Robert Pascuzzi is an entrepreneur, film producer, author, husband and father from the Midwest. Fifteen years ago, his comfortable existence was shattered due to a horrendous crime that impacted him and his family. In the wake of that tragedy, he was led on a spiritual journey that challenged his core beliefs. In the years since, Robert has been compelled to share what he learned from this personal tragedy; and thus, The Ravine (novel and film) were born.
Through a deep dedication to his personal goals, Robert has spent years committed to spreading the learned message of The Ravine. Inspired by true events, The Ravine is a story of faith, forgiveness, and most of all, the restoration of hope—even for the most seemingly unredeemable among us.
The story doesn’t end at the release of the novel and the film, in fact, quite the opposite. After winning multiple awards for the film and receiving deeply moving messages from those impacted by the story, Robert knew his mission was just beginning. In response to the overwhelming feedback, Robert has created a new community space called Time For Forgiveness. This forum offers an opportunity to join others in open dialogue around the film and the book, specifically diving into the topic of forgiveness.
Robert continues to bring a message of forgiveness and hope to people in every corner of the world through his creative projects.
Kelly Pascuzzi is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, mom to “my three sons,” and a life and business coach.
Kelly and her husband Robert worked side by side with Bob Proctor — the Chairman of Proctor Gallagher Institute, a legendary human performance expert and star of The Secret. Kelly Pascuzzi serves as a leadership and management consultant to individuals and business teams everywhere.
Kelly Pascuzzi helps people develop the leader within, which parlays to every aspect of improved leadership in their lives. Today, more than ever, a true leader is anyone — people in all walks of life who have chosen to focus on developing themselves, consciously honing their strengths, and learning how to leap higher and higher because of the confidence and trust they’ve learned to place in themselves.
Kelly is co-producer of The Ravine and is an award winning Inner Circle Proctor Gallagher consultant and Thinking Into Results Certified Consultant. Kelly Pascuzzi combines her own leadership and management success tips with two globally renowned programs, Thinking Into Results and the new Lead The Field.
Don Farnan graduated from Rockhurst College, Kansas City, in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Secondary Education. He received a Master of Divinity degree from The University of Saint Mary of the Lake—Mundelein Seminary, Chicago,
and Master of Christian Spirituality degree from Creighton University, Omaha.
He was ordained to the priesthood on June 13, 1987, for the Diocese of Kansas City- Saint Joseph. He served as parochial vicar at Visitation Parish (1987-92), pastor of Saint Therese Little Flower and Saint Louis Parishes (1992-2001), Saint John Lalande (2001-2006), Saint Thomas More (2006-2016), and Saint Charles Borromeo (2016-2022). He has also served in diocesan positions: Director of Vocations (1991-96), Director of Priest Personnel (2005-2013), and the
College of Consultors (2004-2014).
He is currently part of the Rockhurst University Mission
and Ministry team while taking a pastoral role at Saint James and Little Flower Parishes in the heart of Kansas City.
In the mid-90s he established The Upper Room, a nondenominational inner city literacy program for youth and their families; and he has served on the board of directors of numerous educational and service institutions in and around the Kansas City area.
Father Don's writings include
At the Crossroads of Hope: A priest’s inner (city) journey, This Bold Prayer: A collection of spiritual essays, and A Parish for All Seasons: A year in the life of Saint Thomas More School.