I had a very enriching experience at the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership in St. Louis this past week, mainly because of the fantastic opportunities for networking with so many talented catechetical professionals! I had the privilege of delivering 2 workshops: one on my latest book, Under the Influence of Jesus, and one on my earlier book, 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness. Thanks to all who attended my workshops and for the great interaction and feedback!
I also had the opportunity to spend an evening with about 60 catechists in St. Charles, MO, at their end of the year appreciation dinner where they invited me to speak on Under the Influence of Jesus.
Here are some pics from my St. Louis/NCCL experience.
The lovely and talented Miriam Hidalgo doing a presentation on behalf of Loyola Press.
My good friend Julianne Stanz (far left) leading morning prayer.
Possibly the most inspiring proclamation of Scripture I’ve ever heard, by Michael Howard
Hamming it up for a selfie with friend Richard Drabik of the University of Dayton Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation.
The Diocesan Catechetical Leades’ Luncheon sponsored by Loyola Press.
With catechetical technology guru John Roberto
With friend Jose Amaya…my 1st NCCL selfie!
With a catechist in St. Charles, MO, after I spoke about the role of JOY in discipleship!
Whooping it up with catechists in St. Charles, MO!