Missionary Team Members

Missionary Team / Members

MISSION TEAMS

Our missionaries are laymen and women some of whom have given up theircareers to live and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you would like a Good News International missionary to come to your parish, prayer group, or organization, please call the numbers below for additional information.

MISSION TEAM MEMBERS

 

Bill Wegner (bio)

Bill Wegner is a former businessman, community leader and elected official from Monmouth County, NJ. Bill and his wife Cheryl are founders of the New Jersey Good News School of Evangelization. He is a conference speaker and has conducted over 300 parish missions and retreats throughout the United States, Ireland, and Belize, Central America since 1995. Bill teaches that we are all called to share the love of Christ especially with our enemies and those who are excluded in our society. Bill and his wife live in Howell NJ. They have four children and ten grandchildren.

 Brent Heiser

Brent Heiser is a former business owner who converted to the Catholic faith in 1990. In 1995, he entered into ministry full time and is now president of Good News Ministries of NC. He has traveled in the United States, Ireland, Africa and Central America, conducting over 300 parish missions including schools of evangelization, conferences and retreats during the last eight years. Brent shares his conversion story and explores our role as laypeople in evangelization and our call to holiness. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children and five grand children; they live in Durham, NC.

John Schweisthal

John has been a full-time Catholic Lay Missionary for 15 years.  Before John entered full-time ministry, he had his own investment management firm.  John has visited over 400 parishes helping Christians discover God's desire to heal their hearts as they learn to receive and give more of the love of Jesus.

Brian Casey

Brian was a successful attorney and salesman when he discovered the true meaning of the love message.  He has been conducting missions and schools of evangelization for 15 years.  He is a gentle and prayerful man who shares his experience on how to follow Jesus by teaching from his book, "Our Walk in His footsteps."  For the past eight years, Brian and his wife, Peggy, have been ministering to couples through retreats, workshops and missions.  Brian and peggy live in Seattle.  they have three adult children and one grandchild.

Ana Maria Garcia

Going through a serious illness has made Ana Maria sympathetic to the suffering of others. She witnesses to the healing power of Gods love and mercy. She has spoken at parish missions, conferences, retreats, communion breakfasts, womens groups, prayer meetings, revivals, workshops, and Life in the Spirit seminars. Ana Maria is the mother of three children, grandmother of two, and a parishioner of the Church of St. Luke in Toms River, New Jersey. She has worked with her husband, Ramon, on the parish evangelization team, led bible studies, and is a Lector, Cantor and Eucharistic Minister.

Peter Grandich

Peter Grandich is our Fundraising Director and is also in charge of Special Events for Good News International. Peter, his wife Mary, and daughter, Tara, live in Freehold, NJ.

Peter is the president and founder of Trinity Financial, Sports & Entertainment Management Co., LLC., a Christian-based firm that provides investment advice and financial services. After a profound conversion to Jesus and His Catholic Church, Peter has dedicated his life to the Lord and to helping Good News Ministries.

Molly Kelly

Molly Kelly is an internationally renowned speaker and author, and mother of eight children and 15 grandchildren. She began speaking out on behalf of the unborn after her husband, Jim was killed in a sledding accident and she was left to raise their eight children, ages 12 years to 14 months old. Molly has already spoken to over a million people, and has traveled to Australia, England, Wales, Medjugorje, and Rome, Italy where she addressed 5000 priests gathered there for a world-wide priests' retreat. Molly has been awarded four honorary Doctorates and the Papal Cross from Pope John Paul II.

Genevieve Kowalski

Genevieve, mother of two and grandmother of five. Her focus is on the Holy Scripture through which she leads her listeners to the discovery of how unique they are and how very much they are loved by God our Father and Jesus our Savior. Her spirit-filled and interactive workshops for women include topics ranging from How to be a Catholic Christian Womanto What Can be Learned from the Good and the BadWomen of the Bible.She leads bible studies in her parish, Sacred Heart of Dover, New Jersey in the Paterson Diocese.

Irma Rodriguez

In the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Irma Rodriguez has served as an adult formation teacher, young adult minister, retreat leader, Eucharistic Minister, Evangelization Coordinator and Hispanic Task Force member for the past 11 years. She serves the Church at large and shares her life experiences as a witness of God's love for us in all the circumstances of our lives. Irma is a proud wife, mother of two, and grandmother of five.