Very Reverend Thomas W. Kunz, JCD, STLFather Kunz is the Associate General Secretary and Episcopal Vicar for Canonical Services of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He was ordained a priest for the Pittsburgh Diocese in 2004 after his priestly formation at the Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy and in 2005 received a Licentiate Degree in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. After a time of parish work in Pittsburgh, in 2008 he returned to Rome to attain a doctoral degree in canon law from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, known by many as the Angelicum University. Before entering the seminary, Father Kunz graduated from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD in 1995 with a Bachelors in Business Administration and worked for several years in the financial services field.
Sister Mary Gabriel is a member of the Sisters of Life, a religious community dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of human life. The Sisters are based out of New York and have missions in Connecticut; Washington, DC; Philadelphia; Denver, CO; and Toronto, Canada. Originally from Long Island, NY, Sister Mary Gabriel has been a member of the Sisters of Life since 1999. She has a passion for mentoring young women into the freedom found in Jesus Christ and has served as Vocations Director and Novice Director for her community.
Sister Mary Gabriel was Co-Chair of the of the inaugural 2016 GIVEN Forum and, together with her community, conceived of the idea to host a leadership forum for young women throughout the United States with the aim of helping them to “receive the gift they are, realize the gifts they’ve been given, and respond with the gift that only they can give.”
Conrad York is the founder of Conrad York Consulting, a marketing and sales advisory practice focused on growth strategies and marketing programs for financial organizations looking to improve their marketing efforts and build out multi-platform distribution models. Prior to starting my consulting firm, Conrad spent 17 years at Northwestern as the leader of the Marketing function. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of sales and marketing roles in manufacturing, technology and transportation sectors. He is currently involved with a variety of non-profits, including the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Christian Fellowship Community, Messmer Catholic Schools and Marquette University High School. Conrad received his B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems and MBA from Marquette University.
Mr. John Knowles is an accomplished advancement executive specializing in membership associations and higher education institutions. He served as the chief development and external affairs officer for private colleges in Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Western Michigan University, a Juris Doctorate of Law degree from Michigan State University, and a fellowship certificate in leadership from Michigan State University. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in eastern Pennsylvania and have two children.