A Son of Saskatchewan is Coming Home

Hi I’m Dustin Greenwald. I grew up on a farm near Wilkie, SK in a family of 5 kids. I’m the second youngest. I went to school at the University of Saskatchewan and graduated with a Bachelor of Education in 2008. I started working for CCO the following fall and since then I have worked in our finance department in our national headquarters, the Ottawa U campus, and the University of Calgary.

I came to understand the significance of my Catholic faith in 2007. I wanted peace and joy, and was tired of a life of disappointments. I was tired of being ashamed of my sins, and knowing I was guilty. I wanted God to help me, because I believed He could help. I believed being a servant to God was better than being a slave to myself. Little did I know that I was His beloved son. Only through genuine searching for the truth and persevering did I come to realize who I am in His eyes. This changed my life forever, and gave me the peace and joy I never knew I could have. It gave me the peace and joy that we have as children, but is sapped from us as we suffer from life’s disappointments. Now I know, not only in my head, that we are children of God, but I know it in my heart. Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, in the Easter of 2007, at the end of my university degree, I came to know the mercy of the Father through Jesus Christ! I was finally willing to live for Christ and that gave incredible and true freedom to live happily.

I have recently moved back to Saskatoon and I’m very excited to go back to my old stomping grounds at the UofS. I have heard lots of great things about the CCO community here and I’m excited to meet everyone and see how the community has grown since I left it five years ago. Plus, I’m very happy that they have opened up a Harvey’s on campus.

So a little more about me: I like sports. One day, I hope to play for the NHL if God ever called me off CCO Staff. I like learning about history. I LOVE water sliding and amusement parks. I like road trips. And I really love going to buffets.

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