One of my favorite phrases at Loyola Press—”What a team!”—can be traced to our president emeritus, Fr. George Lane, SJ, who often reacted to success stories in this manner. This phrase captures the experience I shared earlier this year with a group of talented colleagues at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress.
If you’re not familiar with the L.A. Congress, it is the largest religious education gathering in the country, drawing about 25,000 people over four days at the Anaheim Convention Center and featuring major presentations in the arena, which seats about 7,500. This year, I had the privilege of speaking in the arena along with colleagues Julianne Stanz, Dr. Ansel Augustine, Elsy Arévalo, and Becky Eldredge as we drew from Julianne’s new book, Start with Jesus: How Everyday Disciples Will Renew the Church. Our team worked together to offer five segments woven together seamlessly under the one umbrella topic of Start with Jesus. It was an incredible honor to be featured in the arena and to work together with this amazing ensemble of pastoral ministers. What a team!
Below is the video of the presentation. Enjoy!
I was upfront and glad to see all of you collaborate and build off one another!
Thanks, John Michael! It was great to see your smiling face there!