Prioritizing a Culture of Excellence - An Interview with Jeff Schiefelbein on the Petrus Development Show Jan 24, 2023

In this episode, Andrew interviews Jeff Schiefelbein, co-founder and culture catalyst for Undivided Life.  Andrew questions Jeff about his role as a culture catalyst, and the pair discusses just how important culture is to organizations of all sizes.  Jeff describes how he encourages...

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Joyful Co-Creation with God - An Interview with Vicente Del Real on the Petrus Development Show Dec 20, 2022

In this episode, Andrew sits down with Vicente Del Real, founder of Iskali.  Vicente tells Andrew about Iskali’s ministry with Latino young adults, and they discuss the importance of vision and community in ministry.  They also chat about Iskali’s specific fundraising...

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Let Us Increase Together In Christ - An Interview with Dr. Richard Ludwick on the Petrus Development Show May 11, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of the University of St. Thomas in Houston.  Dr. Ludwick shares about the mission and vision of University of Thomas, and he and Andrew discuss the unique collaboration between the University of St. Thomas’s MAX Studios...

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From Ministry to Movement - An Interview with Jared Zimmerer on the Petrus Development Show Apr 19, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Jared Zimmerer, the senior director of the Word on Fire Institute.  Andrew and Jared chat about the Catholic presence on social media and how we can use social media as an important tool for evangelization.  Jared also shares about Word on...

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Catholic Email for Conscious Consumers - An Interview with Kailash and Michael on The Petrus Development Show Apr 12, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Kailash and Michael, the co-founders of Fidei, an email service created on the basis of shared Catholic values.  Andrew, Kailash, and Michael discuss how the technology we use in our daily lives intersects with our Catholic faith and how we can better...

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Living a Purposeful and Genuine Life - An Interview with Kate Bryan on the Petrus Development Show Mar 17, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Kate Bryan, the founder and CEO of 1 Girl Revolution, an organization dedicated to telling the stories of women who are changing the world through their lives.  Kate is also the author of Living the Feminist Dream:  A Faithful Vision for Women in the...

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Women in Philanthropy Episode 9 with Brenda Canella Feb 08, 2022

Hosted by Tara Doyon, Director of Client Services and Sarah Rose, Director of Communications.


In this episode Tara and Sarah are joined by Brenda Canella of the Archdiocese of Denver. They discuss how Brenda went from being a full-time mother of five to working fulltime and how she integrated...

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Viva Cristo Rey - An Interview with José Manuel de Urquidi on the Petrus Development Show Feb 03, 2022

In this episode Andrew visits with José Manuel de Urquidi, founder and president of Juan Diego Network, a podcast network with over 70 shows highlighting Catholic stories for Latinos. Andrew and José discussed what José was thinking when he decided to launch a...

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Catholic Campus Ministry is a Generational Mandate - An Interview with Mike St. Pierre on the Petrus Development Show Jan 18, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Dr. Mike St. Pierre, Executive Director of Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA).  When Mike joined CCMA in 2015, he was able to bring new life and new energy to the organization. Andrew and Mike discuss CCMA, how Mike decided to leave...

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New Year! New Info to Help You Grow Your Team! Jan 18, 2022

By Mary Hernandez, Petrus Blog Contributor


The newest release of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) annual Compensation and Benefits Study is timed perfectly for organizations creating a strategic plan to start or grow their development team in the new year. We've limited the...

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Women in Philanthropy Episode 5 with Sandy Guzmán Oct 12, 2021

Hosted by Tara Doyon, Director of Client Services and Sarah Rose, Director of Communications.


In this episode Tara and Sarah are joined by Sandy Guzmán, Senior Accounting Specialist at Four Leaf Financial and Accounting. They discuss the importance of finances in leadership. As...

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What Development Means to Me by Rhen Hoehn Sep 13, 2021

By Rhen Hoehn, St. Albert the Great University Parish Development Director, Houghton, Michigan


I grew up in a Catholic family that practiced the faith. While I was preparing for confirmation, I went on a NET (National Evangelization Team) retreat. This retreat plus the grace of the sacrament...

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