Michael graduated from Florida State University in 1963 with a degree in Business Administration. His professional career began on the Apollo Space Program. He then spent the next twenty years in the van conversion business as an owner and general manager. He has written several home study courses for International Correspondence School. He has been involved in Catholic Men’s Fellowship since 1991 and was a member of the first Catholic Men’s Fellowship group located at San Francisco Solano parish in Rancho Santa Margarita. He developed a passion for prayer and the benefits derived from an active prayer life. The Lord has called him to a powerful and active commitment to teach men to pray and to become more effective in their prayer lives. Formerly, he served as Manager of Ambassador Services directing an outstanding team of Ambassadors throughout the state of California dedicated to the formation and mentoring of new chapters of Catholic Men’s Fellowship.
Burt was born and raised in Pico Rivera, CA and has worked in the aerospace industry for the past thirty years. He has worked as a N/C tooling specialist and is currently working in the Aviation Industry. He has served as the leader of St Hilary’s Catholic Men’s Fellowship group for the past nine years. His involvement in St Hilary parish work spans the past eighteen years including service as a Lector, Eucharist Minister, Sacristan, and entertainment promoter. Burt is committed to bringing men back into the Sacramental life of the Church and encouraging them to have a closer daily walk with Christ St Hilary has been the site of many highly successful CMF Conferences and social gatherings under Burt’s leadership and continues to be a very popular venue for CMF events.
Tom is a former President of CMF having served for twelve years with great distinction. He has been active in church ministry work for many years. He has been involved in organizing men’s conferences, men’s retreats and establishing parish based men’s groups. He has led parish Bible studies and currently co-leads a very popular and […]
Frank has been involved in men’s ministries for over ten years. He led a very successful men’s group at St Vincent De Paul in Huntington Beach for many years. He is retired from the Aerospace industry having served for over thirty years as project manager of research projects and classified programs. After his retirement from […]
Jim has been actively involved in men’s ministries since 1995. After attending a Promise Keepers event years ago, he realized men’s fellowship was to be an important part of his service to the Church. He is currently involved in bible study groups, while also being involved in the St Vincent De Paul Society as well […]
Steve Ruda has been deeply involved in men's ministry since the early 1990s, and was one of the founders of Catholic Men's Fellowship of California. A former seminarian and Marine Captain, Steve is very active in many ministries in the Church and in community service. He is a frequent speaker and has spoken at many […]
David has been active in parish leadership and men’s ministries for over twenty years. Since locating to the San Francisco Bay area in 2003, he has been instrumental in advancing the Catholic Men’s Fellowship movement in Northern California. David is a retired President and CEO of a large cosmetic manufacturing firm and is a published author on how we inadvertently repeat ourselves in daily conversation. David is very active in his parish, St Hilary in Tiburon as a lector, catechist, member of the Parish Council, and men’s fellowship. He is also a member of the Pastoral Council for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. For many years David has served as the emcee of the annual Men’s Summer Retreats. His unique style, attention to detail, and keeping the events on time and moving efficiently is second to none.
Geoff has been a parishioner of Saint Edward the Confessor in Dana Point since the late 70’s. He and his wife of 37 years have been on the Parish Council, sang in the Choir, and serve as extraordinary ministers for Saturday evening Mass. Since 1998, Geoff and Suzette have been an active part of Small Faith Communities, and host a weekly Medjugorje Prayer Group. He joined CMF at St Kilian’s in Mission Viejo in 1993, and eventually headed up that group. He now attends monthly meetings at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and frequently visits other chapters such as Corpus Christi, St Timothy's, Our Lady of Refuge, and others. He is a product of 17 years of Catholic formal education, provided by the sisters: Dominicans, BVM, Sisters of St Joseph; the brothers: Christian Bros and Holy Cross Brothers; and priests: Dominicans, Holy Cross, and Diocesan priests at Loras College. Geoff has degrees in Business Administration, and Philosophy. He is the EHS Director for a privately held aerospace company in Orange County, and sits on boards of associations and regulatory agencies.
Ben has been a highly motivated active member of Men’s ministries in the Inland Empire for the past 6 years. He was instrumental in getting Catholic Men’s Fellowship approved as an apostolate by the Diocese of San Bernardino. Ben has also, been successful in holding men’s conferences at various parishes over the past 5 years. He recently started a CMF Spanish ministry in the Inland Empire with hopes to spread more ministries in other dioceses. He is also a Eucharistic minister and received a certificate for the “Total Consecration to Jesus through the Blessed Virgin Mary,” according to St. Louis Marie de Montfort. Ben has been married to his wife Eleanor for 47 years. He and his wife have held bible study classes at their home in the past. He was in the beverage business and is now retired. Vision – Is to one day have a Men’s Ministry in all the parishes in the Inland Empire. So far, he has started 8 men’s ministries in different parishes. Motivation - Sharing my faith and my love for Jesus Christ and the Blessed Mother with other men.