Fr. Thuan V. Hoàng, JCL, San Francisco, CA
Fr. Hoang was born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. He obtained a Licentiate of Canon Law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He has served at the parishes of St. Cecilia, St. Philip the Apostle, Most Holy Redeemer and Church of the Visitacion. He also serves at the Office of the Tribunal and is Vicar for Vietnamese Ministry.
Fr. Ken Barker, MGL
Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn (Australia)
Fr. Ken was ordained in 1974 at age 25 and received his Ph.D. in Religious Education at Catholic University of America in 1980. He was Baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1983. Since that time, he is widely used in the charismatic renewal for preaching, formation, and leadership, especially with young people.
Fr. Ken is the founder of "Missionaries of God's Love" (MGL) priests and brothers, a new charismatic congregation, dedicated to the new evangelization under grace of the new Pentecost. There are Mission locations across Australia, as well as in Philippines and Indonesia. He is also the Co-founder of MGL sisters who move under the same charism.
He is the founder of the "Young Men of God" movement, bringing young men to experience new life and maturity under the grace of the Renewal. He is the Director of the "Disciples of Jesus Light to the Nations" pilgrimage and of annual Summer Schools of Evangelization for young people in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Since 1983, he is a member of the International Council of Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community. Additionally, he is a member of the Australian National Service of Communion for the charismatic renewal and was a member of the earlier NSC of the charismatic renewal since mid-1980s.
He is also the author of many popular spiritual books including Becoming Fire, Amazing Love, Young Men Rise Up, Alive in the Spirit , Fire to the Earth, Go set the world on Fire, Mary: Disciple and Mother, The Our Father, Way of Jesus, The Wonder of the Eucharist and Eternity.