May 10, 2012
Principal, St. Eugene Cathedral School
April 12, 2012
Senior Vice President, Westamerica Bank
Joe is a second generation "money changer" with a unique perspective on the 5 Cs of credit . . . Come and hear his story of how his faith affects his work as a banker.
March 8, 2012
Brenk & Co. Insurance Services, Inc.
Ken founded Brenk & Company Insurance Services in 1977. It is a locally owned insurance agency that specializes in personal and small business insurance products. He also started the Mary's Pizza Shack in Cloverdale.
February 9, 2012
Deacon Mike Urick
Finance Officer, Diocese of Santa Rosa
January 12, 2012
Principal, Cardinal Newman High School
Graham is as 1977 graduate of Cardinal Newman. After earning a BA from Santa Clara University and MA from The Queens University in Belfast, he returned to his roots as a teacher at Cardinal Newman and then Dean of Students. With the recent closure of Ursuline High School, Graham has a unique perspective on integration of girls into Cardinal Newman and the challenges of Catholic secondary education in Sonoma County.
December 8, 2011
Gordon Smith was born and raised in New Jersey. Before moving to California Gordon owned Ironbound Glass Company, the largest glass company in Newark, New Jersey. Life situations brought him to the west coast in 1995. He is currently self employed and works doing home improvements and repairs. Gordon can share many stories about his experiences in life, some good and some difficult; however he never lost his spirituality, Catholic faith, sense of humor or Jersey accent. Gordon is very active in the Redwood Empire Cursillo.
November 10, 2011
Chairman, Luther Burbank Savings
Vic is the co-founder of Luther Burbank Savings, past board member of Cardinal Newman High School , winery owner and local philanthropist. Vic will about the ethics (or lack thereof) in the recent banking / mortgage crisis and the specific choices he and his bank made regarding the TARP bailout. He will also address themes that are important to him, such as self-reliance, free enterprise, workplace ethics and philanthropy.
October 13, 2011
Most Reverend Robert Vasa
Bishop of Santa Rosa
September 8, 2011
Honorable Brad DeMeo,
Superior Court, Sonoma County
A Cardinal Newman graduate and recently appointed Sonoma County Superior Court Judge, Brad has used his Cardinal Newman education to inform his work and will speak about his "well of experience" that guides his decisions. Brad (to the surprise of those of us who met with him in preparation for this breakfast) is not a "cradle Catholic." In the sixth grade he visited a number of local churches of various faiths and choose Catholicism. Come and hear his inspirational story.