My Story

I first encountered Jesus (and CCO) in 2004, during CCO’s IMPACT Halifax mission project. For so many years, I had simply gone through the motions as a Catholic, and my faith seemed like nothing but a burden. During IMPACT, I encountered people just like me; people who liked to play sports, enjoyed going to parties, or going to pubs to listen to music – things I didn’t necessarily think faithful Catholics would do. There was one difference, however; these young missionaries had a joy that stemmed from their faith in Jesus, and from being Catholic. It was something I didn’t have, but something I realized I wanted. That summer, I made a concrete decision to live for Jesus. Through this commitment, God gave me the grace to root many areas of sin out of my life and to live more faithfully. Since my conversion in 2004, CCO has provided me with so much training and plenty of opportunities to be a missionary.

In 2005 I was part of CCO’s World Youth Day pilgrimage to Germany. It was during this project I met my future wife, Jackie. We were married in 2010 and since have had six children: Xavier, Raphaëlle, Simon, Faber, Gus, and Hugo.

In 2009, while participating in a year-long long mission project in Beijing, I experienced God calling me to apply for CCO Staff. I was accepted and began my internship in August 2010

Over the course of my career with CCO, I have had the opportunity to serve six years on campus in Halifax and Ottawa, and then for another six years in our Headquarters as part of our Missions & Events team.

Since February 2022, I have been serving as CCO’s Technology Manager. These days, technology plays an integral role in the proclamation of the Gospel. My role is to make sure that CCO’s technology, or lack thereof, does not become an obstacle to someone encountering Jesus.

Thank you for taking the time to read through my bio and for being open to supporting the mission of evangelization through your prayerful and financial support.

 

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