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The Augustine Institute serves the formation of Catholics for the New Evangelization. Through our academic and parish programs, we equip Catholics intellectually, spiritually, and pastorally to renew the Church and transform the world for Christ.

About us

We Exist to Bear Witness to the Truth

If this sounds surprising, that is because the default setting of the age is to deny that truth exists or willfully to forget, to hide, or to water it down. But the loss of truth brings confusion and desolation—which is why to share the truth is one of the greatest works of mercy. At the Augustine Institute, we joyfully embrace and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through graduate classes, video productions, short courses, study programs, books, talks, and multimedia resources to help men and women to understand the Catholic Faith—and to live and share that faith with those whom the culture has abandoned to despair.

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Board of Trustees

David Haley, Chair

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David has spent the past 23 years with HBK Capital Management, a $10 billion hedge fund manager headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For the last decade, David has served as president of the company. Prior to joining HBK in 1994, David practiced corporate and securities law with Andrews & Kurth. He holds degrees from Harvard University and SMU School of Law.

Steven Goulart, Vice Chair

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Steven is executive vice president and chief investment officer of MetLife, Inc. and president of MetLife Investment Management. Prior to joining MetLife, Goulart was a senior managing director in Bear Stearns’ financial institutions group. Prior to joining Bear Stearns in 2001, he was managing director in Morgan Stanley’s global insurance group. Goulart received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of the Pacific, where he was elected to the Pacific Athletic Hall of Fame and served as a member of the board of regents for nine years. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. He serves as a member of the board of trustees for Tri-County Scholarship Fund and of the board of directors for the MetLife Foundation.

Wayne Murdy, Treasurer

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Wayne retired in 2017 from Newmont Mining Corporation, where he had served since 1992, ultimately as chairman and CEO. He has served extensively in civic and philanthropic organizations and has been the distinguished recipient of numerous academic, professional, and charitable honors, including the Papal Order of St. Gregory the Great and the Spirit of Holy Cross Award. Wayne has a BS in business administration, an honorary doctorate of engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and is a CPA.

Tim Gray, Ph.D.

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Tim Gray is president of the Augustine Institute and a well-known Catholic speaker and author. Under Dr. Gray’s leadership, the Augustine Institute has established the largest Catholic graduate school of theology in the country, and has created best-selling programs including: Symbolon, a comprehensive program of faith formation for adults; The Search, a celebrated evangelization series; FORMED, a digital platform with a vast array of Catholic films, ebooks, and audio talks; and Signs of Grace, a sacramental preparation program for children.


Dr. Gray has a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from the Catholic University of America., and is the author of several books including Peter: Keys to Following Jesus and Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina. He is also the host of The Augustine Institute Show, a weekly live show that explores topics of the faith.


Tim and his wife, Kris, live in Littleton, Colorado. They have one son, a daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter.


Alexander Gillette

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Alexander has spent the last 21 years as managing director of Booth Creek Management Corporation. Currently, he serves as chairman and CEO of Summit Automotive Partners, a top 30 automotive retailer. He also serves as chairman of BCIT, LLC, the leading compensation management software provider in the automotive retail industry. Prior to joining Booth Creek, Alexander worked for McKinsey & Company specializing in automotive supply chain management, insurance, corporate finance, and strategy. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder as well as an MBA in Finance from the Leeds School of Business.

Andy Szocz

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Andy is a highly successful businessman from West Vancouver. He was founder and president of Norpac Controls Ltd. Founded in 1972, Andy grew Norpac Controls into one of the premier businesses in his sector. Andy is an engineering graduate of the University of Saskatchewan. He previously served on the board of the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation. Andy retired in 2000.

Dan Doheny

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Dan has more than 32 years of financial leadership experience. He served as CFO and senior vice president of Reyes Holdings for 14 years, overseeing all financial aspects of the business, and has been chairman of Reyes’ Coca-Cola Distribution Business since 2014. Dan serves as a director for a number of civic and business organizations in Chicago and is an ordained deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Dan graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in accountancy and is a certified public accountant.

David Fischer

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David has been president of St. Joseph G.P. LLC since 2011, and he previously held positions as president, director, and vice president of Harbison-Fischer, Inc. He is on the boards of several Catholic organizations and is a member of the Papal Foundation, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, and Legatus. He has a BBA from Notre Dame in accountancy and an MBA from Northwestern in finance/marketing and is a licensed CPA. David and his wife Lisa have four children and are lifelong residents of Ft. Worth.

Fr. James Mason

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Fr. James Mason is the president-rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Fr. Mason attended the North American College and received his Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas—the Angelicum in Rome. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.


Prior to entering the seminary, Fr. Mason worked as a prosecutor in Minneapolis, director of Catholic Charities, and legal counsel and lobbyist for the Diocese of Sioux Falls.


Having spent more than 10 years giving the long Ignatian retreat and the last eight years in seminary formation, Fr. Mason is a real formational expert and an articulate voice for formational reform and renewal in the Church.

Jeff Schmitz

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Jeff served 20 years as executive vice president/COO for Citiwide Banks of Colorado, Inc., where he directed a full range of banking operations and some very successful capital raises. Prior to Citiwide, Jeff was a co-founder and president of a startup software design company.

Judy Dunn, Secretary

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A lifelong Catholic originally from Texas, Judy Dunn received her business degree from Southern Methodist University, and then built her early career in financial marketing and sales. Following her passion for wine and entertainment, she later purchased and grew Decanter Imports, a wine distribution business, and served as its president and owner for 15 years before selling the company in 2005. She has also served on the board of directors of Austin County State Bank in Bellville, Texas.

She has a special love for Augustine Institute students, enjoys FORMED Daily Reflections, and is an active member of the board of regents. Judy believes strongly in the co-responsibility of the laity as the path ahead for the Church (per Pope Benedict), and sees the Augustine Institute as providing vital leadership for these efforts. Judy has a history of supporting FOCUS, the Institute of St. John, and other Catholic apostolates.

Justin Doyle

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Justin is president of Blackbird Investments, a Des Moines-based Catholic real estate development and equity firm. Founded in 2013, Blackbird Investments is committed to supporting the Catholic Church by retaining control of her land. Justin is active within pro-life politics, pregnancy resource centers, and serves on the President’s Advisory Council for FOCUS. Justin graduated from Iowa State University in 2002 and has seven children with his wife Annie.

Karmita Gusmano

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Karmita Gusmano is devoted to giving back to her community, lending her time and talent to organizations that are meaningful and dedicated to her faith, family, and those most in need. As a small business owner, wife, and mother she leads a very full and rewarding life. Her philanthropic work is varied but has been focused on supporting her children’s schools, including All Saints Catholic School and Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, local children’s charities, and a number of faith-based organizations. She currently serves on the board for the Jupiter/Palm Beach Chapter of Legatus, is a member of the women’s committee of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach, and volunteers for God’s Resources, Inc.

Kevin Heringer

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Kevin has 34 years of energy industry experience and has served as co-founder and president of multiple private companies and joint ventures. He attended Gonzaga University, has a Petroleum Land Management degree from the University of Oklahoma, and holds an MBA in Finance from Regis University.

Leroy Landhuis

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Leroy Landhuis is the founder and president of The Landhuis Company, a real estate investment, marketing, development, and property company that has been in the real estate business for over 25 years. An Air Force veteran, he first entered the real estate market in Colorado Springs with the purchase of a home in the mid-70s. By the early 80s, he expanded into commercial and residential projects. He has supported several faith-based organizations, including Focus on the Family and St. Mary’s High School in Colorado Springs.

Martha Reichert

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Martha Reichert is a founding board member and the president of Endow, an international Catholic not-for-profit whose mission is to re-establish the world for Christ through women. A proud graduate of Franciscan University, Martha works closely with other not-for-profits, including FOCUS, Patients’ Rights Action Fund, Creatio, Missionaries of Charity, Carmelite Sisters in Los Angeles, and Thomas Aquinas College. Martha and her husband, Tim, reside in Golden, Colorado, and are blessed with four adult children.

Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila

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Archbishop Aquila was ordained to the priesthood in 1976 and served the Archdiocese of Denver for 25 years before being appointed coadjutor bishop of Fargo, North Dakota, in 2001. In 2002, he became the bishop of Fargo. He was installed as the eighth archbishop of Denver in July 2012.

Robert Weber, Chair Elect

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Bob Weber was elected by the IBM Board of Directors to become IBM's first-ever senior vice president for legal and regulatory affairs, effective January 2006. At the end of 2014, he stepped down as a corporate officer and became IBM senior advisor, a position in which he continues to work with IBM Chairman Ginni Rometty and her senior team.


Weber currently serves as a member of the Cleveland Clinic Board of Directors and is a member of the Clinic’s Governance and Audit Committee, as well as serving as chair of the Compensation Committee. He is also a member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Program of Church Management at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.


At the invitation of the United States Golf Association, Weber served two one-year terms as volunteer general counsel for the USGA (2016 and 2017). Weber is an honors graduate of both Yale University (BA 1972) and Duke University Law School (JD 1976) and was a partner in an international law firm before being recruited to join IBM.


Weber is a dual citizen of both the United States of America and the Republic of Italy. He provides consulting services through RCW Consulting LLC for legal, communications, and crisis management matters.

Terry Considine

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Terry is a lifelong Colorado entrepreneur focused on business, politics, and family. He served as chairman/CEO of five public companies, investing in real estate, television broadcasting, convenience stores, and environmental testing services. Elected twice to the Colorado Senate, Terry has held leadership roles in numerous campaigns and political organizations. Terry has a J.D. from Harvard. He and his wife, Betsy, live in Englewood, Colorado.

Thom Everett

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Thom served as an executive sales leader for various enterprise software companies over a 26-year career. Most recently, he was chief revenue officer for Planview, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, leading the company through multiple acquisitions, control, and expansion efforts from a $60 million annual license revenue model to a $200 million recurring revenue model during his tenure. Thom, a lifelong Catholic, has a BS in marketing from Northern Illinois University. He and his wife, Kim, have three teenage sons.

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Your support helps us create and bring faithful content to Catholics worldwide through the following platforms and programs:

  • Graduate School of Theology: The leading Catholic Master’s program in theology, training disciples on the front lines of the New Evangelization.
  • FORMED: The best Catholic content platform that hosts thousands of movies, children’s programs, eBooks, audio, parish programs and studies on demand to help parishes, families, and individuals to explore their faith anywhere.
  • Award-Winning Films: Our team of creative storytellers who craft captivating cinematic experiences to reach hearts and minds with the light and beauty of Jesus Christ; winner of twelve Telly Awards.
  • Books and Audio Talks: Books, Bible publications, and audio talks designed to reclaim a faithful orthodoxy, help Catholics to engage with exceptional content, and transform the world for Christ.
  • Curriculum: Formation for the future of our Church through sacramental prep and K-8 curriculum for schools and parishes.

Your Parish Needs You

The Augustine Institute Emissary Program aims to create communities of volunteers in parishes who help to engage and ignite the faith of parishioners and support the pastor in his vision to win the world for Christ.

The Emissary Program equips and inspires this team of missionary disciples with prayer, training, and resources so they can help parishioners better understand, live, and share their Catholic faith.

The Augustine Institute also supports the emissaries' personal spiritual growth with Masses and prayers from over seventy-five Religious cloisters, as well as a free subscription to FORMED and the Lighthouse Talks Download of the Month Club.

We invite the emissaries to pray and support the Augustine Institute with their time and talent and join the Mission Circle.
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