Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Father Nathan Cromly is a Catholic priest of the Congregation of St. John. Having a wide experience in the New Evangelization, Father Nathan has worked from preaching to gymnasiums full of teens and leading children in adoration, to offering retreats for married couples and teaching Philosophy and Theology. He is currently studying for his Masters in Theology from Walsh University, while continuing a variety of ministries. Besides founding Eagle Eye Ministries (including the Eagle Eye Summer Institutes, Ecclesia, Marian Faith Network and Eagle Eye Excursions programs), Father is the founder of the annual Saint John Summer Conference and has authored his first book promoting the DeMontfort consecration to Mary. All of this keeps him busy: preaching, teaching, and doing ministry to a variety of groups in many places across the United States when he is not leading young adult backpacking trips to places like Scotland, Iceland, and Hawaii and Alaska. Father has hosted a radio series on Radio Maria, appeared twice on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock,” been a guest several times on Relevant Radio and Guadalupe Radio, is a member of the Apostolate for Family Consecration’s teaching faculty and serves a member of the Board for Your Holy Family Ministries and the priestly council for the Goretti Group. On top of it all, Father is devoting his energy to foundand recruit the first class of the Saint John Institute – a fully-accredited MBA program designed to form evangelizers for the New Evangelization. He hopes that this ministry, designed as on ministry to form a thousand more, will give glory to God and please the Blessed Mother.
Father Francis Therese is a member of the Community of Saint John currently on mission in Salvador, Brazil. Part of his current and future mission in Salvador Brazil is teaching Philosophy and Theology in the context of the Community’s “School of Saint John,” on a weekly basis. Another of Fr. Francis Therese’s missions in Salvador is pastoral care and work in the favela Alto da Esperança. He is currently fundraising and raising awareness of the mission for the children and youth in this area. For more information, see: http://salvadormission.blogspot.com.
Father Francis Therese is also a musician and composer. He has written a number of pieces for liturgical celebrations, many of which have been used at the Eagle Eye Summer Sessions and Conferences hosted by the Community. For more information about the Summer Conference take a look at the website:http://www.saintjohnsummerconference.com. He is also working directly with Fr. Nathan Cromly on the Ecclesia Institute and he will be conducting a choir for the international liturgies of the Community of St. John at WYD. Father is also doing a philosophical and theological study of the five love languages. For more information and some early drafts of the content for his book see: http://ftherese.blogspot.com.
My name is Sister Marie. I am an Apostolic Sister of Saint John. I have served in the Community for more than 25 years now in different places such as France (where I was born ) the Philippines , Switzerland and now the USA. I am currently living at Princeville, Illinois. We opened our novitiate there 3 years ago and currently have 10 sisters living in the community.
I feel so blessed to be able to serve the young people of Eagle Eye Ministries, this is such an opportunity to share the treasure of my life : the LOVE of CHRIST, given to us through the loving hands of the Virgin Mary, His Mother and calling us to love each other to the END!!!
Originally from Florida, James is a convert to the Catholic faith, having fully entered the Church in 2010, receiving the sacraments of confirmation and first communion. He received his associates degree from the University of North Florida and his bachelors in Business Systems from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012. He also spent 6 years in the Colorado Air National Guard as an F-16 crew chief during and after his college years. After completing his bachelors degree, he spent three years as a missionary with Christ in the City, a Catholic service and formation program in Denver.
With Eagle Eye Ministries James fulfills the position of Director of Operations, overseeing all operational areas, helping improve and solidify all aspects of the mission. He enjoys playing ice hockey, riding any kind of bicycle, going for walks for hours on end, reading, and spending time in Adoration. He currently serves on the board of directors for Young Catholic Professionals in Denver and enjoys being involved in many other ministries.
An Ohio native, Ellie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a minor in Business from Xavier University. After graduation, she moved to Denver to complete a year of service with Urban Servant Corps and began her work with local non-profits. Ellie has more than 4 years' experience developing effective public outreach campaigns, as well as talents in volunteer management, website creation and maintenance, public speaking, national event coordination, and development.
At Eagle Eye Ministries, Ellie assists multiple teams, but focuses on organizational development and communications. She discovered EEM through a friend and she is excited to be a part of the team. In her free time, Ellie leads her parish Couples in Christ group, as well as YDisciple Youth Ministry with her husband, Kyle. Other favorite pastimes include playing games, cooking, painting and enjoying the outdoors.
Mary Pogue is a Wisconsin native who has resided in Oshkosh most of her adult life. Teaching has been a career passion, but “Mom” remains her favorite role! Since retiring from full time teaching, she has continued in part time education liaison and supervisory positions at the high school and university level while Adult Faith Formation Committee work at her parish has absorbed considerable of any remaining “work” time. The ever- increasing pile of partially read books on the nightstand and a never completely exhausted “to do” list are the norm, but the desire to be at the center of God’s will for her each day takes priority!
Her 94 year old mother, five siblings, son, daughter, and friends comprise her list of regular contacts, which in the case of her daughter, CSJ Sr. Aimée Dominique, currently in France, requires good “old-fashioned” letter writing during these years of novitiate when electronic devices are sacrificed.
The Community of St. John’s influence has been significant for this “senior” who is happy to see the many opportunities provided for today’s “underclassmen” to grow in their faith. She looks forward to serving and meeting more of the “family”!
Connie Burek lives in Brimfield, Illinois, with her husband George and daughter Lexi, youngest of their four children. Connie is a graduate of Quincy College and received her M.B.A. from Bradley University in Peoria. Connie is employed by IBM where she is a Business Solutions Executive specializing in the Heavy Equipment and Commercial Trucking Industries. In addition, Connie serves as a Mentor to several young professional IBM women. Connie has been on a mission trip to Liberia in western Africa, where she helped to raise funds to rebuild a hospital destroyed in that country’s civil war. She also recently traveled to Haiti where she and her daughter, Lexi, volunteered at an orphanage.
I am very blessed and excited to be a member of EEBOM. My name is Kathy Kimar. I was born near Cleveland and currently reside in Canton, Ohio with my husband Dan. We have two children and one granddaughter. I retired in May 2013 with just over 32 years of education experience working as a high school special education teacher. In 2004 I was able to join a pilgrimage to France led by Father Antoine, visiting many holy sites and witnessing the ordination of deacons and priests for the Community of St. John. I became an oblate with the Community on December 8, 2008 and have helped coordinate the teen and young adult Eagle Eye Summer Institutes in the Ohio area for about 9 years.
Hi, my name is Paul McKay, I grew up in Ohio with my 3 sisters and my brother. I went to college at the University of Cincinnati then moved out West to Aspen, Colorado to live in the mountains. I was introduced to Eagle Eye through a retreat our friends, Peter and Chantal Howard, organized the summer of 2012. Since then I have participated in many different Eagle Eye retreats and now help lead a spring men's hut trip and a summer young adult excursion out of Aspen and remotely I am the director for the weekend retreats. I am involved in Eagle Eye because it has been a catalyst in my life for a love of my Catholic faith and development of many authentic friendships.
Kathy and her husband, Scott, have been married 25 yrs. and have five children. They came to know and love Fr. Nathan and the Community of St. John through the great gift of the Eagle Eye Retreats and Ecclesia, both of which their oldest children have been blessed to experience.
Kathy is an avid student of and speaker on the Theology of the Body and is a facilitator for ENDOW (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women). She also loves to garden; where she enjoys thinking about the beautiful truths that she encounters when reading and perpetually re-reading her daughters' old Eagle Eye booklets.