About Us

Hi Extreme Faith Podcast Listeners,

Rene and I encourage all of you to renew your commitment to attending church, which is the motivation for our Extreme Faith Podcast.  “A view from the pew” is our slogan and that is the perspective in which we speak from each week.  We are both just average guys who attend mass on Sunday’s and our goal is to provide some insight the “weekly pilgrimage to Christ” and the transformation of receiving the Holy Eucharist.
This spring there will be many new teenagers confirmed in the Catholic Church, who will be standing in front of their community proclaiming their belief in Jesus and their dedication to the Church.  Stand with them, be inspired by them and join them in Church this spring and summer.
Father Gregory Usselmann LC is the creator of the “Why We Worship” video podcast found here on our site.  His approach to explaining the mass is both powerful and inspiring.  Watch “Why We Worship” each week to grow in faith and understanding on the Christ celebrated each in the Holy Catholic Mass.
Thank you for listening and viewing our material and please feel free to contact us by email at ExtremeFaithpodcast@hotmail.com, we look forward to hearing from you.
Dan and Rene

Who are we?


Dan Egan is an "Extreme Sports" pioneer

Dan Egan is an “Extreme Sports” pioneer

Dan Egan– co-host of the Extreme Faith Podcast on Sound Cloud and sought-after Catholic and motivational speaker, Dan shares a message of faith through all his endeavors (writing, producing, coaching, skiing, and teaching).  A pioneer of the term “X-Treme Skiing,” he markets and promotes skiing around the world.  Internationally known, he has been named by Powder Magazine “one of the most influential skiers of all time.” Co-author of two books, “All Terrain Skiing” and “Courage to Persevere,” Dan is also the founder ofskiclinics.com, teaching, coaching and leading ski expeditions in several U.S. states as well as various countries including France and Chili.  Dan is an award-winning film producer who has been nominated for 3 Emmy Awards for his national winter sports show “Dan Egan’s Wild World of Winter.”  A three time sports journalist at the Olympics, Dan’s company Degan Media, www.deganmedia.com, also produces action sports content for Boston.com.


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Fr. Gregory Usselmann – featured on the Catholic TV Network’s program “This is the Day,” Fr. Gregory is the author and creator of the acclaimed video series “Why We Worship,” an in-depth exploration of the beauty and meaning behind the Catholic mass.  Called to the faith at a young age, he attended Immaculate Conception Apostolic School (ICAS) in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, prior to entering the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, Connecticut, where he pursued his seminary studies.  Studying the classical humanities, he completed an internship as Dean of Students at Oaklawn Academy in Edgarton, Wisconsin, a Roman Catholic boarding school of 160 boys in 6th through 8th grades, as well as for the Legionaries’ seminaries in both California and Ontario. Fr. Gregory obtained a licentiate in philosophy in 2007 followed by a bachelor’s degree in theology in 2010 at the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in Rome.  Ordained on December 24, 2010, Father Gregory Usselmann has published articles in numerous publications and presently does youth and retreat work for the Legionaries.  

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Rene J. Schwartz- Reminding listeners that “the One within is always greater than the one without,” Rene Schwartz is a co-host of Extreme Faith Podcast on Sound Cloud. Although he considers himself an “average guy in the pew,” he takes the extra steps to inform people about historical references and elements of the Catholic mass as well as the Catholic faith as a whole. He comes to Extreme Faith with a degree in Business Management from Plymouth State and experience at PC Connection’s television studio-PCTV, Inc. as the host talent and co-producer of MacTV™, a daily, national cable television show featuring in-depth product analysis and reporting on the Apple Macintosh® computing industry. At PC Connection, Inc, Rene additionally became one of the top sales people, helping them become a leading mail-order supplier of computer software, hardware and IT related products. Currently as General Manager of White Mountain Athletic Club, Inc.(WMAC Inc.), a company that owns and operates the award-winning 18 clay-court Waterville Valley Tennis Center as well as the athletic center, Rene oversees all aspects of the company including personnel, human resources, budgets, mechanical & maintenance and future growth and expansion plans. Since his employment, the company has seen gross revenues increase 33%. Rene additionally serves on their Board of Directors as Secretary to the corporation.