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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.

Meet the Executive Team

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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

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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 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.

Dr. Marilyn Coors, Secretary

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Marilyn is Associate Professor of Bioethics at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She serves on the Board of Directors of ENDOW, St. John Vianney Seminary and the National Catholic Bioethics Center in addition to the Augustine Institute. She and her husband Peter are the parents of six young adults and the grandparents of fourteen lively children.

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. Prior to Newmont, he spent 15 years in senior financial positions in the oil and gas industry. 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 and 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 well known Catholic speaker and author. He received an MA from Franciscan University of Steubenville, ThM from Duke University, and PhD in Biblical Studies from Catholic University of America. Under Dr. Gray’s leadership, the Augustine Institute has created popular programs including Symbolon, a comprehensive program of faith formation for adults, FORMED, a digital platform with Catholic film, ebooks, and audio talks, and Signs of Grace, a sacramental preparation program for children. He is the author of several books including Peter: Keys to Following Jesus and Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina.


Tim and his wife Kris, and son Joseph, live in Littleton, Colorado.


Andy Szocs

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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.

Brian Kelly

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Brian has 32 years of industrial manufacturing experience with a specific focus on closely held companies. He is currently CEO of a packaging consortium with operations in Asia and North and Central America. Brian serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committees of several non-profit organizations involved in education and evangelization on matters of faith and family. He is a graduate of Union College and Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management with degrees in Economics and Corporate Policy.

Dan Doheny

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Dan Doheny equips the Augustine Institute to reach goals with his thoughtful leadership and skillful organization. As a co-founder of Cherryfish LLC, a start-up technology company aimed at helping charities fundraise efficiently, Dan is well versed in cutting edge strategies and processes that drive growth and success.

From 2000-2019, Dan was a senior executive with Reyes Holdings, LLC, a privately held company based in Rosemont, Illinois. Prior to joining Reyes, he spent more than sixteen years with KPMG LLP.

Dan has extensive experience in all financial aspects of business, including acquisitions and due diligence, financing, reporting, internal controls, capital investments, and budgeting. He has also managed real estate, fleet management, information technology, and human resources and played a key role in strategy development and legal.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dan serves as a deacon at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Naperville, Illinois and Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church in Carefree, Arizona.

Dan’s expertise, coupled with his faith and service to the Catholic Church, is helping propel the Augustine Institute forward with renewed strength and vision.

David Fischer

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David has been president of St. Joseph G.P. LLC since 2011, and 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.

Jeff Schmitz

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Jeff served 20 years as Executive VP/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.

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, Palm Beach and volunteers for God’s Resources, Inc. She served as the Chair of the God’s Resources Gala in 2018 and most recently she served as Chair of the Caritas Dei Bishops Gala 2019. Karmita has been extended an invitation to serve on the board of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach, Inc. Karmita and her husband, Charles were honored by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach Inc. at the Lumen Christi Gala, in 2017. They are the parents of seven children and reside in Jupiter, Florida.

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 supports several faith-based organizations including Focus on the Family and St. Mary’s Highschool 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 reestablish 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 4 adult children.

Maryanne Means

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Maryanne Means’ professional career was spent in Senior Leadership positions for six start-up companies. Her business interest spanned a broad cross section of business, including Aviation/Airlines, Banking/Financial and Technology Service Companies. Today, Maryanne’s activities include supporting faith-based initiatives through her family foundation. She currently calls Annapolis, Maryland her home with her husband, Steve. They are blessed with 3 daughters and four grandchildren.

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 become bishop of Fargo. He was installed as the eighth Archbishop of Denver in July of 2012.

Terry Considine

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Terry is a life-long 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, CO.

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 on Austin, TX, leading the company through multiple acquisitions, control and expansion efforts from a $60M annual license revenue model to a $200M recurring revenue model during his tenure. Thom, a lifelong Catholic, has a BS in marketing from Northern Illinois University. He as his wife Kim have three teenage sons.

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Mission Circle

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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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Careers with Us

Know That Your Job Has Meaning
“I love what I do.” That’s a rare thing to hear. Not at the Augustine Institute. Perhaps because our mission to serve the formation of Catholics for the New Evangelization is truly needed. Through our academic and parish programs, we equip Catholics intellectually, spiritually, and pastorally to renew the Church and transform the world for Christ.

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