Speakers, Titles of Talks, Bios
Mark Drogin: From Jewish Relativism to the Faith of Thomas
Mark Drogin has a Masters in Theology from the University of Dallas and has written extensively on the Jewish roots of the Gospel and the Church. His parents and grandparents were atheistic, socialistic Jews. In 1974, Mark was baptized and met Father Arthur Klyber, CSsR, a Jewish Catholic priest who had been ordained in 1932. Mark helped Father Klyber found Remnant of Israel in 1975 and worked closely with him for over 20 years. Today, Mark continues Father Klyber’s work for Remnant of Israel through a continuing online Seminar on First Century Judaism: firstcenturyjudaism.com. He is expecting his 26th grandchild later this year.
Dr. Larry Feingold 1. The Mission of the Chosen People
2. The Conversion of Israel and the Second Coming
Lawrence Feingold converted to Catholicism in 1989 together with his wife, while engaged in realist marble sculpture in Pietrasanta, Italy. He then studied Philosophy and Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome from 1990 to 1999, earning a doctorate in Dogmatic Theology, summa cum laude, with a dissertation entitled The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Interpreters (Ave Maria, FL: Sapientia Press, 2010). From 1995-96 he studied Biblical Hebrew and Greek in Jerusalem at the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum.
After completing his studies in Rome, Dr. Feingold moved to Argentina with his family, where he taught Philosophy and Theology in the House of Formation of the religious order, Miles Christi, located in Lujan outside of Buenos Aires, from 1999 to 2004. Since 2006 he has been an Assistant Professor of Theology in the Institute for Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University.
Upcoming books are The Mystery of Israel and the Church in three volumes: Vol. 1, Figure and Fulfillment; Vol. 2, Things New and Old; Vol. 3, The Messianic Kingdom of Israel (St. Louis: The Miriam Press).
Taylor Marshall: The Crucified Rabbi
Taylor was an Episcopal priest in Fort Worth, Texas before being received with his wife into the Catholic Church by Bishop Kevin Vann of Fort Worth on May 23, 2006.
Taylor has appeared on EWTN’s The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi, Catholic Answers Live, Al Kresta in the Afternoon, and a number of radio shows. He is the author of The Crucified Rabbi – Judaism and the Origins of Catholic Christianity (October, 2009) and The Catholic Perspective on Paul (Fall 2010).
He was also formerly the Assistant Director of the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C., located three blocks north of the White House, where he lectured regularly. He served under Archbishop John J. Myers and Msgr. William Stetson for the Pastoral Provision of John Paul II, the canonical structure by which Anglican clergy are received into the Catholic Church and then go on to pursue Holy Orders in the Catholic Church.
He is currently a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at the University of Dallas focusing on the Natural Law theory of Saint Thomas Aquinas. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University (BA, Philosophy) Westminster Theological Seminary (MAR, Systematic Theology), Nashotah Theological House (Certificate in Anglican Studies), and the University of Dallas (MA, Philosophy).
Taylor and his wife live in Dallas, Texas with their five children. He blogs at: taylormarshall.com.
David Moss: You Shall Be My Witnesses …
David Moss was born into a Jewish family in 1941. He is the brother of Sr. Rosalind Moss and Susan Moss. Father of four children, he worked for 28 years for IBM.
Having lost his faith about a year after his Bar MItzvah, David embarked on a search for the meaning and purpose of life. During this time, he was educated at Brooklyn, Marist and Vassar Colleges in New York State.
In 1978, after having spent 23 years in the search for meaning and purpose, God responded to his cry of despair in his office at IBM in 1978. In 1979 David entered the Catholic Church.
Soon afterward, he was introduced to Fr. Elias Friedman OCD and his vision by Msgr. Eugene Kevane. Msgr. Kevane had become Fr. Friedman’s collaborator. In 1987, Fr. Friedman’s major work, “Jewish Identity” was published by the newly formed publishing company,The Miriam Press. The Miriam Press is the first Hebrew Catholic publishing company.
In 1992, David along with 8,500 others was downsized out of IBM. Simultaneously, Fr. Elias Friedman OCD asked him to lead the Association of Hebrew Catholics. Father and Andrew Sholl, a concentration camp survivor, had launched the AHC from Israel in 1979. In 1994, David committed the remainder of his life to this work.
In 2001, David and his wife Kathleen moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan to associate with Ave Maria College. In 2002, Bishop Mengeling of the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan gave the AHC his approbation and blessing.
In November 2006, with the approbation and blessing of Archbishop Raymond Burke, the AHC relocated to St. Louis, establishing its headquarters there.
Since Fall 2007, the AHC has hosted a continuing series of lectures on the “Mystery of Israel and the Church”. It is taught by Dr. Lawrence Feindgold, Assistant Professor of Theology for the Institute of Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University.
Sr. Rosalind Moss: 1. Witnesses to the Triune God of Abraham
2. Mary, Daughter of Abraham and Mother of the Church
Born and raised in a Jewish home, Rosalind Moss, in her adult years embraced Jesus as the Messiah of the Jewish people. Her initial conversion took her from a 15-year business career as a successful executive with corporations in New York and California to full-time Evangelical ministry, earning a master’s degree in Ministry from Talbot Theological Seminary. A series of events in the summer of 1990 set her on a compelling course to find out if the Catholic Church is in fact the Church Christ established 2,000 years ago. After 18 years of Evangelical Protestantism, she entered the Catholic Church at Easter 1995.
Since that time she has traveled the world speaking and teaching through conferences, parish missions, women’s and family retreats, and all forms of media. From July, 1999 to May, 2008, Rosalind, now Sister Rosalind, was a staff apologist with Catholic Answers and guest of the semi-monthly radio program, From the Heart on Catholic Answers Live. She is the editor of Home at Last, 11 Who found their Way to the Catholic Church, co-host of EWTN’s Household of Faith and Now That We’re Catholic!, host of Reasons for Our Hope: A Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke, and author of the Bible Study book by the same title.
On the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, August 22, 2008, Rosalind’s dream of many years to found a new religious community took root. Daughters of Mary, Mother of Our Hope was born in St. Louis, MO, at the invitation of Archbishop Raymond Burke. Having been strangely affected as a young Jewish girl in New York by the shortening of nuns’ habits, Rosalind’s dream is to establish an order of Sisters that will restore the hemline to the floor and the habit to the world, reaching out as messengers of hope in the midst of a needy world.
Mark & Sue Neugebauer: Messianic and Catholic
Mark Neugebauer was raised in a Conservative Jewish home and is a child of a survivor of Auschwitz. He has been a believer in the Messiah for over thirty years, having served extensively in the Messianic Jewish Congregational movement in Canada and abroad. After a stint in a large evangelical church, Mark was drawn through many circumstances into full communion with the Catholic Church. Mark works full time as an elementary school teacher and does speaking/preaching ministry on the side.
Sue Neugebauer, a child of Hungarian survivors, has been a believer in the Messiah since the early 1970’s having come to faith in the “Jesus People” movement and the Anglican Church. After Pentecostal Bible College, Sue came to serve in a Messianic Jewish Congregation in Toronto doing various leadership tasks. After some time in a charismatic evangelical church, Sue followed her husband, Mark into the Catholic Church. Sue works as freelance book keeper. She and Mark have two grown sons.
Roy Schoeman: 1. Role of Judaism in Salvation History from Abraham to the 2nd Coming
2. The Gift of the Jews to the Church
Roy Schoeman was born outside New York City of Jewish parents who had fled Nazi Germany. After receiving his Jewish education and formation under some of the most prominent Rabbis in contemporary American Jewry, he went to college at MIT and then Harvard Business School, where he received an M.B.A. magna cum laude and joined the faculty as a professor of marketing. Midway through his career of teaching at Harvard he received the grace of several supernatural experiences that resulted in his totally unanticipated and enthusiastic conversion to Christianity. Following his conversion, he became active in Catholic evangelization, hosting and helping produce a Catholic TV show, writing for Catholic periodicals, and pursuing theological studies at several seminaries. In 2003 his first book Salvation is from the Jews: The Role of Judaism in Salvation History, was published by Ignatius Press and became a surprise best-seller, followed shortly thereafter by a second book, Honey from the Rock: Sixteen Jews Find the Sweetness of Christ, also from Ignatius.
Since then Roy has become a popular guest on EWTN, appearing on a number of shows including “EWTN Live with Fr. Pacwa”, “The Journey Home”, “The Carpenter’s Shop”, “Faith and Family”, and “Bookmark”. He is frequently invited to speak at Catholic parishes, conferences, and retreats throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America.
In his talks, Roy weaves together his personal witness testimony with discussion of the role of Judaism in salvation history from the beginning to the end of time, as illumined by Catholic doctrine. This gives the listener a deeper understanding of Judaism, both as a religion in itself and as a central component of Christian salvation, and sheds light on the unfolding of salvation history leading up to the 2nd Coming.
Andre Villeneuve Between Rome and Jerusalem:
Caught in the Dramatic Love Story of Israel and the Church
Once upon a time, André Villeneuve was a harmless cradle Catholic who studied management information systems and planned to have a quiet, lucrative life in his home Canada. But in his early twenties he was seized with artistic fervor and went to study jazz saxophone in Austria. In the midst of a rising career as a jazz musician, he volunteered for a humanitarian organization and assisted war refugees in Croatia and Bosnia. This led to a dramatic conversion to Christ and to his enthusiastic embracing of evangelical Christianity. André moved to Israel in 1998 where he pursued biblical studies and got involved with the Messianic Jewish movement. His study of Judaism and early Christianity eventually brought him back into the Catholic Church in 2002 in the strongly anti-Catholic environment of Tel Aviv. Since then, André obtained an MA in Theology with specialization in catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He then returned to Israel, where he is currently pursuing doctoral studies in New Testament and early Judaism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, also studying with the Salesian community and working for the Franciscan Multimedia Center in Jerusalem. He also spent a semester at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. André is passionate about evangelization, catechesis, and the need for reconciliation between Israel and the Church.
Fr. Noah Waldman: T’shuvah and Witness
Fr. Noah Waldman was raised in a Jewish family in the suburbs of Philadelphia. After his bar-mitzvah and a period of atheism which lasted into his early adulthood, he was impelled on a journey to join the Catholic Church after a moment of infused grace.
He was baptized on the Easter Vigil in 1993. After many years of trials and sufferings, he was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of St. Louis in May, 2008. He currently serves as associate pastor at Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish, one of the larger parishes of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, which is located in the booming suburb of St. Charles, Missouri.
Along the way, he also received degrees in architecture from Princeton University, the University of Notre Dame, and then two masters degrees in theology from the Kenrick School of Theology in St. Louis. Fr. Waldman is a member of St. Joseph’s Radio speakers Bureau and has given talks on his conversion from Judaism to Catholicism, on the Jewish roots of Scripture, and on architecture and Catholic Culture. He has been published in many journals, including Sacred Architecture, Adoremus, and Intercollegiate Studies Journal.
Ken Wilsker: For I am not ashamed of the Gospel
Ken grew up on Long Island, NY in a Reform Jewish home. He became a Bar Mitzvah and Confirmed. Through High School he stopped practicing his faith. In college, while studying for his Psychology degree, he searched for the God of Israel in New Age philosophy, Eastern religions, and Psychology, finally joining a Unitarian Universalist Church where he was married to Flora. In 1988 Ken met the Messiah of Israel and was baptized in a Lutheran Church. As a new follower of the Jewish Messiah, he rediscovered his Jewish roots. He and his family then joined the Messianic Jewish movement and spent almost 6 years in one synagogue on Long Island. He became the shamash (deacon) and started Bible College to become a Messianic Rabbi but God had other plans. He left the MJ movement and spent 7 years in the “wilderness” searching, during which time they moved to the Indianapolis area. He had an encounter with Yeshua in the Eucharist while visiting a Catholic Mass. After contacting the AHC and going through RCIA Ken came into the Church in 2005. Ken is now enrolled in the Ecclesial Lay Ministry Program in the Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana and coordinates the RCIA program in his Parish. He lives in a suburb of Indianapolis with his wife, Flora. They have one son, Brian and one grandson, Luke.