The RECLAiM program for overcoming unhealthy sexual behaviors is the result of years of intense effort and development by a remarkable team of highly experienced professionals. The original online program for overcoming unhealthy sexual behaviors was developed by the co-founders of Candeo. RECLAiM is a combined effort by the Candeo team and Elizabeth Ministry International to create a science based program with a Catholic foundation.
RECLAiM Co-Founder, Elizabeth Ministry International Co-Founder, Men’s Ministry Director Bruce Hannemann and his wife, Jeannie, are co-founders of Elizabeth Ministry International. They not only have shared the recovery journey with hundreds of couples through their ministry, but have lived it personally. Read more ››
As an author and public speaker, Bruce has shared his own recovery story with humility and candor. He is honored to tell his story of God’s restoration in his life and marriage. Bruce brings a wealth of understanding of young adults and the ability to teach scientific concepts with over thirty years experience teaching science at the college level. His understanding of Theology of the Body combined with training in brain science and the bio-chemistry of sex has put an end to the mystery of lust and given him a way to share God’s plan for sexuality with proven answers that have touched the lives of many. His witty personality and ability to take complex topics and teach them in a down to earth manner has made him a popular presenter. He has a Master’s Degree in Adult Christian Community Development with a concentration on Adult Learning.
RECLAiM Co-Founder, Elizabeth Ministry International Co-founder, Executive Director Jeannie Hannemann and her husband, Bruce, are co-founders of Elizabeth Ministry International. Elizabeth Ministry offers hope and healing on issues related to childbearing, sexuality and relationships. Read more ››
As executive director, she operates a headquarters for over 700 chapters on six continents and a retreat center for direct service to those in need. She has over thirty five years experience assisting families through a variety of formats, including as an educator, pastoral and family life minister, Catholic radio personality and retreat director. Jeannie’s personal journey through her husband’s pornography addiction, her extensive work with hurting women, and her belief in the power of God’s grace makes her a sought after confidant. Jeannie is an internationally recognized author, speaker and consultant. Her programs have won diocesan, state and national awards within the church and secular community. Drawing from lived experiences, advanced training and a strong faith, she offers practical tools to help people make wise life decisions, emotional tools for developing healthy relationships and spiritual tools to transform pain to joy. Jeannie has a Master’s Degree in Adult Christian Community Development with a concentration in Family Life.
RECLAiM Director of Operations & Development Don Warden has spent the last 25 years in various levels of business management and ownership, most recently leading one of the largest dental laboratories in the U.S. Read more ››
With a B.S.E.E.T and a MBA as an educational background, his business experience has focused on the areas of strategic planning, operation’s management, marketing and team leadership. For the past 10 years, Don and his wife have been involved in marriage preparation for the Diocese of Green Bay and as first responders for marriages in crisis. He is also board member of the local men’s group and an advisory board member for WDA Foundation’s Donated Dental Services program.
Theology of the Body Consultant for RECLAiM Rev. Anthony Percy is a priest of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, Australia. His doctorate in Sacred Theology is from the John Paul II Institute for Studies of Marriage and Families, attached to the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Read more ››
He has a keen ability to translate Church teaching into accessible language for the everyday person. He is the author of The Theology of the Body Made Simple. It has been translated into six languages. He is currently the Rector of Good Shepherd Seminary, Sydney, Australia. His immense sense of humor and wit has made him a popular writer and speaker. We are blessed to have him serve as a consultant for RECLAiM.
Strategic Planning Consultant for RECLAiM Rev. Robert A. Sirico received his Master of Divinity degree from the Catholic University of America. In April of 1999, Fr. Sirico was awarded an honorary doctorate in Christian Ethics from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and in May of 2001, Universidad Francisco Marroquin awarded him an honorary doctorate in Social Sciences. Read more ››
He is a member of the prestigious Mont Pèlerin Society, the American Academy of Religion, and the Philadelphia Society, and is on the Board of Advisors of the Civic Institute in Prague. As co-founder and president of the Acton Institute, Fr. Sirico lectures at colleges, universities, and business organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. His writings on religious, political, economic, and social matters are published in a variety of journals, including: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the London Financial Times, the Washington Times, the Detroit News, and National Review. Fr. Sirico is often called upon by members of the broadcast media for statements regarding economics, civil rights, and issues of religious concern, and has provided commentary for CNN, ABC, the BBC, NPR, and CBS’ 60 Minutes, among others. He is also currently serving on the pastoral staff of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Fr. Sirico’s pastoral ministry has included a chaplaincy to AIDS patients at the National Institutes of Health and the recent founding of a new community, St. Philip Neri House in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Fr. Sirico has adapted RECLAiM’s “brain science of change” for use in the confessional and giving spiritual direction.
Candeo Co-Founder; Director of Education & Training Mark Kastleman is an internationally acclaimed speaker, trainer and author. Mark works with leading brain scientists and psychologists in developing education and training programs used world-wide to help individuals overcome difficult-to-change behaviors. Read more ››
Mark has conducted training for professionals across the U.S. and in various parts of the world. His audiences have included top government officials, psychologists and therapists, medical doctors, educators, law enforcement and the military. Mark is recognized for his writing in the areas of brain science and behavioral change, following in the footsteps of his mentor, world-renowned neuropsychologist, Dr. Page Bailey. Mark has received international acclaim for his extensive work in the field of pornography addiction prevention and recovery. His book The Drug of the New Millennium, The Brain Science Behind Internet Pornography Use is widely cited and utilized by therapists, counselors and clergy. In addition to his professional background, Mark brings a unique perspective and experience to RECLAiM through his own 25-year struggle and successful recovery from sexual addiction.
Director of Neuroscience and Learning Design
Derrick Hull holds a Master’s degree in Education Technology and a Master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from Harvard University. Derrick’s passion is developing brain-science-based education and learning systems that bring about positive, lasting behavioral change.
Director of Coaching
For over 18 years, Holley Jeppson has been helping individuals and families overcome difficult-to-change behaviors. Holley began her career as an on-campus counselor for a leading residential treatment center for teens. In addition, Holley and her husband served as foster parents for over 100 troubled teens, helping them successfully transition back to their families and communities.
Candeo Co-Founder; Director of Clinical Research
For over 30 years, Dr. Bernell Christensen has dedicated his professional life to the pursuit of his passion for helping individuals, couples, and families overcome difficult challenges and enjoy life more fully. Thousands have looked to Dr. Christensen’s uncommon wisdom, vast experience and remarkably effective solutions to turn their lives and relationships around.
Contributor for RECLAiM Plus Father Roger J. Landry is a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, MA. He is pastor of St. Anthony of Padua in New Bedford, MA and Executive Editor of The Anchor, the weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Fall River. Read more ››
Fr. Landry graduated with a biology degree from Harvard College and then prepared for the priesthood at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, St. Philip’s Seminary in Toronto and for five-plus years in Rome, where he lived at the North American College and studied at the Angelicum, Gregorian and Lateran Universities. After ordination, he went back to Rome to complete advanced degrees in moral theology — specializing in marriage, family and sexuality issues — and bioethics. In 2004, with Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, he founded the Donum Vitae Center for Bioethics, in order to make Catholic bioethical teaching accessible to non-specialists. Father Landry speaks widely on the thought of Pope John Paul II and on controversial and often misunderstood issues in Catholicism, especially in the realm of bioethics and the convergence of Catholic teaching and popular culture. Go to www.catholicpreaching.com to discover the teachings of Fr. Landry as he spreads with joy and enthusiasm the truth Christ has entrusted to His church.