Posts Tagged ‘Peer Pressure’

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.


A Walking Argument | Bob Gilligan


Date of Talk:  June 15th, 2017
Location:   St. Juliana - Chicago IL
Presenter(s):   Robert F. Gilligan
Work Listing(s):   Executive Director
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Robert F. Gilligan, Executive Director of Catholic Conference of Illinois, largely does lobbying in Springfield on behalf of the Catholic Church. Hear Robert share a Medjugorje story that helped him in his work and life. Hear his perspective of society today and the Church’s truth. Hear tips we all can use.


And Grace Happens | Brother Jim Fogarty


Date of Talk:  January 25th, 2017
Location:   Brothers and Sisters Of Love - Chicago IL
Presenter(s):   Brother Jim Fogarty
Work Listing(s):   Executive Director
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Brother Jim Fogarty, of Brothers and Sisters of Love, will share his story of 30 years walking the streets of Chicago to knock on the gates of heaven. When the gates open, he goes to areas of violence ministering to victims of violence in the poorest areas of Chicago. Passionate follower of Christ, who also had a walking ministry, Bother Jim will share his story about his Catholic Ministry working with street gangs, sometimes even trading gang bullets for his brand of gang peace by example of love.


On the Road! | Gilberto Kuzuhara


Date of Talk:  April 13th, 2015
Location:   Mary Seat of Wisdom - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Gilberto Kuzuhara
Work Listing(s):   Consultant
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A supply chain Consultant, who travels around the country and else where will share what he has learned to do in his spare time when on the road. Hear how faith formation affects his everyday.


Mom’s Home! | Fernanda Kuzuhara


Date of Talk:  November 26th, 2014
Location:   Mary Seat of Wisdom - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Fernanda Kuzuhara
Work Listing(s):   Tutor
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Fernanda Kuzuhara, Tutor, Chemical and Safety Engineer from Brazil turned Tutor at the Willows Academy for girls, will share a conversion story of her mother. Raised in a non practicing family, Fernanda at the age of 17 turned to God. Hear how Fernanda’s conversion affected her dying mother. Hear tips for young people today how to stay faithful.


CCD for Me and Evan | Alex Ellyin


Date of Talk:  January 27th, 2014
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Alex Ellyin
Work Listing(s):   Teacher
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Alex Ellyin, a student and Catechist volunteer, in his first full year of teaching CCD, a religious education program,  will share a story of peer pressure that all young people face today.  Hear how he brings what goes on outside of church into the CCD classroom.  Hear how repetition of important messages and getting interested in students gets results.


God in My Heart! | Lenora Teresi


Date of Talk:  January 18th, 2014
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Lenora Teresi
Affiliated Group(s):   Catechist
Work Listing(s):   Legal Assistant
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Lenora Teresi, Catechist Volunteer, and Legal Assistant: Foreclosure Defense and Bankruptcy, will share a teaching experience as a volunteer catechist teaching CCD, a religious education program.  Hear about a student who began with an “attitude” and turned the “attitude” for Christ. Grasp the effects on a class that one student can make and the deep sense of humility Lenora felt. See faith integration as Lenora lives out at work the principles she teaches in class.  Hear tips we all can use in dealing with 8th graders. Understand why she loves teaching CCD.


It all comes back to trust. | Daniel N. Briggs


Date of Talk:  December 3rd, 2013
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Daniel N. Briggs
Website:  www.brotherrice.org
Affiliated Group(s):   Cantor, Knights of Columbus
Work Listing(s):   Music Teacher and Director
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Daniel N. Briggs, Music Director and Teacher, will tell us of a touchy situation at a new job at Brother Rice High School. Listen how music offered an amazing, cultural, and psychological impact on the community by singing athletes. Hear what it means to put your reputation on the line, for God. Find out how he built trust by listening, not condemning.


Guardians of Liberty | Tom Cline


Date of Talk:  September 13th, 2013
Location:   St. Daniel the Prophet - Chicago IL
Presenter(s):   Tom Cline
Affiliated Group(s):   Holy Name Society, Lector
Work Listing(s):   Author, Ethics Trainer
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Tom Cline, law enforcement trainer and head of the International Association of Ethics Trainers, will share his story as a retired police officer and how faith affects his work. Hear about Tom’s belief in Natural Law and how it affects everyone.He’ll describe the two selves inside every person and how knowing these selves leads to less tension as they merge.Hear of a policeman who told Tom the importance of his classes.Learn what police learn in his classes about responding to crisis.