Carolina Catholic Professionals

Professional and business individuals sharing the Good News of the Gospel through word and works.


Carolina Catholic Professionals is a membership organization associated with Lucis Via Charities, Inc., a Charleston-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

We serve to share the Good News of the Gospel through word and works by defending the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, providing a spiritual refuge for Catholic Laity and Christian believers, encouraging a rigorous intellectual and Godly examination of ideas, and providing Christ-informed service and charity to the community.

Our motto is Humanitas Christi: Christ’s People. We are joined in communion through our shared Catholic Christian faith and our calling to bear witness to the Gospel in the way we live our lives. We are Christ’s people encountering the world.

Learn more About Carolina Catholic Professionals 

The Saint John Cemetery Memorial Project

 Thanks be to God, the grace of the Holy Spirit, and support from many wonderful souls, the initial phase of landscaping work has begun at Saint John Cemetery. The next phase will include the installation of an irrigation system and additional plant materials. The final phase will consist of completing the walkway, building the memorial foundation stand, and installing the central cross, the carving of which is currently underway. Should we have sufficient remaining funds available, we will install benches. God willing, we hope to be finished in time for All Souls Day. Thank you for your interest, support, and prayers.

Names of people buried in St. John Cemetery,

Taken from the Death Registry of St. Peter Church

We ask you to join us in support of this effort. Please contact Frank Dirks


phone: 843-670-1350

It is time for each of us to support

Catholic Radio in South Carolina

If you are a believer in Christ you know that the world is in desperate need of the His Holy Word.  Today, there is no greater media source for Christian evangelization than Catholic Radio, which presents the Gospel and offers apologetics 24/7 over the airwaves.  Carolina Catholic Professionals is helping to build the capacity of Catholic Radio in South Carolina.

The Lowcountry is blessed to have three Catholic Radio stations, 730 AM, 106.7 FM, and a new station WBEI 102.9 FM licensed to Bishop England High School.  While the two FM stations are low-power, 730 AM is the 5,000-watt broadcasting anchor for Catholic Radio in the Lowcountry. 

Unfortunately, with a transmitter tower located at the edge of the marsh by the Stono River off Wappoo Road, 730 AM has taken a beating from recent storms and hurricanes.  South Carolina Catholic Radio has been forced make emergency repairs and rely a lower-power, back-up transmitter offering only 1,000 watts of power.  Work must be done to replace the primary transmitter and conduct overall permanent repairs to improve the durability of the site.  South Carolina Catholic Radio estimates the price-tag for this work to be $50,000.

One way you can support Catholic Radio is with a gift of stock.  A few shares of highly appreciated stock can make an enormous difference in helping improve the quality and reach of Catholic Radio in the Lowcountry.

PLEASE, help bring Catholic Radio feed souls hungering for the truth, beauty, and love of Jesus Christ.  Give now!  Ask our Lord to guide you.  Help us bring His Holy Word to souls in need.

Please, support Catholic Radio!

“Most people don’t understand God’s kind of love.  For many, many people, the heart symbol declares that ‘whatever makes me feel good… Whatever or whoever gives me pleasure, I love’… It’s all about ME… We are in danger of falling in love only for ourselves, excluding God and others.”  An excerpt from the book “A Heart on Fire” by Father James Kubicki, S.J. National Director of the Apostleship of Prayer.  Carolina Catholic Professionals purchased a limited number of copies to be available free at the Daughters of Saint Paul Book and Media Center 243 King Street in Charleston for anyone wishing to pick up one and learn more about the devotion.

To survive in today's secularized world, Catholics must be courageous in professing their faith. They must be courageous in living their faith. Today's world, surely our American world, needs courageous Catholics. - Fr. John A. Hardon

Voices from the Community

Melissa Levesque - Vice President of Development  and Stewardship, Coastal Community Foundation

Voices from the Community

Clayton Burrous will share what he has learned form his extensive travel, work, and worship experiences in China: "Where China and the Catholic Faith Meet"

Voices from the Community

John Carroll, Consultant, Strategist, and Executive Coach

Voices from the Community

Sister Gioan Linh Nguyen, Daughters of Saint Paul

A Lenten Reflection Audio Message

Voices from the Community

A Lowcountry’s Religious Roots Getting Renewed Attention

A vacant lot at the corner of Coming and Shepard Streets was nearly forgotten until Frank Dirks became curious. It has been determined that roughly 150 or more enslaved people are buried at St. John Cemetery. FOX 24 News Anchor Bill Burr conducted an exclusive interview with members of Carolina Catholic Professionals regarding this hidden history.

If you’d like to learn more about the memorial project and how to donate, go to

Sister Julia's Blessed Peter Audio Message

Voices from the Community

Joan Mack, Retired television and radio broadcaster (Channels 5, 2 and SC Public Radio) & Catholic Leader.

Voices from the community

Dan Doyle Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Beach Company, discusses three projects that seek to build community and improve the quality of life for residents.

Voices from the Community

Ben Sands, founder of Sands Leadership will discuss;

Breakthrough Catholic Leadership:

A 5-Step Game Plan To Succeed At Work Without Compromising Your Faith

In this engaging, interactive talk with executive coach Ben Sands, you will learn:

  • A five-step “game plan” to help you accelerate your professional career without having to compromise your personal faith.
  • The top three "roadblocks" holding Catholic leaders back from achieving both professional success AND healthy, holy lives.
  • The surprising advice that Jesus has for Catholic business leaders and why the Bible is the best leadership development guide ever written.
  • How the most "successful" Catholic leaders build trust with, and earn the respect of, colleagues who don't share their faith.
  • The #1 mistake that Catholic professionals make when making career decisions.
  • And more…

Membership Drive

For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 

Galatians 3:27-28

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

We humbly ask you to join us

We are a network of Catholics and Christians across the greater Charleston community.

We support our Church

We support each other

We bear witness to the Gospel in the way we live our lives.

We stand together in quiet defiance to a culture that increasingly aspires to live without God.

We are comfortably, confidently Catholic

Audio Message from Erica Plater OLM

Fun Nun Bowl VIII

was a great success with fun, food, fellowship, and money raised for wonderful Catholic causes. Teams filled twenty-one lanes for an afternoon of strikes, spares, and good cheer.

Congratulate the Winning Team!

The Fun Nun Bowl will remain a fixture on the fourth Sunday of June, next falling on June 26, 2022. Mark your calendar.

Voices from the Community

Recently, Doris Hazel, a retired teacher and life-long Charlestonian shared her story of faith and family as an African-American Catholic growing up in the Jim-Crow South. Ms. Hazel has been a leader in the effort to bring attention and a proper memorial to the Saint John Cemetery.

Among the souls who have shared their faith and experience with Carolina Catholic Professionals include...

Peter Bleyer, MD, South Carolina Catholic Medical Association 

Clayton Burrous, SunBelt Gifts and China Travels

David Burt, Vice President/Architect, LS3P

Stephen Carson, Owner, Level Footing Home Inspections

John Carroll, Consultant, Strategist, Executive Coach

Lisa Cottingham, Director, Roper Saint Francis Mission

Noreen Cutshall, Site Director, Lowcountry Pregnancy Center

Barbara Denton, Founder, Camp Rise Above

Dan Doyle, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer,

the Beach Company

Michael Duffy

U.S. District Court Judge of the District for South Carolina, Retired

Pamela Sue Evette, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina

Rear Admiral James Flatley, U.S. Navy, Retired

Patrick Finneran, Principal, Bishop England High School

Conor Gallagher, Author and Publisher

of Saint Benedict Press and TAN Books

Erin and Cody Groeber, Founders of Corpus Christi Academy

Robert Hagood Chief Operating Officer,

Southern Diversified Distributors, Inc.

Colonel Myron Charles Harrington, Jr.,

United States Marine Corps, Retired

Paul Hienauer, Founder, Glasspro

Danny Kassis, VP, Dominion (SCE&G)

Suzanne Krebsbach, Catholic Historian

Emma Kate Lively, Catholic Campus Missionary

Melissa Levesque, Vice President of Development & Stewardship, Coastal Community Foundation

Joan Mack,

Retired Charleston Television and Radio Broadcaster, Community Leader

Arthur McFarland, Judge, Municipal Court, Retired

Fred McKay, Principal, Charleston Catholic School

Tom McQueeney, Owner, Tom McQueeney-State Farm

Sister Gioan Linh Nguyen, Daughters of Saint Paul

Joseph Pearce, Author, Biographer of

G. K. Chesterton and Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Ericka Plater, Executive Director of Our Lady of Mercy Outreach

Deacon Dan Powers, Catholic Charities

Gloria Purvis, EWTN Radio Personality

Deacon Paul Rosenblum, Pastoral Minister, Port Ministry

Ben Sands, Founder, Sands Leadership, Catholic business consultant

David Seay, Founder, Seay Development

Jim Sheehy, Judge,

District Court of the State of Michigan, Retired

Tim Sinclair, Director of Business Development, Webster Rogers LLP

Sister Pamela Smith, Charleston Diocese Historian

Deacon Joseph Stocker, Holy Spirit Church

Joseph Stringer, Author

Michael Tracy, Charleston Diocese Seminarian

James Tolley, MD, Assistant Professor,

Medical University of South Carolina

George Weigel, Author, Biographer of Saint John Paul II

Steve Wood, Founder, Family Life Center International, Catholic Radio Host

Bringing FM to BEHS

Bishop England High School (BEHS) has a unique opportunity to establish its own Low Power FM radio station (WBEI). Relying on technical assistance from Catholic Radio in South Carolina, BEHS will be the license holder and Catholic Radio in South Carolina will provide tailored programming for the BEHS and Charleston community. With a broadcast antenna and transmitter maintained by Catholic Radio in South Carolina, FM Catholic Radio at BEHS will have clear radio signal coverage encompassing most of metro Charleston.  Donate to FM to BEHS!

First Friday Networking Event

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First Friday Networking Event

Our theme for these gatherings is how we engage the world in faith and bear witness to the Gospel in the way we live our lives.  With one foot in the Church and one in the world we are all on the same journey.  We ask our speakers to discuss their personal journey of faith and their work in the world and what they see to be meaningful trends and developments in our community, state, and nation.


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Office: 843 670 1350


410 Mill Street

Suite 101

Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

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