2017 Speakers



Fr. Agustino
Torres, CFR

Father Torres is in active ministry within the Church mostly with youth, the poor and the pro-life movement. He entered the Franciscan friars of the renewal in 1999. He studied under Avery Cardinal Dulles and graduated from St Joseph Seminary Magna Cum Laude with Masters of Arts (Dogma) and a Masters of Divinity.


Dr. Marc Newman

Dr. Marc Newman is dedicated to equipping pro-life advocates nationwide with public speaking skills. He is also a founding faculty member of the new Applied Bioethics program at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Culture of Life Reflection

Bishop Robert W. McElroy

Bishop McElroy currently leads the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego. The diocese serves about one million Catholics in San Diego and Imperial counties.


Patti Smith

Patti J. Smith serves as Regional Coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and leads Rachel's Hope After-Abortion Healing Retreats in San Diego. She has shared her testimony at a variety of venues including the March for Life in Washington, D.C. and Walk for Life in San Francisco.

Closing Prayer Leader

Rev. Dr. Andrew

Reverend Cuneo is a priest (within the Orthodox Church in America) serving St. Katherine of Alexandria Orthodox Church of Carlsbad, CA.