Bishop Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, D.D, M.A., S.T.D.
Diocese of Pasig, Philippines
Appointed by the St. John Paul II as third bishop of the Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija, Philippines from 2005-2011 and is now the second bishop of the Diocese of Pasig. Was the Chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Seminaries of the Catholic Bishop's Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) from 2005-2013. Currently is the Chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Social Communications and Vice-Chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People of the CBCP, and Member of the Pension Plan Committee of the CBCP. Bishop-Member of the Office of Clergy of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences (FABC).
Educational background is as follows: B.S. Management Engineering (Ateneo de Manila University), M.A. in Philosophy (Ateneo), Licentiate in Sacred Theology (Loyola School of Theology affiliated to Fu Jen Cathlic University, Taiwan), Doctorate in Sacred Theology (Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Manila).
Written a number of books. Some of them are: Contemplating the Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ (2004) and Living the Priesthood: Reflections on Priestly Life and Ministry (2005), Praying the Way of the Cross with St. John Mary Vianney (2010) all published by St. Pauls. He also wrote a series of homily reflections on the Sunday Gospel: A Shepherd's Voice: Cycle A (2007); A Shepherd's Staff: Cycle B (2008); and A Shepherd's Oil: Cycle (2009).
Became a Bishop-Catechist during World Youth Day, Sydney Australia, July 2008. Was a speaker twice during Holy Spirit Conference at Riordan High School, San Francisco, CA, USA, September 19-21, 2008 and September 17-19, 2010. Was also a plenum and workshop speaker during the Northern California Charismatic Convention, Sta. Clara Convention Center, CA, USA, May 22-24, 2009 and Main Celebrant at the 2017 & 2018 NCRC Convention.
He has been invited to give talks, recollections and retreats to priests, religious sisters and lay people in the Philippines, in some countries of Asia and also in the United States.
Rev. Raymund Reyes
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Fr. Ray has been involved with the Charismatic Renewal since his priestly ordination in 1988. The Renewal has always been a part of his parish ministry both in the Philippines and in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. He has been a regular presenter at the Northern California Renewal Coalition (NCRC) and the Holy Spirit Renewal Conference in San Francisco.
Previously he served as Vicar for Clergy for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and is currently Pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church in So. San Francisco, CA.
He is also the Archbishop's Liaison to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Archdiocese of San Francisco – SFSpirit.com and is Spiritual Director for NCRC - Northern California Renewal Coalition.
Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR
Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, is as an evangelist who speaks at conferences, retreats and parish missions around the U.S. and world. For twenty years Fr. Dave has also been leading pilgrimages around the world to some of the holiest and most important sites in our Christian faith. He spends much of his time helping others come to know God's love for them through his preaching, writings, CDs, and other spiritual outreaches.
Fr. Dave has written several books; Spiritual Freedom - God's Life Changing Gift; Hiking the Camino - 500 Miles with Jesus, Encounter Jesus - From Discovery to Discipleship and most recently, Breath of God.
Fr. Dave is also responsible for The Wild Goose Ministry - a 14 part video series which explores what it is to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit and is currently the Director of Franciscan Pathways which is an evangelistic outreach of his Franciscan Community.
Fr. Levi Hartle
Fr. Levi Hartle was ordained in 2015 and is a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburg, which is the home of the Ark and Dove and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal! At the age of 18, God spoke clearly to him through one of the most profound prophetic words he had ever experienced, and from that day on he knew he would serve God as his priest!
After being called to the priesthood, he went to college to study music so that he could use his musical gifts for the Lord as a priest. Directly after graduating from Grove City College with a degree in music education, he entered St. Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh.
After receiving a Master of Philosophy from Duquesne University, he entered Theological College and studied at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., receiving the degrees of Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity.
Fr. Levi was a dynamic keynote speaker in 2018 for the Annual Holy Spirit Conference at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. He has a spirit-filled gift of music which permeates hearts and souls as he leads people in, praise & Worship.
A quote from Fr. Levi regarding his Ordination:
Ordination to the Diaconate was like getting married! On that day, I made a commitment to Christ and His Church, and they made a commitment to me. It was so beautiful! The next year when I was ordained a priest, it was as if I received thousands of children all at once! It was amazing and overwhelming at the same time!
As a priest, my favorite activity is to bring the people of God into the life of the Trinity through the Sacraments! A close second, is teaching people how to enter into the mystery of God through prayer, praise, and worship! Recently, God has been increasing my faith and teaching me all about healing! I look forward to our time of praising the Lord together and experiencing God's healing touch!
He currently is Parochial Vicar for Holy Apostles Parish in Pittsburg, PA.
Fr. Andrew C. Ibegbulem, OSA
San Francisco, CA
Fr. Andrew Chioma Ibegbulem, OSA is an Augustinian Priest of the Province of St. Augustine of Nigeria. He was ordained to the priesthood after his final religious profession and upon completion of his Philosophy and theology degrees on July 3, 2004. Fr. Andrew has been involved in parish apostolate as associate pastor, treasurer, youth chaplain, vocation director, spiritual director and pastor. In addition, he was the National Coordinator of the Augustinian Associate and was responsible for fund raising in Nigeria for the training of Augustinian friars in formation.
Fr. Andrew received his master's degree in 2016 in counseling in clinical mental health from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. He had practiced as an intern with Siloam and Eagleville Hospital in Philadelphia.
Fr. Andrew is passionate about the Word of God, a good listener and loves good music. He is presently on Mission in the Archdiocese of San Francisco at St. Paul of the Shipwreck. He is a frequent celebrant at the Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic Charismatic Renewal 1st Friday monthly masses.
Deacon Steve Greco
Deacon Steve Greco was called into the Charismatic Renewal in 1978 and has led a number of prayer groups for 35 years. In May 2007 he was ordained in the Diocese of Orange as a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church. He is currently assigned to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Irvine. Steve has a great passion for protecting life and is on the Board of Birth Choice Health Clinics. He is also on the boards of Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC), Loyola Institute of Spirituality and the Orange Diocese Deaconate Formation. Dcn. Steve leads healing services and gives talks throughout California in many parishes and for Catholic conferences and radio. He currently is host of a weekly radio show, "Empowered by the Spirit".
Deacon Steve has a ministry of Evangelization and Healing called Spirit Filled Hearts. Attendance at their prayer meetings number 300. Married to Mary Anne Greco for over 42 years, they have three children and four grandchildren.
Deacon Bill Brennan
Ordained in 1981, Deacon Bill has been active in leadership in the Renewal for many years. He serves as the bishop's Episcopal Liaison the for the Charismatic Renewal, Diocese of Stockton. He is also the Chairman of NCRC - Northern California Renewal Coalition.
Deacon Bill has ministered throughout the United States and abroad, giving parish missions, retreats and days of renewal. He is a gifted speaker, especially in the areas of "The Baptism of the Holy Spirit" and the spiritual gifts.
Deacon Bill's teaching style touches hearts and souls leaving all who hear him hungry for a deeper relationship with the Lord through the ever-flowing power of the Holy Spirit.
He currently serves his parish, Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Stockton, CA.
Rose Payán, PhD
Redwood City, CA
Rose Payán, Ph.D. is a gifted praise and worship leader and bible teacher whose desire is to lead many into a deeper intimacy with Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit works through Rose in profoundly simple and often surprising ways.
Since 1984, Rose has been a presenter in many venues. She was a speaker at the 2002 annual symposium of the National Association of Diocesan Liaisons to the Charismatic Renewal where she spoke on Intercessory Prayer. She provided a series of workshops for the Sacramento Diocese on the same topic and has been a Speaker at the NCRC Convention and for many Life in the Spirit Seminars.
She has been active in Catholic renewal ministries in the Northern California area for over 39 years where she has assisted many ministries including the Northern California Catholic Charismatic Conference.
Rose has served on the San Francisco Archdiocese Catholic Charismatic Renewal Board assisting as its Communication Liaison. Rose serves in her parish, St. Mark Catholic Church, in Belmont, California as part of the leadership team for the Charismatic Prayer Group, and as Lector.
Rose holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, a master's degree in Elementary Education, and a BA in Speech and Language Therapy. She recently retired from a national educational firm.