Speakers at the ChristLife National Conference are pioneers for the new evangelization and leaders for the ChristLife process in their parishes and ministries.
Founder and Director of ChristLife
Dave Nodar is a frequent speaker in dioceses, parishes, and other organizations in the USA and internationally. He is a content developer and speaker for the Discovering Christ, Following Christ, and Sharing Christ series; co-author of Discover Christ, Follow Christ, and the soon to be released Share Christ; and author of Characteristics of the New Evangelization. His passion is to help others to know the love of God the Father in Jesus Christ through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. Dave and his wife Ely have seven adult children, six grandchildren, and live in Ellicott City, Maryland. Their desire is to bear witness together to the good news of God’s love, mercy, and life changing presence. Dave enjoys hiking with Ely and wishfully dreaming of opportunities to go fishing!
Founder and Director of Desert Stream/Living Waters Ministries
Andrew Comiskey has worked extensively with the healing of the sexually and relationally broken. He is the founder and director of Desert Stream/Living Waters Ministries (founded 1980), a multifaceted outreach to the broken. Andrew’s ministry grows both out of his own commitment to overcome homosexuality and his experience as a husband to Annette and father of four grown children and four grandchildren. Andrew seeks to equip the global church to be whole and holy, a bride ready to receive Jesus. After almost four decades of ministry Andrew still loves imparting healing to the entire body of Christ. Andrew and Annette live in Kansas City, Missouri where he also attends and serves in a local parish.
Fr. Erik Arnold
Pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Ellicott City, MD
Rev. Erik Arnold is pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ellicott City, MD and ChristLife’s liaison to Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore. He earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 1999. He is a speaker for the Discovering Christ, Following Christ, and Sharing Christ series. As a pastor, he has run the ChristLife series in his parish multiple times and seen great fruit come from it as people’s lives are changed by the Lord Jesus and the power of the Gospel. Fr. Erik loves to escape to the outdoors to get recharged, especially through hiking and kayaking, as well as drawing support from family and priest friends and a good meal.
Following Christ Teacher
Ally received her theology degree in 2007 from Marymount University and is a convert to the Catholic faith. She is happily married to her husband Pete and currently spends most of her time raising their four young children. Over the years she has shared her faith through serving as a team member for Discovering Christ, Following Christ, and Sharing Christ courses; facilitating women’s bible studies; leading a children’s ministry in her parish; and ministering to young girls through a character development program in her community. Along with Fr. Erik Arnold and Dave Nodar, she co-authored Follow Christ.
Assistant Director of ChristLife
Pete Ascosi experienced a life-changing conversion that began during his senior year at Mt. St. Mary’s University in 2003. After working for two years in the field of public policy, he felt the call to full-time ministry and joined ChristLife in 2005. As part of his work at ChristLife, he provides direction and leadership to ChristLife Young Adults, a vibrant young adult community in the Ellicott City, MD area that evangelizes young adults and equips them for mission. He received a Master of Arts degree in Non-Profit Management from Notre Dame University of Maryland in 2015. He and his wife Ally have four spirited young children. He enjoys spending time with family, the great outdoors, and home brewing.
ChristLife Director of Mission Expansion
Dianne Davis began her career in banking, advancing to Vice President of Bank of New York and M&T Bank. She married her husband John, whom she met in high school, and they had two sons. Although it looked like she had all she was striving for, inside she felt a longing for something more. In March 2002, two women came to her office looking for a business loan and ended up sharing the Gospel with her. Later that night, Dianne committed her life to Jesus. She eventually left her career in banking and now considers herself a Catholic evangelist serving as ChristLife’s New York Regional Director, conference speaker, and teacher on Sharing Christ series.