Brother Bill Cieslak has been a Capuchin for forty-seven years and a priest for thirty-eight years. He spent the first twenty-five years of ministry teaching liturgy and sacraments at the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, CA and the Graduate Theological Union. The past six years he served as Provincial Director of Development for the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, and in July, 2011 became Director of the Office of Preaching and Evangelization. Fr. Bill preaches and teaches every month (except the summer) at the Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ. He would characterize his presentations as Scripture based, passionate and motivational, from a Franciscan theological and spiritual perspective.
Richard Hart OFM Cap has been preaching parish renewals and missions for over 25 years…in the US and abroad. He was the former director of the Preaching and Evangelization for the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph and resides in Milwaukee, WI. Hart obtained two Master Degrees in Communications and Theology from Marquette University in Milwaukee while teaching in the seminary at Crown Point, IN. He has written several books including Powerlessness: Passion for the Possible, Preaching: The Secret to Parish Revival, Preach As Risk Taker and How Christian Are You? and a forthcoming book: Edging God Out.
Father Martin Pable is a native of Wisconsin. He entered the Capuchin Order and was ordained to the priesthood in 1958. He received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the Catholic University of America in 1965.He has taught courses in Pastoral Counseling at St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee and at Sacred Heart Seminary in Hales Corners, WI. He has doneextensive counseling with priests, religious and laity. He conducts retreats, workshops and continuing education programs around the country.
He has written two books on spirituality for men entitled: A Man and His God and The Quest for the Male Soul, and two books on evangelization: Catholics and Fundamentalists and Reclaim the Fire: A Parish Guide to Evangelization. His most recent books are Prayer: A Practical Guide, and Remaining Catholic: Six Good Reasons to Stay in an Imperfect Church. He has also published many articles in the area of psychology and religion.
Father Dan Crosby‘s life has been enriched by a variety of ministries and cultures, from college campus ministry and teaching to pastoring inner city and reservation parishes. Wherever he has ministered, Father Dan has worked to integrate Scripture as well as the Franciscan vision into his life and preaching. Elected to provincial leadership by his community, he is presently director of St. Anthony Retreat Center in Marathon, Wisconsin. Father Dan has been a well-received retreat master throughout the country for his entire priestly life.