The Brother-to-Brother Ministries Team

Richard A. Lentz

Rick Lentz Rick is Co-Founder and Director of Brother-to-Brother Ministries. He is a highly decorated Vietnam veteran and retired Air Force officer. Rick came into full communion with the Catholic Church in 1982, and since that time, has been actively involved with Catholic parishes all around the world. Rick joined the Cursillo Movement in 1987 in the Philippines and also founded and led a renewal group there from 1987-89. Rick has been involved with men's small group Bible studies for many years and has facilitated couples' Bible studies. After the death of his youngest son, Kevin, in 2004, he began one-on-one discipleship of men on their Catholic faith journey on a part-time basis. By early 2007, Rick recognized that God was calling him to give his life and energies to encourage men in their Catholic faith formation. Consequently, in June 2007, he and Dennis Speer founded Brother-to-Brother Ministries. Rick holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Aquinas Institute of Theology. Rick and his wife Karen have been married for over 37 years. They have four children, Becca, Kimberly, Ryan, and Kevin, and two granddaughters, Ella and Paige. Click here for more on Rick's story.

 

Dennis L. Speer

Dennis Speer Dennis is Co-Founder of Brother-to-Brother Ministries. A Colorado native, he spent his early childhood on the eastern plains before moving to rural western Kansas. After high school, Dennis joined the Air Force from which he retired in 1993 and moved to Colorado Springs. He came into full communion with the Catholic Church in 1979 and has been active in many different parishes. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Dennis is active at St. Dominic's Parish in the Diocese of Colorado Springs and currently serves on the parish finance council, teaches RCIA/RCIC, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Dennis is a professed Secular Franciscan and serves the local fraternity as Vice-Minister. He is also a member of the Colorado Springs Cursillo movement and continues to work on his own spirituality. Because of his desire to walk with other men on their faith journey, he helped Rick found Brother-to-Brother Ministries in June 2007. Dennis and his high school sweetheart, Robin, have been married for over 40 years. They have three children, Julie, Jason, and Jacqueline and three grandchildren.

 

Robert T. Tomlinson

Bob was born at Johnson Air Force Base in Iraguwa, Honshu , Japan and his early years were spent traveling the world. Upon graduation from high school, he received an athletic scholarship to play college basketball at Sul Ross State in Texas . Bob graduated with honors in June 1971 with a BS in Business Administration and entered graduate school that fall. In December of 1972, Bob received dual masters' degrees in economics and management. In June 1973, he joined El Paso Natural Gas Company and quickly rose through the company, ending his illustrious 32-year career of as the Director of Regulatory Affairs in 2005. He currently works as a consultant to the El Paso Corporation. Bob made the commitment to be a life-long follower of Jesus the Christ in May 2006. His and Rick's joint witness is a powerful testimony to the power of forgiveness and discipleship. Bob married Paula Hardy October 1983; they have two children, Sara and Garrett.

 

Dennis X. McCormack

Dennis McCormack is a cradle Catholic and a member of Divine Redeemer Parish in Colorado Springs, CO. He retired from the US Army as a Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) after twenty-six years of military service as a helicopter pilot, sixteen of those years in overseas assignments that included multiple combat tours. Dennis worked for the Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) Program at Ft. Carson, CO, until he fully retired in November 2009. His personal ministry is in helping our Veterans and Active Duty Military with their issues resulting from multiple combat tours. He currently serves as a volunteer on the Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards of a number of civic and military organizations in Colorado, such as The Home Front Cares, Sentinels of Freedom, and Brother to Brother Ministries. He also volunteers as a Peer Specialist with the Veterans Trauma Court in Colorado Springs, and works with a number of organizations on Homeless Veterans issues. He is most active in seeking financial aid and other types of support for the most severely wounded Military and Veterans of the current conflicts. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Professional Aeronautics and a Masters Degree in Computer Resource and Information Management. He has been married to his wife, Janie, for thirty-seven years, and she is still the best thing that ever happened to him. They have a son, Sean, a daughter, Kathleen, and one granddaughter, Mikayla.

Terry L. Vice

Terry ViceTerry is a Colorado Springs, Colorado native and is currently at his first post with the U.S. State Department in Madrid, Spain. Thanks to a college roommate, Terry made the commitment to be a life-long follower of Jesus the Christ midway through his freshman year at the University of Northern Colorado in 1977. Because of that experience, Terry is aware of the profound difference one man can make in another man's spiritual life. Terry is the recent past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus council at St. Patrick's Parish in Colorado springs, and was active in the Colorado Springs Cursillo movement. He has also held leadership positions in the Boy Scouts of America. Terry and his wife, Leslie, have two teenage children, Hillary and Tyler, and one child awaiting them in heaven. In 2000, Terry, Leslie, and the children came into full communion with the Catholic Church. The family now enjoys life and travel in Spain.