Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, is Director of Busted Halo®, the Paulist Fathers’ ministry and media outreach to Catholics in their 20s & 30s. He hosts “The Busted Halo® Show with Fr. Dave” on SiriusXM radio’s The Catholic Channel (ch. 129), a nightly call-in talk show, and co-hosts the weekly “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan” with USCCB President and New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan. He is also the host of the “Sacraments 101” video series on YouTube and is publisher of “Young Adult Ministry in a Box,” a digital subscription service for parishes wishing to start up ministry to those in their 20s & 30s. Father Dave speaks in person around the country about reconnecting young adults with their faith, and has offered commentary in or on CNN, The History Channel, NBC Nightly News, Fox & Friends, The Today Show, The New York Times, Newsweek and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has worked in campus ministry at the Universities of Colorado and Texas, and has developed young adult ministry programs for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. He is popular with young adults because of his dynamic and relevant preaching in person and downloaded as podcasts. He was ordained a Paulist priest in May 2000, but prior to answering the call to priesthood he directed television for MTV and Comedy Central. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Catholic University and a B.S. degree in communication from Syracuse University. For more details on Fr. Dave’s move from the world of television to the priesthood, check out our “Busted” profile of him.
Fr. Steven Bell, CSP, is the associate director of Busted Halo®. Ordained in 2008, Fr. Steve served four years as the associate pastor at St. Austin’s in Austin, Texas. There, he led rousing lessons on faith for school-aged kids at summer camp and motivational talks for African-American professionals in Austin. He also led retreats and missions for young adults and other groups in the church. During his years of seminary formation, Fr. Steve has worked with the USCCB on various projects and events including World Youth Day 2002. He was a principal cantor at the 2008 Papal Mass in Washington, D.C. Fr. Steve received a master’s of divinity and a certificate for spiritual direction from the Washington Theological Union. He received his bachelor’s of science degree in philosophy and psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Barbara Wheeler is Editor-in-Chief of Busted Halo®. Barbara graduated from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa., with a degree in journalism and public relations. After college Barbara moved to Jackson, Miss., and was part of a young adult volunteer program that blended service, faith and social justice. This experience led her to New York City to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector that would also incorporate her journalism background. Before arriving at Busted Halo® Barbara was editor-in-chief of Response, the magazine of United Methodist Women, and oversaw an award-winning redesign that targeted a younger demographic. At Busted Halo Barbara combines her skills in writing, editing, and communications with a passion for inviting young adults to reconnect with their faith. Barbara is currently serving as the chairperson of her parish council.
Photo: Sari Henry 2009
Phil Fox Rose is content manager at Busted Halo. In addition to his work here, Phil is a personal spirituality writer, and assistant coordinator of Contemplative Outreach in New York City, with 20 years of centering prayer and other contemplative practices. Before Busted Halo, Phil was Content Director for Housing Works. He’s been a national columnist for Computer Reseller News and The Green Paper, and has held senior editorial positions at several national magazines. Phil was Director of Product Design at digital radio company Clickradio, and has also been a political party leader, videographer, web developer, tech journalist, punk roadie, software designer, sheepherder, stockbroker and downtempo radio DJ. philfoxrose.com. Follow Phil on Twitter and Facebook.
Joe is the head video producer and art editor for Busted Halo. After graduating from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas, with a degree in production and religion, Joe spent time teaching on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona, exploring the film and music scene of Chicago, and surviving the world of corporate video and event production in New York City. Before discovering Busted Halo, Joe was an education and community resource volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps for two years in South Africa, working in schools on curriculum, and in the community to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and education.
Mike co-founded BustedHalo.com in December 2001. In addition to his work at Busted Halo, Mike is the Director of Campus Ministry at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. A frequent speaker on ministering to young adults, Mike is the author of two books Googling God: The Religious Landscape of People in their 20s and 30s with Paulist Press and Loving Work: A Spiritual Guide to Finding the Work We Love and Bringing Love to the Work We Do with Orbis Press. In 2002, Mike received a Catholic Press Association Award for his article “Transformation and the 20′s and 30′s Crowd” that appeared in Share the Word magazine. Before working in ministry, Mike produced radio talk shows at WFAN and WOR in New York and also covered major league baseball for NPR and WOR. Mike and his wife, Marion, are residents of Amherst, New York where they live with their dog, Haze.