THE ILLINOIS TEAM
Tim Glemkowski has served in various roles in evangelization including teaching high school theology, youth and young adult ministry at a parish, and as a director of evangelization and catechesis. He double-majored in theology and philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville and has his Master's in Theology from the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. A sought-after speaker, Tim is passionate about seeing the Church renewed through forming disciples. His favorite thing to do is to be in the outdoors with his wife Magdalene and their two young children.
Chicagoland Area Director
Jonathan is the Director of Catechesis & Evangelization for Saint Paul the Apostle Parish in Gurnee, IL where he leads a team doing ministry from womb to tomb. Jonathan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theology from Silver Lake College and a Master's Degree in Religious Education with an emphasis in Youth and Young Adult Ministry from Fordham University.
Rockford Area Director
Jason Theobald has been a full time Director of Youth Ministry for the past 5 years, the last 3 at St. Mary's Parish in Huntley, IL. Along with that, he has worked for 7 summers as a facilitator for the Franciscan LEAD Outreach Program of the Steubenville Youth Conference, being a LEAD Director the past 4 summers. He graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and History, and while at Franciscan University he engaged in various ministry roles both on campus and in outreach off campus through the university. Jason is most proud, though, of his beautiful wife Sarah and his newborn son, Noah.
Parish Mission Team (Worship Leader)
Paul Vogrinc is a worship leader, speaker and performer in the greater Chicagoland area. His debut album, Return to Grace (2008) is a transparent view into Paul’s deep spirituality and his passion for Christ. Return to Grace captures a sound that offers a joyous blend of Coldplay and G.K. Chesterton. Genre-obsessed fans have described Paul's anthemic melodies as "British-Pop meets The Vatican. His passion is pursuing God and his beautiful wife, Janell with whom he has two sons, John Paul and Leo Francis.
Parish Mission Team
Nic Frank has been reaching youth all around the country for nearly a decade. Nic serves as a youth minister with Adore Ministries and has worked hard to bring the New Evangelization to different youth programs in Texas, Louisiana, and currently, in Rockford, Illinois. When Nic is not working with teenagers he is serving his "Domestic Church" alongside his beautiful wife and daughter.
Fr. Chris DiTomo
Father Chris DiTomo is a priest for the Diocese of Rockford and the pastor of St. Gall's Church in Elburn, IL. Father DiTomo has his STB in Theology from University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary and was ordained in 2011. Before coming to St. Gall's, he served as a parochial vicar at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Crystal Lake and St. Bridget's in Loves Park.
THE DALLAS TEAM
Dallas Area Director
Katie Woolums met Jesus at a high school retreat while growing up in Connecticut. Wanting to work in ministry, she then went on to get her BA in Theology from St. Anselm College and her MA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame through the ECHO program that pairs master's course work in theology with practical evangelization experience over two years. Since 2013, Katie has been living in Texas and working in parish ministry. She loves to hike, run, read, and beat her husband at board games. Katie and her husband Blake just moved (are moving) to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to be closer to family.
THE TWIN CITIES TEAM
Twin Cities Area Director
Sharon Wilson and her husband Dave and live in Faribault, MN. They have two adult children; Courtney and Gabe. Her previous positions in ministry include as Director of Mission and Communication and Director of Evangelization at Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. She also worked for 8 years as the Respect Life Coordinator for the Archdiocese. She has been a WINE: Women In the New Evangelization Specialist since it’s founding in 2014! She writes for WINE and Catholic Hotdish and is a Catholic speaker at various retreats and events. She currently serves at Bethlehem Academy Catholic High School as the Director of Advancement. As you can tell, she enjoys fresh new challenges and can’t wait to see what her work with L’Ato will bring! You can find more from her at sharonagneswilson.com.
THE CINCY / NKY TEAM
Cincy/NKY Area Director
Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Charles fell in love with Christ and the Church during his high school years through a radical encounter with Christ in the Eucharist. He has a passion for sharing the Gospel and especially the universal call to holiness. He graduated from Franciscan University and is currently pursuing his MA in Theology from the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. Since college graduation, Charles has worked as a Chastity speaker, Theology teacher and campus minister. Currently Charles serves the Pastoral Associate at St. Thomas Parish in Kentucky. He married in his wife, Kaitlin, in June, 2012. They have three beautiful daughters.
THE WICHITA TEAM
Wichita Area Director
Jackie Arnold feels blessed to have had her faith nurtured in the Wichita diocese as a lifelong native. She graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a BA in Humanities and Catholic Culture, and completed her MA in Theology from Newman University. She has worked as an adjunct philosophy instructor, DRE, and catechist, as well as a speaker at the Spiritual Life Center and throughout the diocese. Her textbook on vocations will be available from Ave Maria Press in 2019. Jackie and her husband Joel, a Catholic school principal, are raising 5 rambunctious children. She is excited to bring L'Alto's vision of forming missionary disciples to Wichita parishes!