Hosts and Guests

What makes Numinous FM special are the people who share their lives with us and keep the conversation going. These are “our people” and we are blessed to work with them.

Adam Novotny
Director at MARIAN SERVANTS® of the Redeemer | | + EPISODES


I came, I saw, I drank.

Adrienne Novotny
Managing director at Cenacle School of Spirituality | Website | + EPISODES

Adrienne Novotny is the Managing director of the Cenacle School of Spirituality in Clearwater, Fl.

Aimee and Colin McIver
Aimee and Colin MacIver

Contributors to Enkindle: Family Scripture Reflections

AIMEE AND COLIN MACIVER are co-authors of Power and Grace, Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School, The Parent and Sponsor Guides for Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation, and Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God. They also co-wrote Quick Catholic Lessons with Fr. Mike. Both are graduates of the Franciscan University of Steubenville and teach at St. Scholastica Academy. They live in Covington, Louisiana with their two children, Leo and Zelie.

Alicia Goodwin
Director at | Website | + EPISODES

Director of the MARIAN SERVANTS® of Divine Providence, the "mother" community of the MARIAN SERVANTS®

Ana and Veronica Novotny

Enkindle: Family Scripture Reflections Contributors

Veronica and Ana are the dynamic sister duo you’ve always wanted on Enkindle. At 20 and 19, they have been two peas in a pod since 2002. Studying theology and psychology respectively, they are both students at Franciscan University of Steubenville and love to make each other laugh in their free time.

Veronica is the editor-in-chief of Franciscan’s student newspaper and a contributing writer for several publications on Catholicism and human dignity. Ana has done music ministry for ten years and now serves in residence life on campus. Both sisters love VeggieTales, cookies, music, family, their Maryland hometown, and the Lord - not in that order.

Aneesa Plumey

Aneesa Plumey is a former youth pastor, has worked behind the scenes at local ministries for the homeless for five years, has served on the board of a local Trail Life troop, and works at The Lamb of God School.

Carolyn Cooney

Carolyn Cooney is a senior in high school and the oldest of six kids. Her youngest sibling is an adorable little brother with Down Syndrome! She is the author of A Gift to Our Lady: Consecration to Mary for Children and loves planning Adoration nights with her friends for the young people in the surrounding community.

Catherine and Patrick Sullivan

Enkindle: Contributors

Married on the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Catherine and Patrick Sullivan have always had a love for education. Catherine is a teacher and writer. After earning a master's degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame, she has spent nearly a decade teaching religion and English to middle and high school students. Patrick is a high school administrator and avid runner. Also holding a master’s degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame, his theological background continues to inform the work he does today. As parents, both Catherine and Patrick are grateful for the opportunity to receive the sacraments as well as a generously sized cup of coffee.

Chris and Linda Padgett
Website | + EPISODES

Hi, my name is Chris Padgett. My wife and I have been doing ministry for over 25 years.  We may be flawed and a bit crazy, but we are living the greatest adventure. From high school sweethearts to parents of 9 children, following our dreams have led us to a nine sided house in CNY. In our little paradise, we have connected with the simpler life of family, faith, and very naughty farm animals. In addition, I love making people laugh, telling stories and encouraging people in the faith. In truth, I think we need something to laugh about and believe in now more than ever.

Christopher Russell
Website | + EPISODES

Guest: Redeemer

Christopher Russell is an energy policy and program professional, a vagabond musician, and a Catholic by choice. He grew up in Montgomery and St. Mary's Counties in Maryland. He is a graduate of McGill University (B.A.) and the University of Maryland (M.A., MBA). Christopher lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and daughter in a 1915-vintage house that provides joy in excess of the do-it-yourself attention that it demands.

Clay Bohnam
Contributor: Enkindle

Theology teacher and Campus Minister at Mount Saint Joseph High School.  Originally from Cleveland, father of five, loves hiking, camping, and travel.

Corrie Marie
Musician | Website | + EPISODES
Guest - Redeemer

Corrie is a native of Baltimore where she currently resides with her husband, son, dog bandit and baby #2 due in December. She grew up in a large catholic family, spent many years on the soccer field and pursuing her health career in fitness, only to be redirected lovingly by the Lord to her deepest love which is music. After beginning a career training in a performance gym, Corrie left the gym to begin leading music around the diocese wherever and whenever people would have her. She has never looked back!

Her debut album, [The] Hearth released in August 2018, followed by her single “Humble Host” in April of 2019.

Today, she can be found at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Ellicott City, Saint Patrick’s in Havre de Grace, online virtual events, and hopefully soon, traveling to various parishes around the country. She is working on new music and excited to spend this next season with a special focus on music that draws the Church into the True Presence of the Eucharist.

Dan DeMatte
Executive Director at | Website | + EPISODES

Enkindle Contributor

Dan DeMatte is a Catholic speaker, retreat leader, and youth minister who founded and serves as executive director of the Damascus Catholic Mission Campus, the home of Catholic Youth Summer Camp where he previously served as director of evangelization.

He earned a bachelor's degree in theology and philosophy from Ohio Dominican University and received a master’s degree in theology from Pontifical College Josephinum in 2015. From 2005 to 2011, DeMatte founded and was the program director of Jesus Jams, a monthly event for high school students. He also served as a DRE and youth minister for 10 years at the parish level.

DeMatte was one of the stars of the 2006 A&E reality show God or the Girl, which followed his discernment to the priesthood or married life. He has appeared on EWTN, The Today ShowLarry King Live, and The View. He is the cohost of EWTN radio’s Encounter. DeMatte’s book Holiness Revolution is part of Matthew Kelly's Dynamic Catholic program.

Dan lives with his wife Amber and their children in Columbus, Ohio.

David Sanborn
Website | + EPISODES

Guest - Redeemer

David grew up in a YWAM missionary family based in Thailand. As an adult he became a professional actor, predominantly in musical theater, always seeking to use his talents to spread the Gospel. He had been known for his dynamic speaking and became an ordained Evangelical minister. In 2017, David entered the Catholic Church and for the last couple of years, he served as a parish youth and young adult minister.

Deacon Steve Sarnecki
Deacon at St. Lawrence Martyr | + EPISODES

Deacon Steve Sarnecki is a Deacon for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He is a degreed Chemical Engineer, with an MBA and a Masters in Management, as well as, a Masters in Theology, and he founded SALT (Mt 5:13) Ministries - a grassroots outreach to the hungry, homeless and lonely. Deacon Steve also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Franciscan Center of Baltimore.

Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB
General Manager, Programming Manager, and an On Air Host at | Website | + EPISODES

Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey and a Catholic priest. He is the General Manager, Programming Manager and an On Air Host of We Are One Body® Catholic radio (WAOB®). He is the Director of Spiritual Formation at Saint Vincent Seminary. He has co-authored two books with Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB called Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love and Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father's Love.

Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR
President at | Website | + EPISODES

Father Dave Pivonka, TOR was elected the seventh president of Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2019. An international speaker, he directed Franciscan Pathways, hosting The Wild Goose video series on the Holy Spirit, a documentary on St. Francis of Assisi, and Metanoia, a 2019 video series on conversion. He has also written six books, including Hiking the Camino: Five Hundred Miles With Jesus, Breath of God: Living a Life Led by the Holy Spirit, and Sign of Contradiction.

Fr. Erik Arnold
Contributor: Enkindle

Rev. Arnold was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 1999 and serves as pastor at St. John the Evangelist, Maryland. He earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University and is ChristLife's liaison to Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore. He has served as a speaker for ChristLife, an evangelization ministry in Maryland.

Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V.
Website | + EPISODES

Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Having obtained his doctorate in 1983 from the Gregorian University, he has taught (St. John's Seminary, Brighton, MA; Our Lady of Grace Seminary Residence, Boston, MA), assisted in formation work, and served two terms as provincial in his own community. He has dedicated many years to an extensive international ministry of retreats, spiritual direction, and teaching about the spiritual life. He is a frequent speaker on EWTN, and his digitally recorded talks are utilized internationally. He has written eight books on Ignatian discernment and prayer, a biography of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, and a book on the Liturgy of the Hours. He currently holds the St. Ignatius Chair for Spiritual Formation at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver.

Gina Waters
Director at MARIAN SERVANTS® of the Incarnate Wisdom | Website | + EPISODES

Director of the MARIAN SERVANTS® of the Incarnate Wisdom in Houston

Greg Willits
Founder at | Website | + EPISODES
Contributor: Enkindle: Family Scripture Reflections

GREG WILLITS is the founder of, a ministry formed in 2003 dedicated to making, praying, and giving away all-twine knotted Rosaries and teaching others to do the same. He's a podcast pioneer, having started the very first podcast for a Catholic organization with the Rosary Army Podcast in 2005.  Since then, he's gone on to write several books, co-host a full-time radio talk show on SiriusXM, and played a vital role in multiple Catholic organizations with a focus on helping others know, live, and share their Catholic faith more fully. His various productions have been downloaded over 12 million times. He and his wife, Jennifer, continue to share their faith through the weekly Adventures in Imperfect Living Catholic Podcast at

Holly Novotny

Holly Novotny is a convert to the Catholic faith and a wife and mother. A Lifetime Marian Servant, Holly embraces a Rule of Life focused on holiness, obedience, and humble service. As a graduate of the Cenacle School of Spirituality, in affiliation with Franciscan University of Steubenville, she holds a Certificate of Spiritual Direction and accompanies others in their spiritual journey and through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Javier Plumey
Founder at Numinous FM | Website | + EPISODES

Owner of Numinous FM, science fiction writer, worship leader, IT Architect, theorist, grammarian, iOS developer, move and shaker.

Kathryn Jean Lopez
Website | + EPISODES


Kathryn Jean Lopez is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and an editor-at-large of National Review. She is the author of A Year with the Mystics: Visionary Wisdom for Daily Living.

Kristen Fisher
Executive Director at | + EPISODES
Kristen was raised in a Catholic family, but it wasn't until middle school when she really encountered the Lord. Her faith journey ultimately led her to graduate from Franciscan University with a Bachelors Degree in theology and anthropology, and she left with a heart that was ready to share the Faith in the same way that had changed her own life; youth ministry. Kristen served as a youth minister in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 16 years, spending most of her time serving middle schoolers and their families, specifically. She left parish ministry to join our team as we seek to equip and empower families to evangelize their own kids in a fun, authentic and dynamic way, all while working alongside parish evangelists. Kristen has been married to her husband Greg for  15 years, and together they are blessed to be raising 4 children.
Mary Ann Henchy
Director at Marian Servants of the Visitation | + EPISODES

Mary Ann Henchy is the Director of the Marian Servants of the Visitation in Hammond, Louisiana.

Meg Hunter-Kilmer
Website | + EPISODES

Contributor for Enkindle: Family Scripture Reflections

Meg Hunter-Kilmer is an itinerant missionary and storyteller who travels the world telling people about the fierce and tender love of God. You can read more of her work in Saints Around the World (an international Saint storybook for children) or Pray for Us: 75 Saints who Sinned, Suffered, and Struggled on Their Way to Holiness.

Michelle Bessette

Guest: Redeemer

Michelle Bessette is a fellow Marian Servant, a trained spiritual director who graduated from the Cenacle School of Spiritual Direction, and who is related by marriage to St. André Bessette.

Mother Clare Matthiass
Website | + EPISODES

Mother Clare Matthiass, CFR is the author of the popular book Discerning Religious Life as well as the Avow small discussion group program. Mother Clare was born in Germany and spent her childhood moving from base to base with her family, as her father was serving in the U.S. Military. She attended Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio where she studied theology and history. Mother Clare has been a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal since 1998. She has served in the past as formation director for candidates and postulants, Community Vicar, and Vocation Directress. She lives at Our Lady Queen of Angels Convent in East Harlem.

Norah Taylor

Norah Taylor is from Baltimore, MD and is a junior at a Catholic high school. Norah enjoys reading, mountain biking, ballet, and spending time in nature in her free time. She loves beginning Daily Mass at her school and her favorite saint is St. Elizabeth of the Trinity.

Peter Daub

Husband.  Father of 5 boys.  Born and raised Catholic.  Peter and his wife operate a 10 acre homestead in Maryland where we homeschool their boys.  He and his wife also have a podcast where they discuss family life, homesteading, Catholicism, and many other random topics.

Sally Kazin
Director at MARIAN SERVANTS® of the Blessed Trinity | + EPISODES

Director of the MARIAN SERVANTS® of the Blessed Trinity in Atlanta, GA

Scott Oesterle
Contributor: Enkindle

Scott Oesterle is a cool guy from the West Side of Philly is where he was born and raised.  Inspirational guitarist, Loving father of five, small business man with a big heart, and lover of Scrapple!  Also enjoys the bagpipes and long walks anywhere!

Sister Mary Madeline Todd

Sister Mary Madeline Todd is a Dominican Sister of the St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville. She received her doctorate in sacred theology from the Angelicum in Rome and currently teaches religion and philosophy at Mount de Sales Academy in Baltimore.

Sr. Briege McKenna, O.S.C.
Website | + EPISODES
Sr. Briege McKenna, O.S.C. was born in Ireland and entered the Sisters of St. Clare at the age of fifteen. Following her final vows and after suffering for more than three years with rheumatoid arthritis, she was transferred to her community in Tampa, Florida with the hope that the Florida sunshine would relieve her suffering. At the age of twenty-four, she was miraculously and instantaneously healed during the celebration of the Eucharist and some time later received, in prayer, the gift of healing for which she has become so widely known. In 1974, again during prayer, she was given a deep spiritual insight into the mystery of the call to priesthood. Since then, bishops and priests in many parts of the world have invited her to speak and minister at their retreats and conferences.
Sr. Briege ministered to priests in collaboration with Fr. Kevin Scallon, CM for over forty-two years until his death in June 2018. She now continues with this ministry. Her books “Miracles Do Happen” and “The Power of the Sacraments” have been translated into many languages throughout the world.
Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN
Website | + EPISODES
Sister Josephine is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. She moved to Dallas in 1999 to begin studies at the University of Dallas where she completed a BA in Political Philosophy with a Business Concentration. Sister subsequently entered the banking industry, serving for 10 years as a Vice President in the Home Loans division of Bank of America in the roles of Operations Manager of a staff of 200 and later as a Project Manager. Sister was raised Baptist and entered the Catholic Church in 2005. Later, in November of 2011, she began her formation to be a religious Sister. In November of 2020 Sister Josephine professed her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
She is a licensed counselor. serving as the school counselor for the cathedral grade school in Tyler, TX, and also in private practice. Sister has also served in vocations ministry and as a national speaker for youth and young adults, speaking to groups of up to 25,000.
Sr. Tracey Matthias Dugas
Director of Pauline Mission Advancement at Daughters of St. Paul | + EPISODES
Contributor: Enkindle: Family Scripture Reflections

Sr. Tracey Matthia Dugas is a Media Nun. She belongs to the Daughters of St. Paul, women who preach the Gospel through all forms of media. Her favorite thing about being consecrated to God is that she's God's "audio-visual"... called to communicate Him and his love and truth to everyone. She earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA. She is currently stationed in Chicago, IL where she serves as Director of Pauline Mission Advancement. This apostolate challenges her to build relationships that help the Sisters grow their mission and become more effective in all their evangelization efforts. Her creative outlet is 'hand lettering. You can follow Sr. Tracey's creative work on Instagram: @Sistah_Tee_Letters

Taylor Schroll
President at Forte Catholic | Website | + EPISODES
Taylor Schroll is the President of Forte Catholic: a non-profit organization answering the call of the new evangelization with talks, worship and digital media. He is a national speaker, worship leader, podcast producer and host of the award winning weekly podcast “Forte Catholic.” His goal is to make Catholicism fun again by sharing the joy of the Gospel. Find out more at