Dr. Kevin Ranaghan
South Bend, United States
Kevin Ranaghan and his wife, Dorothy, heard about a new work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of some friends at Duquesne University. In March, 1967, they were both baptized in the Holy Spirit. In 1969 the Ranaghans published Catholic Pentecostals, the first book detailing the history of the Catholic Pentecostal movement and its theological ramifications.
Dr. Ranaghan is an ordained Roman Catholic deacon and a founding member of the People of Praise, an ecumenical, Christian covenant community. He has held numerous positions in service to the charismatic renewal to include being a principal organizer of the 1977 Ecumenical Conference in Kansas City. He and Dorothy have six children and 12 grandchildren.
New Charismatic Churches
John, along with his wife Carol, are the Founding Pastors of Catch the Fire (formerly known as the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship) and oversee the Partners in Harvest Network of Churches. They are noted for their ministry of Revival in the context of the Father’s saving and restoring love.
John is known for his teachings on the Father’s Love, Grace and Forgiveness and the Holy Spirit's power. He continues to impart wise counsel and provides a strong framework for those who want to see the power of God manifest in their church
New Charismatic Churches
Dr. Bruno Ierullio
Bruno has been at Catch the Fire Toronto (formerly TACF) since 1989, and his wife Naomi since 1993 when they were married. Bruno and Naomi joined the pastoral team with the purpose of developing a Catch the Fire campus in Newmarket, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area.
Through the years, Bruno and Naomi have been saturated in the core values of Catch the Fire and learned God's heart for His people. Bruno and Naomi are graduates of St. Stephen's University, where they met. Bruno is a graduate from Tyndale Seminary and received his doctorate from Wagner Leadership Institute. Bruno enjoys teaching on the Father Heart of God, while Naomi enjoys speaking about hope and God's destiny. Bruno and Naomi enjoy leading cells and raising leaders through mentoring. Bruno and Naomi have 5 beautiful children.
Damian is the founder of Cor et Lumen Christi community, a Catholic, charismatic, and contemplative community with a Eucharistic heart. He has been privileged to preach all around the world and the Lord in His mercy has accompanied this preaching with demonstrations of His power through healings and miracles.
Damian passionately believes that God wants to bring all people into a deep and personal relationship with Jesus and live in the power of the Holy Spirit. He believes that they might inherit the promises of the Gospel for a miraculous and glorious life, becoming the light of the world.
Fr. Timothy Cremeens
Wilkes Barre, United States
Father Timothy became the Pastor and Dean of Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Wilkes Barre in 2014. Originally from an Evangelical and Pentecostal-Charismatic background, Fr. Timothy has taught Bible and Church History at several universities and seminaries.
He has served as a spiritual advisor to the Orthodox Christian Fellowship college ministry, a Hospice Chaplain and the Director of the Washburn House Hospice Residential Center. He is a member of the Orthodox Theological Society of America, the Society for Pentecostal Studies, the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Christian Churches Gathered and a board member of the International Fellowship of the Communities of Jesus.
Bishop Eduardo Nevares
Phoenix, United States
Bishop Nevares was named Auxiliary Bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix and was ordained on July 19, 2010. He is committed to "Serve The Lord with Gladness".
He hails from Texas, being born in San Antonio, and raised in Houston. Eduardo left his parents and his three brothers and one sister to enter seminary at the age of 14. As a Missionary Priest, he has travelled the world over, and served the People of God through his Preaching and Sacramental ministry in English, Spanish and French.
Matteo, together with his wife Giovanna, founded the Community of Jesus. The Community is committed to a three-fold ministry of worship, the reconciliation of Christians, and evangelism. It was significantly shaped by input from two men, Leo Cardinal Suenens and David du Plessis.
The work of reconciliation has led Matteo to minister in an international context, co-operating with many ecumenical organizations. Matteo has served as Vice-President of the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services and President of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships. In 2008 he was appointed as a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.
Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer
Savannah, United States
Bishop Hartmayer was ordained as the 14th Bishop of Savannah on October 18, 2011. Previously, he spent fifteen years in pastoral care in Atlanta and many years as an educator. He is supportive of the work of the Alleluia Community in his diocese.
Growing up in Buffalo as one of four children of John and Sally Hartmayer, he attended Catholic schools. Bishop Hartmayer joined the Conventual Franciscan Friars in 1969 and professed his solemn vows in 1973. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1979.
New Charismatic Churches
Giovanni is the Pastor of the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation. He has an apostolic ministry to a network of churches in Italy and in the Central African Republic.
With an appetite for the harmony and the eminence of the Body of Christ, he is an inventor of the negotiation between the Evangelicals and the Catholic Charismatics.
United Anglican Church
Bishop Sean Larkin
Bishop Sean Larkin is Archbishop of the United Anglican Church Province II, which was formed in 2002. The mission of the United Anglican Church is to live out the ancient faith of the Church built on the faith of the Apostolic Church, empowered by the Spirit, with a heart for reaching the hurting and the lost with the Gospel of Christ.
In 2010, Bishop Larkin helped to establish the Anglican expression of the Community of Jesus founded by Matteo Calisi. He and his wife, Gill, actively pursue reconciliation and dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church. They reside in Woking, England.
Augusta, United States
Bob Garrett is the overall coordinator of the Alleluia Community, an ecumenical, covenant community located in Augusta, Georgia. He serves as secretary/organizer of the Charismatic Leaders Fellowship—a long standing ecumenical fellowship of charismatic leaders from many denominations—whose purpose is to provide a forum to discuss various topics that impact the Renewal and to promote unity.
Bob is involved locally, nationally and internationally as a speaker/leader who promotes unity and reconciliation within the Body of Christ. He and his wife, Sue, have five children and four grandchildren., and are members of the Vineyard Church.
Rabbi Boris Grisenko
Boris Grisenko has been the Senior Rabbi (pastor) of KJMC (Kiev Jewish Messianic Congregation) from the very beginning. Rabbi Boris is also the Vice Chairman of the Ukrainian Interchurch Council and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Theology from Christian Life School of Theology.
Within the Congregation, he initiated forms of ministry that were somewhat unusual for religious communities at the time, such as clubs, coffee rooms, outdoor Shabbats (Saturday services) and concerts devoted to biblical holidays. For the first time ever, KJMC began to regularly use original Jewish music that had been developed in the territory of Ukraine in the 18th and 19th centuries during their Shabbat services to praise God. Thousands of people have repented over the years that the Congregation has been at work thanks to these services. He and his wife, Ganna, live in Kiev.
Donna R. Ballard
Dallas, United States
As Director of Outreach for TJCII, Donna works across denominational and international lines in over 29 countries. TJCII is directed by leaders of historic and contemporary churches working for nearly 20 years with Messianic Jewish leaders, together pursing the unity that will precede Yeshua’s return (John 17).
Donna’s outreach work is informed by a diverse background of leadership in the church (pastoral, management); politics (Sudan Peace Act, elected official); generational and personal lifetime involvement with Israel and the Jewish people. She lives in Dallas, Texas and is a member of Baruch HaShem Messianic Synagogue.
She and her late husband have four children and their spouses, and 11 grandchildren who joyfully fill any spare time.