About Augustine Institute

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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

Andy Szocs


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.

Martha Reichert


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.

Justin Doyle


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.

Chuck Zorio


Charles Zorio has 34 years of Energy Industry experience, primarily in the sector of domestic oil and gas exploration. He is currently president of SS&L Oil and Gas Properties, Inc., an independent exploration company based in Oklahoma City. He graduated from Yale University with a degree in Geology.

Jeff Schmitz


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.

Wayne Murdy, Treasurer


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.

Maryanne Means


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.

Leroy Landhuis


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.

Brian Kelly


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.

Kevin Heringer


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.

David Haley, Chair


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.

Dr. Tim Gray


Tim Gray is President of the Augustine Institute. Under his leadership, the Augustine Institute has established the largest Catholic graduate school of theology in the country, and has created best-selling programs including: 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, Word of Life a comprehensive Catholic curriculum for students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. Dr. Gray has a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Catholic University of America. He and his wife Kris, and son Joseph, live in Littleton, Colorado.

David Fischer


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.

Thom Everett


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.

Terry Considine


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.

Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila


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.


Mission Circle

Join the Mission Circle

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.
Prayer support Masses offered for you
Free FORMED individual subscription
Free monthly audio download
Access to exclusive weekly webinars
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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.

Current Job Openings
Thank you for your interest in joining our mission. If you don’t see an open position that matches your interest, submit your resume using the “No Current Opening – Apply Anyway” posting below.

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