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BREAKOUT SESSIONS - Topics & Speakers
Nobody loves them. I don’t know if anyone ever becomes expert at “doing them well”. But there are no more important conversations to have than the difficult ones. Bring your experiences to join to that of the group. Together we are wise.
Michelle Braden has been the coordinator of Youth and (recently) Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Regina for the last 10 years. She spent the decade previous to that, working in parish youth ministry and working with students with behavioral challenges. At home, she enjoys life with Ron, her husband of 40 years and her 3 married kids and their families.
We all need mentors. Even LeBron has a coach, and so did the saints. Looking to the examples of Mary and Joseph, and beyond, this session will discuss why it is important to have multiple spiritual mentors in your life who are encouraging and challenging you to heaven. There is a path to be walked together.
Colm has eighteen years of experience (paid and as a volunteer) in youth ministry. Including 3 years working at a parish in Calgary, 10 years coordinating Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Saskatoon, and now serving in Youth Ministry at Saint Anne’s Parish since June 2019.
Married to Sharon since 2009, they have a daughter and two sons. He dreams of visiting all major Marian shrines, and is an avid sports fan, especially of the Montreal Canadians.