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The Athenaeum of Ohio Speakers' Bureau


Dr. Terrance Callan, PhD

Position: Professor of Biblical Studies.

Topics/Areas of expertise: The New Testament; any of the writings included in the New Testament, especially the gospels, Acts, letters of Paul, 2 Peter and the book of Revelation; New Testament themes, especially the life and teaching of Jesus, the origin and early development of faith in Jesus, the relationship between early Christianity and Judaism, the life and theology of Paul, etc.

No specific expectations regarding stipend.


Rev. David J. Endres

Position: Academic Dean; Assistant Professor of Church History and Historical Theology

Topics: U.S. Catholicism; Church History Myths; History of the Church in Cincinnati.

No specific expectations regarding stipend




Dr. David Ruel Foster

Position: Assistant professor of philosophy

Topics: St. Thomas Aquinas, faith and reason, philosophy of person, seminary philosophy.

No stipend required.


Mr. Michael Gable

Position: Director of the Mission Office, Archdiocese of Cincinnati; adjunct faculty The Athenaeum of Ohio

Topics/Areas of expertise: Parish school issues, social justice, global solidarity, mission efforts with Gospel values, partnering with a mission parish; volunteer or lay missionary ministries, mission immersion trips, world religions and interreligious.

No specific expectation regarding stipend

Deacon Tracy Jamison, OCDS, PhD

Position: Assistant professor of philosophy.

Topics/areas of expertise: Philosophy, Carmelite spirituality.

No specific expectations regarding stipend.



Dr. Susan McGurgan

Position: Director, Lay Pastoral Ministry Program (LPMP)

Topics: Preaching/homiletics, lay ministry formation, Church history, women in the Church

No specific expectations regarding stipend



Mr. Kevin Prendergast

Position: Director, Master of Arts Program in Pastoral Counseling

Topic/Area of expertise: Counseling with a religious component

No expectations regarding stipend


Mr. Kevin Schmeising

Position: Lecturer in Church history

Topics: History of American Catholicism

Power Point availability preferred but not required

Stipend; $100 to $500 depending on situation; travel expenses if significant


Rev. Timothy P. Schehr

Position: Associate professor of Biblical Studies

Topics: The Bible and interpreting the Bible for Catholics

No specific expectations regarding stipend


Rev. Mr. L. H. Max Schellman

Position: Deacon, Good Shepherd Parish; Human Resources Manager, Procter & Gamble;

Lecturer in Pastoral Studies, The Athenaeum of Ohio

Topics: Human Resources from a Catholic perspective, leadership, The Diaconate and related topics.

Note: Flexible regarding topic areas.

No specific expectations regarding stipend.


Deacon David Shea

Position: Instructor in homiletics and marriage

Topics: Marriage, marriage preparation, marriage ministry in general; preaching in terms of process, models, methodology, preparation, expectations, the role of the congregation and new tools of congregational analysis.

No specific expectations regarding stipend.


Dr. William C. Wester, II

Position: Psychologist, professor of Counseling

Topics: Self hypnosis for everyday problems; anxiety and hypnosis; dealing with phobias using hypnosis; interpersonal communication for couples; enhancing sexual intimacy in marriage.


Stipend-$150 for a 45-60 min talk



Mr. Eric Wolf

Position: Instructor, Biblical Studies

Topics: The Bible:  Books or themes from the New Testament and especially the Old Testament, and the coherence of the Old and New Testaments.

No specific expectations regarding stipend.

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