About This Session
“Behold, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” The prophet Isaiah captures so much of what we experience with transition. Is change something we “behold” or avoid? Is it something that happens to us before we even perceive it? Can we see God’s hand in the changes that are occurring in our lives? Are we so comfortable with the routine that we forget that God is a God of surprises? Do we look to successfully lead through life’s transitions, whether personally or in the parish? This bootcamp will provide preparation for navigating personal life decisions and transitions in our lives, in our parishes, and in our schools. In this bootcamp, the tools for Spiritual Discernment will be given and applied to real life decision making processes. Then, ministers will be equipped with tools for dealing with the stress of transition and accompanying others through their life changes. We will talk about managing stress through transition, and when to call for help. This bootcamp will take place in two parts.
About These Speakers
Dr. Pat Fosarelli received her M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, her M.A. in Theology from St. Mary’s Seminary & University (Baltimore), and her D.Min. from Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington, D.C.). She is currently the Associate Dean of St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute , where she teaches in the practical theology and spirituality departments. Dr. Fosarelli has also served on both the full-time and part-time faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Department of Pediatrics). She has served as a pastoral associate and director of religious education at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church (Baltimore). Dr. Fosarelli is the author of 12 books in the medical and theology/ministry fields, several pamphlets in theology/ministry, and numerous articles in the medical and theology fields. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Orchen has been serving in pastoral and catechetical ministry in the Archdiocese of Hartford for over 20 years. Currently, Lisa leads the Catholic School Outreach Initiative for STEP (Satellite Theological Education Program) in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, offering adult faith formation opportunities to Catholic School teachers and administrators all over the United States. Additionally, she is a spiritual writer, parish catechist, diocesan workshop and retreat leader and a mother of two children. Lisa has both a B.A. and Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame.