Meet Our Team

Staff

In response to an invitation by the Holy Spirit and fueled by your prayers, our full-time staff is on a mission to renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

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Tim Glemkowski

Tim Glemkowski

Executive Director

Prior to joining the National Eucharistic Congress team, Tim Glemkowski served in the Archbishop’s Office for the Archdiocese of Denver as the Director of Strategy, helping to set up the archdiocese for a time of apostolic mission. He also authored Made for Mission: Renewing Your Parish Culture, which was released in Fall 2019 through Our Sunday Visitor. Tim is the founder and former president of L’Alto Catholic Institute and Revive Parishes. He is an international speaker who has also consulted for many organizations, dioceses, and parishes. His writing has appeared in numerous print and web-based theological and catechetical publications. Tim and his wife, Maggie, live in Littleton, CO, with their three young children.

Cande de Leon

Cande de Leon

Chief Advancement Officer

Prior to joining the National Eucharistic Congress planning team in October 2022, Cande was the first Executive Director of the Office of Mission Advancement for the Diocese of Phoenix, AZ. He led a team committed to advancing the mission of Christ through stewardship, evangelization, and disciple formation. Cande has a unique blend of business acumen and ministry experience with proven strategies in teaching mission advancement through capital campaigns, annual appeals, and parish stewardship. He has received international recognition with several awards from the International Catholic Stewardship Council and is often requested to give missions and workshops throughout the nation. Cande served in the U.S. Marine Corps, graduated from Texas A&M—Corpus Christi with a BBA, earned a Master of Arts with Holy Apostles Seminary & College in Theology for Sacred Scripture in CT, and an MBA from Grantham University in AR. Cande and his wife, Rosemary, have four daughters and a new son-in-law.

Maggie Lennon

Maggie Lennon

Engagement Manager

Maggie is a graduate of Benedictine College where she studied accounting and finance. At first, she found herself on a path toward corporate America, but her faith drew her to work in advancement for St. Benedict’s Abbey. She then proceeded to broaden her skills at a marketing firm in the greater Chicago area. Her love for Jesus in the Eucharist, paired with her background in development and marketing, prepared her perfectly to accept the role of Engagement Manager for the Congress.

Joel Stepanek

Joel Stepanek

Chief Mission Officer

Joel Stepanek is responsible for guiding the teams that empower and energize the grassroots efforts of the Eucharistic Revival. He has served in a variety of ministry and leadership roles, including as a parish youth minister, RCIA team member, and Vice President of Parish Services at Life Teen. Joel is an author and speaker who is passionate about helping people encounter Jesus Christ and sending them out on mission. He earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University—Global and a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Fordham University. Joel is an avid Spartan-racer and home cook who enjoys spending time with his wife, Colleen, and three children in Phoenix, AZ.

Molly Judd

Molly Judd

Director of Content

After graduating from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, Molly interned with the Holy See’s delegation to the United Nations—Caritas Internationalis—in Geneva, Switzerland. While at the U.N., she was further convicted of the sanctity and dignity of every human person. Molly has worked with various apostolates serving the Church’s mission at diocesan, national, and international levels, supporting pro-life and religious freedom efforts. As part of the National Eucharistic Congress team, she is continually converted and revived by encountering the Person of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Kris Frank

Kris Frank

Senior Director of Strategy and Outreach

Prior to joining the National Eucharistic Congress team, Kris served as a Director of Youth Ministry at the parish level and more recently as the Vice President of Vagabond Missions. Kris has also been privileged to travel around the country, sharing the Gospel with teens and adults at retreats, camps, conferences, and parish missions. Over the years, he has contributed to various evangelical and catechetical writing projects and publications. In 2020, Kris published his first book, Hope Always: An Anchor for Life’s Storms. He is a graduate of Franciscan University, where he also serves as an adjunct professor of Catechetics. Kris lives in Steubenville, Ohio, with his wife, Grace, and their five children.

Jaime Reyna

Jaime Reyna

Event Lead

Before joining the National Eucharistic Congress team, Jaime was the Director of the Offices of Family Life, Youth Ministry, Social Ministry, and Multicultural Ministry at the Diocese of Corpus Christi. His sixteen years of service to the Diocese of Corpus Christi were preceded by five years in the seminary. With a background of serving in many ministries, he is humbled to share his gifts and talents in this effort to do God’s work. His passion for leading others to Christ inspires him to go where Christ leads him. Jaime volunteers in various roles at his parish, has been a member of the Adoración Nocturna ministry for eighteen years, and has two beautiful daughters.

Dana Frerich

Dana Frerich

Executive Assistant

Dana comes to the National Eucharistic Congress from a background of teaching in Catholic schools. Her love for the Church and the Eucharist has led her to this position, and she is so pleased to be a small part of this enormous movement in our Church. She is inspired by Saint Teresa of Calcutta’s words, “We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.”

Tanner Kalina

Tanner Kalina

Eucharistic Missionary

Prior to joining the National Eucharistic Congress team, Tanner Kalina served as a FOCUS missionary. He is the co-creator of the Saints Alive podcast, which tells the stories of the saints to tens of thousands of families across the world. He is an international speaker who has shared the Gospel with ministries such as Ascension Presents, EWTN, FOCUS, NET, and many others. He chases holiness in his day-to-day, failing frequently but continuing constantly. Tanner and his wife currently live in Denver, Colorado.

Dave Moore

Dave Moore

Director of Music and Liturgy

Dave Moore is a joy-filled disciple who seeks to honor God through his music, ministry, and family. A devoted singer-songwriter, producer, and liturgist, Dave puts the bride of Christ before his artistic ambitions.

Dave and his wife, Lauren, are the founders of Catholic Music Initiative, a non-profit apostolate that creates beautiful and singable music for Mass. Their work strives to build a bridge between contemporary and traditional isles, while summoning engagement and enlivening the hearts of the faithful to enter into full union with God in the Mass.

Dave’s deepest desire is to see a unified church, where the Eucharistic Lord has primacy of place in the hearts of the faithful—rightly honored, adored, and worshiped. Dave resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Lauren, and their daughter.

Staff

In response to an invitation by the Holy Spirit and fueled by your prayers, our full-time staff is on a mission to renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
Click on the images below to learn more about our team.
Tim Glemkowski
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Cande de Leon
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Maggie Lennon
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Joel Stepanek
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Molly Judd
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Kris Frank
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Dana Frerich
Jaime
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Tanner
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Bishops Advisory Group

Chairman
Bishop Andrew Cozzens
Diocese of Crookston
Archbishop Samuel Aquila
Archdiocese of Denver
Archbishop Leonard Blair
Archdiocese of Hartford
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Archbishop William Lori
Archdiocese of Baltimore
Archbishop Joseph Naumann
Archdiocese of Kansas City
Archbishop Charles Thompson
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Bishop Robert Barron
Diocese of Winona-Rochester
Bishop Arturo Cepeda
Archdiocese of Detroit (Auxiliary)
Bishop Gerardo Colacicco
Archdiocese of New York (Auxiliary)
Bishop Thomas A. Daly
Diocese of Spokane
Bishop Enrique Delgado
Archdiocese of Miami (Auxiliary)
Bishop Daniel E. Flores
Diocese of Brownsville
Bishop Francis Kalabat
Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle USA
Bishop Robert Lombardo
Archdiocese of Chicago (Auxiliary)
Bishop Steven Lopes
Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
Bishop David Malloy
Diocese of Rockford
Bishop Kevin Rhoades
Diocese of Fort Wayne–South Bend
Bishop Mark Spalding
Diocese of Nashville

Board of Directors

Board Chairman
Bishop Andrew Cozzens
Bishop of Crookston, MN
Vice Chairman of the Board
Archbishop Charles Thompson
Archbishop of Archdiocese of Indianapolis, IN
Board Member
Archbishop José Gomez
Archbishop of Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA
Board Member
Bishop Gerardo Colacicco
Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of New York, NY
Board Member & USCCB Liaison
Bishop Daniel Flores
Bishop of Diocese of Brownsville, TX
Board Member
Bishop Kevin Rhoades
Bishop of Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN
Board Member
Therese Coons
Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis, MN
Board Member
Tim Gray
President and Founder of Augustine Institute
Board Treasurer
Jason Shanks
President of Our Sunday Visitor Institute
Board Member
Maureen Stern
Archdiocese of Milwaukee, WI