Presenters

Palpable Compassion | Jeff Liautaud


Date of Talk:  December 6th, 2017
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Jeff Liautaud
Affiliated Group(s):   Lectio Divina, Lector, Respect Life, Seminar Series
Work Listing(s):   Executive Director
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May Jeff share with you what he has learned in 7 years running a Seminar Series? For details see Resource number R018 at https://www.loquate.tv/resource. Loquate.tv – Connecting the human spirit, through stories!


Frontline – Answering the Call | Dawn Behnke


Date of Talk:  June 16th, 2017
Location:   Iworship Center
Presenter(s):   Dawn Behnke, Dawn Behnke
Work Listing(s):   President
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Dawn Behnke, President of Illinois Federation for Right to Life, will share how she became an Illinois State lobbyist. Dawn lives in Springfield. Hear a real life story from her of lobbying in faith. Dawn will also share 3 practical pro life tips for laity to make a difference to legislators.


Tutor Teachers in Technology | Maureen Boland


Date of Talk:  June 16th, 2017
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Maureen C. Boland
Work Listing(s):   Technology Integration Specialist
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Maureen Boland, a Technology Integration Specialist at Wright College, will share a story of helping a Professor at work. Hear her deep trust in God. Hear tips for any person with or without physical constraints. Be inspired to look on the bright side.


Declaration of Work to God | Susan Davis


Date of Talk:  March 29th, 2017
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Susan Davis
Work Listing(s):   Commercial Loan Officer
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Susan Davis, a Senior Vice President in commercial lending at a major national financial institution, will share a story of declaration.  Hear Susan’s struggle, while doing work she preferred, yet seemingly being left behind.  Hear this strong woman double down at her former employer before moving to her new employer.  She credits Declaration in her Work Meets Faith small group, humbly offering her gift in banking back to God. Hear how quickly God opened doors, and how her prayers were answered.


Pilgrimage Story | Fr. Piotr Gnoinski


Date of Talk:  February 17th, 2016
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Fr. Piotr Gnoinski
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Fr. Piotr Gnoinski, Associate Pastor at St. Paul of the Cross parish, will share a real life pilgrimage story of an individual leaving an old self behind and becoming a new person. Hear how God was in charge of this pilgrimage. See the humility Fr. Piotr shared with a fellow pilgrim used by God to make a difficult situation better. Hear how Fr. Piotr makes himself open to his pilgrimages.


Primacy of Prayer | Beshar Bahjat


Date of Talk:  October 29th, 2015
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Beshar Bahjat
Affiliated Group(s):   Lectio Divina
Work Listing(s):   Developer
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Beshar Bahjat, software developer and student of the interior life, will share some surprising examples of the relationship between prayer and good works. Understand the primacy of prayer.


A Natural Law on Feelings | Jeffrey Liautaud


Date of Talk:  October 27th, 2015
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Jeff Liautaud
Work Listing(s):   Executive Director

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Jeff Liautaud, Founder of Loquate a community for peace, will share Academic Research that defines innate psychological needs. Feelings relate to innate psychological needs. Feelings tell us if we are on target or off target as a human being. Learn a resultant natural law on feelings.


Declaration | Roberta Jenero


Date of Talk:  October 22nd, 2015
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Roberta Clarke Jenero
Work Listing(s):   Dietitian
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Roberta H. Clarke Jenero, a Registered Dietician, will share an area of meaningful expansion for herself as her work. Declaring it for God meant turning it over to God as God’s very own. Understand in her unfolding story, how more and more extreme value from God for the common good occurs thru Declaration.


Finding Meaning in Work | Susaan Culjak


Date of Talk:  October 10th, 2015
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Susaan Culjak
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Susaan Culjak, Theologian, Teacher, Psychologist and Accountant, will share a story of finding and living out preferred work. Hear how her deep interior prayer life helped her to learn to operate an area of meaningful expansion for herself. Hear how she credits her prayer life as essential in hearing God in her work preferences. While overcoming her struggles, her prayer life informs actions she takes, drawing her ever closer to God’s work for her, work that only she can do.


In the Moment! | Jeffrey Liautaud


Date of Talk:  May 1st, 2015
Location:   Retreat St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Jeff Liautaud
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Jeff Liautaud, Founder of Loquate a charity for peace, will share two real life stories of using primary values in the moment to stay on track to come to God. In the moment is so important. for if ever we leave God it will be in the moment. By carrying our cross and using the primary values we can stay on track to God.


40 days | Jeff Liautaud


Date of Talk:  April 29th, 2015
Location:   Retreat St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Jeff Liautaud
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Jeff Liautaud, Founder of Loquate a charity for peace, will share a story of considering stopping Loquate.  Then continuing on with Loquate to form God centered small groups.


Your Role in God’s Story | Robert Bulger


Date of Talk:  April 20th, 2015
Location:   Retreat St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Robert Bulger
Work Listing(s):   Deacon
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Deacon Robert Bulger will talk about Salvation History and your role in it. Listen to deacon Bob’s talk to better learn God’s Story. You can’t know Your Story in God’s Story until you know God’s Story.


I Hear You! | Fr. Matthew Kowalski


Date of Talk:  April 14th, 2015
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Fr. Matthew Kowalski
Work Listing(s):   Associate Pastor
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Associate Pastor at St. Paul of the Cross parish, will tell us of his work as a graduate chemical engineer, and will tell us of a surprising outcome of his first job experience. Hear how Fr. Matt listened to his heart and became a Catholic Priest.


Cultivating Soil is Like Faith | Fr. Piotr Gnoinski


Date of Talk:  November 15th, 2014
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Fr. Piotr Gnoinski
Work Listing(s):   Associate Pastor
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Fr. Piotr Gnoinski, Associate Pastor at St. Paul of the Cross parish, is a religious speaker who grew up on a farm in Poland. The faith to cultivate and nurture the crops, the hope to sow the seeds and trust that God will provide a harvest, and the love to persevere through hardship, this and more was learned while he was doing chores. It was through tilling the soil and the faith of his parents that he learned many of the traits that led him to the Priesthood.


Family & Faith | John Wojciechowski


Date of Talk:  August 1st, 2014
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   John Wojciechowski
Work Listing(s):   Registered Investment Advisor Representative
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John Wojciechowski,  a Registered Investment Advisor Representative of Edward Jones, will share a heart to heart story about his purpose of work in helping a couple with financial planning.  Hear John’s approach to the couple with one working a night shift and the other doing physical labor. See the grace John receives by starting each day with the Memorare Prayer.