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Bill and Tanis Merimee

Bill and Tanis Merimee were married in 1992 and have nine children, one granddaughter and another grandchild on the way. They met at the Cleveland Institute of Music while pursuing their undergraduate degrees in music performance. Bill is a violinist, and Tanis is a cellist who freelances extensively throughout the Cleveland area and manages Sonata Strings through Cleveland Music Group. Bill is also a captain at the Fairview Park fire department and an acute care nurse practitioner in the Emergency Department at Fairview Hospital. Tanis manages the daily affairs of raising a large family while homeschooling their younger children. Bill and Tanis are certified Marriage Couple Ministers for the Diocese of Cleveland. They are the founders of Marriages of Grace and have been involved with pre-cana and marriage ministries since 2008.


Mike and Debbie Dosen

Mike and Debbie Dosen are CPAs. They have been married since 1987 and have six children. Mike is a partner at McManus and Dosen and a graduate of Cleveland State University. Mike is an avid reader of philosophy, theology and history. He has given several talks that relate to religion and Catholicism. Mike is also the creator and founder of the Catholic Apologetic website http://www.buriedtreasure.us. Together, Mike and Debbie are a Natural Family Planning (NFP) presenting couple for the Pre-Cana program at the Jesuit Retreat House and both are certified as marriage couple ministers for the Diocese of Cleveland. Each helps facilitate a couple's faith group as well as individual bible study groups for moms and men.


Paul and Meredith Koopman

Paul and Meredith Koopman were married in 2005 and have five children. Paul is the co-founder of E5Leader LLC. http://www.e5leader.com, a leadership coaching and mentoring company which gives people and organizations success tools to maximize their potential and develop equilibrium. He has co-authored his first book, "E5 Leader: Success Tools to Maximize Your Potential & Develop Equilibrium, for Life." Paul is also the President of YouCan, Inc. http://www.youcanadvantage.com, a youth coaching company that is designed to help young people develop their potential through leadership. Additionally, he is a John Maxwell Team Certified Member. Paul has the unique ability to create value and instill belief in people's lives and organizations. Paul and Meredith work together to instill leadership principles into their daily relationships with God, each other, their children, and with others.


Tom and Maryanne Shaniuk

Tom and Maryanne have four children and several grandchildren. They have been giving presentations on communications and faithfulness in marriage for over twenty years. They are a presenting couple for Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME), Coordinators for the Marriage Pre-Cana Program at the Jesuit Retreat House, promoting couple for the Couple to Couple League, and Certified Marriage Couple Ministers for the Diocese of Cleveland.