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The Third Annual Napa Valley Catholic Men’s Conference.

Saturday, April 8, 2008 | 8 AM - 4:30 PM
St. Apollinaris Catholic Church, Napa


Dr Ray Guarendi who has a doctorate degree in clinical psychology, is the father of 10 adopted children. He has worked with school districts, in Head Start programs, mental health centers, substance abuse programs, in-patient psychiatric centers, juvenile courts, and in private practice. Guarendi is a member of the Catholic Answers Speakers Bureau, delivering talks throughout the country. He appears once a month on Catholic Answers Live. In addition, he has been a guest on national radio and television programs and regional programs in more than 40 states and in Canada.His books include You're A Better Parent Than You Think! (now in its nineteenth printing) and Back to the Family. He is the speaker on the seven-cassette tape set: Raising Kids Right: Giving Parenting Back To Parents, a Catholic Answers product. He also writes a syndicated column on parenting.
Steve Ray was raised in a devout, loving Baptist family. His father was a deacon and Bible teacher and Stephen was very involved in the Baptist Church as a teacher of Biblical studies and lectured on a wide range of topics. Steve and his wife Janet entered the Catholic Church in 1994. In addition to running a family business, Steve spends time researching, writing, and teaching about the Catholic Faith.
Fr. Gary Sumpter has been a priest for over 30 years, currently in the Diocese of Santa Rosa, a dynamic preacher and confessor, and former teacher and chaplain at Trinity Grammar & Prep, Napa. He loves being a priest and says he is deeply “grateful to almighty God that he called me to the holy priesthood."  A life-long student of St Thomas Aquinas, Father Sumpter is a challenging preacher.