Theology on Tap

Fort Wayne

Join us for a Catholic speaker series for young adults in their 20s & 30s, single and married, to share in food, fellowship, and faith!

Winter 2023 series: “Called by Name”

Tuesdays, January 24 – February 21

Location (January 24-Feb. 14):
Historic Women’s Club (USF Downtown Campus)
Address: 402 W. Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

6:30 p.m. – Gather
7:00 p.m. – Talk, Discussion, Q&A
8:30 p.m. – Closing Announcements

Location (February 21):
6:30 p.m. Mass at USF Chapel
7:00 p.m. Closing Party at Brookside Manor
Address: 2701 Spring Street

Winter 2023 Speakers

January 24: Identity and Prayer – Fr. Andrew Budzinski

January 31: Identity and Mission – Michael Dopp

February 7: Identity and Community – Brittany Tull

February 14: Identity and Friendship – Megan Quigley

Megan is a Fort Wayne native and an alumna of the University of Saint Francis, where she now serves as the Assistant Director of the Assisi Program for Discipleship and Leadership. She loves walking alongside college students in their walk with the Lord and helping them embrace their unique missions in life. When she is not working or studying for grad school, she is probably making a mess in the kitchen, listening to music, thrift shopping, strolling around Fort Wayne, or eating soup and reading at Anastasia’s Café. She would be nothing without the deep friendship of Jesus and the gift of others who reveal His face in her life.

Brittany Tull works in Youth and Young Adult Ministry at Saint Pius X in Granger, IN. Brittany grew up in the Tampa Bay area and made her way to the Midwest for college when she attended Franciscan University of Steubenville. Following graduation, she earned her Master’s Degree in Theology from Notre Dame through the Echo Program. She began her professional career working in youth and young adult ministry in Houston, TX; then moved back to South Bend in 2018 to get engaged and married to her husband, Jimmy. Brittany’s hobbies include hiking with her family, playing violin and guitar, and popping out from behind furniture to make her 1 year old giggle. 

Michael Dopp graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with Bachelor degrees in Business Administration (BBA) and Philosophy (BA), St. Augustine’s at the University of Toronto with a Bachelor in Theology (STB) and Master of Divinity (MDiv), and Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Michigan with a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) with a concentration on the new evangelization. He is currently completing an MBA at Huntington University. Michael has been involved in a variety of ministries dedicated to evangelization and has been involved in mission projects in Europe, Africa, and North America.  Michael has spoken globally in over 35 dioceses.  In addition to founding Mission of the Redeemer Ministries, he is also author and presenter of “relit: The heart of evangelization,” and founder of several podcasts.  He moved from Otttawa, Canada, to Fort Wayne, IN in 2021 with his wife and four young children.

Fr. Andrew Budzinski is pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Wayne and Vocations Director for our diocese.  A native of South Bend, Fr. Andrew grew up at Holy Family parish, attended the University of Notre Dame, and while a parishioner at St. Pius X in Granger, sensed a call to the priesthood.  His fifteen minutes of fame was as the Leprechaun mascot for Notre Dame during his junior and senior years.  However, he is extremely sensitive about his Leprechaun-like height and baldness and doesn’t like to talk about this dark period of his life.  Immediately before entering seminary, Fr. Andrew worked in the radio industry in South Bend.  It was the perfect storm of spinning “MMM Bop” by the Hanson Brothers and “If You Wanna” by the Spice Girls every night that convinced him he was called to a different life.

Mass & Celebration!

Tuesday, February 21 – 6:30 p.m.

Conclude the series with Holy Mass followed by a festive celebration with your new friends!

Mass – 6:30 p.m.
St. Francis Chapel
University of Saint Francis
2701 Spring Street

Food & Fun – 7 p.m.
Brookside Manor
University of Saint Francis
2701 Spring Street

Thank you to our Sponsors!

July 27

Renewal of Heart

Fr. Tom Shoemaker is a native of Gas City, Indiana, attended St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA, and was ordained a priest in 1990. Before responding to the call, he worked as a dentist. As a priest, he served as Associate Pastor at St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend (1990-1998). He served as pastor at St. Henry and Sacred Heart Parishes in Fort Wayne (1998-2001), St. Jude in Fort Wayne (2001-2013), St. Therese Little Flower in South Bend (2013-2106), and has served as pastor of St. Charles since 2016. Of his many talents, he is also a hobbyist carpenter.


John Pratt
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
[email protected]
Office: (260) 422-4611 x 3321