Rosary Evangelization Apostolate
Dick and Terry Boldin, Founders and Directors
The Rosary Evangelization Apostolate was founded January 31, 2003 by Dick and Terry Boldin and Archbishop Timothy Dolan who served as Episcopal Advisor until the spring of 2009 and now continues as an Honorary Episcopal Advisor. Since he came to Milwaukee in 2010, Archbishop Jerome Listecki has been the Episcopal Advisor. Spiritual Advisors are Bishop Donald Hying of Gary, Indiana and Fr. James Kubicki SJ.
The Rosary Evangelization Apostolate is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The main website is www.rosaryea.org
The purpose of the Apostolate is to help bring peace to the world and society by fostering prayers and family values. The Apostolate is based in Milwaukee, WI and organizes and sponsors special events and conferences and produced a daily radio rosary program. Dick and Terry have been guests on local and national radio and global television. Their work extends across the country. Recently, the Apostolate organized both the 2014 and 2015 National 54 Day Rosary Novenas and assisted the Bishops of Wisconsin in the historic Entrustment of the Faithful of Wisconsin to Mary, Mother of Mercy in October of 2016.
With an enthusiastic endorsement from their Episcopal & Spiritual Advisors, the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate is producing the film, “Power In My Hands”, that will unveil the beauty and power of the rosary in response to the prevailing spiritual crisis in our culture in America and beyond for the family and peace.
Dick and Terry’s and the entire film team’s vision is for the film to be visually compelling, with a dynamic music score, and with a modern but truthful message to transmit hope, mercy, compassion and love for the dignity of the human person. Individuals and families, regardless of their station in life have a spiritual hunger which needs to be filled with the love of Christ through Our Lady. Hope needs to be shown and extended to others and that is the core message for the film Power In My Hands.”
Executive Producer and Script Writer
GEM Communications and Consulting
Margie Mandli was commissioned by the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate to be the executive producer and writer for this film. Through extensive research and prayer, together with the Apostolate and BackFlip, the subjects were identified and filmed on-location in their respective communities. Her role was to uncover the beauty of the rosary through in-depth interviews and story-telling. Her writing and research team for this project included other independent professionals, Lydia St. John, Maria Salerno and Paula West. Margie has served in various evangelization and video projects for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and her parish, St. Anne Catholic Church in Pleasant Prairie, Wisc. She is a business owner of GEM Communications and Consulting, LLC and previously worked in the private sector in various senior communications management roles at Abbott Laboratories. She is a wife and mother of three children and gives honor to our Lady for guiding this project.
Principal & Owner
GEM Communications and Consulting, LLC
Ryan Freng – Director
For Ryan, filmmaking has been a way to show beauty in the world and to move hearts. This desire connected with his faith in college when he met the other founders of Backflip. For the past ten years, he has honed his craft and helped share this beauty and show that Catholic media should and can be great.
John Shoemaker – Director
John loves to tell a great story. All throughout his years of schooling, he sought to turn every project into a film project, regardless of the subject. Since co-founding Backflip, he’s had the honor of telling countless personal stories highlighting truth and beauty. The opportunity to share others’ encounters with Jesus through the Rosary in this film is incredibly exciting.
Julia Smith – Producer
Julia is a master scheduler and organizer. In her time with Backflip, she’s proven her talent in pulling together the various pieces of each project allowing them to run together smoothly. Her cheerful spirit is welcome on every set and is especially useful in keeping crew working hard and happy throughout long production days. “Growing up Catholic, I remember learning how to pray the rosary in Catholic grade school. During First Communion Mass, I was so excited to receive my rosary from my mother. Of all my memories about school, this memory sticks out–the image of Mary and the comfort of praying the Rosary.”