The Purposeful Universe seeks to discover and present the abundant order in nature that funnels biological systems toward increasing levels of complexity and sophistication—suggesting that human life is the purposeful outcome of a complex, ordered, system.

Supporting Organizations

John Templeton

The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind.


The Catholic Communication Campaign helps the Church spread the Gospel message in the U.S. and in developing countries using modern media tools to inform, inspire, and enlighten.

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Yellow Line Digital crafts marketing funnels that nurture authentic relationships with audiences. We see audiences as the heroes and purpose driven organizations as the ‘secret ingredient’ needed to reach profound goals.


Coronation is a creative studio serving mission-driven clients. Our award winning team of creatives specializes in video, animation, and design solutions from concept through delivery.


Science for the Church is a ministry seeking to strengthen Christian congregations and communities through engagement with mainstream science.


The Society of Catholic Scientists is an international lay organization founded in June of 2016 to foster fellowship among Catholic scientists and to witness to the harmony of faith and reason.


Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.

President, The Magis Center; President Emeritus, Gonzaga University

Philosophy of Science

Karin Oberg, Ph.D.

Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University


Stephen Barr, Ph.D.

President, Society of Catholic Scientists; Professor Emeritus, University of Delaware

Particle Physics, Cosmology, Astronomy

Daniel Kuebler, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences and Professor of Biology, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Molecular and Cell Biology

Marisa Christina March, Ph.D.

Teacher of Science, Lay Chaplain, Prior Park School, Gibraltar

Astrophysics, Cosmology

Maggie Mahrt


Directing, Screenwriting, Producing, Acting

Cali Testerman

Senior Director of SVOD Growth and Solution Architect at Sony Pictures Entertainment

Video Marketing, Digital Engagement Architecture

Mark Ryland

Director, Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, Amazon Web Services

Digital Communications, Cloud Networking, Cybersecurity, Philosophy of Nature

Deacon Charlie Echeverry

Founder & Managing Director, Black//Brown

Entertainment Industry Veteran, Digital Media Operator, Diversity Focused Content and Marketing Expert.