October 27-28, 2017 Speakers


Jordan B. Peterson Jordan B. Peterson, Ph.D. , Toronto, ON Canada
Dr. Peterson is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. He’s taught mythology to lawyers, doctors and businessmen, consulted for the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Sustainable Development, helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia, served as an advisor to senior partners of major Canadian law firms, identified thousands of promising entrepreneurs on six different continents, and lectured extensively in North America and Europe. With his students and colleagues, Dr. Peterson has published more than a hundred scientific papers, transforming the modern understanding of personality, and revolutionized the psychology of religion with his now-classic book, Maps of Meaning, the Architecture of Belief. He is regarded by his current University of Toronto students as one of three truly life-changing teachers.

Presentations: "The Truth in Mythology"; "The Truth in Genesis"; Friday Night Men's Dinner--Keynote;
Panel Discussion 1: "Recommendations and Resources"
Panel Discussion 2: "Where Do We Go From Here?"

Lynn Bissonnette, M.D., Ph.D.


Lynn Bissonnette, M.D., Ph.D Portland, OR
Lynne Bissonnette-Pitre is a physician, scholar, musician and iconographer. She has lectured nationally and led retreats and conferences on the transformational nature of the sacred liturgy. She practices psychiatry, teaches chant and Iconography and is the co-founder and director of Schola Cantus Angelorum.

Presentation: "The Truth in Liturgy" 



John Patrick, MD., Ottawa, Canada
John Patrick studied medicine at Kings College, London and St. George’s Hospital, London in UK. John has held appointments in Britain, the West Indies and Canada. John’s main academic interest in medicine is the treatment of Protein Energy Malnutrition in various diseases and accident trauma throughout the world. His research has been carried out in UK, Jamaica, Canada and Africa. In the 1970s he worked at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and was involved in the breakthrough of PEM treatment whilst in Jamaica. He came to Canada in 1980. At the University of Ottawa John was Associate Professor in Clinical Nutrition in the Department of Biochemistry and Pediatrics for 20 years. He is concerned to understand the link between the treatment of the severely malnourished, their beliefs, and their culture. Today John speaks to Christian and secular groups around the world, communicating effectively on medical ethics, culture, public policy, and the integration of faith and science. He frequently speaks for the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) in the US and the Christian Medical and Dental Society (CMDS) in Canada. He is currently President and Professor of the History of Science, Medicine and Faith at Augustine College in Ottawa. .

Presentations: "The Truth in Science, Part 1"
                          "The Truth in Science, Part 2"
                          "Panel Discussion 1: "Recommendations and Resources"
                          "Panel Discussion 2: "Where Do We Go From Here?" 


Jonathan Pageau

Jonathan Pageau, Montreal, Canada
Jonathan Pageau and his wife, Marta, homeschool their three young children and look forward to welcoming their fourth child this winter. Jonathan graduated with distinction from the Painting and Drawing program at Concordia University in Montreal during the late 1990s. Quickly disillusioned with contemporary art, he discovered icons and traditional Christian images along his own spiritual journey. Rekindling his love of art through study of traditional forms, Jonathan developed a passion for wood carving. Having studied Orthodox Theology and Iconology at the University of Sherbrooke, since 2003 Jonathan has been carving different types of liturgical objects. His carvings have been commissioned by churches, bishops, priests and lay people in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. He has participated is several exhibitions of icons and teaches icon carving with Hexamaeron. He is the editor of OrthodoxArtsJournal.org, a website for articles and news promoting Orthodox Christian liturgical arts.

Presentations: "The Truth in Art";
                          "The Truth in Time and Space"


Bonnie LandryBonnie Landry, Cobble Hill, BC
Bonnie is an ordinary Catholic housewife. She and her husband Albert raised and home-educated their brood of seven in a little hamlet on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Along the journey, she learned that getting along with her kids is tantamount to the success of homeschooling. With the four eldest out of the house and beginning adult lives, and with baby-and-toddler years behind her, Bonnie now finds time to write and speak. With humor, pathos and candor she walks with you, encourages you and challenges youu, making the case that raising children is less about technique and more about how you live your life. Addressing the quest for living in household peace, Bonnie's latest book, Revolution of Mercy, presents her greatest passion in speaking: helping families succeed in love.  Mercy is an outpouring of God's love, a generosity of spirit. Mercy and kindness are contagious and spread like wildfire. Be encouraged to start your own Revolution of Love.

Presentation: The Truth in Family Life


Julia FogassyJulia Fogassy, Seattle, WA
Julia Fogassy is a wife, mother of nine, grandmother of twenty-six, and great grandmother of one. Julia owns and operates an online business (www.ourfathershouse.biz) that provides educational materials for Catholic families. Together with her husband, Karl, they homeschooled their youngest six children through high school. As an outgrowth of the home school experience, Julia authored a history program, the ABCs of Christian Culture, and a phonics and reading program, Sound Beginnings. Julia is a trained Lamaze Childbirth Educator and has prepared many married couples for a natural childbirth. Julia also co-teaches the Confirmation preparation class at St. Joseph/St. John in Elma/Montesano.

Presentation: "The Truth in Sex"

"Without prayer, all the schooling in the world will not produce the effect which God wants home schooling to give, because home schooling is a communication of divine grace, from Christ, to the parents, to the children. And the principle way parents communicate from Christ to their children, the grace upon which those children will be saved, is prayer."
~ Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., Christ Speaks to Us: Words from One of Our Spiritual Fathers  ~