Dr. Ryan Messmore: Methodist Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

October 13, 2014 | no responses

Ryan was born, along with his two sisters, in West Virginia, in a believing Methodist family. In college at Duke University, he was active in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. In the fellowship, he taught a course on the Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis, for seven semesters, where he met his future wife. After college, […]

Fr. David Medow: Lutheran Minister Becomes Catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

July 29, 2002 | no responses

Father David was raised on the north side of Chicago in a Swedish Lutheran home. He was very active in the church in his youth. He studied politics at Georgetown before receiving a call to the Lutheran ministry, to which he was ordained in 1985. Through participating in summer Biblical Conferences at Mundelein Seminary in […]

Fr Larry Heimsoth: Former Lutheran Minister – The Journey Home Program

September 10, 2001 | no responses

Father Larry was born in a very pious Missouri-Synod Lutheran home. At the age of six he first believed that God was calling him to be a Lutheran pastor. He went to seminary and became a Lutheran minister in 1971. In his first parish, in Texas, through contact with Baptist and an Episcopal priest friend […]

Mary Beth Kremski: Revert from the Assembly of God – The Journey Home Program

July 16, 2001 | no responses

Mary Beth was raised Catholic. In high school she began to look for answers to questions of life in books and drifted away from the faith. After she was married she discovered books by Evangelicals, such as Catherine Marshall and Corrie Ten Boom. After having a life changing conversion to Christ, she began to look […]

Dr. Robert Louis Wilken: Former Lutheran Minister – The Journey Home Program

February 26, 1999 | no responses

Dr. Wilken was brought up in a Lutheran family that was serious about their Christianity. As a boy he felt a calling to ministry. He attended a Lutheran prep school in Texas and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. There he came under the influence of Arthur Carl Piepkorn, who had an appreciation for Catholic liturgy, […]

Paul Key: Former Presbyterian Minister – The Journey Home Program

November 6, 1998 | no responses

Marcus and Paul answer open-line questions. As a young man Paul felt a call to minister to Christ’s people. He thoroughly enjoyed being a pastor for 18 years. As he read the Bible he discovered more and more passaged that could only be understood in a Catholic context. The Catholic Church’s stand on life, marriage […]