Archive for March, 2013

If You are Honest, You can Sell | Sean Bourke


Date of Talk:  March 19th, 2013
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Sean Bourke
Work Listing(s):   Retail Sales Strategist
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Sean Bourke, a Retail Sales Strategist, will tell us of his journey back to God over the last two years. Hear the effect that his wife, Rene’e, had on Sean. Hear Sean tell us of his formation and his desire to give back for all that he has received. Hear the turn Sean’s professional journey has taken that opens his heart. Hear practical tips on opening up a retail establishment.


Culture And The Spirit | Dave Dora


Date of Talk:  March 14th, 2013
Location:   St. Edward the Confessor - Dana Point CA
Presenter(s):   Dave Dora
Affiliated Group(s):   Lecturer, RCIA
Work Listing(s):   Operations Manager
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Dave Dora is a recently retired Senior Operations Manager, Mentor and involved parishioner. Dave applies his faith in his work and in his commitment to mentoring others by abandoning himself to the Holy Spirit. He speaks of his faith journey, and its application when, during the recession, he was responsible for managing two major corporate down sizings.


A Generous Heart | Sr. Sue Dunning


Date of Talk:  March 14th, 2013
Location:   St. Edward the Confessor - Dana Point CA
Presenter(s):   Sr. Sue Dunning
Affiliated Group(s):   San Felipe de Jesus
Work Listing(s):   Minister of Faith Formation
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Sr. Sue Dunning, C.S.J. has been a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange for 33 years and currently is the San Felipe de Jesus Minister of Faith Formation and Religious Education. Early in her religious life she felt a call from God to serve the poor of Mexico. For 15 years, she lived with and served the Mexican people of Guaymas, Sonora and Tijuana, Baja, CA. She has a love and passion for serving the poor and is actively involved with the homeless in Orange. In parish ministry, she shares her love of people and talents of music, dance and spirituality in a variety of ways.


An Inch Away From Heaven | Donna Couch


Date of Talk:  March 14th, 2013
Location:   St. Edward the Confessor - Dana Point CA
Presenter(s):   Donna Couch
Work Listing(s):   Director of Faith Formation
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Donna Couch is the Director of Faith Formation at St. Edward. She is an accomplished author and also has experience as a retreat guide, master catechist and college professor. Donna will discuss her return to the faith and how that pathway unexpectedly became the center of her life’s work. She will suggest ways to grow spiritually while balancing the needs of family.


Corporate Caring | Paul Sampson


Date of Talk:  March 14th, 2013
Location:   St. Edward the Confessor - Dana Point CA
Presenter(s):   Paul Sampson
Affiliated Group(s):   Knights of Columbus
Work Listing(s):   Marketing Executive
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Paul Sampson is a retired marketing executive of a Fortune 500 Company, and head of the Parish’s Knights of Columbus. Paul will share stories about how his parents laid the foundation of his Catholic faith and how that faith manifested itself in his day-to-day decision making within his work life. As he moved up the corporate ladder he helped to create a positive environment for all employees, never forgetting the “little person” and making sure to look out for them. He also sought help and guidance from his faith as he made multiple geographic moves with his family.