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Archbishop Gregory Michael Aymond

Archbishop Gregory Michael Aymond

Archbishop of New Orleans

Bio

The 14th Archbishop of New Orleans, Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond, is the first New Orleans native to serve as archbishop in the 216-year history of the archdiocese.

In 1975, he received a master's degree in divinity from Notre Dame Seminary and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He was a professor and later rector of St. John Vianney Preparatory School until 1981. He then served as professor of pastoral theology and homiletics and director of pastoral education at Notre Dame Seminary where he later served as president-rector for 14 years. He also served as Executive Director of the archdiocesan Department of Christian Formation and as the archdiocesan Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. 

Archbishop Aymond was ordained auxiliary bishop of New Orleans in 1997, named Bishop of Austin in 2000, and appointed Archbishop of New Orleans in 2009. He has served as chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People and the Committee on Divine Worship. He was also Chair of the Board of the National Catholic Educational Association from 2000-2004. He continues to serve on several US bishops' committees and currently chairs the board of the National Catholic Bioethics Center.

Ryan Foley

Ryan Foley

Vice President of Catholic Business Development for Covenant Eyes

Bio

Ryan Foley has served as the Vice President of Catholic Business Development for Covenant Eyes, an Internet Screen Accountabilityand Filtering company, since 2012.

Prior to his work with helping Catholic families in their efforts to raise children in a pornified culture, Ryan was the Executive Director at Mission Network, an umbrella organization for virtue-based programs. Ryan is the founder of Faith Interactive, a company founded to teach and provide parishes and nonprofit organizations with online tools to assist with communicating more effectively with their parishioners and members. Ryan has assisted with the development and administration of the non-profit organization ePriest, a resource for catholic clergy of which he remains the Executive Director.

Ryan is the author of the USCCB Clean Heart pamphlet, Raising Chaste Children in A Pornographic World. He is a devoted member of Legatus: Ambassadors for Christ in the Marketplace. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1992-1998.

David Dawson, Jr.

David Dawson, Jr.

Director of the Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Archdiocese of New Orleans

Bio

David Dawson, Jr. currently serves as the Director of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Marriage and Family Life. 

He has been married to Kate for 11 years and they have seven beautiful children.  David previously served as the Director of the Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Lake Charles, and currently serves on the board of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers representing all members who are diocesan family life directors. 

David and Kate are responsible for making the Domestic Church movement available in the U.S. to English speaking families.  David earned his Masters Degree in theology from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.