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Kelly Wahlquist

Kelly is a dynamic and inspiring Catholic author and speaker, and the founder of WINE: Women in the New Evangelization. She is the assistant director for the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Kelly is a contributor to CatholicMom.com and The Integrated Catholic Life. She is the author of Created to Relate: God’s Design for Peace and Joy, and created and editor of Walk in Her Sandals: Experiencing the Passion of Jesus through the Eyes of Women. Kelly travels around the country speaking about the joy of the New Evangelization, particularly the role of women in the New Evangelization.  She lives in Minnesota with her husband, Andy, and their three children.


teresa tomeo

Teresa is a motivational speaker, best-selling author, and the host of the daily morning show Catholic Connection on Ave Maria Radio. Teresa also cohosts the weekly EWTN-TV series The Catholic View for Women. 

Teresa has been featured on national news and talk shows discussing matters of faith, media awareness, and Catholic Church teachings especially as they relate to the culture and women. She is the author of multiple books, including her latest Girlfriend’s and Other Saints: Companions on My Journey of Faith and is a contributing writing for Walk in Her Sandals: Experiencing the Passion of Jesus through the Eyes of Women. Teresa is a speaker, author, and board member for WINE: Women In the New Evangelization. She lives in Michigan with her husband, Deacon Dom.



joan lewis

Joan  has lived in Rome for more than three decades, during which she has worked for or covered the Vatican as a journalist. Fluent in several languages, Joan has been a member of several high-level Holy See delegations to the international conferences, covered numerous papal trips, one papal funeral, one papal resignations, two conclaves, and the canonizations of Sts. JohnXXIII and John Paul II.

Called “Rome’s Joan” by her many friends in the Roman Curia, she is often a guest on Catholic radio and a guest lecturer in Rome and in the United States. Joan is a contributing writer for WINE: Women In the New Evangelization, and her latest book A Holy Year in Rome: The Complete Pilgrim’s Guide for the Jubilee Year of Mercy is a must have for any person planning a pilgrimage to Rome.

Check out: Joan's Rome


dr. elizabeth lev

Elizabeth Lev, an art historian who became captivated by Rome while completing her graduate studies, writes and lectures on Renaissance art in the Eternal City, but is most at home in the Vatican Museums, founded in the 16th century to house the trove of art amassed by centuries of Popes. 

She has spent 15 years studying the vast collection, which contain not only Christian-themed works but art from virtually every other culture in the world. She consults with the Vatican Museums and wrote the film Vatican Treasures. Elizabeth's experience studying and teaching art has led her to believe that when we encounter something beautiful, we are made vulnerable and opened to the truth.

Check out Dr. Lev's Ted Talk: The Sistine Chapel