Till Christ Be Formed in Every Heart


Passion Meets Prophecy

And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, thou knowest.” Again he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.
— Ezekiel 37:3-4


Spending years in youth ministry work, and highlighting on the side as a Catholic speaker and retreat leader, I realized that the problems in the parishes that I was seeing were systemic and widespread. There was apathy in the pews, frustration in the offices, and exhaustion by the clergy. Priests and people alike are all wondering the same thing, "Is this it? Is this all Christianity has to offer?"

I launched LayEvangelist.com in the hopes of having a public place to write about what I was seeing in my travels, which was back then just an infrequent side hustle. Now that I travel 2-5 times a month for all sorts of events, my mission to the Church has definitely evolved a great deal.

I'm still inspired by the tireless example of Saint John Paul II and his writings. I'm still driven to make known the actual teachings and desires of the Second Vatican Council, especially on the vocation and mission of the laity. But now I just have a lot more experience and a lot more to offer than I did as a 28 year old who thought he knew everything.


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God's plan for the salvation of the world is the local church. I heard a pastor say that once and, honestly, it terrified me. The weight of the task seemed unbearable. And it is, if you are doing it alone. St Paul taught that the Church is a Body where every member is connected together, yet so many clergy, staff, and volunteers share with me how along they feel. This is not church. This is not the new evangelization. Let's work together to change this today!

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"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel" -Rom 1:16

A photo from the annual  Proclaim  conference sponsored by the Family Missions Company.

A photo from the annual Proclaim conference sponsored by the Family Missions Company.


Michael "Gomer" Gormley

From working in youth ministry to traveling the world, Michael Gormley, or Gomer, has he's been known since high school, has been preaching the gospel to Catholic pew-sitters and lapsed alike. "Nothing prepares a soul for evangelization more than running a high school Confirmation retreat. They don't want to be there. You've stolen their weekend. And you have till Sunday to win them over." He's been leading parish and school staff retreats since 2007, and parish missions since 2008. His main concern is bringing Catholics into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through repentance, encountering God in Scripture, and through 



B.A., Philosophy and Theology, December 2004, cum laude

M.A., Theology & Christian Ministry, 2009, summa cum laude

Activities & Affiliations

Theology on Tap presenter
• Steubenville Conference Speaker
• Ave Maria Conference Host