2019 Core Team
Ryan & Chelsea Harkins
We got married on October 22nd 2016, the feast day of our favorite saint: Pope St. John Paul II, and are also excitedly anticipating a baby boy in February. We both have a passion for the Theology of the Body and are in awe of the greatness of the Vocation of Marriage. We truly believe each marriage is a project for the world and it’s our greatest joy to help couples discover this reality. As newlyweds, we are also just beginning this exciting journey and need guidance and direction as well. It’s with this desire in our hearts and the help of the Holy Spirit that we started Three to Thrive to serve as a post Cana enrichment, formation and community- utilizing the fantastic resources at our disposal here in Dallas. We are humbled to serve as founding presidents of this ministry. In our free time, we enjoy fitness, philosophizing over Mumford and Sons and Fulton Sheen, and jamming on the ukulele and cajon. We are also always game for long walks on the beach.
Adam & Christine Berry
As a married couple of 12+ years, we were first encouraged to attend Three to Thrive to bring some “experience” to the engaged and more recently married couples. What we immediately found though is that both the practical and spiritually rich content strengthened our own marriage by opening the door to extremely beneficial dialog between the two of us. Additionally, meeting other couples who are so focused on their faith and their marriages has been truly inspiring and has become infectious in a really positive way. We cannot recommend Three to Thrive enough to every couple, regardless of where they are in their faith and marriage – it is impossible for a marriage not to benefit from the topics, speakers, and discussion points offered each month. With that being said, we are very excited to be apart of Three to Thrive leadership for 2019, and look forward to another year of soaking up the richness Three to Thrive has to offer.
Saj & Marin Babu
We’ve been married for a little over two years now. We were lucky enough to be around Three to Thrive early in our marriage. It has helped us tremendously to discuss certain topics we were both aware of and unaware of. We believe that marriage and family are vital in today’s society. With its rich content and down to earth talks, we learn and get to implement something new from each session. We have seen first-hand how impactful this ministry can be in a couples’ lives and hope to bring this to others. Some things we enjoy are traveling, hiking, and brunching!
Michael & Christine Sherman
We met during our undergraduate years at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and we’re approaching our first anniversary! We started attending Three to Thrive before we got married, and we were so refreshed by the community of young Catholic couples who are passionate about building healthy, strong marriages for life! In our free time, we love traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends!
Nick & Sheryl Doolittle
As a recent convert and "revert" to Catholicism, we are passionate about our shared faith - and sharing it with others! We are active with different ministries and groups including volunteering with RCIA at Mary Immaculate Church, leading programs for Landmark Worldwide, and playing rugby for the Dallas Rugby Football Club. (Go, Reds!) We serve with Three to Thrive because we know that God and a strong community are foundational to the most awesome vocation of marriage.
Alyssa Aquino & Raymond Estrella
We both decided to attend our first Three to Thrive meeting not even a month after being engaged. We had connected to the events through Facebook and found ourselves intrigued by the many topics Three to Thrive had to offer! As a newly engaged couple, we wanted to continue to spiritually nourish ourselves through listening to the many talks that help solidify a strong foundation in marriage. Not long after our first meeting did we find ourselves delighted to encounter such amazing people who are just as passionate about infusing a stronger sense of Catholic faith into the Marriage. We love the community that Three to Thrive has given us and we want to continue to give back in more ways that it has given to us!
John & Marissa Vehslage
We come to Three to Thrive to help us grow and strengthen our marriage. We find the the group very helpful and beneficial for our marriage especially as a young couple navigating our first years of marriage. The various speakers and events encourage us to address areas in our marriage that we may otherwise have neglected. Three to Thrive is a great place to strengthen your own marriage, help other strengthen their marriages, and build a community. John and I love to spend our time together cooking and taking care of our two dogs, Kevin and Squiggy.
Fr. Edward Bently, LC
Fr Edward Bentley LC has been a Legionary of Christ since 1999. He studied at the United States Military Academy before joining. He worked as ECYD Assistant (Director) in Denver, Colorado as a Legionary Brother on Internship. After ordination in 2010, he worked in Mexico City as a vocational director and university chaplain as well as leading a mission center, where he would lead evangelizing and humanitarian missions with young adults. Following his ministry in Mexico, Fr Edward returned to Rome where he earned his Master’s degree (STL) in spiritual theology. He is currently working in Dallas as the Young Men’s section director. What most impresses Fr Edward about Regnum Christi is her desire to love Christ by living life with an attitude of mission, a mission to extend His Kingdom.
Making all Things New - Renewing Regnum Christi: A Labor of God’s Love: What is RC? What is her role in the life of the Church and in the lives of her members after her time of renewal? At moments in her history, the Church has gone through difficult times to be born anew. The same can be said for the Regnum Christi movement. As we look to the future, how are does the Lord want to make this new generation of Regnum Christi member new