Here are some of the speakers that we will have at the Congress!
Ms. Christina Lamas
Executive Director, National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
As the Executive Director, she oversee the administration, management, and operations of NFCYM. This includes, but is not limited to, serving on the Board and various teams, serving as the NFCYM liaison with outside organizations, directing all public relations and advocacy functions.
Sr. Myrna Tordillo, MSCS
Assistant Director, Asian and Pacific Island Affairs
Sr. Myrna Tordillo, MSCS, is a member of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians). She is committed to provide more opportunities for Asian and Pacific Island Catholics to engage in the life of the Church and help shape its evangelizing mission.
Fr. Joseph Laramie, S.J.
Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network National Director
Fr. Joe Laramie, S.J. is a Jesuit priest ordained in 2011. He is the author of Abide in the Heart of Christ: a 10-Day Personal Retreat with St Ignatius Loyola, based on the Spiritual Exercises. Fr Joe is also a National Eucharistic Preacher for the USCCB Eucharistic Revival.
Fr. Martin Moran
Director, Campus Ministry & University Chaplain
Fr. Moran has considerable experience in campus ministry with prior service for 10 years at Bucknell University and Wilson College and six years as executive director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA). He is founder of the Mother Maria Kaupas Center in Mount Caramel, Pennsylvania.
Fr. Francis Tran Anh Vu, Ph.D.
Former VEYM Assistant Chaplain for Academic Affairs
First earning a licentiate from the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome, Fr. Francis Vu Tran, SCJ is a doctoral graduate in Sacred Theology.
Fr. Francis Vu Tran, SCJ served as the district superior of the Vietnamese District.
Dr. Timothy Trainor
Retired Army General & President, Mount St. Mary’s University
Retired Brig. Gen. Timothy Trainor formerly served as dean and chief academic officer at United States Military Academy before retiring after a 33-year career with the Army. As an engineer officer in the U.S. Army, Trainor served in operational assignments around the world.
Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Linh, HLVCC
Chief Academic Officer
Linh Nguyen received his Doctoral Degree in Education from the University of Southern California and works as an IT Manager at the University of California, Irvine. Tr. Linh has served as the President of the VEYM National Executive Committee and as Chief Financial Officer. Recently, he was elected and served as the Chief Academic Officer to provide leadership and implement effective policies and academic programs.