Rev. Cameron Faller
Rev. Andrew Ibegbulem, OSA
Rev. Bob Mendonca
Alicia Hartle serves as executive director of Pentecost Today USA (formerly the National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the US) with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. She founded an ecumenical household (House of Living Water) in Pittsburgh and is a member of St. Paul Cathedral Parish. She is a founding member of The Oakland Prayer Group, Abba’s House, Unbound Pittsburgh-Greensburg, and Pittsburgh Catholic Women’s Fellowship ministries. Alicia brings her marketing and business development experience on local, national, and international levels to her work in ministry and has done mission work in Europe, Africa, and Central America. In addition, she has served as an NSC council member and NSC member and has studied theology, Christian leadership, international business, marketing, and German. “Knowing God and making him known are two of my greatest passions, fueling an ever-deeper desire to fall in love with Jesus Christ, to be formed by our heavenly Father, and to share life in the Holy Spirit,” she says.
Blind at birth, Fatima Soriano is an inspirational singer from the Philippines who now continues to share her gift of prayer and song to the rest of the world. From early on, it was clear to her that she was born for a purpose. Despite having gone through two kidney transplants, she remains a model of hope, joy, and unwavering faith in God. She has inspired many through radio, television, and personal appearances with her words, prayers, and songs, which seem to ring out from the heart, being carried on angels' wings. Over the years, she has made a name for herself as a recording artist, a radio show host, and a motivational speaker. She has received various awards, the most special being the highest award given by The Philippine Catholic Mass Media Awards: The Pope John Paul II Award. Like Saint John Paul II, she communicates creatively, uniquely, and with great impact through her media evangelization. She always reminds people, through her life of grace and complete surrender to God's Will: "Habang may Buhay, May pagasa." ("As long as we live, there is hope.")."
Rev. Cameron Faller
Rev. Cameron Faller was born and raised in Novato, CA and attended Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield. After his first year studying engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, his life took a dramatic turn during a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. There he began to have a deep conviction that God was calling him to the priesthood and not too long after his return he began his seminary formation. He was ordained to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of San Francisco on June 6, 2015. For the first four years of his priesthood, he was the associate pastor of Church of the Epiphany in San Francisco. Currently, he serves as the vocation director of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Fr. Andrew C. Ibegbulem, OSA
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.
Rev. Bob Mendonca
Fr. Bob was born in San Jose in 1947. From an early age he was in love with Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Church. He did all the things that little boys called to the priesthood do: he was an altar boy, when the liturgy was in Latin, and little girls need not apply. Father became an altar boy trainer. When he was about twelve two momentous events occurred, the liturgical reforms of the "Second Vatican Council," were implemented and Father discovered girls. Of a sudden many of his long-term assumptions began to crumble. By the age of 21 he entered into the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony with Lori Collins-the love of his life. The family of the New Husband thought the New Wife was standoffish. It was then that through the power of the Holy Spirit that Archbishop McGucken brought about a miracle. She experienced peace of mind and heart. No sooner had she been delivered that she experienced some of the greatest physical pain she had ever known. It took seven years to finally diagnose what she had: Systemic lupus erythematosus. Then the priest to became a caregiver. Lori and Bob wrote 31 songs together! They have been involved in the Charismatic Renewal since the early 1970s!
Fr. Bob has matriculated at most institutions of higher learning in San Francisco and the East Bay, and was licensed to teach English and History; also has credentials for teaching chemistry, anatomy and physiology.
Fr. Bob served the church of the Diocese of Oakland as Director of the Charismatic Renewal for the English speaking community. He is currently retired and resides at St. Raymond Church in Dublin, CA.