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Please note: All Future with Hope Women speakers have been approved by the Diocese of Arlington, VA.

  • Carolyn Bassett is the author of A Season Of Grace, Embracing God’s Gifts in the Autumn Of Our Lives. Carolyn has worked in Catholic hospital chaplaincy programs and has served in various leadership and pastoral capacities as a member of the People of Praise Community. She and her husband, Frank, have been married 55 years. They belong to St. Ambrose Parish in Annandale, VA.
  • Christine Eberle recently left behind her position as campus ministry director at Gwynedd Mercy University near Philadelphia to become a full-time freelance writer. She is the author of Finding God in Ordinary Time and essays in Liguorian and Praying magazines and performs original monologues of women in Scripture.  
  • Before founding Virtue Connection, Rose Folsom was calligrapher to presidents, queens, and popes. She curated a Smithsonian exhibit, showed her artwork around the globe, wrote a dictionary, and served a stint in the White House. A Catholic convert and Lay Dominican, she and her husband, Fred, live in Silver Spring, MD. 
  • Judy Keane is the author of Single and Catholic – Finding Meaning in Your State in Life. She is the former director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office of Public Affairs. Earlier, Judy was Director of Media Relations and Strategic Communications for Arizona State University and Manager of Public Affairs for the public healthcare system for the state of Arizona.