Fr. Benjamin Roberts is a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, NC, ordained in 2009, and since 2012 has served as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Monroe, NC. He holds a BA in Philosophy from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY as well as an M.Div. and an MA in Systematic Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He completed the D.Min. in Preaching at Aquinas Institute of the Theology in 2019. Since 2013, Father Roberts has been involved in the homiletical formation of candidates for the permanent diaconate. His first book, The Voice of the Bridegroom: Preaching as an Expression of Spousal Love, was published in 2021. His research interests include the theology of preaching, ecclesiology, ecumenism, and clergy continuing education.