National Leadership


Board of Directors

Steve Dawson, Founder & President

After a powerful conversion to the Catholic faith in 2006, Steve has been active in various Catholic ministries and in leadership positions in the pro-life movement.  Steve also spent time discerning religious life, spending 14 months with the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, before discerning his call to work for the Church as a layman.  As Founder and President of St. Paul Street Evangelization, he has been featured on EWTN Television and Radio, Catholic Answers Live, Catholic Connection, Kresta in the Afternoon, the Radio Maria Network, Sirius Satellite Radio, Archangel Radio as well as in several Catholic news publications. He resides in Bloomington, IN with his wife Maria and two children.

Adam JankeVice-President, Program Director

As program director Adam develops many of the programs and resources available for our teams and other Catholics that want to be part of the Catholic Church’s evangelical mission. He also travels across the country offering workshops and talks on how to put the New Evangelization into practice in our everyday lives bringing with him the experiences and stories of the thousands of evangelists that work with SPSE. After converting to Catholicism from biblical fundamentalism in 2005, Adam obtained his BA in Theology and Catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville. While working as a full time Director of Religious Education and Coordinator of Youth Ministry, he also obtained his Masters in Theology from Franciscan. He has been active in parish ministry, has served as a team member for his local 40 Days for Life team, and served as the diocesan coordinator of the National March for Life for 7 years. Adam has been featured on EWTN Television and Radio, Catholic Answers Live, the Radio Maria Network, The Son Rise Morning Show, The National Catholic Register, as well as in several Catholic news publications. He resides in Michigan with his wife and five children.” Adam is a proud member of the Catholic Speakers Bureau, CMG Booking.

Rev. Charles Fox, Board Director, SPSE Spiritual Director

Fr. Charles Fox, S.T.L., is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Ordained in 2006, Fr. Fox has served in two parochial assignments, as the personal secretary to Archbishop Allen Vigneron, and as a member of the faculty of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit. Fr. Fox is currently pursuing a doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome.

Maria Dawson, Board Director

Maria Dawson is a faithful Catholic and graduated with a degree in humanities and Catholic culture from Franciscan University of Steubenville before getting her master’s degree in teaching from the University of Michigan.  After working as an educator at several Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit, she currently works full time as a stay at home mom.

Episcopal Board of Advisers

  • His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Cardinal Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
  • The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit Save
  • The Most Reverend Earl Boyea, Bishop of Lansing

Board of Advisers