Invited Speakers

Dave McClow

Dave McClow, M.Div., LSCW, LMFT, is a pastoral counselor, writer, and speaker.  His writing and speaking focus on developing a Catholic vision of masculinity. His articles are found in Today’s Catholic, Catholic Exchange, and Patheos.  Since 2011 he has provided international tele-counseling to Catholics through the Pastoral Solutions Institute (www.CatholicCounsleors.com).  For over 30 years he has integrated the spiritual and psychological perspectives in various clinical settings.  He was a statewide trainer for evidence-based practices.  He is the founder of four text ministries, that reaches over 700 men weekly.  He and his wife converted to Catholicism in 1996.


Juan Tavarez

Juan Antonio Tavárez earned his Master of Arts in Spanish from California State University Fullerton. He is a tenured professor at Compton Community College. Mr. Tavárez has been the recipient of several prestigious awards. In 2017 the Consulate of Peru in Los Angeles presented Mr. Tavárez with the Cultural Award for the promotion of the Mascaipacha Christ Child. He is the co-author of The Enlightened West and the Origins of Climate Change.


Steven Bozza

Steven Bozza, Ph.D. Cand. is the Director of the Office for Life and Family for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He is also Professor of Catholic Healthcare Ethics and Moral Theology at Catholic Distance University, in West Virginia and Adjunct Professor of the same subjects at Immaculata University in Immaculata Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Philadelphia Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. Mr. Bozza received his BA from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and his MA from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary/School of Religious Studies. He currently finished his coursework and writing his dissertation for a Ph.D. in
Bioethics from the Pontificio Ateneo Regina Apostolorum/School of Bioethics in Rome. Mr. Bozza has written extensively on bioethics issues and produced several videos on end of life matters.


Dr. Phillip Chavez

Dr. Philip Chavez holds a doctorate from the University of the Holy Cross in
Rome. He is the founder and president of www.TheMensAcademy.org which
advances teachings on authentic Christian Manliness for the benefit of both
men and women. Dr. Chavez combines over 25 years of ministry and study
behind his work in men’s spirituality. His book “Men’s Spirituality: Starter
Manual” gives the basics of manliness so men can reach success in life, work,
faith, and relationships. Among other things, Dr. Chavez enjoys photography,
camping, kickboxing, and classical music.

Peter DeMaio

Peter DeMaio, is a devoted husband and father of six children.  He is an All State agent by profession and a passionate speaker on the issue of life and love.  Pete’s testimony has touched many audiences and students across the United States.


Mark Houck

Mark Houck is the founder and president of The King’s Men, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and forming men into authentic leaders, protectors and providers. He lectures internationally and is a popular speaker at many men’s conferences and retreats in the United States. Mark is a published author and is considered one of the leading experts in the fight against pornography and the healing of those who are its victims. Mark is a graduate of Catholic University and holds a Masters degree in Education from Holy Family University.  He is married and the father of 7 children.