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Joshua Charles

Joshua Charles

Founder, President

I’m a Catholic convert, #1 New York Times bestselling author, former White House speechwriter, historian, scholar, speaker, and classical pianist. I’m passionate about theology, philosophy, and history. I’m an advocate and defender of Christian civilization, and the Catholic Faith to which I intellectually converted in 2018, and formally converted (i.e. came into full communion with the Church) in 2019. My conversion story appears in the 2018 book, Mind, Heart, and Soul: Intellectuals and the Path to Rome, edited by Princeton professors Robert P. George, and R.J. Snell. My Confirmation Saint is St. Ignatius of Antioch, who was a disciple of the Apostles, and martyred in the Coliseum in AD 107. He opened my formerly protestant eyes to the reality and truth of the Catholic Faith.

I’ve authored and co-authored several bestselling books. My first book, The Original Argument: The Federalists’ Case for the Constitution (Simon & Schuster, 2011), was co-authored with Glenn Beck, and was a #1 New York Times Bestseller. My second book, Liberty’s Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America’s Founders (WND Books, 2015), was a #1 Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories. I also co-authored the book God, Israel, and You: The Scandalous Story of a Faithful God (WND Books, 2016). I served as the Concept Developer and Senior Editor for The Global Impact Bible (Museum of the Bible, 2017). On nearly every page, this “study Bible” illustrates the profound impact the Bible has had on art, politics, music, education, etc. through quotes, stories, and pictures. Likewise, I was the creator and Senior Editor of the Faith and Liberty Bible (American Bible Society, 2021), which similarly highlights the role of faith and Scripture in American history through quotes, stories, and pictures.

I was the editor of The War of the Antichrist with the Church and Christian Civilization (TAN, 2023), which is a republication of a book originally written by a priest, Msgr. George Dillon, in 1885. It was endorsed by Pope Leo XIII, and though written nearly 140 years ago, its outline of the Freemasonic plot to de-Christianize the world reads like prophecy.

With former White House colleague and fellow Catholic convert Alec Torres, I co-authored Persecuted from Within: How the Saints Endured Crises in the Church (Sophia Institute Press, 2023). We profile the lives of twelve Saints who were persecuted by forces within the Church, and reflect on the lessons their stories have for Catholics today.

A forthcoming book will be coauthored with Catholic theologian and protestant convert, Dr. Scott Hahn, called Built on Sand? The American Founding in the Shadow of Christendom (St. Paul Center, 2024). This book will provide an in-depth analysis of the American Founding from a Catholic perspective.

I’ve authored and ghost-written speeches, books, and articles for various political, corporate, and non-profit clients. My work has appeared in many of the biggest and most respected media outlets in the world.

I earned a BM in Piano Performance, an MA in Government, and a JD (law degree).

You can read a more complete version of my biography here.

Tom Huckins

Thomas Huckins

Founder, Executive Director

I am a native to, and was raised in rural northern California. Both my parents are converts to Catholicism. As the oldest of twelve siblings, I was educated in parochial schools up to eighth grade and attended the local public high school. After high school I spent two years in the beautiful mountains of Lake Tahoe, where I heard the call to explore a vocation to religious life. I was in seminary in the 1980s where I studied in Spain at the Salamanca Center for Humanities and then earned a licentiate in Philosophy at the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome, spending 5 years in the Eternal City. After discerning out of the seminary, I spent a year in Ireland working in a language academy. I returned to my hometown in California, met the love of my life, Lisa, and we’ve now been married nearly thirty years, and been blessed with six children, three of whom graduated from, and two of whom are currently attending Thomas Aquinas College. I led Catholic schools for thirteen years in diverse parts of the country, worked thirteen more years in development at the Immaculate Heart radio network, and then the Augustine Institute. I am Eternal Christendom’s Executive Director and lead our advancement efforts. My wife and I live at Rancheria Isabella, where, with our youngest son Thomas, we raise beef, pork, and lamb and try to be as self-sufficient as possible as members of the Catholic Land Movement.

Michael Sollazzo

Michael Sollazzo


I am a Wealth Manager and Partner at Capital Planning Advisors, a Roseville, California-based Wealth Management firm that manages more than $1 Billion in assets.  In addition, I’m an attorney with a business, tax, estate planning and real estate background, with approximately 25 years of managing complex wealth strategies on behalf of closely-held and family-owned companies, and high net worth individuals.

A licensed CPA (inactive), I’ve previously served as an accountant at Deloitte & Touche, LLP. As a former Associate Attorney with McDonough, Holland & Allen and founding Partner of HMS Law Group, LLP, I’ve advised clients on real estate transactions, probate/estate planning, business and tax matters, and served as contract general counsel to small and medium-sized businesses.

As General Counsel for a $700M real estate company, I raised capital for, structured, and managed private real estate funds focused on acquiring and managing multi-family, commercial, office, and hotel properties. I’ve also worked in and with several start-up operations as a Fund Manager and been engaged as a consultant on several businesses and real estate ventures.

I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and my Juris Doctor degree from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific with a Tax Concentration. I hold the Series 65 (Fiduciary Investment Advisor) and Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam) securities licenses, and I’m also a licensed Life, Accident, and Health insurance agent.

Outside of the office, I’m a devoted husband of 26 years, and father to three beloved children. Our family has been very involved in serving various non-profits with a focus on sharing the love of Jesus Christ through the ministries they support.  I’m a Board Member of Eternal Christendom, Trustee of Lead Like Jesus, Board Member of William Jessup University Foundation, and have previously served on the Board of 3Strands Global. My love for the Catholic Faith that I grew up in and lived out for 35 years was renewed in 2019 after an 11-year detour through Protestantism. I am passionate about sharing and teaching the Catholic Faith with those I care about and are open to learning more.

Patrick Moneymaker

Patrick Moneymaker

RADM, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Patrick Moneymaker joined Epsilon Systems in 2011. Prior to joining Epsilon Systems, Mr. Moneymaker was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Proxy Aviation Systems, Inc. and Chairman of Anonymizer, Inc. He has also served as the CEO of Kforce Government Holdings and CEO of Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation. He has more than 40 years of experience in building technology systems and services for government and commercial customers.
Mr. Moneymaker had a distinguished Navy career, ultimately retiring as a Rear Admiral. As a Navy fighter pilot, he flew 91 combat missions in Vietnam before hostilities ceased in February 1973. He is a graduate of Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) and served in the premier assignment as leader of the elite Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. He completed his Navy career as Commander of Naval Space Command in September 1998.
He is a native of San Francisco, California, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of San Francisco.