Mark Reidy is a married father of three and has ministered to Perth’s homeless with the Holy Spirit of Freedom Community for the past 17 years. After writing for The Record from 2004 – 2015, Mark Reidy has now taken on the role as Director of Daydawn Advocacy Centre.
Mariette Ulrich is a full-time mum, homemaker and freelance writer. She lives in Saskatchewan, Canada, with her husband and five of their seven daughters. She contributes to “Family Edge” at MercatorNet.com, and blogs with her sister at dumboldhousewives.blogspot.com
Fr John Flader BA (Harvard), DCL (Navarre), was ordained a priest of Opus Dei in 1967 and came to Australia in 1968. He has served as chaplain of Warrane College at the University of New South Wales (1970-1991), chaplain of the University of Tasmania (1992-1997) chaplain of RMIT University (1998-2001) and Director of the Catholic Adult Education Centre of the Archdiocese of Sydney (2002-2010). Since 2011 he has been chaplain of Montgrove College in Orchard Hills, Sydney.
Debbie Warrier worked for The Record as a local reporter in 2003 and returned as a columnist on prayer, conversions and vocations since 2007. Previously she worked as a social worker in hospitals and mental health clinics both in Australia and England. She even did a brief stint as a sales assistant during Christmas at Harrods department store in London but unfortunately did not get a staff discount card. In 2001 she went back to Curtin University, Perth to become a journalist. She now writes to evangelise in print.
Bernard Toutounji is an Australian Catholic writer, speaker and educator. Bernard holds a Bachelor of Theology from the Catholic Institute of Sydney and a Master of Theology from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family, Melbourne. He is undertaking further studies at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, Sydney and, as time permits, at the Theology of the Body Institute, Pennsylvania, USA.