Bonus Episode: Teaching to Change Lives with Ryan O’Hara on the Better Preach Podcast

Welcome to a special bonus episode with Michael Gormley…on a different podcast! Enjoy this conversation between Gomer and Ryan O’Hara, the host of the Better Preach podcast. Together they discuss how to teach and preach so as to actually make disciples.

Snippet from the Show
You can’t make a disciple if you’re not a disciple.


The Better Preach Podcast

What’s It About?

The Better Preach Podcast by Ryan O’Hara is focused on delivering and developing great Catholic talks.

What Can I Expect?

Episodes will feature interviews with some of the best speakers in the Church today. It will be a unique deep dive behind the scenes on their best practices of bringing great talks to life.

Who’s It For?

This podcast is for anyone who gives talks (or desires to give talks) to Catholic audiences
and wants to communicate more effectively.

  • Youth Ministers
  • Catechists
  • Priests and Deacons
  • Volunteers for Religious Ed
  • Missionaries on College Campuses

Who Is Ryan O’Hara?

With 25+ years of ministry experience with college students and young adults, Ryan O’Hara continues to serve the Church across the country through speaking, consulting, and podcasting.

A trusted and sought after teacher he has spoken at FOCUS’ annual SEEK Conference, been featured as an expert on evangelization with Revive Parishes, served as a guest on Ascension’s popular Bible Timeline Show, and written for a variety of Catholic publications on foster care and adoption.

Through Better Preach, his weekly podcast on developing and delivering great Catholic talks, he has interviewed many of the strongest speakers and leaders in the Church today and provides innovation and inspiration for the renewal of preaching in the Church today.

Ryan is passionate about seeing Catholics center their lives on Jesus Christ and become disciples who generously live and share their faith with others. He has a B.A. in History from William Jewell College and an M.A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. 

Ryan and his wife Jill live in West St Paul, MN, and are parents to four teenage and young adult sons.


Meet Your Hosts


Michael “Gomer” Gormley

Michael spent 17 years in full-time parish ministry and is now the Mission Evangelist for That Man Is You!, a men’s apostolate for Paradisus Dei. Michael is a frequent speaker at conferences, retreats, and parish missions all over the US and Canada.

He is the founder and creative director of, and hosts three Catholic podcasts: Every Knee Shall Bow, Catching Foxes, and Becoming God.

He is married to his college sweetheart, Shannon, and has four beautiful and hilarious children: Kateri, Cecilia, Noah, and Thomas.


David “Dave” VanVickle

Dave VanVickle

Dave VanVickle fell in love with the Lord at the age of fourteen and has since dedicated his life to bringing others into a radical relationship with Christ.

He is a speaker and retreat leader who focuses on proclaiming the universal call to holiness, authentic Catholic spirituality, spiritual warfare and deliverance. Additionally, Dave has over ten years of experience assisting Priests with their ministries of exorcism and deliverance.

Dave married his late wife Amber in 2010. He now resides in Pittsburgh with his five children: Sam, Max, Judah, Josie and Louisa.

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