The Bloggers

David Gilbert

david-aboutDynamic, authentic and passionate: David writes on a wide variety of topics relating to the faith, family, men, etc.

He is happily married and has three children and counting.

David has been featured on the follow Catholic stations:

  • Radio Maria’s show “From the Rooftops” with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers.
  •’s “Mic’d Up” with Michael Voris.
  • Vericast Network on their flagship program “Vericast” with Tim Haines and Wilson Orihuela.
  • Radio Teopoli’s Fr. Bill Trusz show with Al Smith.

Sandra Walfisz

Sandra was raised in a devout Catholic family and is currently working as a Registered Massage Therapist. She first started deepening her faith when she went on her first Youth Teams of Our Lady (YTOL) retreat in highschool. Since then she has been very involved with the movement and is an active member of the National Secretariat Team. Sandra has also found a new outlet of her faith in music and is currently working on her first Praise and Worship album called “Stronghold”. She enjoys reaching out to youth and women, connecting with them through sharing her witness and music. Recently she joined forces with 3 of her close friends and together started a Women’s Ministry called “Catholic Women’s Group”, with the goal to create a sisterhood of strong and faith driven Catholic Women.

Sandra tries to live every moment with a positive and joyful light, and is always looking for new ways to deepen her faith. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and baking, or relaxing with a good book and a cup of coffee.

Patrick Sullivan

patrick-sullivanPatrick is a full time speaker and evangelistt who challenges others to bring their heads and hearts together in the new evangelization. He loves the Church, Her Scriptures and Tradition, and the kind of culture that these produce. You can watch Patrick on Youtube or listen to any one of his many inspiring talks on CD by going to . Patrick and his wife, Kyla reside in Ontario with their six beautiful children.

Tanya Granic Allen

Tanya Granic Allen is a writer, blogger, speaker, and media commentator. She has been active in politics for over twenty years in the municipal, provincial, national and international level. Tanya was the founding director of Campaign Life Coalition Youth. Responding to the call for a strong international family voice, Tanya has participated at numerous United Nations conferences with a focus on life and family issues.

As a speaker and media commentator, Tanya has addressed crowds from twenty to 20,000, and has appeared on several media outlets including CBC, CTV, Global, City TV, Sun News, and EWTN.

Tanya also advises various organizations including Catholic Civil Rights League of Canada, and Campaign Life Coalition. In 2014, Tanya was invested as Dame of Magistral Grace in The Order of Malta.

Tanya resides in Toronto with her husband and their four young children.

Gregory Watson

greg_watsonGregory Watson is an artist and occasional speaker who lives in Hamilton, ON with his wife, Melissa.  He converted to Catholicism in 2004 after discovering the richness of the truth and beauty of the Church while studying for Protestant ministry. He seeks to share the beauty of the faith that he’s discovered through his art and apologetic and spiritual writings for Catholic Chapter House, and his own blog,

Catherine Spada

Catherine C. Spada is a Public Middle School educator currently loving her new role as a full-time mom to a budding toddler girl and new born baby boy. Her and her husband Carmen reside outside of Toronto.

Catherine’s favourite time of prayer is the quiet solitude of the early mornings when the world is fast asleep and the coffee is hot. She enjoys speaking on all things faith related and sharing the beauty of the Catholic faith through her blog entitled Sacred Sharings for The Soul.

Kennedy Hall

Kennedy is a husband and father of 3.  A Prodigal Son who came back to the Faith in his early twenties, he approaches the Faith with a convert’s zeal.  Passionate about masculine virtue, Kennedy is a high school teacher, rugby coach and player, and infatuated with the works of G.K. Chesterton.  In his opinion, plentiful amounts of strong coffee, his Nonna’s lasagna and Trappist Beer are clear signs that God really does love us.

His writings will generally focus on how the Faith, ethics, and matters of politics collide.

You can reach Kennedy and read more of his writings at .

Lawrence Lam

Lawrence-2-smallThe catalyst for Lawrence’s faith life began in high school with solid theology and philosophy education at St. Michael’s College School, run at the time by the Basilian Fathers. Since then over the years at the University of Waterloo, he has used his talents and skills to do his part for the Church and the culture wars including launching, writing and playing music with Critical Mass, and getting involved in student politics with the University of Waterloo Federation of Students. His interest in apologetics has been a key asset in developing and defending his faith.

More recently he has taken a keen interest in the Liturgy, especially the relationships between the Extraordinary and Ordinary forms of the mass. He is one of the senior servers on the liturgy committee at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Seattle. By day he is a Software Engineer in the Seattle area.

His writings on Serviam Ministries will span apologetics, culture, catholic life and the liturgy.

Michael Smolders

Michael Smolders and his wife, Donna, are the parents of 5 boys and 1 girl.  Michael returned to the Roman Catholic Church in 2014 after spending 20 years looking for truth in other religions and philosophies. The gift of faith combined with the reasonableness and beauty of Catholic tradition brought him home to the One True Faith.  He is an advocate for the Traditional Latin Mass, an avid reader of philosophy and theology.  His zeal leads him to share his faith and thoughts through talks, writing and personal relationships.  He is a volunteer with the Rosary Apostolate and Knights of Columbus.  Michael is a small business owner, baseball coach and community organizer.

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