Shaun McAfee

Shaun McAfeeShaun McAfee is a veteran of the Air Force and current civilian in the Army Corps of Engineers as a Contract Specialist. He has a diverse background in Christian ministries. Shaun has been a textbook junkie for years and is currently pursuing his Masters in Dogmatic Theology with Holy Apostles College and Seminary. A convert to Catholicism, he loves learning, explaining, sharing, and defending the faith. He is married to his wonderful wife Jessica and has a boy named Gabriel and another on the way, Tristan. They live in Omaha, NE. Connect with Shaun via any of the social sites below.




Judith R. Babarsky, M.S., M.A.

Judith R. Babarsky Profile PicJudith R. Babarsky, MS, MA, is a Licensed Professional Counselor engaged in private practice for the past 22 years. A graduate of Holy Apostles College and Seminary with a Bioethics concentration, she teaches the undergraduate Intro to Bioethics class and is also a Teaching Assistant for graduate level Dogmatic Theology classes. A convert to Catholicism, she has a strong commitment to bioethical and social justice issues. She and her husband reside in Virginia. They have five grown children. Connect with Judy via Twitter @JRWLPC.




Brian Cirka

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Brian Cirka received his Bachelors in Business Management from Penn State University and is studying for a Masters in Theology (Philosophical Theology concentration) at Holy Apostles College and Seminary.  He currently works in the export business for a large healthcare company. Active in his community, he is a part of a young-adult service group as well as a high school youth group teacher.  Brian resides in eastern Pennsylvania with his wife, Kayleigh, and son, Joshua.  He can be reached directly at



Ryan Mayer, M.A.

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Ryan Mayer is Theology department chair at Marin Catholic College Preparatory in the San Francisco Bay Area in California where he teaches courses in theology and bioethics and moderates the Respect Life club.  Ryan is a “revert” to the Catholic faith. He triple majored in philosophy, theology, and literature at Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon and holds a MA in theology with a concentration in bioethics from Holy Apostles College & Seminary.  He earned a certification with distinction in health care ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia and has been published in their journal, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly.  He is currently completing a MA in philosophy from Holy Apostles.

Ryan lives in the Bay Area with his wife, who is also a high school teacher, and two sons, Jude and Henry.  Besides philosophy and theology, Ryan enjoys apologetics, food, homebrewing, hockey, and playing with Legos.


Ali Ghaffari, M.A.

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Ali Ghaffari is a F/A-18 Pilot in the US Navy.  He is a convert to Catholicism and his conversion story has been published in Envoy Magazine.  Ali earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology at Colby College and is now the proud holder of two Master of Arts degrees from Holy Apostles College and Seminary – Philosophy and Theology, each with concentrations in History.

Ali lives in central California with his wife, Mary, who is a Clinical Pharmicist (and convert to the faith), his three young daughters, Reyna, Kaelyn, and Natalie, and their dog, Zoey.

Matt Bauer

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“Matthew Bauer is a convert to the Holy Roman Catholic Church after a lengthy but fruitful journey through many denominations of protestantism. He is currently studying Philosophy and Theology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He plans on pursuing his Ph.D. in Philosophy, concentrating on Ancient & Medieval Philosophy.”


Nick Danne

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Nicholas earned his Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in 2015. His interests in philosophy include ethics, science, and action theory. He works as an engineer and volunteers as a pro-life sidewalk counselor in the Detroit area.





Dr. Randall Colton, Ph.D.

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Dr. Randall Colton teaches philosophy at Cardinal Glennon College of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, where he also lives with his wife and seven children.  He is the author of Repetition and the Fullness of Time: Gift, Task, and Narrative in Kierkegaard’s Upbuilding Ethics in the Mercer Kierkegaard Studies Series, and has published in such venues as  The Thomist, the International Kierkegaard Commentary, and This Rock/Catholic Answers Magazine.


Rebecca Royse

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Rebecca is pursuing her Masters in Moral Theology with Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She is the Coordinator of Marriage and Family for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. The teachings on marriage, family, and morality are what brought Rebecca, (a cradle Catholic) and her husband (a convert to Catholicism) home to the Catholic Church. She and her husband live in West Virginia. They share their home with 2 dogs and 1 cat. Rebecca can be reached at or via twitter @RebeccaWVU.


David Anderson, M.A.

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David Anderson has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Theology and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA. He was a seminarian for three years until discerning the married vocation. His theological interests include studying biblical languages, the Early Church, Morality, and a little Canon Law. He is also very interested in technology as he worked in the IT industry for seven years before changing professions. He teaches Ecclessiology, Christology, and Morality at a Catholic high school. He has been married for six years, has two children, and lives on the Gulf Coast.