That Man is You! began in the summer of 2004 when a group of exceptional men in Houston, TX decided to pool their talents to do something wonderful for Catholic men all across America. After studying successful men's leadership programs from various Christian denominations and corporate America, they designed a 26 week interactive men's program combining the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive. Test programs were run in the Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth areas, which were unqualified successes.
Responding to inquires from numerous parishes and dioceses, a plan was developed to bring That Man is You! to parishes across the nation. The theology was reviewed by leading theologians on marriage and the family. Promotional materials were professionally prepared. A host parish packet containing an abundance of supporting materials was prepared and presenter training workshops were organized. Finally, an interactive website was designed to bind individual programs together and to accommodate the busy lifestyles of modern men.
In its first year of circulation, That Man is You! spread to parishes in cities throughout Texas. From there it quickly spread to numerous states and Canada. Additional expansion of the program is currently being planned.
St. Ann's That Man is You started in September of 2008 and has become an integral ministry to the men of the St. Ann Community.