Father Mike Manning
Fr. Mike Manning, SVD, is a Catholic priest whose unique ministry is television. In 1978 he began his nationally syndicated weekly program with the goal of presenting Catholic perspectives on life’s issues, mending bridges between denominations and religions, championing the causes of the poor and disenfranchised, interviewing both celebrities and little known people whose faith and life are inspiring, and offering fresh and exciting insights regarding the Bible. Presently he is seen nationally on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) at 8:30 Pacific Time on Wednesday mornings, as well as on various Catholic networks.
Soney Sebastian, SVD, is the Director of Production. He is a Divine Word Missionary Priest with a wide range of experience in media and production. He manages all production and syndication of the programs for distribution to various satellite and diocesan networks. He also supervises the operation and maintenance of Wordnet studios and editing suites.
Jeanne Harris, OP, is the Communication Specialist of Wordnet Productions. A member of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Sr. Jeanne is in charge of the direct mail, grants, and written correspondence.
Steven Pardy, SVD, is the Director of Development. A Divine Word Missionary Brother with a wide range of experience in financial coordination and fund raising, has also served in Rome, Papua New Guinea, Australia and the UK. He stays in contact with special benefactors, organizes the tours, and markets our program and other studio usage.
Dolores Ongkingco is the Director of Finance. She comes with much experience and many qualifications. She is in charge of the budget, audit, and all things financial.
Joanne Martinez is the Data Manager tracking the names and donations received from television contacts and direct mailings. She compiles the statistics for analysis by the other departments. Wordnet sends twelve letters of appeal a year to donors, who generously support the daily functioning of the ministry.
Patricia Phillips, SHCJ is the Executive Director of Wordnet. A religious sister belonging to the order of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, she has a great knowledge and experience in organizational, leadership and management skills. She oversees the staff and management of the ministry. Working closely with the Board of Directors she plans new strategies to get the message of Wordnet out to more and more people.