacred Art, Saints, Scripture, Suffering, Vocation, Women


Cece Smith

Cece Smith is the President and Owner of Toolbox Studios, an award winning marketing and design firm, as well as co-owner with her husband, Barney of SmithPrint, Inc., a family owned and operated commercial printing company, both in San Antonio.

Specialties
Career, Leadership, Practicing Faith, Pro-Life, Workplace


Deacon Scott Sowell

Deacon Scott spent 20 years in the US Air Force, is the father to four children, has two grandchildren, and works in the Aviation field. His reliance on, and openness to, the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, help him serve God and His people in a variety of ways. He enjoys working with others to help them better utilize their own God-given gifts and talents, as well as bringing them into closer relationship with the Lord.

His wife, Diane, is also on PCH Speaker Team.

Specialties
Deliverance, Evangelization, Healing, Holy Spirit, Marriage, Practicing Faith, and Prayer


Diane Sowell

Diane is a dynamic speaker filled with the Holy Spirit and driven to help others. She is a life-long Catholic who has lived in many states as well as overseas in Europe. As a former US Air Force officer, a mother of four children with two grandchildren, and a college educated professional, Diane capitalizes on her vast array of life experiences to relate with a wide variety of people, and help lead others to a fuller understanding of themselves, their values, and their beliefs, as well as bringing them into a closer relationship with the Lord.

Her husband, Deacon Scott, is also on the PCH Speaker Team.

Specialties
Deliverance, Evangelization, Healing, Holy Spirit, Marriage, Practicing Faith, and Prayer


Mandi-bre Watson

Mandi-bre Watson is a passionate follower of Jesus, a devoted wife, and a mother of 4 amazing children. She is a certified Spiritual Companion through Oblate School of Theology. In addition to writing and speaking, she is a small business owner.

Specialties
Family, Marriage, Motherhood, Sacramentals