A Call to be a Warrior

Speaker Details


Jim Caviezel

Keynote Speaker, Actor

James Patrick Caviezel was born Septembers 26, 1968 in Mount Vernon, Washington. He is one of five siblings raised in a Catholic home. His main interest while growing up was basketball and dreamed one day of playing in the NBA. He played High School and College basketball but A foot injury in his sophomore year put end to Jim’s dream.

Shortly after He turned his focus toward acting and moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a waiter between auditions. He landed small roles in Diggstown and Wyatt Earp, and TV roles in the Wonder Years and Murder She wrote. His breakout role came when he received critical recognition for his role as Private Witt in The Thin Red Line. He would go on to gain further recognition with roles in "Ride with the Devil", "Frequency", "Angel Eyes”, “High Crimes", "Deja vu", "The Game Stands Tall"," Escape Plan", "Infidel", and "Sound of Freedom", just to name a few.

Jim Caviezel’s most significant role came when he was chosen by Mel Gibson to portray Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ." The movie made headlines and broke box-office records around the world and became one of the highest grossing films of all time. Jim’s performance was acclaimed by both critics and viewers alike.

Jim’s next big role would be on the small screen where he landed the lead role in the CBS crime drama "Person of Interest”. The show instantly clicked with audiences, becoming one of the highest rated shows on television.

From an outcast actor to respected film star, to a television star, James Caviezel is continuing to give his best to play challenging roles. This is very obvious in his latest block buster hit “Sound of Freedom”, in the role of portraying Tim Ballard.

Off Screen, Jim lives with this wife Kerri, a high school English teacher by trade. They believe adoption is a blessing from God and have, themselves, adopted three children from China. Jim continues to promote his love of God, family, and country and pursues a broader range of professional activities, including a fostering of various charities focused on serving and protecting women, children, families and the unborn. With these humanitarian goals in mind, and enlivened by his powerful expressive talents, Jim Caviezel has become a well-known speaker at Christian-based associations and religious and philanthropic groups throughout the country.

Additionally, he has recently lent his distinct and immediately recognizable voice to numerous meditative and uplifting works on the devotional app HALLOW.

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Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Preacher, Author, Speaker

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is an internationally renowned speaker, author, and preacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas. He has appeared as a guest on numerous international Catholic radio and television programs, and is the host or co-host of several popular series on the Eternal Word Television Network. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. Deacon Harold is the award-winning author of five books, including Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality and Building a Civilization of Love: A Catholic Response to Racism.


Fr. David Herrera

Spiritual Director St. Andrew Ministry

Fr. Mike Elsner

Spiritual Director St. Andrew Ministry