"An Evening for Life" 2018
Author, columnist and speaker
Cal Thomas is an American Patriot through and through. He studied at American University, has worked as a reporter for NBC News, served at Armed Forces Radio while in the Army and his CNBC program was nominated for a CableACE Award in 1995. He has also worked as a political contributor at Fox News, was a panelist on Fox News Watch and hosted After Hours with Cal Thomas on the same network.
Until 2015, Cal was a columnist for USA Today. He has written extensively about political issues and has published 10 books. His latest book is called "What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America." www.calthomas.com
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Painting from Mississippi State University, Kerry felt called by God to become a minister. He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Masters of Communication Arts degree. He combines his love of God and art in his current ministry, Drawing to the Rock Ministries, Inc. www.drawingtotherock.com
Kerry also owns New Creation Arts in Marietta, GA. www.newcreationarts.net. The program establishes a collective voice promoting community outreach, inspiration and artistic expression. Kerry travels all over the world communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ using visual art. He and his wife Twyla have been married for almost 40 years.
Dino is an accomplished professional photographer with over 30 years of experience who specializes in Italian Fine/Sacred Art photography. Primary focus is on the harmony of colors and aesthetic beauty, inspiring architecture, and the deep faith-based historical culture of Italy.
Dino is a graduate of the world renowned College of Photography, Brooks Institute of Santa Barbara, California. He possesses an astute knowledge of all aspects and mediums of the photographic industry. He also holds a BS degree from the University of Tennessee, has taught university level photography classes, and looks forward to the establishment of future workshops, tours, and pilgrimages.
"Italy has become my muse. As an Italian Catholic photographer, I have found my true passion and love in the mountains, rolling hills, and seaside of Italy. My Italian heritage is personified in the landscape of Italy and down every via or strada...Italy is my heaven on earth. I find amore with every warm Italian smile and the enthusiasm of its people. Inside every church, Basilica, and Duomo I revive my devotion and faith. Hiking the Cinque Terra, Italian Alps, the mystical streets of Assisi, or drifting along the canals of Venice, one can only reach an exalted state. Finally, sailing the beautiful azzurro Mediterranean seas, or walking along the rocky shores of Positano, Sorrento, and Amalfi - I know God truly created this magnificent land." Dino Carbetta
Wanda Holt custom designs stunning pieces of fine jewelry that place a contemporary twist to the traditional pearl necklace. She was inspired by her frequent travels to Shanghai and Beijing, and began procuring beautiful pearl stones to work into her custom jewelry pieces for friends and associates.
In 2012, she established Wanda Holt Design. Her pieces are beautifully constructed, unique designs that you will want to add to your accessories collection. Wanda and her fabulous jewelry have been featured in Southern Seasons magazine. www.wandaholtdesign.com