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Joshua Charles

Joshua Charles

Founder, President

Joshua is a Catholic convert, #1 New York Times bestselling author, former White House speechwriter, historian, scholar, speaker, and classical pianist. He came into full communion with the Catholic Church in 2019. His conversion story appears in the book Mind, Heart, and Soul: Intellectuals and the Path to Rome, edited by Princeton professors Robert P. George, and R.J. Snell. His Confirmation Saint, St. Ignatius of Antioch, was a disciple of the Apostles, and martyred in the Coliseum around the year 107. Joshua credits his writings with opening his formerly protestant eyes to the reality and truth of the Catholic Faith.

Joshua has authored and co-authored several bestselling books. His 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. His second book, Liberty’s Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America’s Founders (WND Books, 2015), was a #1 Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories. He also 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, he 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.

Joshua was also 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, Joshua co-authored Persecuted from Within: How the Saints Endured Crises in the Church (Sophia Institute Press, 2023), in which they 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.

Joshua is also co-authoring a forthcoming book with Catholic theologian and protestant convert, Dr. Scott Hahn, called Built on Sand? The American Founding in the Shadow of Christendom (St. Paul Center, 2024-25). This book will analyze of the American Founding from a Catholic perspective.

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

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

You can read a more complete version of Joshua’s biography here.

Thomas Huckins

Founder, Executive Director

Tom is a native of, and was raised in rural northern California. Both his parents are converts to Catholicism. As the oldest of twelve siblings, he was educated in parochial schools up to eighth grade, and attended the local public high school. After high school, he spent two years in the beautiful mountains of Lake Tahoe, where he heard the call to explore a vocation to religious life. Tom attended seminary in the 1980s where he 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, he spent a year in Ireland working in a language academy. Tom returned to his hometown in California, met the love of his life, Lisa, and they’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.

Tom led Catholic schools for thirteen years throughout the United States, and worked thirteen more years in development at the Immaculate Heart radio network, and then the Augustine Institute.

Tom is now Eternal Christendom’s Executive Director, and spearheads our advancement (fundraising) efforts. He lives with his wife and youngest son, Thomas, at Rancheria Isabella, where they 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


Michael is a Wealth Manager and Partner at Capital Planning Advisors, a Roseville, California-based Wealth Management firm that manages more than $1 Billion in assets.  Additionally, he’s 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), Michael 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, he’s 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, Michael raised capital for, structured, and managed private real estate funds focused on acquiring and managing multi-family, commercial, office, and hotel properties. He’s 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.

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

Outside of the office, Michael is a devoted husband of 26 years, and father to three beloved children. His 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.  In addition to serving as a Board Member of Eternal Christendom, he is also a Trustee of Lead Like Jesus, a Board Member of the William Jessup University Foundation, and has previously served on the Board of 3Strands Global.

Michael’s love for the Catholic Faith that he grew up in and lived out for 35 years was renewed in 2019 after an 11-year detour through Protestantism. He is passionate about sharing and teaching the Catholic Faith with those he cares 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.