TBP Leadership Team
An engineer and former corporate executive with Verizon Global Telecommunications, John felt God beckoning him to pursue Philosophy and Theology, in which he earned Master's degrees. He hasn't looked back since. He used his technology background as the producer for the Television news show, "Voice of the Vatican," and teaches technology at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce. John has served as a consultant in various capacities, including for the Vatican, when the Pope appointed him and eight others to the Papal Reform Commission, with the task of investigating the Holy See’s need for organizational, financial, and strategic reform of the Vatican.
Ashley is the Rome Correspondent for the Relevant Radio Network and works at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce and the North American College, teaching effective communications to priests and seminarians from all over the world. She was the host and anchor of the weekly television news show "Voice of the Vatican," and served on the Pontifical Council for Social Communications in the Holy See under Pope Benedict XVI and then Pope Francis. Ashley has a Master's degree in Theology and an STL in Communications.
Gina Pribaz, MA, MFA, is an author, editor, and educator with degrees in literature and creative nonfiction and experience in the nonprofit sector. A providential meeting at Rome’s Santo Spirito in 2021 led to her joining the TBP team and created the opportunity to pursue the diploma in Spiritual Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. Gina now lives, works, and studies in the heart of the Eternal City. A native of Chicago, she is the mother of four adult children.
Mike Christie serves as Bishop Paprocki’s Chief of Staff and Delegate for Strategy and Logistics in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. Mike also plans and executes strategic projects and initiatives in support of the bishop’s ministry. Prior to joining the curia staff in 2018, Mike worked for more than 20 years in business consulting, sales, and executive leadership. He still advises corporate clients through his independent consulting practice. Mike has an M.A. in Theology from the Augustine Institute and a B.A. in Journalism and Philosophy from Marquette University. He and his wife Angie have five children and live in Springfield.
James (Jake) Gosa
Mr. Gosa is chairman of the board of American Woodmark Corporation, where from 1996–2007 he served as chief executive officer. Under his leadership the company was named to Forbes' 200 Best Small Companies list three years in a row. Honorably discharged from the US Army as a 1st Lieutenant in 1969, Mr. Gosa was
was baptized into the Catholic Church in 1980 and has served as an usher, finance council member, welcoming committee, and parish council member.
Deanne Miller is a wife, mother of 4, and co-founder of SoulCore, an apostolate that intentionally engages the whole person in the sacred experience of the rosary and encourages deeper reflection on the virtues of the rosary. A convert to the faith, Deanne is a life-long learner of the beauty and richness of her Catholic faith. She leads retreats throughout the United States and is passionate about helping others in their quest for wholeness, as seen through the lens of faith. Deanne and Mike live in a suburb north of Indianapolis, IN.
Michael “Mike” Pendleton is General Counsel & chief operating officer of American Dark Fiber LLC, specializing in corporate and telecom regulatory and deployment activities. Prior to ADF, Mike had been involved in numerous corporate development activities focused on finance, governance, and corporate relations. He attended the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a US military veteran, having served in the United States Army. Mike is a father of five children and lives in Alta Loma, California, with his wife Gayla.
Sharon K. Perkins is wife to Mike, mother of three adults, and a recent grandma. A 30-year veteran of Catholic parish and diocesan catechesis, nationally published columnist on real-life spirituality, speaker, and retreat leader. Sharon is the former Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Catholic Diocese of Austin, Texas, and a doctoral candidate in theology.
A certified public accountant, Matt Walsh began his career in corporate America before founding a handful of companies, including: CMS Group, a cost-recovery firm for Fortune 1000 companies; TMI Education, an education consulting company: Power of Three, an international e-learning solutions provider; and Buckworm, Inc., a mobile commerce application for non-profit organizations. A chance meeting in 2019 inspired a new path: coaching individuals, small businesses, and non-profits. Matt is a father of three children and lives with his wife Laura in Montvale, New Jersey.
Fr. Michael Zimmerman
Fr. Michael Zimmerman was ordained to the priesthood in 2017 and currently serves as assistant Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Boston and adjunct Scripture Professor at St. John’s Seminary. With the heart of a teacher, Fr. Michael was inspired to create a systematic discernment program for young men drawing from the wisdom that he received as part of his own formation. During the pandemic lockdown in May 2020, Fr. Michael scripted 27 episodes which are now part of a video series called Scivias. He loves helping others recognize how pursuing God’s plan for their lives will fulfill their greatest desires.