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Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 1453, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302


Catholic Renewal Ministries conference returns to St. Paschal Parish next month

the Inland Register

(From the March 19, 2015 edition of the Inland Register)

Dan Dirkes and Caroline Gambale-Dirkes. (IR file photo)

The Annual Catholic Renewal Ministry Conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal takes “Be Strong and Courageous” as its theme this year.

The conference will feature the dynamic husband and wife team of Caroline Gambale-Dirkes and Dan Dirkes. Caroline will speak on evangelization and how God’s grace is enough for this task. Dan will be master of ceremonies and lead praise and worship for the conference.

The conference will be held on Saturday, April 25 at St. Paschal Parish, 2523 N. Park Rd., Spokane Valley. Praise and Worship begins at 9 a.m. Lunch is at noon, and the conference concludes with a Healing Mass at 4:30 p.m.

The registration fee is $10 and includes lunch.

Caroline Gambale-Dirkes is a dynamic and passionate speaker. Her motto is “you need to do the ridiculous to see the miraculous!”

She has been active in evangelization and youth ministry for 23 years, including service as the Eastern Regional Director for Life Teen, Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., and Director of Evangelization at St. Joseph Church in Hillsborough, N.J. Presently she does multigenerational evangelization through 2Tim4 Ministries, which she co-founded with her husband, Dan. Caroline also serves as a member of the National Service Committee for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

Dan Dirkes has been involved in youth ministry and music ministry in a variety of different roles since 1997. A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., Dan’s background in leading worship has been influenced by his involvement in the Word of God Covenant Community, Renewal Ministries, Christ the King Catholic Church and Life Teen, Inc. Since moving to New Jersey in 2002, Dan has worked as the coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Veronica Church in Howell, N.J., and currently serves as music minister at St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Middletown, N.J. Dan has built a reputation as a gifted speaker, musician and anointed worship leader.

For more information and registration, visit the web site – catholicrenewalministry.org – or call (509) 995-6795.


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