StandTrue Pro Life Outreach
Fr. Eric Bowman
Fr. Eric Bowman is currently the pastor at Church of the Transfiguration in West Milton, Ohio.
I believe that the love of Jesus is the answer to the deepest longings of the human heart. It's my passion to proclaim the love of God to whomever is searching for meaning, fulfillment, happiness. Most often I have done this as a campus minister, but I am now working to help Catholic groups across Canada evangelize using the Alpha program. I also started the blog Canadian Catholic as a means of speaking the Faith in the language of young people, and helping them embrace God's plan for their lives.
Chris Ledyard is in his ninth year as the Director of Athletics for Franciscan University of Steubenville. Ledyard began working at Franciscan in 1995 when he was hired as the Recreation Coordinator for Student Life. In 2005 he was promoted and became the first Director of Athletics at the school since 1980.
In his time as Director of Athletics, Ledyard has overseen monumental growth. Since 2005 the school's athletic program has expanded from two club sports, to 16 varsity teams, including 15 NCAA sports. The athletic department has also expanded from a staff of 25 part-time student workers to seven full-time professional staff, 14 head coaches, over 40 assistant coaches, and over 130 student workers.
Ledyard has also had extensive experience coaching and teaching in the Ohio Valley. From 2006 – '11, Ledyard was the head girl's soccer coach at Catholic Central High School, where he was named OVAC coach of the year in 2006, '07, and '08. He also coached individual athletes to state championships as the head wrestling coach at Madonna H.S., as well as the head track & field coach and the head wrestling coach at Catholic Central H.S.