Catholic Creatives

100. Creative Conflict and YouTube Fame: Katherine Cimorelli

100. Creative Conflict and YouTube Fame: Katherine Cimorelli

Katherine Cimorelli is a singer, writer, and one-sixth of the group Cimorelli, a band she and her sisters started which gained popularity on YouTube and now releases original music. She tells Anthony the lessons she’s learned...

99. How to Sprout Idea Seeds: Cory Heimann

99. How to Sprout Idea Seeds: Cory Heimann

“Beauty will save the world, but no one will die if you make something that sucks.”With his ever-important words of wisdom, Cory Heimann is back on this special live episode of the podcast, recorded during the New Renaissance Festival in March 2019. Cory is the founder and creative director of...

98.  Surviving Scandal and Finding Healing: Ryan Boh

98. Surviving Scandal and Finding Healing: Ryan Boh

Ryan Boh is a product manager and analyst for a premier global marketing agency, as well as one of the pioneers of Brand$tanding, an improv-comedy-slash-startup-pitch card game (and yes, it’s as crazy as it sounds). In this...

97. The Heroes and Villains Within Us: Fabiola Garza

97. The Heroes and Villains Within Us: Fabiola Garza

Fabiola Garza is a character artist with Disney Creative Group, where she illustrates characters for Disney Theme Park merchandise. She also wrote and illustrated A Boy Who Became Pope, a book about the life of St. John Paul...

95. Christian Movies (Usually) Suck: Laina Barakat

95. Christian Movies (Usually) Suck: Laina Barakat

Independent film director, writer, and producer Laina Barakat knew from an early age that “Christian movies” just weren’t cutting it. She shares her journey of making films that actually move hearts. Laina tells the story of...

93. Let Your Voice Ring Out: Ike Ndolo

93. Let Your Voice Ring Out: Ike Ndolo

Singer, songwriter, and worship leader Ike Ndolo released his third album, “Shine,” in 2018. He and Marcellino discuss what makes this album different — both in sound and in story. Ike shares how he’s rewritten his self-image to better reflect God’s view of him, sharing stories of his father’s love...

92. JPII Fought Nazis with Theater: Cole Matson

92. JPII Fought Nazis with Theater: Cole Matson

Cole Matson, PhD, is the programming associate for the Sheen Center in NYC, and serves New York Catholic artists through retreats and community initiatives. He and Marcellino discuss his story: captivated by narratives, Cole...

91. Resurrection Happens Everywhere: Santonio Hill

91. Resurrection Happens Everywhere: Santonio Hill

Santonio Hill coordinates urban outreach for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and on this episode, he shares his big dreams for creating spaces where everyone belongs. Santonio tells Marcellino his wild journey — including the...

90. The Purpose of Profit: Chris Pesigan

90. The Purpose of Profit: Chris Pesigan

Christopher Pesigan didn’t initially consider himself a “creative,” but as the Chief Operating Officer of Player’s Health, a sports risk management platform, he has learned that creative ideas need accounting and operations as...

89. A Rebel Heart's Wrecked Plans: Jill Simons

89. A Rebel Heart's Wrecked Plans: Jill Simons

Jill Simons is the founder and creative director of Pink Salt Riot, a Catholic women’s lifestyle brand that definitely wasn’t part of “the plan.” On this episode, she and Marcellino discuss the plans God wrecked to make way for...

88. Write the Unspoken: Amanda Vernon and Fr. Matt Fase

88. Write the Unspoken: Amanda Vernon and Fr. Matt Fase

Amanda Vernon and Fr. Matt Fase, CSC, co-authored When God Wrecks Your Romance, the unlikely story of two people who fall in love but are (spoiler alert) ultimately called to different vocations. Their conversation with Anthony...

87. The Why of Our Lives: Wesley Bancroft

87. The Why of Our Lives: Wesley Bancroft

Wesley Bancroft believes that everyone deserves to know what they believe. On a mission to help companies discover their beliefs and operate more authentically, he shares the philosophy behind his work: knowing our “why” halts...

86. Lessons from a Megachurch: Jake Brown

86. Lessons from a Megachurch: Jake Brown

Freelance filmmaker Jake Brown joins Anthony on the podcast to explain how college party marketing and megachurch video production led him to where he is today. As he tells his story, Jake shares the lessons he learned from...

85. Love, the Master Communicator: David Calavitta

85. Love, the Master Communicator: David Calavitta

This week, David Calavitta shares his thoughts on creativity and communication. As Life Teen’s Director of Design and Marketing, he has learned how to take every opportunity to communicate a message and make it extraordinary....

84. Bringing Humanity Back to Marketing: Dave Plisky

84. Bringing Humanity Back to Marketing: Dave Plisky

This week we chat with Dave Plisky, the Director of Marketing and Digital at DeSales Media Group who thought marketing was kind of bogus back in college. Along with stories of his forays into Quidditch and flute playing, he...

83. A Beautiful Rebellion: Dr. Johannes Hartl

83. A Beautiful Rebellion: Dr. Johannes Hartl

Dr. Johannes Hartl, founder of the 24/7 prayer house Gebetshaus, breaks all the stereotypes: he grew up as a hippie/punk who admired the Church’s beauty; he’s a Catholic creating prayer experiences in ecumenical spaces; and he...

82. Catholic Indiana Jones: Ryan Thomas

82. Catholic Indiana Jones: Ryan Thomas

Meet the guy who recorded a ten-minute voice memo describing his work for his mom. And, despite his best efforts, she’s still a little confused. Ryan Thomas describes the basketball camp conversion that set him on his life’s...

81. Living Undivided: Jeff Schiefelbein

81. Living Undivided: Jeff Schiefelbein

Jeff Schiefelbein and Marcellino talk about Jeff’s life of business building, risk taking, and culture shaping. His life is story-worthy: not only is he currently the Chief Culture Officer of 5, an energy advisory firm, but...

80. Live in the Light: Anna Carter

80. Live in the Light: Anna Carter

Anna Carter, co-founder of the Eden Invitation, talks with Marcellino about the sense of adventure and community that defined her childhood—through books, family life, and her home parish—and has accompanied her throughout her...

79. Business as Ministry: Tony Vasinda

79. Business as Ministry: Tony Vasinda

In this episode, Tony Vasinda of Project YM tells Anthony the origin stories of Catholic Beard Balm and his up-and-coming card game Brandstanding. Tony explores the common threads uniting all of his projects and work: doing...

78. Unleash the Edmundo: Edmundo Reyes

78. Unleash the Edmundo: Edmundo Reyes

This week, Anthony sits down with Edmundo Reyes, the Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Detroit, and (with some fancy microphones) they chat about Edmundo’s missionary enthusiasm. They talk about the retreat...

77. From Costco to The Convo: Ian Cabrera

77. From Costco to The Convo: Ian Cabrera

In this episode, Ian Cabrera shares how he went from A/V club dweeb to communications freelancer and host of The Convo podcast...so, like, still kind of an A/V club dweeb. Ian and Marcellino talk about the great and terrifying...

76. The Ecosystems We Thrive In: Angela Schnieders

76. The Ecosystems We Thrive In: Angela Schnieders

This week, we talk with Angela Schnieders, a senior partner with Mission Advancement Partners, the director of mission advancement with ENDOW, a former FOCUS missionary and staff member, and all-around breath of fresh air....

75. Inventions Begin with Ridicule: Dominic Ismert

75. Inventions Begin with Ridicule: Dominic Ismert

This week’s podcast is a conversation with Dominic Ismert, a father of six children, an inventor and patent-holder for multiple products, and the founder of four companies (yeah, you read that right). Dominic delves into how he...

74. Put Down the Sword and Love: Joe Klinker

74. Put Down the Sword and Love: Joe Klinker

Today, we talk with Joe Klinker, a father of three, the creator of Tiny Saints, and a seminary dropout turned Coast Guard communications director. Joe and Marcellino dive right in, talking about the move away from perfectionism...

73. Entrepreneurship Meets Evangelization: Scott Williams

73. Entrepreneurship Meets Evangelization: Scott Williams

This week we speak with Scott Williams, co-founder of Sock Religious and the Director of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Marcellino and Scott chat about the ridiculous ways people come to know Jesus...

72. Creating Home Through Music: Mike Mangione

72. Creating Home Through Music: Mike Mangione

This week we speak with Mike Mangione, father of three, professional musician, and co-founder of The Cor Project. In this podcast, Anthony and Mike discuss the relationship between vulnerability and music. Mike shares about his...

71. The Island of the Misfit Activist: Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa

71. The Island of the Misfit Activist: Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa

This week we speak with Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, national speaker, hardcore pro-life activist, and founder of New Wave Feminists. In this podcast, Anthony and Destiny discuss how rejection, suffering, and doubt have played a...

70. Made for Eden: Michelle Benzinger

70. Made for Eden: Michelle Benzinger

This week we speak with Michelle Benzinger, mother of six, speaker, entrepreneur, and Creative Director of Meaningful Market. In this podcast, Marcellino and Michelle talk about how we are called as creatives to champion each...

69. Ridding the World of Button Pushers: Cory Heimann

69. Ridding the World of Button Pushers: Cory Heimann

As the 2018 Summit gets even closer, we wanted to share with you another talk from last year’s summit. This breakout session was given by Cory Heimann, founder and Creative Director of Likable Art, father of 3, and all around awesome creative. In this talk, Cory discusses how we as Catholic...

68. Don’t Change Culture, Change Yourself: TJ Berden

68. Don’t Change Culture, Change Yourself: TJ Berden

This week we speak with TJ Berden, filmmaker and producer of Paul, Apostle of Christ and Full of Grace. In this podcast, Anthony and TJ talk about TJ’s journey living in LA and working on bigger budget productions. TJ talks...

67. The New Renaissance: Matt Meeks

67. The New Renaissance: Matt Meeks

This week we’re doing something a little different. With the 2018 Catholic Creatives Summit only one month away, we decided to bring back the keynote talk from last year’s summit. We really want everyone to hear this talk because the New Renaissance is what we’re about. The Catholic Creatives’ Why...

66. Trusting in Generosity: John Ruhlin

66. Trusting in Generosity: John Ruhlin

This week we speak with gift giving expert, speaker, and author John Ruhlin. In this podcast, Anthony and John discuss the power and the value of radical generosity in professional and personal relationships. They discuss how...

65. Creating out of Permission and Pain: Chuck Kinnane

65. Creating out of Permission and Pain: Chuck Kinnane

This week we speak with Chuck Kinnane, film director and co-founder of Grassroots Films and Kinnane Films. In this podcast, Anthony and Chuck discuss creating art that deeply resonates with the soul. Chuck shares about his experiences of permission and tragedy, the deep impact 9/11 had on him as a...

66. The Gift of Belonging: Roberta Ahmanson

66. The Gift of Belonging: Roberta Ahmanson

This week, we speak with Roberta Ahmanson, lover of beauty and a leading philanthropist in Christian art. In this podcast, Marcellino and Roberta discuss the role beauty and art have played in her life’s journey. They talk about suffering, belonging, and embracing your uniqueness as an artist....

65. Conviction, Identity, and Belonging: Kate Bryan

65. Conviction, Identity, and Belonging: Kate Bryan

This week, we speak with Kate Bryan, pro-life feminist, communications strategist, speaker, and writer. In this podcast, Marcellino and Kate talk about the call we have as creatives to challenge the culture and stand up for our...

64. Creative Collaboration: Jenna Guizar and Erica Tighe

64. Creative Collaboration: Jenna Guizar and Erica Tighe

This week we speak with Jenna Guizar and Erica Tighe, the Creative Director and Creative Manager of Blessed is She - a Catholic women’s ministry that uses art and scripture in its mission to create a Christ focused community of mothers, sisters, and daughters. In this podcast, Anthony, Jenna, and...

63. Protecting the Freedom of Creativity: Kate Anderson

63. Protecting the Freedom of Creativity: Kate Anderson

This week we share our conversation with Kate Anderson, attorney and legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom. Kate’s job is one that many might not think of when considering creative fields, but in the current political and social climate the work she does is vital in order for creatives to...

62. The Blueprint of a Creative’s Journey: Rebecca Loomis

62. The Blueprint of a Creative’s Journey: Rebecca Loomis

This week, we speak with Rebecca Loomis, a former missionary for St. Paul’s Outreach and current writer, designer, and all around Renaissance woman. In this podcast, Rebecca shares about the beautiful journey God has led her on...

61. Beauty in Our World and Creativity in Our Workplace: Patrick Langrell and Joe Marshall

61. Beauty in Our World and Creativity in Our Workplace: Patrick Langrell and Joe Marshall

This week, we decided that instead of an interview we wanted to post two of the breakout sessions from last year’s summit. In this podcast, we hear from Patrick Langrell about the Catholic Creative’s response to the state of the modern world and from Joe Marshall about how artists are called to...

60. Setting Saints Free: Kristyn Brown

60. Setting Saints Free: Kristyn Brown

This week, we speak with Kristyn Brown, photographer and founder of The Saints Project - a collection of images of the saints brought to life through Kristyn’s photographs of real life people. In this podcast, Marcellino and...

59. Finding Treasure in the Death of Dreams: Max Haben

59. Finding Treasure in the Death of Dreams: Max Haben

This week, we speak with film director Max Haben. A true creative at heart, Max started out his career as a hip hop rapper and over time discovered a love for film. In this podcast, we hear the story of how God closed certain...

58. Beauty, Community, and Evangelization: Sean O’Hare

58. Beauty, Community, and Evangelization: Sean O’Hare

This week, we speak with entrepreneur Sean O’Hare. Sean is the founder, chief operating officer, and president of several businesses, and he is also a speaker who talks on pro-life issues, Christian apologetics, and business....

57. Reawakening the Desire to Dance: Christopher West

57. Reawakening the Desire to Dance: Christopher West

This week, we speak with Christopher West, husband, father of five, author, speaker, and the world’s leading teacher on Saint Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body.” In this podcast, Anthony and Christopher discuss how...

56. Creating with Empathy: Pierre de Fleuriot

56. Creating with Empathy: Pierre de Fleuriot

This week, we speak with Pierre de Fleuriot, founding partner and Creative Director at Glass Canvas. In this podcast, Pierre and Anthony have a conversation about empathic design and designing out of one’s identity in the...

55. Giving Shape to Desire: Fr. Gabriel Torretta

55. Giving Shape to Desire: Fr. Gabriel Torretta

This week, we speak with Fr. Gabriel Torretta, a Dominican priest and lover of beauty, the art of Fra Angelico, and Japanese literature. In this podcast, Fr. Gabriel shares how beauty and desire have played a role in his...

54. Riding Waves and Finding Passion: Matt Meeks

54. Riding Waves and Finding Passion: Matt Meeks

This week, we speak with Matt Meeks, the Chief Digital and Marketing Officer for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In this podcast, Matt shares his personal journey of discovering his vocation and his passion for digital...

53. Capitalism, Unity, and Faith: Keith Hamilton

53. Capitalism, Unity, and Faith: Keith Hamilton

This week, we speak with Keith Hamilton, Catholic entrepreneur and creator of The Great Commission Summit. In this podcast, Anthony and Keith discuss the need for unity and collaboration in the Catholic world. They talk about...

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