About Us

EWTN Mission: Eternal Word Television Network is dedicated to the advancement of truth as defined by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. The mission of the Eternal Word Television Network is to serve the orthodox belief and teaching of the Church as proclaimed by the supreme Pontiff and his predecessors.

Informative Videos
The Incredible Story of EWTN
Introduction to EWTN
What do you do with $200, a garage, and a passionate desire to spread the message of Christ throughout the world? Start a Media Network!

It all began in 1981 when Mother Angelica stepped out in Faith and transformed the garage of her Poor Clare monastery in Birmingham, Alabama, into a TV network. That humble beginning in 1981 has become the world's largest Catholic media network, reaching more than 230 million homes in 140 countries and territories. Mother Angelica admits that building a network was never in her plans, but she says that '...since its founding, the Network's mission has been to spread the 'Eternal Word,' and to teach others that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life." Using television, radio, the internet and publishing, EWTN has gone global with the message of the Gospel.

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"Go into all the world and Preach the Gospel to every creature!" (Mark 16:15)
Meet Our Staff
Media Missionary Support Team
  • Jim Pinto

    Jim Pinto, Director of EWTN Media Missionaries, joined the EWTN Media Missionary family in 2012. He brings his considerable talents to the EWTN Media Missionaries to help further our mission. He has also been the host of our popular Media Missionary E-news videos that are e-mailed out monthly. In addition, Jim and his wife Joy, host the popular EWTN Radio series, "At Home with Jim and Joy". Jim has been at the center of the founding or development of numerous ministries in Greater Birmingham including Her Choice Birmingham Women's Center–C.P.C. and the Grace House Christian Home for Girls. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kean University, N. J., and a Masters of Divinity Degree from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Joy are blessed with four children and fifteen grandchildren. The Pintos live in Fairfield, AL and are members of the Cathedral of St. Paul, Birmingham, AL.

  • Carlos Garcia

    Carlos E Garcia, Volunteer Support Manager, joined EWTN in 2013 after working as a structural/civil engineer in California. He worked for the U.S. Department of Defense to design structures, and the U.S. Forest Service to develop partnerships and unique projects. In his position, Carlos is responsible for helping to support both the English speaking Media Missionary and the Spanish speaking Amigo Misionero volunteers. He has a Bachelors Degree in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California. He now resides in Irondale, Alabama, with his wife Deborah and 3 children, and is a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows in Homewood, Alabama.

  • Dave Palladino

    Dave Palladino, Volunteer Support Assistant, joined EWTN in 2014 after working as a small business owner and Realtor in Tupelo, Ms. He worked as a Security Officer at EWTN before coming to help support the EWTN Media Missionaries. Dave grew up in Southold, N.Y. He is widowed and has 3 children, who reside with him in Meadowbrook, Alabama. He is a parishioner of St. Teresa’s Parish in Leeds, Alabama and looks forward to promoting Mother Angelicas Mission here and abroad.

Regional Marketing Managers
  • Sarah Escobar

    Sarah Escobar, Regional Marketing Manager, joined EWTN in 2015 after serving as the Communications Officer of the Archdiocese of Ottawa, Canada - a position she held for over four years. She also served as a Marketing Consultant for the Network for nearly a year and a half. In her position, Sarah is responsible for expanding EWTN’s distribution, coordinating volunteer activities of EWTN Media Missionaries, and managing relationships with dioceses in the country of Canada. Sarah holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Ottawa and a diploma in Print Journalism from La Cité collégiale. Sarah resides in Canada’s capital – Ottawa.

  • Monica Marín

    Monica Marín, Regional Marketing Manager, joined EWTN in 2015. In her position, Monica is responsible for expanding EWTN's distribution, coordinating volunteer activities of EWTN Media Missionaries, and managing relationships with dioceses and media affiliates carrying EWTN in the California Region of the United States. She has an MBA, a Master's Degree and a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering. Monica resides in Anaheim with her husband John, her two children. She is a parishioner of St. Norbert in Orange, CA.

  • Ron Meyer

    Ron Meyer, Regional Marketing Manager, joined EWTN in 1999. In his position, Ron is responsible for expanding EWTN's distribution, coordinating volunteer activities of EWTN Media Missionaries and managing relationships with dioceses and media affiliates carrying EWTN in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States. He has an MBA from Point Park University in Pennsylvania and a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH.

  • Mike Mishol

    Mike Mishol, Regional Marketing & Corporate Accounts Manager, joined EWTN in 2002 after working over 15 years at ESPN, Inc. in a variety of executive finance and sales positions, most notably involved with the launch of the linear ESPN2 and ESPNews networks. In his position, Mike is responsible for expanding EWTN's distribution, coordinating volunteer activities of EWTN Media Missionaries and managing relationships with dioceses and key corporate media accounts carrying EWTN nationwide and with affiliates in the Northeast Region of the United States. He has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in Marketing from Western New England University in Springfield, MA and a MBA in Finance from Michigan State University. He resides in Longmeadow, MA with his wife and six children, and is a parishioner of St. Martha Parish in Enfield, CT.

  • Art Pieretti

    Arthur Pieretti, Regional Marketing Manager, joined EWTN in 1990 after working commercial real estate and franchising for 30 years. In his position, Art is responsible for expanding EWTN's distribution, coordinating volunteer activities of EWTN Media Missionaries and managing relationships with dioceses and media affiliates carrying EWTN in the Western Region of the United States. He has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona University in California. Art resides in Seattle with his wife and has three children. He is a parishioner of St. Monica's Parish in Mercer Island, WA.

  • Christine Schicker

    Christine Schicker, Regional Marketing Manager, joined EWTN for the second time in 2014. She was originally hired by Mother Angelica in 1998 and worked in the Programming Department. Christine has worked for a number of cable companies including Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, VH1 and Comcast. For the past 14 years, she has worked for Catholic organizations including Relevant Radio, Steve Wood's Family Life Center International and the Catholic Marketing Agency, The Maximus Group. Most recently, Christine was the General Manager of Baraga Broadcasting, a network of Catholic radio stations in northern Michigan. In her position, Christine is responsible for expanding EWTN's distribution, coordinating volunteer activities of EWTN Media Missionaries, and managing relationships with dioceses and media affiliates carrying EWTN in the North Central Region of the United States. Christine has a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcasting and Business. She attends The Church of the Resurrection in Lansing, Michigan.

  • Spencer Swope

    Spencer Swope, Regional Marketing Manager, joined EWTN in 2000 after working in the life insurance industry for over 15 years, most notably with the Knights of Columbus. In his position, Spencer is responsible for expanding EWTN's distribution, coordinating volunteer activities of EWTN Media Missionaries, and managing relationships with dioceses and media affiliates carrying EWTN in the Southern Region of the United States. He attended Brevard College in North Carolina, majoring in Psychology. In his 20's, Spencer drifted away from the Catholic faith, only to have a dramatic conversion on Divine Mercy Sunday of 95'. Spencer now resides in Hanceville, AL with his wife, Liz, and their ten children. He is a parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Cullman, AL.

Senior Management
  • Chris Wegemer

    Chris Wegemer, Vice President of Marketing, joined EWTN in 1990, after nearly a decade of executive experience managing cable television companies now owned by industry leaders Time Warner and Comcast. He supervises the multinational team of EWTN representatives responsible for expanding EWTN's television and radio distribution worldwide, coordinating the volunteer activities of EWTN Media Missionaries and managing relationships with dioceses, lay organizations, industry leaders and over 5,000 affiliated TV and radio stations carrying EWTN in 144 countries and territories. He graduated from Borromeo College Seminary in Ohio with a B. A. in Philosophy and completed his Master's Degree in Media Administration at Syracuse University's S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

  • Tom Wenzel

    Tom Wenzel, Director of Marketing, joined EWTN in 2000 after working 15 years in the consumer product industry as a sales and marketing executive for brands such as Black & Decker, Sherwin Williams and Royal Appliance. In his position, Tom supervises a team of EWTN representatives responsible for expanding EWTN's distribution, coordinating the volunteer activities of EWTN Media Missionaries and managing relationships with dioceses and media affiliates carrying EWTN in North America. He has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Tom resides in suburban Cleveland with his wife Carole and two children and is a parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in South Euclid, OH.