Seattle Catholic Men's Conference
Theme: "Strength for the Battle"
April 24, Saturday 8:15am PDT-3:00pm PDT
Fr. Robert Spitzer S.J.:
Fr. Spitzer is a Catholic Priest in the Jesuit order (Society of Jesus) and is currently the President of the Magis Center and the Spitzer Center. Fr. Spitzer was President of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009. While president, he significantly increased the programs and curricula in faith, ethics, service, and leadership, and led the efforts to build 20 new facilities, increased the student population by 75%, and raised more than $200 million for scholarships and capital projects.
He has made many TV appearances including: Larry King Live (debating Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow), the Today Show (debating on the topic of active euthanasia), The History Channel in “God and The Universe,” a multiple part PBS series “Closer to the Truth,” and the Hugh Hewitt Show. Currently appearing weekly on EWTN in “Father Spitzer’s Universe“.
Fr. Ed White:
Fr. Ed White was born in Deer Lodge, Montana and grew up in the midwest. He came to Seattle to study forestry, but soon discovered ministry as his primary interest. Becoming Catholic in 1980, Fr. Ed began a vocational search that took him through lay ministry, monastic life, and finally diocesan priesthood. He was ordained by Archbishop Brunett in 2005 and has served St. Stephens since 2006. He loves hiking, fishing, and travel. A strong proponent of men's ministry, he has been very supportive of the Seattle Catholic Men's Conference since it began in the Northwest. He serves as the spiritual director to the Iron Sharpens Iron core planning team.
Fr. Nicholas Wichert grew up in Centralia, WA, where his parents currently live. He has four sisters and is number two in the pecking order. Ordained in 2010 as a priest for the Archdiocese of Seattle, he was sent to Tacoma for his first assignment in a cluster of six parishes. He was Pastor at Visitation Parish and School and Holy Rosary Parish and School before coming to St. Brendan Parish and School in 2017. He enjoys playing volleyball, snowboarding; backpacking; reading; spending time with family and friends; board games; card games and food! Fr. Wichert started a men’s ministry at St. Brendan called Barbeque, Beer and Brothers which has been instrumental in having men grow in their faith.