Iconic location in Christ Cathedral, Anaheim, CA
Christ Cathedral, formerly known as the Crystal Cathedral, is an architectural masterpiece and an iconic landmark in Orange County, California.

Bring your team to a power-packed summit, surrounded by stunning architecture and serene surroundings.
Meals, rooms and board included
Anaheim, California, is a vibrant and diverse community, close to world-renowned attractions such as Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Convention Center, and vibrant dining and entertainment options.

Extend your stay and explore the area!

Hotel FERA, a DoubleTree by Hilton
100 The City Drive
Orange, California 92868
Where brotherhood is forged and lives are transformed
The Christ Cathedral campus more than a physical marvel, it is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.

Bring your team and immerse them in daily sacraments, a deeply spiritual atmosphere, and a summit geared to foster personal growth, renewal, and connection with your faith.
Alternative Lodging Options
The Heroic Leadership Summit is a retreat experience intended to draw you closer to God personally and with your fellow men on the weekend.

We want to do everything in our power to create an atmosphere that is conducive to this experience. We ask that all men stay in our planned accommodations which offer optimal access not only to retreat events, but also to one another as we journey through this weekend side by side.

We do recognize that for various reasons this may not be possible for everyone wishing to attend the summit. It is our hope that you will still be able to join us after formal events have concluded for fellowship.

Register with this discount code to make your own lodging arrangements.

Get $100 off during checkout with code: SAVE100

Using this coupon means your registration will not include a hotel room.

Location and Rooms
Hotel FERA, a DoubleTree by Hilton
100 The City Drive
Orange, California 92868

Conference members will be housed with other attendees as part of the Heroic Men partnership with Hotel Fera.

You are welcome to seek your own accommodations with the hotel outside conference arrangement.
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The Heroic Leadership Summit 2024

Friday, June 28, 3pm to Sunday, June 30, 1pm, Orange County, CA
It’s back! The Heroic Leadership Summit is the annual, no-nonsense, cutting-edge event for Catholic men hungry for serious growth in their faith journey.

Brought to you by the Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance, join the best of the best in leadership and training together, one all-star weekend geared to ignite, equip, and grow ministry to men.

Get ready to level up your leadership game, connect with other like-minded men, and make your mark on the Catholic community like never before.

Secure your spot to join us in Orange County, CA, and let’s make some history together.

Here are the keynotes:

Divine Intimacy with Jason Shank, President of Our Sunday Visitor
Find out why Divine Intimacy is the most important aspect of our lives. He shares his powerful story and how God’s presence in his life was critical as he faced his own near death experience during Covid. Learn from him how you can strengthen your own friendship with Christ, not only in times of crisis, but in a daily routine.

Every leader needs this foundation of divine intimacy, so that we can help other men do the same.

The Eucharist with Tim Glemkowski, CEO of the National Eucharistic Conference
St Augustine wrote, become what you receive.

If you want to be a true heroic leader, you need to receive He who is Heroism itself, and deepen your understanding so that you can be a Heroic Leader for others.

As CEO of the Eucharistic Congress, learn from Tim Glemkowski’s experiences of true Eucharistic revival must begin in our own hearts first as leaders, and missionary disciples.
Clarity and conviction for the Little Way of Evangelization with David Bereit, Former CEO of 40 Days for Life
The big way of evangelization is events, and tentpole summits. But we’re all called to the little way of evangelization, which is heart to heart, man to man.

David is one of the most remarkable leaders in the church today, and deeply believes that when leaders bring men together small groups, starting where you are right now, we can strengthen men faster than you could believe.

And then grow that impact.
Building Authentic Brotherhood with Deacon Charlie Echeverry, Founder of the Black/Brown Collective
As a successful CEO and ardent deacon, Deacon Charlie is a tremendous leader today. He believes that that brotherhood is the key. As a consultant to many influential Catholic leaders and organizations, he has his finger on the pulse of the Church’s needs.

Authentic brotherhood helps strengthen us as leaders to step up and strengthen men.
A Retreat
Andre Regnier  will lead us throughout the weekend in prayer, and helping us to develop practical strategies to strengthen and deepen our daily prayer life.

Bishop Joseph Coffey & Fr Larry Richards will lead us in our liturgies and our time with the Lord in Adoration.

The 2023 CMLA/Heroic Summit was a game-changer, a rallying cry for us to step up and embrace our heroic potential.

The energy, the camaraderie, the deep, honest conversations—these events are where brotherhood is forged and lives are transformed. For those of you reading this comment. If you haven’t been, make it a priority.

Surround yourself with men who challenge you to be better, who lift you up when you’re down, and who remind you of the hero within. You won’t regret it—this is where the real work of becoming the men we’re meant to be happens.

Alan Diaz, 2023 Attendee
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Meet our Heroic Speakers

Meet our Heroic Speakers

Bishop Joseph Coffey

Aux Bishop for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA 
Bishop Joseph L. Coffey, son of the late Dr. William F. X Coffey, M.D., and Roseanita Schubert Coffey, was born in Rochester, MN, on May 31, 1960. He is the fifth of nine children and the proud uncle of 46 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews. He was raised in Philadelphia and is a life-long fan of all the Philly sports teams.
Bishop Coffey graduated from La Salle University in 1982 with a double major in English/French which included a year of study at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. After college, Bishop Coffey worked as a grade school teacher, a ski instructor in Switzerland, and in the automobile industry in Germany and Belgium for five years.
Heeding a call to the priesthood, he attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree (MDiv) and was ordained in 1996 by Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua. He earned a Master of Arts (MA) in Moral Theology, also from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in 2000.
While still in seminary, Father Coffey was given permission by Cardinal Bevilacqua to enter the U.S. Navy Chaplain Candidate Program in May of 1992 with the rank of Ensign. He stayed in the Navy Reserve for the next nine years.
Following ordination in 1996, Bishop Coffey was assigned as an Associate Pastor to St. Katherine of Siena parish in Philadelphia, PA. After five years in parish ministry, he was given permission by Cardinal Bevilacqua for full-time active duty as a Navy Chaplain in September of 2001.
Bishop Coffey’s duty assignments have included: Combat Assault Battalion, Okinawa, Japan; Division Officer and Command Chaplain on board USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), homeported in Norfolk, VA, with a 6 month deployment to the Arabian Gulf; Command Chaplain at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, NJ; Marine Air Group 39, Camp Pendleton, CA, an assignment that included a seven-month month deployment to Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Provence, Afghanistan; U.S. Navy Recruiting Command, St. Louis, MO; Command Chaplain on USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), home ported in Yokosuka, Japan, with a six-month deployment to the South Pacific Ocean; and his final assignment as Assistant Chief of Staff for Religious Ministry, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA.
Bishop Coffey’s military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal with 2 gold stars, the Navy Achievement Medal with 2 gold stars, the Navy Sea Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, the War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the NATO Service Medal, 3 Battle E Ribbons.

Fr Larry Richards

Reason for our Hope Foundation

A gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, retreat master, and author, Fr. Larry Richards holds the answer to some of life’s most profound questions. He speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor, and evangelist. Fr. Larry Richards has directed hundreds of retreats, parish missions, and conferences for young and old alike. His inspirational talks, presentations, and books always authentic and enthusiastic, have changed the hearts, minds, and lives of millions of listeners, and readers worldwide.
Father Larry Richards was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After high school, he attended the college seminary at Gannon University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mental Health in 1983. Father Larry Richards continued his studies at the major seminary at St. Vincent in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and received his Masters of Divinity degree in 1987. He also studied Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
Ordained to the priesthood in 1989 for the Diocese of Erie, Fr. Larry Richards serves as pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community in Erie. He is also the Founder of the DME (Divine Mercy Encounter) Retreat Program for the Diocese of Erie.
Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to ‘spreading the Good News’ by educating others about Jesus Christ.

Father Larry’s first book, “Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You To Be,” was published by Ignatius Press in October of 2009, and was the #1 best seller by Ignatius Press, having sold over 100,000 copies. In “Be a Man!” he recounts his struggles to learn true manhood, as well as the inspiring stories of others he has served in his decades as a priest. He tells men how to focus on the right goal, how to live as a beloved son of God, of the need to acknowledge one’s faults and to live according to the Holy Spirit, to be a man of true love and of wisdom, to appreciate properly the differences between men and women, to pursue holiness, and to make a difference in the world. Not preachy, but direct, Father Larry challenges men to be strong, without putting on a mask of false strength or machismo. He calls men to admit their weaknesses and limitations, while urging them to find strength in faith and genuine love to overcome their sins and faults.
Father Larry’s second book, “Surrender! The Life Changing Power of Doing God’s Will,” was published by Our Sunday Visitor in September of 2011 and has sold over 40,000 copies. Fr. Larry Richards challenges you to let go of attachments, assumptions, and excuses that hold you back from giving yourself more fully to God, in order to receive everything God wants to give you.
In 2014, a Catholic Men’s Bible, NABRE, with introduction and instructions by Fr. Larry was published by Our Sunday Visitor.  A Scripture Desk Calendar entitled “No Bible, No Breakfast! No Bible, No Bed!” containing both morning and evening Scripture passages and encouraging words from Fr. Larry, was published by The Word Among Us in 2014.
Father can be heard on the EWTN internet radio show called “The Reason For Our Hope” on Mondays and Fridays at 1:00 p.m. (EST), and the EWTN radio show called “Father Knows Best” on Mondays and Fridays at 4:00 a.m. (EST), and was a previous favorite on the live EWTN radio show called “Open Line” on Thursdays.
Father Larry can be seen on the EWTN televised programs “Living Right with Dr. Ray” and “Crossing the Goal”.  EWTN broadcasted a mini-series entitled “Be A Man” in 2014 in five episodes to inspire men to become the true heroes they long to be – men of courage, compassion and integrity.

Deacon Charlie Echeverry

Founder of Black // Brown

Deacon Charlie preaches and speaks throughout the country and is the host of Living the CALL, a weekly podcast focused at the intersection of faith & influence. He’s been featured on EWTN, America Magazine, OSV, Relevant Radio, MAX Studios, Catholic Answers and Redeemer Radio among others and can be found at DeaconCharlie.com.
He was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate by Archbishop Jose Gomez, and his diaconal apostolate include media evangelization, homelessness, apologetics & faith formation, pro-life and Latino ministries.
Deacon Charlie is founder & CEO of Black//Brown, a strategic advisory & impact studio. Prior to launching his own company, he held C-level roles at companies ranging from tech start-ups like mitú, to global brands like The Walt Disney Company, Univision & AOL. He is Vice Chair Emeritus of Catholic Answers, and sits on the boards of the Catholic Association for Latino Leadership; Tepeyac Leadership Initiative; Guadalupe Radio; Sent Ventures and is Chairman of SOFESA, a non-profit founded by his wife, that accompanies homeless children and their families.
Deacon Charlie lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jessica of 22 years and is the father of 5. He enjoys motorcycles, British comedy, functional fitness, ice plunges and discovering cultures through travel.

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Host of the Deacon’s Call 
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers – known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon” – is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today. He is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher, whose no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming the Catholic faith is sure to challenge and inspire those who hear him.
He travels across the United States and around the world speaking at conferences, workshops, retreats, parish missions, high schools, and young adult events – in short, to everyone who desires to know Jesus intimately and enjoy a deeper personal relationship with Him. His areas of expertise include marriage and family life, discerning the will of God, the sacraments, male spirituality, pro-life issues, evangelization, prayer, and many others.

Jason Shanks

President of OSV Institute
Jason Shanks brings a wealth of background and experience to his role as President of OSV Institute. His vision for renewal through innovation is unparalleled and stems from his conviction that the Church is evergreen from generation to generation and must be re-presented fresh and anew to today’s modern world.
Prior to his role at OSV, Jason served as Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, where he successfully combined and reorganized five separate county-based Catholic social service agencies into one regional service agency. He was thus recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business with their 40 Under 40 Award in 2014. In addition, Jason served as Secretariat Leader of Evangelization and Parish for the Diocese of Toledo and was the founder of Catholic Youth Summer Camp. Prior to this, he spent eight years as the Business and Pastoral Leader for a local parish and serving as President of Greater Columbus Right to Life.
Over the last two decades, Jason’s work has primarily focused on creating and renewing Catholic apostolates and organizations, infusing in them a new passion and growth mindset necessary to lead more people to Christ and His Church. Jason holds a BA in education from Miami University of Ohio, an MA in Theology from the Pontifical College Josephinum with an emphasis in the New Evangelization, and an MA in nonprofit administration from Mendoza College of Business of the University of Notre Dame. He also holds a certificate in Fundraising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Jason serves as a consultant on the Committee of Religious Liberty for the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops. He is also the Treasurer of the Board for the National Eucharistic Congress being held in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2024. Jason resides in Northern Indiana with his wife, Melissa, and their five children.
Jason resides in Northern Indiana with his wife, Melissa, and their five children.

David Bereit

Speaker, Founder of 40 Days for Life
He became an outspoken pro-life advocate after Planned Parenthood announced plans to build an abortion clinic in his Texas town in 1998. He helped to start and build a local grassroots coalition that rallied 60 churches and thousands of people together and dramatically reduced abortions in the region. Planned Parenthood recognized the effectiveness of David’s efforts when it labeled his town “the most anti-choice place in the nation.” David led the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, Texas.
David moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 2005 where he served as executive director of American Life League and national director of Stop Planned Parenthood until being asked to lead the worldwide 40 Days for Life movement. His pro-life work has been extensively featured in the media, including coverage on Fox News, HBO, ABC, NBC and CBS television stations, hundreds of radio interviews including NPR, BBC, and The Sean Hannity Show, and in over 100 newspapers including USA Today, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
David is one of the most requested pro-life speakers, inspiring audiences around the world as large as 70,000 people. He is the co-author of the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done, Imagine What He Can Do. David lives in Virginia with his wife Margaret, and their two children, Claire and Patrick.

Tim Glemkowski

National Eucharistic Congress 
Tim Glemkowski is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Eucharistic Congress. Previously, he served in the Archbishop’s Office for the Archdiocese of Denver as the Director of Strategy, helping to set up the archdiocese for a time of apostolic mission.
He is the former founder and president of L’Alto Catholic Institute and Revive Parishes. Tim authored Made for Mission: Renewing Your Parish Culture, which was released in Fall 2019 through Our Sunday Visitor.
He is an international speaker who has also consulted for many organizations, dioceses, and parishes. His writing has appeared in numerous print and web-based theological and catechetical publications. Tim and his wife, Maggie, live in Littleton, CO with their four young children.

Robert Tunmire

Co-Founder of HeroicMen & Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance 
Robert E. Tunmire, a proven businessman in the franchising industry for over 44 years.  He has been involved in ministry to men for over 20 years.  Robert is co-founder of the Central Texas Fellowship of Catholic Men and co-founder of Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance and Heroic Men.  Robert is married to a wonderful woman named Kitty.  They have four children, and four grandchildren.

Dan Donaldson

VP of HeroicMen & Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance

Dan has been proudly married to his wife Andrea for over 30 years. They have 5 beautiful children and live in Colorado. Dan worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years before joining the Augustine Institute in 2015 where he helped launch the FORMED platform and oversaw their diocesan partnerships.
He then worked with Chris Stefanick at Real Life Catholic to help increase their reach to share the love of Jesus with more souls. Dan joined CMLA in October 2022 and is passionate about expanding ministry to men worldwide.

Kevin Matthews

Broken but Loved
 Long-time radio legend and comedian from Chicago, Kevin Matthews, is championing a story of healing - a story that reached out of a dumpster, grabbed him by his soul, and gave new meaning to his life.
He found a broken statue of Mary, and couldn’t walk away from her. Kevin shares a talk crafted for men. Men carry wounds, wounds we often ignore. Many of us assume these wounds don’t make us worthy.
But Kevin hopes to give us a new story. A story where we, as sons of the Father, are broken, yes. Broken, but loved. And that makes every difference in the world.

Summit Agenda

Friday June 28th

4:00PM   Check-in & registration
4:45PM   Break
5:00PM   Dinner
6:15PM   Break

6:30PM  Keynote
Divine Intimacy with Jason Shanks, President of Our Sunday Visitor

8:00PM   Break/Connection time
8:30PM   Mass with Bishop Vann
9:30PM   Brotherhood & networking
6:30AM   Adoration
7:00AM   Mass
7:45AM   Break
8:00AM   Breakfast
8:45AM   Break

9:00AM   Keynote
The Eucharist with Tim Glemkowski, CEO of the National Eucharistic Conference

9:30AM  Discussion & Teachback: Together we discuss insights and outlooks

10:30AM   Break

10:45AM   Workshops
Building divine intimacy, individual and ministry

11:45AM   Break
12:00PM   Lunch

1:00PM   Keynote
Building Authentic Brotherhood with Deacon Charlie Echeverry, founder of the Black/Brown Collective

2:30PM   Break

2:45PM   Workshops
Creating authentic brotherhood, individual and ministry

3:34PM   Spiritual Time & Brotherhood
5:30PM   Dinner

7:00PM   Keynote  
Broken but Loved with Kevin Matthews

8:00PM   Area breakouts
9:30PM   Brotherhood and networking
Sunday June 30th

7:00AM Adoration
8:00AM Breakfast

8:45AM Keynote
Clarity and conviction for the Little Way of evangelization with David Bereit, Former CEO of 40 Days for Life

10:15AM Coffee Break
10:30AM Support ask
11:00AM Closing remarks
11:30AM Closing Mass

12:30PM Lunch
1:00PM Depart

Limited Seats. Get yours now.

Friday, June 28, 3pm to Sunday, June 30, 1pm
Orange County, CA 

The Heroic Leadership Summit – Are you Ready to Take Action for Christ and His Church?

  • Are you tired of sitting back and watching life pass you by?
  • Ready to step up and learn the skills of leadership?
  • Want to inspire the men around you to discover their heroic call?

The Heroic Leadership Summit is the only annual event where men of action, ministry, and missionary discipleship network and grow their impact together.

We have a mind-blowing opportunity to shape the future, and it starts with you. It starts with men learning how to step off the sidelines of life. You can take charge of your God-given talents. You are called to be more than average – to be exceptional.

Look what one attendee said last year: “Attending this Summit was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I rated everything a 10 because the entire experience impacted my life in ways that words cannot describe…” 

Learn from and connect with some of the top minds and leaders in the Church today: Bishop Coffey, Fr Larry Richards, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Tim Glemkowski, Jason Shanks, Deacon Charlie Echeverry, David Bereit, Robert Tunmire, and Dan Donaldson.

These men have become household names for leading the charge for Christ and his Church – and we need you to join them.

“You were not made for comfort, but you were made for greatness”
– Pope Benedict XVI.

5 reasons why you need to mark your calendar to be there:

Game-Changing Experience
This isn’t your average event. Get ready to soak up insights and strategies that will push you to deepen your faith, your character, your spiritual life, your leadership skills.
Learn from the Best
We’ve assembled a lineup of all-stars in the world of Catholic leadership and Heroic spirituality. They’ve field-tested everything, and are flying in to share their hard-earned wisdom with you.
Connect with the Brotherhood
Surround yourself with a band of brothers as hungry for success and spiritual growth as you are. Forge bonds that go beyond the Summit and create a network of support that’ll have your back through thick and thin.
Get Your Hands Dirty
Our workshops are where things get serious. Dive deep into practical exercises and walk away with actionable strategies that you can start using immediately.
Join the Movement
We’re not just here to talk – we’re here to take action. Join us in our mission to empower men to step up, take charge, and make a lasting impact on the world around them.

Heroic men live on the cutting edge.

We learned from last year, and pulled out all the stops to give every man the tools, skills, and training you need to be a Heroic leader.

Join us to level up, workshop your skills, network, and forge the connections needed to excel in every aspect of life.

  • Did you know that lack of brotherhood is an epidemic among Catholic men?
  • 31% of men don’t even have one friend at their parish.
  • 55% of men in the pews on Sunday do not know 10 other men by their first names. And these are the men who are attending Mass.

What’s happening to the rest?

The answer is brotherhood. Like Christ and his close band of apostles, every man needs his brotherhood. True brotherhood calls men off the sidelines and into the adventure of their lives.

Brother, our mission field is every man in every diocese in North America. Are you ready to lock arms with your brothers at the Heroic Leadership Summit, and reach these men?

“This Heroic Leadership Summit inspires great hope. It was transformative for me.”
– 2023 Attendee

Need more reasons to press the button and register today?

This summit is for you if:

  • You want to stop going it alone and build true, heroic brotherhood 
  • You want to hone your leadership skills to reach more men for Christ
  • You want to mobilize men around you into a true heroic team
  • You  want to become a authentic apprentice of Jesus Christ, and a missionary disciple
  • You want to see men light up with excitement for the adventure of their lives
  • You want the men around you to live life to the full with their families

We’re not kidding when we say: there’s nothing like this.

Heroic Men exists to find, train, and support leaders of men.
One weekend could change the direction of your life – it’s that powerful.

The CMLA retreat was probably the most impactful weekend of my life. Thank you! – 2023 Attendee

Are you ready to learn how to inspire better?

  • How to teach better?
  • How to be a better leader?
  • Who wouldn’t want to join an intense, prayerful, retreat-based summit with the cutting edge in business, evangelization, and missionary discipleship?

We’ve done the hard work of flying all-stars out to this Summit.

So if you’re ready to answer your Heroic call, and turn a new page in your journey as a leader, register right now for the Heroic Leadership Summit.
Don’t waste another minute sitting on the sidelines.

Seats are extremely limited.

It’s first come, first-served.

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Come join the annual, cutting-edge event for Catholic men hungry to make an impact in their faith, and in the lives of men. Learn more at heroicmen.org

Brought to you by Heroic Men and the Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance, join us for networking with like-minded men, meet a brotherhood of action-takers, and get the tools to make serious impact in men’s lives.

Imagine rubbing shoulders with heavy hitters like Bishop Joseph Coffey, Father Larry Richards, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, , David Bereit, Tim Glemkowski, and more!
We’re bringing the best of the best in leadership and training together for an all-star weekend geared to ignite, equip, and grow leaders who are true missionary disciples. Is the Holy Spirit calling you to join them?

Secure your spot to join us at Christ Cathedral in Orange County, CA (less than 5 miles from Disneyland). The value of this conference is unbelievable… hotel and meals included!

Learn more at heroicmen.org