My Story

I belong to a wholesome and hard-working farming family and am the youngest of 4 children.

Despite having attended religious education classes through my childhood, faith really didn’t matter to me until high school. A friend persistently invited me to my church youth group, and after 3 years, I decided to give it a try. The loving witness of the youth leaders and the steadfast sharing of the Gospel tilled the soil of my heart to receive God’s love. It was on a retreat in Niagara Falls that I first experienced God’s love in a deeply personal way. Although the fine details are blurry, I recall the significant loneliness I had experienced in my teen years being completely obliterated by the love of God. I knew I was loved unconditionally, and I wanted to love God back, to the best of my ability. I immediately wanted to tell people about how much Jesus loved them!

It’s my pleasure to serve as a full-time consultant with CCO Parish. Each week, I meet with parish leaders all over North America as they endeavour to employ CCO’s campus-proven methods in a parish context. These parish leaders are so inspiring as they innovate to build missionary disciples in the ever-changing parish climate.

Thank you for your partnership! As you pray for CCO, please intercede for parish leaders who are relentlessly and courageously trying to create a missionary culture in their church.

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