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Brother Louis DeThomasis, FSC, Ph.D., is president emeritus and professor emeritus of interdisciplinary studies at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. He is also a distinguished senior fellow of the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership. Brother Louis served as president of Saint Mary’s from 1984-2005 and as chairman of Christian Brothers Investment Services Global from 2008-2017. His experiences in education, religious life and business have made him a uniquely qualified authority on the integration of the complex and seemingly disparate forces of what he has called the “World of Faith and Finance.” Brother Louis is the recipient of the “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal”; he was installed into the Knighthood of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem; and six universities have conferred upon him doctoral degrees, honoris causa.
Roy Petitfils, MS, LPC, is a Catholic psychotherapist in private practice where he specializes in counseling adolescents. Roy frequently consults with schools, churches and other organizations who seek to effectively reach and influence today’s teens. Prior to starting his own practice, Roy studied ministry and spirituality for five years both in the United States and in Rome, Italy. Roy has worked with young people for the past 25 years as a youth minister, campus minister, teacher, school administrator and school counselor. He wrote an award-winning syndicated column for adults about teens and has published four books, including his latest, What Teens Want You To Know (But Don’t Tell You). Roy has keynoted many national and international conferences, including a 2016 TEDx talk helping adults understand and reach teens.
Sister Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, J.D., Ph.D., is a Sister of Charity of Nazareth who has taught at all levels of Catholic education from elementary through graduate school. For the past 30 years, she has served in a number of administrative roles in Catholic higher education, as well as teaching. Sister Mary Angela is considered to be an expert on Catholic education and the law in the United States. She has been named one of the 25 most influential persons in Catholic education, and in April 2016, she received the National Catholic Educational Association’s J. Albert Kong Merit Award, which is given to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to Catholic education. Sister Mary Angela currently serves at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, as a senior distinguished fellow.