Kimberly Henkel is co-founder of Springs in the Desert and holds a PhD in Moral Theology/Ethics from the Catholic University of America. She teaches fertility awareness methods to medical school students through Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science (FACTS) and has appeared on The Catholic Doctor’s Radio Show, Fox News, C-SPAN, CNN and RNN TV. She studied bioethics in Rome at the Regina Apostolorum and earned a Master’s degree in Theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute. Kimberly and her husband of 12 years, Greg, are an adoptive family living in Central Ohio with their four young children.
Ann M. Koshute, M.T.S. is co-founder of Springs in the Desert and holds a Master of Theological Studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America. Following graduation Ann served as Assistant Director of the Family Life Office for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, assisting couples in preparing for marriage. She is currently Online Instructor in Theology at St. Joseph’s College of Maine, and lives with her husband, Keith, in Central Pennsylvania. She is a writer, speaker and columnist for the Eastern Catholic Life, the official publication of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic.
Alexandra (Allie) and James Kleineck have been married for nearly four years and live in Dallas, Texas, where James is a structural engineer and Allie is an engineer-
turned-math tutor. They volunteer together and separately in various ministries at their parish, including RCIA, Knights of Columbus, and sixth grade youth catechism. In their free time, they love conversations about faith, cooking for friends and
family, gardening, and playing with their pet Labrador, Bea.
Andrea Mahoney is a lifelong practicing Roman Catholic who dwells in central Pennsylvania with her husband of five years. She has a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry from the University of St. Thomas. Andrea is currently completing her certification in Spiritual Direction to embrace her spiritual motherhood from the Avila Institute and is open to meet with those who are interested. Along with carrying the cross of infertility, Andrea’s husband also battles chronic illness. Find more about her on her blog: visitationofhearts.com.
Phil & Stacey Huneck are high school sweethearts from Fort Wayne, IN. They will celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary in June. Stacey works at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Fort Wayne as the youth and young adult ministry coordinator. She will graduate this summer with her Master of Arts degree in theology from Notre Dame. She writes for Springs in the Desert and OSV’s Radiant magazine. Phil is an IT manager at Homeguard Industries. He volunteers at St. Charles with the youth group and watches Purdue football and basketball. He has also recently developed a passion for training and running Spartan races. In his free time, he loves to play with their goldendoodle, Tyler.
Brian & Cayce Farina have been married for almost seven years and have struggled with infertility for three years, with one baby in heaven. They met in college in a liturgical music group, and have been singing together ever since. Brian & Cayce are parishioners at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, where they sing in choir, ring in bell choir, mentor engaged couples, and run a miscarriage bereavement ministry called In God’s Hands. Brian & Cayce also have two snuggly cats, love spending time with friends and family, and pretend they are professional chefs in their spare time.