DESMOND TOWEY has been a Trustee of the Center for twenty-seven years. He currently serves as its Treasurer and primary operating officer. After being introduced to Father Stroud in 1987, Des was overwhelmed by the freshness of the DeMello message. Within months he was traveling on the road with Father Frank and Fr. McHugh offering conferences to college students and business professionals. At the same time, Des ran his own financial communications business for some of the nation's top entrepreneurial companies, such as Charles Schwab & Company. Today Des carries on the mission of the Center by offering DeMello Conferences free of charge at parishes and retreat centers. Using the marvelous stories of Eastern and Western spirituality, Des captures the listener with the warmth and humor of the DeMello message of "waking up."