Caroline Gambale-Dirkes is a dynamic and passionate speaker. Her motto is “you need to do the ridiculous to see the miraculous!” Sharing incredible stories such as how she evangelized two New York Giants football players, she keeps her audience engaged and wanting more. Active in youth ministry and evangelization for almost 30 years, she has served in various roles including Eastern Regional Director for Life Teen, Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Newark, Director of Evangelization at St. Joseph Church in Hillsborough, NJ, and Board Member of the National Service Committee for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
Caroline is a pioneer of multi-generational ministry through 2Tim4 Ministries, which she co-founded with her husband Dan. She continues to serve the National Service Committee for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal as a Council Member.
Caroline is a 1993 graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville with a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Psychology. Caroline has spoken internationally at numerous diocesan rallies, retreats and conferences including the National Charismatic Leadership Conference, Steubenville Youth Conference, National Catholic Youth Conference, Life Teen Adult Training Conference, and the Steubenville Priests, Deacons and Seminarians Conference. In 2013, she received the National Evangelization Team Distinguished Alumni Award for her ongoing commitment to evangelization.
Caroline’s greatest achievement by far is raising her 5 beautiful children; Catherine, Danny, Therese, Gianna, and Elisabeth.