Mr. Bobby Conrad

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Mr. Bobby Conrad

Mr. Conrad is a member of the Theology Department. He teaches The Mystery of Redemption and The Sacraments classes.

Mrs. Monica Friedman

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Mrs. Monica Friedman

Mrs. Friedman is a member of the Theology Department. She teaches Vocations and The Sacrements classes.

Mr. Arnoldo Gbenyon

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Mr. Arnoldo Gbenyon

Mr. Gbenyon is a member of the Theology Department. He teaches The Mystery of the Redemption and The Sacraments classes. 

Mr. Brian Mathews

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Mr. Brian Mathews

Brian Mathews has an M.A. in Apologetics and an M.A. in Biblical Studies and was a teaching assistant for one year during his graduate studies.  Mr. Mathews has accumulated many years of teaching experience at the college and high school levels.  At Charlotte Catholic High School, he has taught all grade levels, and at Belmont Abbey College, he has taught Introduction to Theology, Introduction to Scripture, and Catholic Apologetics.  You can read about his conversion to Catholicism in the chapter that he contributed – “A Story of Conversion: Trusting in the Authority of Christ” – in the book, Evangelical Exodus: Evangelical Seminarians and Their Paths to Rome.  In addition to his love for theological studies, Mr. Mathews sings with the Carolina Catholic Chorale, a group formed in order to continue the rich Catholic tradition of sacred music at Mass.  He has cantored in various parishes in the Charlotte area since 2013.  

 Father Joseph Matlak

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Father Joseph Matlak

Charlotte Catholic Chaplain

Fr. Joseph Matlak was born on March 2, 1985, in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, in the English countryside. He graduated from Nicholas Breakspear R.C. Secondary School in Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, then spent a "gap year" teaching English in Normandy, France. In 2007, he graduated from King's College London with a Bachelor of Arts in Ancient History, then entered St. Josaphat Seminary at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC, where he obtained a Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity. On October 1, 2015, he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Bohdan Danylo in Parma, Ohio. In 2018, he completed the Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) from the Catholic University of America. He is the administrator of St. Basil the Great Parish in Charlotte, and Holy Cross Mission in Columbia, South Carolina, as well as chaplain of Charlotte Catholic High School and Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School in Charlotte.

Mrs. Susan Montague

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Mrs. Susan Montague

A native of Pittsburgh, Susan moved to Charlotte in 1972.  In 2008, she made a career change from business management into education. She is so thankful that God has blessed her with the Charlotte Catholic School Community. Susan earned her undergraduate degree from

Queens University in Psychology.  She completed her Master’s Degree from Loyola University New Orleans in Religious Education. This year begins her 12thyear teaching in the theology department. She has taught freshmen, sophomores and juniors.  She is currently teaching sophomores and juniors.

Mr. Joseph Perna

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Mr. Joseph Perna

A New Jersey native, Mr. Perna completed undergraduate studies at Seton Hall University in 2012 and completed a Theology Master’s Degree from Holy Apostles College in 2018. This school year marks Mr. Perna’s eighth year of teaching high school. He began by teaching three years of history and a philosophy elective at a public high school in New Jersey. In 2015, he married and moved to the Charlotte area and began teaching theology at Charlotte Catholic High School. Currently, Mr. Perna teaches freshman and senior courses and serves as a co-chair of the theology department. He is married to Mrs. Perna, who teaches math at Charlotte Catholic, and they have two young sons. Mr. Perna’s passion for teaching the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Catholic faith is motivated by the admonition of Scripture to, “Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence” (1 Peter 3:15).