Catholic School Speaker Series

Our mission is to IMPACT the Catholic community by focusing on faith, financial solutions, and education. We understand that Catholic school budgets are tight and it is often cost prohibitive to bring in outside speakers to discuss the most challenging issues facing your students.

As part of our Catholic mission and outreach, Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union is underwriting the entire cost of the Catholic School Speaker Series because we believe the information shared in the presentations is vital to your students’ personal growth and faith formation.

Schools may choose any Catholic topic and request a customized presentation or retreat talk to meet the specific needs of the students. The standard presentations typically run 45-60 minutes but can be shortened to 30 minutes if necessary.

About the Presenters
Dean Robinson
As a former Youth Minister and Director of Religious Education, Dean Robinson, Catholic Outreach Coordinator at Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union, has engaged students for over twenty years with his unique blend of spirituality and humor. Dean holds “Youth Ministry Specialization” certification from the Diocese of Cleveland, and received the “For God and For Youth” award recognizing outstanding Christian service, Catholic leadership, and high moral standards. Dean is frequently asked to speak and/or lead various retreats and functions and is recognized for his positive influence and impact on the lives of young people by parents, teachers, priests and clergy throughout Ohio.

“During my thirty-year ministry in Catholic secondary education, I have been blessed to have worked with many individuals whose witness to their faith has provided inspiration to those around them. Dean has certainly placed himself among this group for me.”

Andrew Krakowiak
Director of Special Initiatives
Holy Name High School

Mike Wisnor
As a former Catholic school teacher, coach, and administrator, Mike Wisnor, V.P. of Marketing & Mission at Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union, brings years of experience engaging with students of all ages. In addition to being a devoted husband and father of three daughters, Mike is a passionate, dedicated Catholic speaker blessed with a gift for sharing the Gospel message of Jesus Christ in a dynamic manner which resonates with young people.

“Mike has spoken to our students on several occasions and always leaves a lasting impression with a call to action for the students to truly live their faith.”

Beth Davis, Religion Teacher
Holy Trinity School – Avon, OH

Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union also partners directly with school principals to develop customized professional development sessions to help engage faculty and staff in furthering the Catholic mission of the school.

To schedule a presentation, please contact:    

Dean Robinson, Catholic Outreach Coordinator at drobinson@ohiocatholicfcu.com or 216-478-0065

Schools may choose from any of the topics noted below or request a customized presentation or retreat talk to meet the specific needs of the students.  The standard presentations typically run 45-60 minutes but can be shortened to 30 minutes if necessary.

You are not the Future of the Catholic Church, You are the Catholic Church (James 2:14-17)

A call to action meant to inspire and motivate students to serve others and be the light of Christ to their families and friends. This presentation is designed to help young people understand that “being Catholic” is not something they are learning to be in the future; rather, they have the power right now to live the Gospel message and serve as Christian role models.  Students will be provided with concrete examples of ways they can live their faith and serve those most in need on a daily basis.

Your World is the “Real World” (Philippians 4:13)

All too often, adults are guilty of trivializing the experiences of young people by telling them that life will be much more difficult when they get into the “real world”.  This sends a message that their pain, suffering, and feelings are somehow not “real”.  In actuality, the formative years are often the most challenging years and students need to understand that a strong relationship with God will help them navigate life’s most difficult moments.

A Biblical Perspective on Bullying (John 13:34)

Every school has some type of plan or program to deal with the issue of bullying. Unfortunately, every school still contends with this issue.  This powerful presentation is designed to help students understand why bullying persists, its effects, and how it should be attacked from a biblical perspective.  Due to the sensitive nature of some of the material, this presentation is only recommended for students in sixth grade and above.

“A Person’s a Person No Matter How Small” – Dr. Seuss (Jeremiah 1:5)

A discussion about the pro-life movement designed to be presented in October during Respect Life month or in January near the anniversary of the tragic Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision.  The topic is presented in an age-appropriate manner designed to inspire students to think about the issue from a Christian perspective.  Opposing viewpoints will be presented to demonstrate the contrast between the legality and morality of abortion.

Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union

Our mission is to IMPACT the Catholic community by focusing on faith, financial solutions, and promoting Catholic education.  We understand that Catholic school budgets are tight and it is often cost prohibitive to bring in outside speakers to discuss the most challenging issues facing your students.

As part of our Catholic mission and outreach, Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union is underwriting the entire cost of the Catholic School Speaker Series because we believe the information shared in the presentations is vital to your students’ personal growth and faith formation.