2024 Malvern Men's Retreat
Father Douglas Michael McKay is a nationally recognized retreat
director, author, and evangelist. As Rector, he brings decades of ministry
experience and spiritual leadership to Malvern Retreat House, where he has
been a Retreat Director since 1986, and a retreatant since 1971. He
became a priest in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1982. As a priest,
Father McKay has ministered to parishes, hospitals, prisons, schools,
neighborhood bars, playgrounds, and on the streets. In 1997 he founded
Our House Ministries, a recovery-based ministry group located in Grays
Ferry, Philadelphia. The Ministry is dedicated to helping those who are
dependent on alcohol or drugs, who are depressed, or who have turned to
crime. Most recently Father has become involved in the promotion of the
cause for the canonization of Venerable Matt Talbot: Our House Ministries
played a primary role in the opening of the Matt Talbot Shrine in St. Gabriel
Church at 29th & Dickinson Father currently resides at Our House Ministries.
You can learn more at www.ourhouseministries.org.
In 2023 the Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, commissioned Father McKay as Missionaries of Mercy with their mandate from the Holy See at Vespers in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Sunday, September 24, 2023.
Rev. Michael J. Shea, C.M. was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Michael, the youngest
of six children, was ordained in 1970. The first thirteen years of his priesthood were spent in
teaching at St. Thomas More, West Catholic and Archbishop Wood High Schools in the
Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The next twelve years were divided between Niagara University in
Western New York and Auburn University in Alabama.
In 2010, before coming to the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Germantown, Pennsylvania as an Associate Director, he served as the Director of a retreat house in Spring Lake, Michigan for fifteen years. Since coming to Philadelphia Fr. Shea has conducted a number of novenas and missions primarily but not exclusively in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Bill Wingard is the speaker for SHROUD TALKS, a recently established organization dedicated to presenting the history, the science and the passion of Jesus Christ as seen in the Shroud of Turin. The Shroud remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the world. Bill attended Maryknoll Seminary in Glen Ellen, IL for a year and graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.
Rob and his wife Megan are blessed to have five awesome children ranging from 19 to 10 years old. After 33 years of checking the box when it came to his faith, Rob surrendered his life to the Lord on December 31, 2003. The age that Jesus died for his life Rob gave his life back to God. After 17 years serving in various sales and marketing roles in large, mid-size, and start-up healthcare companies, Rob transitioned into full-time ministry when he helped start stewardship: A Mission of Faith where he now serves as Co-founder and Mission Ambassador. Faith and family are the two most important things in Rob’s life, and he is all in for both!
Marty Rotella is a singer, songwriter, evangelist who presents music and
message to diverse audiences. He has presented the Gospel message of
Jesus’s love in forty-three states in addition to Australia, Europe, Central
and South America and Canada. With over thirty years of ministry
through teaching and motivational speaking, he has presented in
churches, schools, conferences, and prisons.
As a three-time Grammy nominee, Marty integrates his gift of music with his unique preaching style to men, women, young adults and teens. Countless endorsements from bishops and clergy, religious, families and prison inmates comprise his repertoire. As a noted evangelist, Marty delivers a compelling message of Jesus’ love, forgiveness and mercy to all who encounter him.
“Spirit Power” is his trademark platform for music and evangelization; bringing the fire of God’s love to retreat houses, conferences, parishes and, most notably, to the streets.