We are happy to announce the return of two former hosts to Radio Maria – Dr.
Rick Sarkisian and Michael Wick. Many of you may remember their program,
Living on Purpose. We are pleased to be bringing this excellent program back to
Host, Dr. Rick Sarkisian, was born and raised in Fresno, California. He is the
founder and president of Valley Rehabilitation Services, Inc., specializing in
vocational and career guidance since 1976. He earned his BS and MBA in Business
Administration from California State University-Fresno, and his MA and Ph.D. in
Education from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Rick is the author of
LifeWork: Finding Your Purpose in Life; The Mission of the Catholic Family; The
Real St. Joseph and the Tools for Real Manhood in the Home, the Church and the
World. He has produced a number of Catholic videos, and writes for various
Catholic publications, including Religious Life, Lay Witness, Guardian of the
Redeemer, and Vocations and Prayer magazine.
He has been active in Catholic scouting, and works closely with the Oblates of St.
Joseph, California Province, promoting devotion to St. Joseph, as well as the
Institute of Religious Life, in helping to form a culture of vocations. He and his
wife, Cheryl, have five children.
Returning co-host, Michael D. Wick, is the executive director of the Institute on
Religious Life, located in Chicago, Illinois. Mike is married and the father of four
children. He has a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) and is
completing a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the
Lake – Mundelein Seminary. Mike is an author of several books, including
Powerful Channel of Divine Grace:Meditations on the Most Holy Rosary from the
Writings of Servant of God Rev. John A. Hardon, S.J., and Lord of the
Harvest:Vocation Prayers of Pope John Paul II. Mike is also involved with the
Knights of Columbus, Militia of the Immaculata Movement (National Vice
President/Past Board Member), and Catholic Knights/Catholic Financial Life, St.
Peter’s Parish, Volo, Illinois.
We invite you to tune in at 10:00 a.m. Central/11:00 a.m. Eastern, every Saturday,
beginning on April 15, 2017, for Living on Purpose. You will truly enjoy the lively,
uplifting and informative dialogue between Dr. Rick and Mike.