Nathan G. Castle, O.P.
Nathan G. Castle, O.P. is originally from Groves, Texas. He graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio and entered the Dominican order in 1979. Father Nathan received MA and MDiv degrees from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California and has served in campus ministries in California and Arizona for the last 25 years. Father Nathan has chaired the Executive Board of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA). Most recently he served as Pastor/Director of the Catholic Community at Stanford University and is currently a member of Western Dominican Preaching. He enjoys golf, spending time with friends and cheering on his favorite sports teams, especially Stanford football and Houston Astros baseball. A gifted speaker, Nathan G. Castle has a delightful sense of humor and feels right at home in front of a crowd. He is available for appearances and speaking engagements nationwide by arrangement.
Cathryn Castle serves as the director of Good Dog Outreach, handling most of the day-to-day operations of the organization, including event scheduling and product sales. She is the editor/publisher of And Toto, Too. She’s also Nathan G. Castle’s baby sister.
Katie Diller grew up in Michigan’s beautiful Presque Isle County and graduated from Michigan State University. As a post-graduate volunteer in the Alliance for Catholic Education, she served as a high school chemistry teacher in Phoenix, Arizona and received a M.Ed. through the University of Notre Dame. She received a M.S. in Cell Biology from Yale University and a M.A. in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton. She has served as the Director of Student Outreach at St. John Catholic Church & Student Center at Michigan State for the last four years and as the National Coordinator for the ESTEEM Leadership Program for the past year. Katie enjoys bicycling, gardening, and sharing her opinion on Big Ten football and basketball.
Scott Herrmann is originally from Southern California, but his heart is firmly rooted in Arizona. He studied psychology at UCLA, and counseling psychology at Arizona State University. While at ASU his Catholic faith was ignited at the All Saints Catholic Newman Center in Tempe. Scott works as a psychologist in Phoenix, and most loves helping kids in need. Many of the kids he works with are school aged, but some are in their 40s and 50s. When not working Scott can almost always be found lap swimming at one of the local Phoenix pools.
Rachel Ifft is passionate about teaching and learning. She is a devoted teaching artist who focuses on the educational benefits of theatre. She is a graduate of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development where she received a Bachelor of Science in Educational Theatre. While attending NYU, Rachel worked with students of all ages in and out of the New York City public school system. She has also taught at the acclaimed Alley Theatre in her hometown of Houston, Texas as well as The Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton, Ohio. Rachel’s workshops are geared toward engaging participants in a direct, meaningful way. She utilizes the arts as tools to help others tap into their creative side while working in a positive, safe setting. Rachel is happy to be living and working in Shreveport, Louisiana while her husband is stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base.
Rev. Richard Kingsley
Fr. Richard M. Kingsley is the founding pastor of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Tucson, AZ. Ordained in 1983 in Oakland, CA as a Dominican priest he has served as chaplain at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and the University of Washington in Seattle. After incardinating to the Diocese of Tucson he served as a Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of the Valley, Mother Cabrini and St. Pius X Catholic Churches before starting a new parish in 1999. He has a Masters of Theology and a Masters of Divinity from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Besides being an avid reader he enjoys golf, traveling and a good joke.
John Sanchez studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After 10 years of working within the music and entertainment industry, John decided to focus on photography and web development on his own.John has volunteered with several organizations in the past. John wants to help those who suffer from depression, along with people who want to reconnect with their faith.
Leslie Ann Webster
Leslie Ann Webster graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Theology. After moving to California and marrying, she taught in parish religious education programs wherever she lived. Settling in Riverside, California, Leslie worked at the University of California, Riverside as a department administrator, and obtained a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Redlands. She and her husband have been involved in religious education, and various ministries at St. Andrew Newman Center in Riverside. Recently widowed, Leslie is on a new journey of faith with her “canine face of God”‘ Leo.
Max & Miriam Castle
We are grateful to Capt. Aubrey Maxwell (Max) Castle and Miriam Castle, Nathan and Cathryn’s parents, for their financial support of Good Dog Outreach.