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Meet the Team

Find out more about the contributors, speakers and advisers of the CatholicMatch Institute

  • Robyn Lee

    Managing Editor

    Robyn Lee is the editor of the CatholicMatch blog, Faith, Hope & Love. She received her undergraduate degree from Christendom College in Philosophy and received her master’s in Dogmatic Theology from Holy Apostles College. She is currently the only single aunt with almost 30 nieces and nephews. She has written for the National Catholic Register , Catholic Digest and has appeared on CatholicTV. Robyn is available for talks and radio and TV interviews.
  • Lisa Duffy

    Contributor

    Lisa Duffy is an associate editor and blogger for CatholicMatch.com and has 20 years of both personal and professional experience in helping others navigate through the pain of divorce and rebuild their lives. She is the author of the popular book Divorced. Catholic. Now What? and the Journey of Hope program which supports divorced Catholics parish-by-parish in the US and Canada. Lisa is available for talks and radio and TV interviews.
  • Bryan Mercier

    Contributor

    Bryan Mercier is a professional speaker and retreat leader. He has spoken to adults and teens for the last 15 on a wide variety of topics ranging from faith formation and apologetics, to spirituality, true love, and relationships. He also runs a ministry team called; “The R.O.C.K. Group,” that does dynamic retreats for Confirmation classes and other teens venues. Bryan has run a young adult Bible Study in Connecticut for eight years, and has his own blog. Bryan is available for talks and radio and TV interviews.
  • Jessica Zimanske

    Contributor

    Jessica Zimanske is a marketing professional and freelance writer from Minneapolis, Minn. She is a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities and loves experiencing everything the Land of 10,000 Lakes has to offer. Jessica is a loyal Minnesota Twins season-ticket holder and Caribou Coffee fanatic, as well as a proud University of St. Thomas alumna.
  • Mary Beth Bonacci

    Contributor

    Mary Beth Bonacci is an internationally known speaker. She does frequent radio and TV work, and has even made several appearances on MTV. She is the author of We're On A Mission From God and Real Love, which has been translated into six languages. Mary Beth holds a bachelor's degree in organizational communication from the University of San Francisco, a master's degree in Theology of Marriage and Family from the John Paul II Institute, and an honorary Ph.D. in communications from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Mary Beth is available for talks and radio and TV interviews.
  • Laraine Bennett

    Contributor

    Laraine Bennett co-authored with her husband, Art, "The Temperament God Gave You" and "The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse." Laraine has a BA in Philosophy from Santa Clara University and an MA in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Laraine and her husband have been married for 32 years and have four children -- one of each temperament. Laraine is available for talks, radio and TV interviews.
  • Brian Barcaro

    Co-Founder

    Brian Barcaro is the co-founder of CatholicMatch.com, a faith-focused online dating site and CatholicMatch Institute, which is primarily focused on promoting resources for dating and marriage. Brian is a longtime entrepreneur with a passion for all things technology, social media and marketing. Brian is available for talks and radio and TV interviews.