Join the growing number of men who are finding new life in Christ and becoming part of a strong, active brotherhood for Jesus.

Our Mission and passion is to develop men of Christ, who fight the good fight as husbands, fathers, friends and God’s ambassadors in the community.

Our Commitment is to ignite and equip all men within the Joliet Diocese, inviting them to encounter Jesus and become his active and intentional disciples. (Luke 9:23)

Our Work is to strengthen existing parish men’s groups and form new groups where none exist, providing vital resources, teaching, and training as needed and requested.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Matt Strub
Matt Strub
Matt is a career military officer with more than three decades of experience leading Soldiers in staff and command positions. A master Army aviator and instructor—rated in five helicopters—he has amassed over 3600 hours including two combat tours. Matt is also a former Wisconsin law enforcement officer, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and the U.S. Army War College. Today he is responsible for the readiness of thousands of soldiers. Matt is a co-founder of the MEN OF CHRIST® apostolate, the Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance, and has been engaged in ministry to men for more than 18 years. He and his wife are active in their parish helping prepare couples for marriage as well as leading a couple’s group. Matt and his wife of 33 years have been blessed with six adult children (two through marriage) and eight grandchildren.
Randy Weix
Randy Weix
Randy is a certified Building Biologist, providing professional environmental testing based on the 25 Principles of Building Biology and Ecology, and running day-to-day operations of a residential remodeling firm with more than four decades of industry experience. He is also a standing member of the town of Erin zoning review board. Randy attends the Basilica of Holy Hill and supports many areas of lay ministry—serving holy Mass, ushering, and providing sacristy duties. Randy is a co-founder of the Elijah Men’s Group that serves men in the surrounding area and was a founding member the MEN OF CHRIST® apostolate. He remains active in men’s ministry year-round, and serves with the Knights of Columbus Holy Hill Council.
Brendan Rowen
Brendan Rowen
Brendan has been an attorney for more than 30 years, representing foreign and domestic corporations in both federal and state courts. He has assisted clients in acquisitions and litigated numerous business and real estate-related disputes. His clients have included commercial insurance companies, construction companies, commercial and residential developers, interstate restaurant groups, credit unions, banks, manufacturers, as well as executives facing civil regulatory charges. He currently serves as the general counsel of Best Version Media, LLC. Brendan has also owned and operated numerous businesses. He and his wife, Kathleen, have been married for 31 years and have five children. Both are involved in their parish on committees, coaching and teaching.
Fr. John LoCoco
Fr. John LoCoco
Fr. John LoCoco was born and raised in Elm Grove, WI, the fourth of eight children. He is a graduate from Marquette University High School (2010) and Loyola University Chicago (2014). Having completed his philosophy studies, Fr. LoCoco spent five years in Rome completing degrees in general theological studies and dogmatic theology. In 2018, he was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Jerome Listecki. Following his time in Rome, he returned to his first pastoral assignment as the Associate Pastor for Holy Family Parish in Fond du Lac. He was appointed as Vocation Director in 2021 and began studies in canon law. He has served with Men of Christ since 2021.
Jared Marugg
Jared Marugg
Jared is a professional structural engineer from Germantown, Wisconsin. He developed a passion for men's ministry when he formed a men's fellowship group while attending college and has helped form and lead multiple groups and bible studies for more than 10 years. He engages with other men about topics related to marriage and family where men seeking counsel or encouragement would otherwise feel too vulnerable to share issues or concerns. Professionally, Jared's detailed plans and calculations, as well as his structural design and construction experience, are relied on for the successful and cost-efficient execution of multi-million dollar heavy civil construction projects. Away from work he enjoys biking, DIY carpentry, and time with his wife Samantha and their four children.
Patrick Masterson
Patrick Masterson
A 25-year engineering professional with expertise in manufacturing & supply chain, Patrick has experience building global teams and solving problems. He spent 22 years in Catholic schools but had a conversion in 2011 through the ‘That Man is You’ program at the men’s group at Christ King Parish. Through prayer, a return to confession, and his small men’s group he re-committed to his faith. Today, Pat serves on the Men of Christ board of and focuses on leadership development and coordinating Dynamic Men’s Group (DMG) leaders. Pat is coach for the Tosa Kickers select soccer club and serves on multiple boards at Marquette University. Patrick and his wife, Sarah are parishioners at Christ King parish, have been married 23 years, and have one daughter.
Kevin O’Brien
Kevin O’Brien
Kevin O’Brien is the President of North America Publications and the CEO of Best Version Media. In 2006, Kevin co-founded the MEN OF CHRIST® apostolate, the Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance, an apostolate to unite all Catholic men’s ministries, and Virtue Sport, an apostolate that uses sports to build character in children. In 2020, he created Unite Our Nation to bring Christ into the streets through Eucharistic processions. Kevin enjoyed a pro football career from 1993 to 1996 where he developed his gift for leadership. Married to Leslie for 23 years, they are blessed with seven children.
Jim Michaletz
Jim Michaletz
Jim is the co-owner of Michaletz Zwief, Ltd. a marketing communications firm located in Grafton, Wisconsin, that specializes in business-to-business communications. He has been involved with the MEN OF CHRIST® apostolate since the very first conference and is responsible for the MEN OF CHRIST brand as well as conference communications. Jim and his bride of 30 years, Helen, are active members of their parish, St. Francis Borgia, assisting with communications, adoration, a morning men’s group and the Knight of Columbus. They are the proud parents of five children.
AJ Garcia
AJ Garcia
AJ has served the Church in a variety of roles for more than a dozen years, as a missionary on college campuses, a member of a diocesean Curia, an executive director of a non-profit and currently with FOCUS, The Fellowship of Catholic University Students as the Director of Parish Advancement for Lifelong Mission. AJ experienced a strong reversion to the Catholic Faith while in college. He has a Masters Degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and is a McGrath Theology Fellow, McGrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame. As a member of the MEN OF CHRIST board, AJ assists with leadership development and coordination with Dynamic Men’s Group (DMG) leaders in Wisconsin. AJ also serves on the board for Virtue Baseball. AJ and his wife Janet have five children and live in Hartland where they attend St. Charles Parish.
Brett Halverson
Brett Halverson
Brett is a database developer located in Hartland, Wisconsin, who specializes in enterprise reporting and business intelligence. He has been involved with the MEN OF CHRIST® apostolate since 2019 and is responsible for the MEN OF CHRIST database needs as well as assisting with conference communications. Brett and his bride of 27 years, Tricia, are active members of their parish, St. Charles, helping with greeting, small groups, adoration and the Knight of Columbus. They are the parents of three children and one granddaughter.
Kim Dax
John Jensen
John Jensen

The MEN OF CHRIST® apostolate is a movement, and your local Dynamic Men’s Group keeps it moving.

Joining a Dynamic Men’s Group in your parish will bring you a step closer to becoming stronger men, fathers, husbands and leaders. Nationwide, men are benefiting from these groups, so now is the time to take the next step. We invite you to contact the leaders of the programs listed below, understand the format and the mission, and even volunteer to help. It’s 90 percent showing up, 10 percent work, and 100 percent about becoming a better man.

When do our Dynamic Men’s Groups meet?

A typical group meets weekly for an hour to 90 minutes. Most run one of the many excellent programs that minister to men including That Man Is You, Follow Me, Fishers of Men, Fit Shepherds and more. Expect a wide age range, fellowship and the beginning of friendships that will help bring you closer to Christ.

NOTE: Be sure to contact the men below to ensure the schedule is current, especially during the summer months.

Beaver Dam
St. Katharine Drexel
Christopher Brooks
Mark Roedl
Layton Study Center
Peter Andrastek
St. Dominic
Bob Boehler
St. John Vianney
Andy Smith
St. Francis Borgia
Jim Michaletz
Jon Keepman
St. Bruno
Jerry Strand
Fond du Lac
Holy Family
Al Nicolai
Fox Lake
Ed Hafenstein
Divine Savior
John Preisler
Genesee Depot
St. Paul
Tim Weske
St. Joseph
Tom Michalski
St. John the Evangelist
Will Starcevich
St. Charles
Jim Dunn
Holy Hill
Holy Hill
Randy Weix
Holy Hill (Various Locations)
Men’s Christian Fellowship
Tim Dunne
Michael Tennies
St. Gabriel
Robert Kreuser
Don Berghammer
St. Mary of the Hill
Steve Finnessy
St. Anthony
Alan Padlock
St. Mary
Joe Kmiec
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Len Hartnell
St. Peter
Paul Loewen
Holy Trinity
Brian Wildt
Kiel/New Holstein
Ss. Peter and Paul, Holy Rosary & St. Ann
John Young
Lake Geneva
St. Francis de Sales
Tom Murray
Menomonee Falls
St. James
Jon Cameron
Menomonee Falls
St. Mary/St. Anthony
6:00 A.M.
Paul Curtis
Lumen Christi
Ray Schneider
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Peter Budnik
St. James
6:00 A.M.
Roberto Garcia
St. Leonard
Jerry Voors
Paul Lewandowski
New Berlin
Holy Apostles
Andrew Brayer
St. Jerome
Joe Kenitz
St. Anthony on the Lake
Greg Prospero
Pleasant Prairie
St. Anne
Mike Nuzzo
St. Lucy Parish
John Renzoni
St. Rita
Jacob Clearfield
Steve Martin
Sacred Heart
Jeff Hollow
Sheboygan Falls
Blessed Trinity / St. John
Mark Weber
Sheboygan Northside Parishes
Holy Name, St. Clement, St. Dominic
John Lacke
St. Robert
Peter Mullaney
South Milwaukee
Divine Mercy Parish
Gary Branger
St. Mary
Mike Jeske
St. William/St. Mary
Bryan Hermsen
Christ King/St. Bernard/St. Jude
Pat Masterson
Rick Schuster
St. Joseph
Duane Fitz
West Bend
St. Francis Cabrini
Dave Vogel
West Bend
St. Mary Immaculate Conception
Joe Vespalec
Whitefish Bay
St. Monica/St. Eugene
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Wind Lake / Waterford
St. Clare / St. Thomas
Dave Hintz

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