Speaker Bios

About Father Matthew Murray

Fr. Matthew Murray

Fr. Matthew Murray joined Holy Spirit Church in Fremont on July 1, 2017. Fr. Matt is a parochial vicar at Holy Spirit. He is the eldest of eleven children and was raised in Antioch, CA. He studied for two years at the University of Dallas before hearing the Lord’s call to become a priest for the Diocese of Oakland. He completed his BA in Philosophy at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, CA, before being sent to study in Rome for three years. After studying for his Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) at the Pontifical Gregorian University, he was assigned to be the Campus Minister of Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, where he served for two years. After being ordained a priest on May 26, 2017, he was sent to his first assignment, Holy Spirit Church in Fremont! Fr. Matthew enjoys running and hiking, but does not enjoy kale. He is deeply grateful to God to be able to serve the people of Holy Spirit parish.

About Christine Watkins

Christine Watkins

Christine Watkins, inspirational speaker and author, was saved from death and atheism, through a miracle of divine grace. Read her story and the miraculous, true conversions of a nightclub dancer, a homeless addict, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a lonely youth, and a drug abuser, in her compelling book, Full of Grace: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Conversion through Mary’s Intercession. Mrs. Watkins lives in Alameda, California with her husband and two sons.