2023 St. Katharine Drexel Award Winner - Antony B. Kolenc

Tony is the author of award-winning Catholic fiction and non-fiction.

He writes The Harwood Mysteries: an award-winning medieval historical fiction series for youth published by Loyola Press. He is the host of The Shepherd's Pie, an ecumenical radio show and podcast that focuses on youth issues. He also writes short stories and pens a regular legal column in Practical Homeschooling Magazine. At his day job, Tony is a professor at Ave Maria School of Law, where he is the Director of the Veterans and Servicemembers Law Clinic and authors legal articles on matters of constitutional law. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps after 21 years of military service, where he litigated civil and criminal cases before trial and appellate courts and taught at the Air Force Academy.

He and his wife, Alisa, homeschooled their five children.