The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (NCPB) was established in 2004 in response to Saint John Paul II’s call for a New Evangelization. Each year, over 1,500 people gather in our nation’s capital to pray for our country. In 2020, the event was held virtually due to the COVID pandemic. An impressive list of speakers highlights a program that attracts lay and religious leaders, national figures, Catholic apostolates, and guests from a variety of sectors and backgrounds. The event is non-partisan, and anyone is welcome to attend. Several side-events are offered each year to further enhance the spirit of the gathering.


  • Joseph Cella - (Director) Principal, The Pontifex Group
  • Maureen Ferguson - (Director) Consultant, The Catholic Association
  • Gerry Giblin – (Director) Knights of Malta
  • Arina Grossu - (Director) Founder and Principal, Areté Global Consulting, LLC
  • Jacqueline Halbig von Schleppenbach – (Director) Principal, Sovereign Global Solutions, LLC
  • Leonard Leo – (President) Co-Chairman, The Federalist Society
  • John Meyer - (Director) Senior Consultant, Julius Capital
  • Mark Randall – (Director & Event Chairman) Founder & Managing Member, The Drexel Group, LLC
  • Tim Saccoccia - (Treasurer) VP of Public Policy, Knights of Columbus
  • William Saunders – (Director) Law Fellow and Director of the Program in Human Rights, Institute for Human Ecology, Catholic University of America


  • Ambassador Jim Nicholson
  • Ambassador Thomas Melady*
  • Austin Ruse
  • Bill Saunders
  • Bowie Kuhn*
  • Frank Hanna
  • Gerry Giblin
  • Jacqueline Halbig von Schleppenbach
  • Joseph Cella
  • Leonard Leo
  • Mary Ellen Bork
  • Pat Cipollone
  • Rev. Richard John Neuhaus*
  • Senator Rick Santorum

(Affiliations listed are for identification purposes only.)

© 2024 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. The NCPB is a registered 501c3 charitable organization with Tax ID #20-0408543.