Msgr. Ján BABJAK SJ
the archbishop of Prešov Archeparchy
Born in 1970 in upper-Silesia region in Poland, holds Ph.D. in Ecumenical Theology. He teaches dogmatic and ecumenical theology at The Collegium Bobolanum of the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warszawa, at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, on Greek-Catholic Major Seminary in Lviv and at Dominican Faculty of Philosophy and Theology in Kraków. Earlier, he was lecturing also on the Center of Eastern Europe Studies of the Warsaw University.
He wrote and published 2 books: one on Orthodox-Catholic dialog about sacraments of initiation and the other one on the development of theology of epiclesis in the light in the Byzantine and Roman liturgical traditions.
Fr. Marek Blaza, S.J. is a member of the Byzantinist Commission of Polish Historical Society.
As a bi-ritual priest he serves in Byzantine-Ukrainian and Byzantine-Romanian rites, preserving at the same time also the Latin rite.
Fr. Marek Blaza serves as a chaplain of the Greek-Catholic students in Warszawa.
Recently, in September 2017, he served as an official preacher at the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church Synod.
Born in 1963, in Cassano delle Murge, Bari, Italy, priest of Dioceses of Bari. Studies: Philosophy (BPHIL, 1984 at Lateran University Rome; MPHIL, 1992 at II University of Rome “Tor Vergata”); Theology (BTH, 1987 at Lateran University, Rome); Social Sciences (Ph. D., 1995 at Gregorian University, Rome).
Professor of Political Philosophy at the Faculty of Social Science of the Pontifical Gregorian University; Holder of the Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B. Chair in the Social Teaching of the Church, in the same Faculty.
Professor of Ethics of Public Administration at Dipartimento per le politiche del personale dell’Amministrazione del Ministero dell’Interno (ex SSAI, Roma).
Visiting Professor in some Universities abroad.
Author/editor of several books in the field of Political Philosophy; some titles: Il potere e chi lo detiene (2008), Come pensano e agiscono le istituzioni (2011), La storia siamo noi. Tracce di educazione politica (2011), Luoghi comuni. Un tour etico a Roma (2013), Corruptia. Il malaffare in un Comune italiano(2014), Non come Pilato. Cattolici e politica nell’era di Francesco (2015), Ce la farà Francesco? La sfida della riforma ecclesiale (2016), in Portuguese: Francisco vai conseguir? O desafio da reforma da Igreja, Paulinas, Lisboa 2016; in Spanish: ¿Lo conseguiráFrancisco? Reforma eclesial y lógica institucional, San Pablo, Madrid 2016; in English: Will Pope Francis Pull It Off? The Challenge of Church Reform, Liturgical Press Collegeville (MN-USA)..
Free Lance Journalist, member of the Italian Journalist Association.
Editor of the magazine “Cercasi un fine” and its website and the scientific Director of Political and Social Schools in Puglia (Italy), see www.cercasiunfine.it .
Working (1995-2002), with the Italian and the Regional Conference of Catholic Bishops, as Director of Justice and Peace Department.
Jeffrey Marc Monforton
bishop of Steubenville
Specializes in leadership, management, effective communication, organization and business development. He works with entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, companies and teams, supporting them as a consultant, mentor, coach and business coach in achieving effectiveness and professional and personal effectiveness.
He was a Board Member and President of leading consulting and technology companies (eg Andersen Business Consulting, Deloitte, Fujitsu). He graduate at The University of Chicago, USA - MBA studies - and studied at The IESE Business School at Universidad de Navarra (Spain).
He is a founder and CEO of Inspire Leadership, whose mission is to share with clients - companies, entrepreneurs, leaders and managers - the best and proven practices and solutions in the field of leadership and management, helping them to achieve increasing professional and personal effectiveness. He is a senior trainer and lecturer at the Academy of Leadership Psychology at the Warsaw Polytechnic School of Business. He cooperates with world-renowned experts in the field of leadership, communication, coaching and mentoring, among others with dr. John C. Maxwell.