Mission Statement

We are a St. Louis-based, 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Internet radio station (EIN: 83-4447144) developed as an en-air branch of En Route Books & Media for the purpose of promoting the Catholic spiritual journey through quality Catholic programming. We are located at Cardinal Rigali Center, Archdiocese of St. Louis, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, MO 63119.

In Memoriam! Michael Mahfood entered into Eternal Life on September 21, 2021. Requiescat in pace!
Michael Emile Mahfood (michael@mahfood.com) – Chair Emeritus

Michael Emile Mahfood was the founder of Group M7 (est. 1995), a web service company in the United States that currently manages in excess of 1,900 websites. In support of the Catholic Church in East Texas, he sponsored the Michael and Suzann Mahfood Scholarship, which assists in the advancement of Catholic education. From November 2012 through July 2017, Michael served as the chairman of the Finance Board of the Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas, under Bishop Joseph Strickland. He also served from 1986–1991 as a personal secretary to Bishop Charles Herzig, the first bishop of the Diocese of Tyler. From September, 2017, to September, 2018, he served on the Holy Apostles College and Seminary Board of Directors. He served on the board of Christus Trinity Mother Frances Foundation from July 2017 till September 2021. From 2019 to 2021, he was a founding board member of St. Gregory Cathedral School of the Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas. In 2021, Michael was appointed as a CHIF Special Ambassador to Christus Catholic Hospital, which services most of East Texas, distributing millions of dollars donated by the CHRISTUS Health System promoting Catholic Medical and Health services.

Staff and Advisory Board Members

Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Ph.D. (mahfood@wcatradio.com) – Chairman and President

Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, is a Lay Dominican of the Province of St. Albert the Great and serves as Vice-President of External Affairs and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Holy Apostles in Cromwell, CT. He earned his doctorate in post-colonial literature at Saint Louis University and has master’s degrees in comparative literature from the University of Texas at Arlington, philosophy and theology from Holy Apostles, and educational technology from Webster University in St. Louis. Dr. Mahfood lives in St. Louis with his wife, Dr. Stephanie Mahfood, and children, Alexander and Eva.
Carlos Bersabe (bersabe@wcatradio.com) – Executive Director

Carlos Bersabe is a Catholic “re-vert,” husband, father, and currently serves in the United States Air Force. He holds a graduate degree from Holy Apostles in Catholic Moral Theology. ​When not engaged in overtly faith-filled activities, Carlos and his family enjoy God’s creation through hunting, fishing, camping, and anything outdoors.
Dr. Stephanie Mahfood (stephaniemahfood71@gmail.com) – Treasurer

Stephanie Mahfood is the Interim Dean of the School of Education at Webster University in Webster Groves, MO.

Mary Anne Urlakis, Ph.D., Board Member, Director of the Department of Bioethics

Ronda Chervin, Ph.D. – Vice-President of Program Acquisitions

Dr. Ronda Chervin, who may be reached at chervinronda@gmail.com, received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. She is a widow, mother, and grandmother. Ronda converted to the Catholic Faith from a Jewish, though atheistic, background and has been a Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Loyola Marymount University, St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is an international speaker and author of some sixty books about Catholic thought, practice and spirituality (click here for a selection of free books available on her website). Dr. Ronda recently retired from teaching philosophy at Holy Apostles in Cromwell, Connecticut. She can be found online at http://www.rondachervin.com/​ and also a host and moderator on our station where you’ll be able to hear her often. 

Mark Staudinger – Data Specialist

Mark Staudinger is the Vice President of Systems Architecture for New York Internet in Manhattan. He has honed his skills through many years of designing, building, securing, and improving internet-connected systems. He enjoys creating simple solutions to complex technological problems, and building that space where the arts and technology meet. He is a devoted husband and father and loves spending time in nature, especially organic gardening with his children from seed to harvest.

Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson Grants Specialist

Cynthia Toolin-Wilson is a life-long New Englander who divides her time between her work as a professor in a small Connecticut college, and the home she shares with her husband and his 24 pound cat, Lightning, in Vermont.  Cynthia earned an M.F.A. in Writing (Creative Nonfiction: Memoir) from Albertus Magnus College in 2015. Her more than 60 nonfiction journal publications and conference presentations include several memoir pieces. Her book, The Story of Holy Apostles College and Seminary, co-authored with Prof. Robert Hubbard of Albertus Magnus College, was published in 2019. Her first book length memoir, Survivor, A Memoir of Forgiveness, is currently under contract with En Route Books and Media.

WCAT is currently on the look out for radio show ideas. To propose one, send an email to Dr. Ronda Chervin, Program Acquisitions Director, at chervinronda@gmail.com with the subject line – WCAT Radio Show Idea.

WCAT, the En Air wing of En Route Books and Media.

“After knowing the will of God in regard to a work which we undertake, we should continue courageously, however difficult it may be. We should follow it to the end with as much constancy as the obstacles we encounter are great.” – Saint Vincent de Paul

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