Fr Mark, our 2015 Conference Speaker returns to lead the retreat! Fr Mark is a member of the Companions of the Cross, a new order of priests based in Ottawa, Ontario. He grew up in the town of Pembroke, in the Ottawa Valley. He joined the Companions of the Cross, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2002 at the age of 26. He served as director of admissions for the Companions of the Cross and served as Chaplain to the Catholic students at York University in Toronto. He is currently the Director of the Catholic Charismatic Center in Houston, Texas. Fr Mark is also part of the Food for Life Television Ministry.

Jay Flunker is a Catholic Charismatic lay teacher. He belongs to the Catholic Charismatic Center evangelization team in Houston where he sometimes leads the Faith in the Fire retreat. He has been an assistant Chaplain for the Harris County jail for three years. For the past 18 years, he has been a successful business owner. In his personal time, he enjoys being a marathon runner and an Ironman Triathelete.