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Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox

Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox

Co-Founders, Pilgrim Center of Hope

Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox had a re-awakening of their Catholic faith in the 1980s. While on a trip through the Holy Land, they were directed by a local priest to take a silent walk along the Sea of Galilee. There, Jesus unmistakably spoke to them each.

In September 1986, Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox left their respective careers in hotel management and the travel industry to work full-time for St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. For the first seven years, their main ministry was door-to-door home visitation; in the first two years, they visited over 10,000 families. They also helped establish other outreach ministries at St. Matthew. With the help of friends and benefactors, they founded Pilgrim Center of Hope in June of 1993.

Tom was ordained to the permanent Diaconate in August 1988. Mary Jane is a member of the ENDOW (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) Advisory Board and the National Council of Catholic Women. They became Oblates of the Congregation of St. John in 1991.

Tom and Mary Jane’s mission has included travel to parishes to give presentations on their ministry experiences, Parish Missions, and on Door-to-Door Home Visitation Outreach. Their Ministry of Pilgrimages has led them around the world; their speciality (and dearest to their hearts) is the Holy Land, having traveled there more than 40 times since 1986.

Their ministry work has been featured in five nation-wide Catholic periodicals and on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) show Living His Life Abundantly in 1995 on the video I Am the Bread of Life, produced by Stepstone Productions, Inc. In February 2008, they received the Catholic Television of San Antonio (CTSA) Leadership Award. In March 2011, they received Guadalupe Radio Network‘s ’Pescadores de Hombres‘ (Fishers of Men) Award. They were invested into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in October of 2011. In October 2012, they received the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation’s "Living Stones Award" on behalf of The Pilgrim Center of Hope.

Fr. Ed Hauf, OMI

Fr. Ed Hauf, OMI

Oblate of Mary Immaculate

Fr. Ed Hauf, OMI was ordained to the priesthood in 1966 and also holds Masters Degrees in Theology, Religious Education (Philosophy), Divinity (Pastoral Counseling), and Education.

Throughout his life, Fr. Hauf has been a high school teacher; coordinator for Worldwide Marriage Encounter; member of the Advisory Board for Charismatic Renewal for the Archdiocese of New York; Core Team member in the Dioceses of Harrisburg, PA, and Bellville, IL; associate pastor at Oblate parishes in Pennsylvania; pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Perry, Florida; and Director of Healing Ministries at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL.

He also served as a prison chaplain for nine years; preacher for parish missions, retreats, and Days of Recollection; Charismatic Conference and event speaker throughout the US and Canada; and a leader of Healing Ministry workshops.

Currently, Fr. Ed serves as Parochial Vicar of St. Mary’s Parish in San Antonio, Texas. There he is founder and leader of the St. Mary’s Charismatic Prayer Group, and also offers spiritual direction, healing, and deliverance ministry at the parish. Outside of St. Mary’s Parish, he presides over Healing Masses throughout the Archdiocese and is a member of the Priests’ Team for Deliverance & Exorcism for the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Julie Reyna

Julie Reyna

Emcee, Catholic Women’s Conference

I’m married to my childhood sweetheart, Richard, and recognize my vocation as wife and homeschooling mother as a precious call to holiness and a constant gift of self. These days, our close-knit family promotes the Guadalupe Radio Network, for which my husband is the local General Manager.

Angela Sealana

Angela Sealana

Media Coordinator, Pilgrim Center of Hope

A native to San Antonio, Angela Sealana has worked as Ministry Coordinator for the Pilgrim Center of Hope since 2010.

She graduated an Honors Scholar from St. Mary’s University with a BA in English communication arts, minoring in theology. At the University, she was selected for its Marianist Leadership Program. Her thesis, "New Media, New Evangelization," is internationally acclaimed as a resource for forming and training clergy, seminarians, religious and lay persons in ministry.

Angela is married to her husband Dan, and both are active members of St. Mary Magdalen parish in San Antonio.