Michael Patrick Barber is Chair of the Graduate School of Biblical Theology at JP Catholic University in San Diego, CA. He has authored scholarly articles for academic journals (including Journal of Biblical Literature and Letter & Spirit) and has published popular level books on the Psalms and the Apocalypse. Barber is a regular on the Catholic speaking circuit, speaking at conferences and parish missions. He resides in San Diego, CA, with his wife, Kimberly. They have four children.
Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as director of youth and young adult ministry for the diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. he is a presenter in Chosen and Altaration and on AscensionPresents.com
Jeff Cavins is the director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of St. Paul–Minneapolis. Over the past several years, he has dedicated his life to developing The Great Adventure, a practical, interactive Catholic Bible Study Program that enables people to understand the chronological flow of Sacred Scripture. Jeff holds a master of arts in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Sarah Christmyer is the editor of the Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study program, author of coauthor of several Great Adventure studies, including The Prophets, and author of The Bible Timeline Guided Journal. Sarah has been a Bible study teacher since 1999 and helped launch Catholic Scripture Study (CSS). She is coauthor of two Bibles studies on Genesis published by Emmaus Road. She lives near Philadelphia with her husband, Mark, and their children.
Thomas Smith has served as the director of the Denver Catholic Biblical and the Denver Catechetical School. Thomas is a repeat guest on EWTN and Catholic radio as well as a sought-after parish mission and conference speaker. Thomas is the presenter of The Prophets: Messengers of God's Mercy and co-author of Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come, two Great Adventure Bible studies.
Dr. Sri is provost and professor theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver and visiting professor at Benedictine College. He is the author and presenter of two Great Adventure studies, A Biblical Walk Through the Mass and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother, as well as numerous books, including The Bible Compass and The New Rosary: Biblical Insights for Praying the Twenty Mysteries.
Sonja Corbitt is an author, presenter, and evangelista. She is the author of the book Unleashed and she writes regularly for Ascension's The Great Adventure Bible Study Blog and in Magnificat magazine. Sonja speaks and teaches around the world about the new evangelization, and offers a radio program, Bible Study Evangelista. She lives in Tennessee with her husband and two children.
Dr. John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He served as a Protestant pastor for four years before entering the Catholic Church in 2001 while pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, specializing in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Since 2004, his primary work has been forming the theology and catechetics majors of Franciscan University in Scripture. A frequent guest on Relevant Radio’s Drew Mariani Show and Sacred Heart Radio’s Son Rise Morning Show, Dr. Bergsma has appeared on EWTN’s The Journey Home and Life on the Rock, and speaks regularly at conferences and parishes nationwide. His popular books include Bible Basics for Catholics and New Testament Basics for Catholics from Ave Maria Press. He and his wife Dawn reside with their eight children in Steubenville, Ohio.