RMCMC 2013 Speakers
Special Guest! Jesse Romero
Catholic Lay Evangelist
An expert in Boxing, Martial arts and contact sports.
That was how Jesse Romero used to channel his competitive
fire, his spirit. Then, in 1986, a fellow officer challenged
Jesse to pick up a bible, and use faith instead of force as a
way to find escape from the pressures of police life. That
event began a transformation that continues to benefit us
today. For in the Bible, Jesse rediscovered his Catholic
roots. He also discovered how most Catholics really don’t
understand the basics of their faith, choosing to live out
their lives in a kind of spiritual coma. For them – and us –
Jesse is a five-alarm wakeup call.
You see, during his years as a Deputy Sheriff, Jesse
experienced the dark side of society everyday; yet also saw
the evidence of God’s work in some of the most unexpected
places. What made the difference? Faith in JESUS CHRIST.
Today, Jesse is committed to keeping the Faith alive by
speaking at parishes and Catholic events throughout the
United States. As a speaker, Jesse has the ability to make
the sometimes-complex teachings of the Faith understandable
with his straight talk Christ-centered approach. His messages
may be simple but when delivered with energy and conviction
that has become a Jesse Romero trademark, the audience is
left with the indelible impression that our Catholic Faith is
something to be worn visibly and proudly, not kept hidden
away (Matt 5: 14-16). The phrase "use it or lose
it" takes on a whole new meaning in his hands.
Jesse's Career Highlights
- B.A. from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles &
M.A. in Catholic Theology from Franciscan University of
- Host of a weekly English Catholic radio program thru
Global Catholic Radio called "Reasons for Faith
Live," also the host of a weekly Spanish Catholic radio
program thru Radio Guadalupe (877.7 FM) in Los Angeles called
- Host of a weekly Catholic Spanish TV program on channel
62 called "Porque Soy Catolico" and another weekly
Spanish Catholic radio program called "Buenos Dias en el
Camino" thru Radio Catolica El Sembrador 1670 AM.
- Numerous guest radio and television appearances in
Spanish and English including "The Knights Present"
on cable TV, "Catholic Answers Live", "Al
Kresta Live", EWTN’s "Life on the Rock",
"Living His Life Abundantly", "Together in
Christ", "Sky Angel Network", "Nuestra
Familia", "Razones Para Mi Fe", "Nuestra
Fe en Vivo", "Radio Guadalupe",
"Hombrenuevo", "Upon This Rock", and
"Buenos Dias En El Camino" radio program with ESNE.
- Contributing author to the book ‘Welcome Home’ (Ignatius
- Started a nationwide Evangelization preaching ministry in
1997. Jesse is bilingual and typically the keynote speaker at
conferences. He is known for his high octane high-powered
preaching. Endorsed as a Catholic speaker by Bishop Gerald
Wilkerson (San Fernando Valley region).
- Member of the National Service Committee of the Catholic
Church’s Charismatic Renewal and a member of the Knights of
- D.R.E. at Guardian Angel Catholic Church: 10886 Lehigh
Avenue, Pacoima CA 91331, under Reverend Steven Guitron
- Retired Veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's
- 3-time World Police Boxing Champion & 2-time
Middleweight U.S.A. Kick Boxing Champion.
- 2nd Generation Chuck Norris Black belt in Tang Soo Do
- Certified Wrestling Coach – USA Wrestling Association.
President & Founder
Following 25 years as an award-winning advertising
executive, Tom Peterson’s life would radically change
forever, after receiving a transforming Spiritual conversion
while on a Catholic men’s retreat. Soon afterward, he
founded VirtueMedia (pro-life) and
In the first five years, Catholics Come Home® has aired
Catholic evangelization commercials in 35 dioceses including
Colorado Springs, helping lead well over 350,000 souls home
to the Catholic Church.
In 2011 Catholics Come Home
evangomercialsTM were the first to air
nationally on top TV networks, reaching 125 million viewers
in every city across the USA.
This past January, Catholics Come Home aired a powerful
evangomercial in all the major College Football bowl
games, featuring legendary coach Lou Holtz, promoting the
goal of heaven, and inviting viewers to come home to the
This past March, Catholics Come Home’s Epic
evangomercial were seen during the Bible Miniseries,
each Sunday in primetime on the History Channel reaching 27
In the past decade, Tom has presented worldwide at
Catholic Conferences including the Vatican, and multiple
appearances on EWTN and Fox News.
Peterson’s second apostolate, VirtueMedia.org, creates
and airs sanctity of life commercials helping as many as
22,000 abortion vulnerable women when their ads air on MTV
Change your life for the better by picking up Tom’s new
Random House book, “Catholics Come Home…God’s extraordinary
Plan for Your Life!”
Focus on the Family Radio Theater
Paul McCusker has been writing fiction, non-fiction and
drama since 1979. His work includes over 40 published novels,
full-length plays, skit collections, screenplays and lyrics.
As a producer, writer and director for Focus on the Family’s
“Adventures in Odyssey” radio series, he has
written over 150 half-hour episodes. His work for “Odyssey”
includes 18 novels, including the “Passages” series, and two
screenplays for the best-selling animated videos.
Additionally, for Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, he
adapted and directed a radio dramatization of Dickens’ A
Christmas Carol and C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of
Narnia.” He also wrote and directed the Peabody Award-winning
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Cost of
Freedom and created the highly acclaimed
Father Gilbert Mysteries.
He is the author of the Gold Medallion-nominated
Epiphany, The Faded
Flower and The Mill
House for Zondervan Publishing.
He has written a variety of popular plays including
Pap’s Place, The First Church of
Pete’s Garage, The Case of The Frozen
Saints, Snapshots & Portraits,
A Time For Christmas with renowned
composer/arranger David T. Clydesdale, and is co-author of
several sketch collections for youth ministry with Chuck
Bolte. McCusker’s works are published with such reputable
companies as Tyndale, Word, Chariot/Lion, HarperCollins
(U.K.), Baker’s Plays (Samuel French, Inc.), Group
Publishing, Lillenas (Nazarene Publishing House), Monarch
Books (U.K.) and Contemporary Drama Services. Cumulative
sales on his books have reached over 800,000 copies.
A lyricist as well, McCusker collaborated with Michael W.
Smith on Without You, recorded by First Call on Word
Records. He also worked with Cynthia Clawson on her
critically acclaimed Hymns and Carols albums for
McCusker has written stage presentations for the nationally
recognized drama troups Jeremiah People and Custer &
Hoose. Six of his productions have been released on video.
Now vice president of content development with Focus on
the Family, Mr. McCusker lives in Colorado Springs with his
wife, Elizabeth, and two children.
Film Producer and President
Seth DeMoor was born in Colorado Springs, and raised
high up in the Rocky Mountains in Buena Vista. Raised
Catholic, and blessed to have attended four World Youth Days
growing up, it was not until attending the University of
Colorado at Boulder that Seth began to dive deeper in to the
depths of Catholicism.
Thanks to Fr Peter Mussett and Fr Kevin Augustyn, their
leadership, conviction, and devotion to the Church's
evangelical mission is what eventually awoke the sleeping
giant within Seth. With graduation on the horizon, he had
been filled up so intentionally spiritually by the CU
Catholic community, Seth decided to start his own apostolic
missionary effort, called OneBillionStories.com.
This mission attempts to communicate the hope of Catholicism
through stories and testimonies from the 'one billion
Catholics' on earth. After a three month bicycling
pilgrimmage from Florida to Colorado, and armed with a video
camera and laptop, Seth interviewed 300 people and went on to
publish a daily story for the next 2.5 years. And three years
later, OneBillionStories.com is now a non-profit, and has
young Video Missionary teams in Peru, the Philippines,
Canada, and United States. The mission is quite simple says
Seth, "to inspire others through online video to
reconsider the saving grace found in the Sacraments of the
Church." Seth resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife
Brigid, and 6-month-old son Joseph.
Rob A. McIntire, M.A., C.A.C.III
Former Undercover Cop
Counselor, Author, and Speaker
Rob McIntire is the founder and executive director of Freedom to Live Counseling in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Rob is a popular speaker on men's issues including sexual purity, masculinity and intimacy issues. He has a full time clinical practice where he treats men and couples for sex addiction, intimacy anorexia, traumas, individual and couples issues.
Rob has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Simpson University in Redding California and a Masters degree in Instructional Design from Colorado Christian University in Colorado Springs Colorado. Rob has done extensive post graduate work in the areas of marriage and family therapy, sex therapy and in addiction counseling at the Colorado School of Family Therapy. Rob currently holds a CACIII (Certified Addiction Counselor III) the highest level of addiction certification in the State of Colorado. He is also trained in EMDR and has previously held the office of Vice President of the Colorado Association of Marriage and Family Therapist. He was also the co-founder of the weekly "Blazing Grace" radio show. Rob has authored several journey periodicals as well as several therapy group manuals.
Prior to Robs counseling profession he spent over seventeen years in law enforcement. He worked as an Regional Academy Coordinator in the State of California, Narcotics and Burglary detective, Training Officer and patrol and jail Deputy Sheriff. He is medically retired due to spinal cord injury suffered during a drug raid.
Rob lives in Monument, Colorado and enjoys the outdoors and spends most of his time with his wife Danielle and four sons.
Musician and Missionary
Shaun has worked in full-time youth and music ministry for
over ten years, for the past six years as a missionary with
FOCUS – the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. As
Production & Music Specialist, he works at the FOCUS
National Office in Genesee, Colorado and fundraises his
Shaun has the privilege and responsibility of leading the
worship team for FOCUS events and traveling to campuses
nationwide to provide music and teach about worship. Shaun
and his beautiful wife, Joy, have three amazing little
children and reside in Highlands Ranch.