On the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday, 2014 and the Canonization of Pope John Paul II, come and explore his vital legacy to the world through his rich teachings on the life, calling and destiny of the human person.
Fr. John Linden: Ordained in 2007, Fr. John has a Masters in
Divinity from Sacred Heart Major Seminary.He enjoyed three years as a parochial vicar at St. Francis of Assisi
Parish in Ann Arbor before becoming the Chair of the Formation Department for
the Diocese of Lansing as well as the Director of Seminarians.Fr. John travels throughout the diocese
giving presentations on topics including vocations and vocational discernment
as well as Theology of the Body and its connection to both marriage and
Hausmann is the Director of Consecrated Vocations for the Lansing Diocese.She has a degree in Social Work from Michigan State University and
a Master in Theology from the Pontifical John Paul Institute for the Studies of
Marriage and Family in Washington D.C.She has a passion for spreading John Paul II's Theology of the Body and
helping people journey in vocational discernment.Her interests outside of these are in
anything that has to do with enjoying the outdoors: hiking, biking, and being
Steve and Nancy Hilker: Steve and Nancy have been married for 34 years and have nine children and three grandchildren. They have taught various marriage courses throughout the Diocese. Steve has served as a Deacon in the Diocese of Lansing for 24 years and is completing a Master's Degree in Pastoral Ministry at the Josephinum Pontifical College in Columbus, OH. Steve recently retired from the State of Michigan. Nancy is a Senior Catechist, is certified for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, teaches at St. Mary's School in Williamston, and has been teaching John Paul II's Theology of the Body for ten years.
Andrea Gleason is a Catholic speaker
and singer/songwriter from Mid-Michigan. After graduating from Franciscan
University of Steubenville in 2010, she worked as a youth minister coordinator
for two years and is now working as Director of Sacred Music at St. Mary's
University Parish in Mt. Pleasant.
Dan Spitzley is an instructor at Lansing Catholic High School
where he teaches courses in Faith and Spirituality, Philosophy, Christian
Leadership, and World Religions. He has been intensely involved in Catholic
education for the past ten years both at the Catholic school and parish level,
and by speaking at various retreats and events throughout the year. He
graduated in 2005 from Madonna University with a Master's degree in Pastoral
Dan and his wife Melissa live in St. Johns, MI with their five
children: Christi, Mary, Augustine, Thomas, and Sophia.
Fr. Dan Kogut was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lansing in 2011. For the past three years, he has served as Parochial vicar at St. Mary Queen of Angels in Swartz Creek, Michigan, and as Chaplain at Powers Catholic High School.
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SCHEDULE OF THE DAY
8:00 a.m. - Mass with Bishop Boyea
8:40-9:10 a.m. - Breakfast/Registration
9:15-10:15a.m. - Overview/Session#1: Theology of the Body
& God's Original Plan Presented by: Rev. John Linden and Dawn Hausmann
10:25-11:25a.m. - Session#2: Fallen & Redeemed Man Presented by: Mr. Dan Spitzley
11:35-12:35 p.m. - Session#3: Celibacy for the Kingdom Presented by: Rev. Dan Kogut & Dawn Hausmann
Lunch 12:35-1:35 p.m.
1:35-2:00 p.m. - Resources
2-3:00 p.m. - Session#4: Sacramentality of Marriage & Law
of Life Presented by: Steve & Nancy Hilker