Men Under Construction 2020 Speakers
Enflame Your Hearts, Awaken Your Soul
Kansas City Chiefs; Punter
Dustin Colquitt is the longest-tenured member of the Chiefs and holds many franchise records and was voted the winner of the Ed Block Courage Award in 2010.
Dustin, his wife Christia and five children entered fully into the Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2019.
He has spoken about his faith saying, “I think God put me in this position as a punter and in professional football because … He wants something out of me to be able to share with other people. As a Christian, I think God has given me that platform to say, ‘Hey, I’ve allowed you to do a lot of things and I need you to speak My name. He always finds a way to put His people in situations where they can spread His Word …”
Author, National Speaker, and Writer
Dan Spencer is an author, national speaker, and writer. He has been a featured guest on Vatican radio and numerous EWTN television and radio programs.
Dan is the co-founder of the Kansas City Catholic Business Network, and the regional director of the
Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance.
He is also the creator of the “Legacy of Faith” program.
Dan and his wife Linda of 45 years have 4 married children and 13 grandchildren.
Fr. Andrew Mattingly
Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish
Director of City on a Hill
Fr. Andrew Mattingly is a priest for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Currently, he is Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Kansas City, Missouri while also serving as the Director of City on a Hill. Although a lifelong Catholic, Fr. Mattingly went through a period of personal conversion during his last couple years of high school, particularly due to two things: the personal witness of a teacher on fire for love of God and the Church, as well as truly discovering the reality of the Holy Eucharist for the first time.
After a semester at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, Fr. Mattingly transferred to Conception Seminary College, graduating in 2011. Afterward, he was sent for theology studies in Rome, was ordained a priest in the summer of 2015, and returned for one final year of studies in Rome before coming back to Kansas City permanently in the summer of 2016. In his free time, Fr. Mattingly enjoys playing disc golf, reading about Church history, and listening to sacred music.
Co-founder and President of Casting Nets Ministries
Tony is the co-founder and President of Casting Nets Ministries. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theology, Philosophy and Youth Ministry at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. Tony is a veteran of youth and young adult ministry including teaching theology for fifteen years at Bishop Carroll and Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High Schools. He is a frequent presenter at parish missions, retreats, and Diocesan conferences throughout the United States. He is the co-author of “Casting Nets: Grow Your Faith by Sharing Your Faith” published by Our Sunday Visitor. Tony and his wife Kelly, have seven beautiful children and live in Wichita, KS.
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Casting Nets Ministries
youth minister, a junior high and high school religion teacher, and a college theology professor. Chris earned a master’s degree in theological studies from Ave Maria University in Florida and is a frequent presenter at parish missions, retreats, and Diocesan conferences throughout the United State. He is the author of “Casting Nets: Grow Your Faith by Sharing Your Faith” and “Casting Nets with the Saints: Learn from the Best How to Share the Faith” published by Our Sunday Visitor. Chris and his wife Maria, have seven beautiful children and live in Wichita, KS.
Executive Director, Catholic Career Roundtable Job Club (CCR)
Phillip Morgan has a varied background working in the construction industry, automotive wholesale and retail markets, telecommunications industry, nonprofit sector as a consultant, and volunteering his time with CEF, The Whole Person, and SCSG.
In February 2009 Phillip co-founded the Catholic Career Roundtable Job Club (CCR), which is where he currently serves as the Executive Director.
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, D.D.
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kansas City Kansas
The Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas is the shepherd of the Catholic Church in northeastern Kansas. His threefold mission is to:
- Teach. As a successor of the apostles endowed with the authority of Christ, the Archbishop has as his first task the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all men and women.
- Sanctify. Having received the fullness of the Sacrament of Holy Orders, the Archbishop helps the faithful to grow in holiness through the celebration of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, and through his prayers, example, and humble service.
- Govern. The Archbishop is responsible for the governance of the Church in Kansas City, Kansas. His God-given authority is a spiritual fatherhood that beckons him to show concern and compassion to all. His authority is exercised in communion with the whole Church under the guidance of the Pope.
Monsignor Thomas Tank
Pastor, Church of the Ascension
Msgr. Tank was ordained a priest in 1967. Not only has he served as pastor of many parishes, but he also served as Vocation Director, Director of Parish Planning, and the Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. He has served as Church of the Ascension’s pastor since 2003. Msgr. Msgr. Tank has been a champion of planned gifts for many years. He was a leader in the Future Full of Hope Archdiocesan Capital Campaign that raised $35 million dollars and resulted in several endowments that provide reliable income for the education of priests and seminarians, Catholic Cemeteries of Northeast Kansas, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Prairie Star Ranch and what became the Catholic Education Foundation. He has served on the board of the Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas, Santa Marta Living, Community Housing of Wyandotte County, and Villa St. Francis Senior Living Center and many other worthy Catholic organizations. Msgr. Tank currently serves on the Planned Giving Committee for CFNEK and has recently established a fund in his name at CFNEK to support Prairie Star Ranch.