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The Most Reverend
David R. Choby
Judy Hehr is an inspiration speaker, motivational coach and radio host who simply cannot be described; she must be experienced. The power behind her emotional life journey and the style in which she shares her message cannot be defined.
Judy’s story will expand your self-awareness, enrich your attitude, rekindle your love for Christ, and encourage your own personal relationship with God. She is an extraordinary human being whose message of captivity to freedom will inspire anyone who exposes themselves to it.
Bankrupt at 20.... a millionaire at 30.
Single, homeless, drug addicted at 22.... a healthy mother of 4 at 34.
College dropout at 22..... a seminary graduate at 42.
Scorned, broken, almost divorced at 37.... Sanctified in a thriving
marriage at 45.
She has been referred to as a ‘Dynamic Messenger’ and an ‘open vessel to a miracle.’ When a moment is spent with Judy Hehr, you are immediately reminded of the love and passion that God has for all of us.
Judy’s testimony was featured on EWTN’s The Journey Home and Marcus Groci’s Deep in Scripture. She has also been the 2012 recipient of the Spirit of Saint Francis Award.
Her continuing journey from brokenness to wholeness will captivate audience members from all walks of life. She has a great desire to see people everywhere better understand their journey from God’s image to his likeness.
As a spiritual motivator and inspirational speaker, Judy has been described as engaging, compelling, entertaining, knowledgeable, enlightening, heart breaking and always electric. Using her sense of humor and examples from her personal life struggles, Judy generously and selflessly shares her gift of making the connection between theology and reality in our daily lives.
Join Judy on her own radio show “Journey with Judy” on 96.1FM, WLKG, and get your weekly dose of Judy over the air or live online at:
Rebecca Dussault, a Colorado native, grew up skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Cross Country Skiing at 9 years old and more seriously at 15, she moved to the top of the sport very rapidly. With many national victories as a junior, by age 17, she was racing around the world with the hopes to one day be an Olympian.
But, skiing had become all consuming and carried with it a heavy burden of always being on defense about her faith and morals as she traveled the world with other athletes and coaches. She felt ostracized by her peers because she was pursuing a physically and spiritually healthy life, shunning the party attitude. Fighting the secular culture, she found herself retiring from racing at the age of 19.
She married and had her first child and then found herself once again competing and winning, restarting her career and passion for competition. She called up her sponsors, and they took her back, knowing that it wasn’t just her anymore, but her entire little “domestic church” they were supporting.
Rebecca encourages us to put our Catholic faith above everything else in life. “Be Catholic first, and anything that flows from that is a rich bonus”. Because there are more than a billion Catholics in the world, Dussault adds, if someone is a “successful Catholic,” he or she will most likely also be a “significant Catholic,” which is why it is so important for prominent people in the Church to be good examples.
She travels speaking about her life and experience in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901-1925), a fellow skier and sports enthusiast who lived in the early 20th century, became her patron saint on the slopes. She even wrote his name on her skis during the Olympics in Turin, his hometown.
His example has continued to serve as an inspiration for her work after the Olympics, especially as a mentor with her program MassStart.org, which aims to help Catholics lead spiritually and physically healthy lives. A new book chronicling Dussault’s experience as a Catholic wife, mother and athlete called Mass Start is available on her website.
She encourages aspiring Catholic athletes and coaches to make the sacraments their first priority, saying that they are “the only thing that keep you you.
She is a mother of four and expecting a fifth child in early June.
Eileen Benthal is an author, speaker, and certified coach with a special heart for people with disabilities and families who care for them. She is the author of Breathing Underwater: A Caregivers's Journey of Hope and co-author of Navigating Deep Waters: Meditations for Caregivers. She also writes a bi-weekly spiritual reflection column entitled: "Life on Purpose" at RiverLocal.com (http://www.riverheadlocal.com/living/spirituality).
Inaddition to these endeavors, Eileen is a singer and worship leader in the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long island, New York. She uses her gift of song as a weekly cantor and in workshops and presentations in churches and at healthcare conferences.
Eileen is a wife and mother of four children, the youngest of whom is a child who was born with a life-threathening disease. In her talks, and in her wirting, Eileen shares her family's miraculous and inspiring journey of faith in the midst of severe trials.
After the birth of her youngest daughter, Johanna, Eileen started having nightmares of being out in the middle of a cold and dark ocean, treading water with her infant daughter in her arms. Months later, Eileen's daughter was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease that caused her daughter to have over ninety surgeries in nineteen years.
Years later the nightmares became a vision of hope as a voice from heaven assured Eileen that she was in the ocean of God's Mercy. The voice called Eileen to let go and trust that she and her daughter would not drown. God promised Eileen; "I will teach you a new way of breathing - how to breathe underwater."
Eileen is a fierce defender for the dignity of all human life an a speaker who advocates for family and people with disabilities. She has spoken at a press conference at the Capitol in DC on healthcare, was interviewed on Sean Hannity Radio and Hannity and Fox and Friends on Fox news. Her interviews were also replayed on Rush Limbaugh's radio program.
Articles and interviews about their journey and their daughter Johana have also appeared in the NYTimes, the NY Daily News, and on Fox 5 NY
Eileen has also been published in the Word Among Us and interviewed on Relevant Radio's Drew Mariani Show. Their story is soon to be aired on Johnete Benkovic's Women of Grace on EWTN.
To purchase signed copies of Eileen's book or to contact her visit:
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