Mary is the proud wife of John Walker, a captain in the United States Air Force. She graduated from the George Washington University with a BA in political science and from the University of Dallas with a master’s degree in politics. She currently works as a receptionist at a CPA office and enjoys singing and playing violin at Mass.
Andrew is honored to be husband to a truly humble and loving woman and father to their four kids. His Catholic faith led him to Benedictine College where his studies focused on Theology, Philosophy, and Psychology. Andrew is an avid fisherman and an experienced musician. Since 2008, Andrew has taught Theology at Loyola College Prep High School in Shreveport, LA.
The 14th of 16 in his family, Timothy Hester is a Catholic father, husband, and high school theology teacher currently living in Texas. Originally from New Jersey where they still pronounce “water” correctly, Tim holds Master’s degrees in both Systematic Theology (MA) and Educational Leadership and Administration (MS). Before embarking on his ten years of teaching the faith Tim worked for five years as a TV producer/writer. He has written for Busted Halo (but we won’t hold that against him) and Celebrate Life. He is the purveyor of Harvey Millican – a personal blog about raising his own two children (watch out for bizarre situations and occasional Jersey dialect). In his spare time he likes to imagine what spare time is like.
Micah, a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville with a BA in Theology & Catechetics (with a Latin minor), was propelled to study theology by his own coming-of-age discovery of the Catholic faith his school had nominally educated him in. He served as a youth minister and high school theology teacher in the Diocese of Shreveport for 7 years before going to work for Vocation Boom and Third Millennium Media’s Doxology Studios, where he designs websites for Catholic organizations. Micah lives in Shreveport with his wife and four young children.
Matt is the courageous husband of Mikki and extraordinarily proud father to Mary and Luke. His Catholic faith, and brother Drew, led him to Benedictine College where he majored in Political Science. Since 2008, Matt has worked as a private contractor. Matt’s interests include writing, marksmanship, and singing in the choir.
Madeleine graduated from the George Washington University with a B.A. in Early Modern European Studies. She spent two winters in Saskatoon, Canada working on a M.A. in History at the University of Saskatchewan, which she is now wrapping up in the Washington, D.C. area. She works at the Order of Malta Federal Association, supporting their 900-year mission of defending the faith and serving the sick and the poor. Madeleine is passionate about sharing Christ’s love with those in need through volunteering and helps lead a lively Bible study group at her parish. Madeleine has a wonderful boyfriend named Paul, a geologist and a new Catholic, whom she met at GW and followed to the Canadian sub-arctic and back. In her off hours, Madeleine enjoys figure skating, reading classic literature, watching the Washington Nationals, and playing baseball, especially showing off her knee-buckling 12-6 curveball. (Please note: The opinions expressed on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent the view of the Order of Malta.)
Originally from Newport News, Virginia and grown in the burbs of Omaha, Nebraska, Katie is now a housewife, mother, and writer for the Catholic Connection and The Catholic Wife. She went to Benedictine College in Atchison, KS and then married her hero in June of ’08. God has since blessed them with four little ones and she is continually humbled by His abundant blessings to us.
Tim Shaughnessy, PhD
ContributorTim Shaughnessy is a cradle Catholic who began to take his faith seriously after meeting his then-Baptist future wife. She is now the wonderful Catholic mom to his three sons. Tim has undergraduate degrees in economics and political science, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in economics from Florida State. He teaches economics at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, where he is also a faculty advisor for the LSUS Catholic Student Union.