Stone to Flesh Community

Bishop David G. O'Connell

Ecclesiastical Advisor: Auxiliary Bishop of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, San Gabriel Pastoral region. He received a BA in Philosophy and English Literature from the University College Dublin in 1975, a Bachelor of Divinity from Maynooth College in 1977 and a Masters of Spirituality from Mount St. Mary's College in 1987. Since his ordination to the priesthood, he’s served as Associate Pastor at St. Raymond in Downey, St. Maria Goretti in Long Beach, and St. Hillary in Pico Rivera, and then as Pastor of St. Frances X. Cabrini, Ascension Catholic Church, St. Eugene and St. Michael Parishes. He also served as a member of the Priest Pension Board, and currently serves on the Together in Mission Board as well as the Archdiocesan Finance Council, and continues to be a long-time member of the Council of Priests. He is a Knight of Peter Claver. He was and is involved deeply in working on behalf of immigrants and the most vulnerable. His community work in the area infiltrated by gangs and poverty as well as involvement with Charismatic renewal efforts puts Bishop O'Connell at the forefront of leadership in the areas of new evangelization.

Heart Cor leaders

KEITH AND IWONA MAJOR

MajorChange non-profit in Azusa, CA. Founders of Stone to Flesh School of the Heart and Community. Iwona was a Catholic Charismatic leader in Poland and Keith came from the Bible Belt upbringing. As Vineyard pastors they were missionaries to Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar before coming to the US and serving at the IHOPKC for six years. After returning to the Catholic Church they spent six years in Steubenville, OH, where Iwona was homeschooling and directing Encounter Community and Keith was Marketing Director for the Steubenville Conferences. In 2016 they relocated to Los Angeles, CA. They have three children and try to look like on that photo above.

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BRIAN AND TIFFANY PICKETT

Brian and Tiffany have been a part of the charismatic renewal in the church for over 10 years. They’ve witnessed God’s love for His people and healing power in many places in the U.S. as well as parts of Europe, Africa, and Mexico. Brian currently manages a family business and is completing his Master’s degree in Catechetics and Evangelization. Tiffany stays at home raising their 4 young boys - who are their favorite miracles yet! A few of their favorite pastimes in this season of life include: walking with the family to breakfast, working on home projects, and family room dance parties. Tiffany leads an Encounter Group, Brian is one of our worship leaders and they oversee the development of our ministry teams

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MICHAEL RAMIREZ

Michael Ramirez is currently on the San Gabriel Young Adults Regional Pastoral Council and on the regional Discipleship 21 Team. He is directing RCIA in OLA parish in Claremont, CA. Michael strives to walk in the prophetic Spirit of Christ Crucified, Risen and Glorified. Together with the San Gabriel Region Young Adult Leader Committee, he diligently works toward the revival of young adult ministry in the life of the Church. He serves Stone to Flesh as an Assistant Director in the Stone to Flesh School of the Heart, leader of an Encounter Group, Community Outreach to the poor and yearly Oceans of Mercy intercessory initiative. He keeps Shabbat holy.

leaders:

Cord Dorcey

CORD DORCEY

Cord Dorcey is GRIT leader and our fiery preacher. He is a Regional Administrator for NET in California. After years of being vegetarian and trying to save the world through good ecology, Cord came to an important realization: souls are being lost for eternity. Convicted by this reality he served as a missionary for 3 years with the National Evangelization Teams (NET Ministries) where he discovered his true passion- evangelization. He now serves as NET Ministries' Western Regional Coordinator in Alhambra, CA. Cord considers all Catholics "missionaries" and desires to equip God's people to share the saving love of Jesus wherever they go.

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SEAN AND NICCI TOBIN

Sean is a psychotherapist, holding two masters degrees and finishing his doctorate in clinical psychology at Azusa Pacific University. He personally integrates dynamic therapy with a rich catholic-charismatic anthropology. Once identifying as atheist, Sean was baptized in the Holy Spirit and went to Franciscan University of Steubenville to study Philosophy. He spent two years in religious life before discerning a call to married life, and is now a husband and father of two. He has worked in several mental health settings and served a broad demographic. He is a singer-songwriter in his spare time and serves as a worship leader and instructor.

JON MARTIN

Worship leader from Duarte, CA: Music & Outreach, Innovation, urban vibe. San Gabriel Valley native, Jon Martin, has been an independent worship leader and innovative music song writer throughout the LA and OC counties for five years. He first got involved with youth ministry and worship when he got a strong call from God to pursue a life in Him. His approach to worship is modern and compelling. He is the current leader of the Resound LA movement; its purpose is to help people of all walks of life encounter the love and power of God through modern worship and the arts. Jon serves as a worship leader and Outreach Coordinator.

 
 

Friends of STF

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Fr. Spencer Lewerenz

Priest from Covina, CA: Fr. Spencer is a newly ordained priest in Sacred Heart parish in Covina, CA. Before entering seminary he was a Communications Director at Act One, Script Reader at Amazon Studios, Production Editor at Washington Times Opinion, Parish Administrator at St. Victor Church West Hollywood. He serves Stone to Flesh Community and School of the Heart by offering Masses and leading Adorations. He has founded Hollywood Beloved, ministry to the poor and forgotten.

TEAH MAJOR

MajorChange Artist from Wroclaw, Poland. Teah is a 21 year old MajorChange artist from afar (Stone to Flesh logo designer). Growing up in Eastern Europe, Middle East and USA she gained a unique set of skills and experiences in dance, spiritual leadership, praise and worship, and visual arts. She got her B.A. in European Cultures in the University of Wroclaw, Poland (where Edith Stein studied) and is studying Image Communication there, sharing her time between studying, ministering in a youth group and praise and worship bands, teaching English and designing for Stone to Flesh SHOP. She spends five months a year with Stone to Flesh Community.

 

Guest instructors for ministry school 2018/19

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Nathan and rachel panke

Nathan and Rachel Panke met and were married in Kansas City where they served together on staff and the leadership team at the International House of Prayer for 10 years. Both of them served in various roles including leading worship teams, children's ministry, healing and prophecy teams while on staff.

In 2015 Nathan returned to his home town, St. Louis, with wife Rachel and their 3 children Jed, Adaya, and Kyndle. They now serve in leadership roles at Southgate Church as well as the Gateway House of Prayer.

In 2018 they founded Modern Psalmist as means of demystifying prophetic/spontaneous worship by training in most basic techniques and concepts needed to flow in expressing the impressions of the Holy Spirit.

Nathan and Rachel are fervent about sharing on prayer, worship, and the passionate heart of God to this generation.

Anthony Lilles

Anthony Lilles, S.T.D. has served the Church and assisted in the formation of clergy since 1994, and now serves in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as Academic Dean of St. John’s Seminary, associate professor of theology and Academic Advisor of Juan Diego House. The son of a California farmer, married with young adult children, he holds a BA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville with both the ecclesiastical licentiate and doctorate in spiritual theology from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome (the Angelicum). He was a founding faculty member of Saint John Vianney Seminary in Denver where he also served as academic dean, department chair, director of liturgy and coordinator of spiritual formation for the permanent deacon program. He has published Fire from Above, Hidden Mountain Secret Garden, Discerning Hearts (2012) and co-authored two other books. He blogs at www.beginningtopray.com and Spiritual Direction.

cheryl allen

Cheryl is the founder and executive director of Pasadena International House of Prayer (PIHOP). She has a passion to see body of Christ fascinated with Jesus - pursuing intimacy with Him, confidently enjoying His voice and following Him wholeheartedly. At the center of PIHOP is a prayer room where day and night worship and prayer happens 20 hours a day/6 days a week. Over 50 churches are represented in the weekly worship and prayer teams. Weekly, PIHOP offers prophetic, inner healing and physical healing prayers for the body of Christ in LA and our mission community in the world. Equipping happens through intro classes, various internships, Supernatural School of Ministry, and yearly conferences.

Johannes Hartl

Johannes Hartl has a burning heart to communicate God's fascination and beauty in an electrifying way. He has a doctorate in Catholic theology and has earned his degrees in German language and Literature studies, as well as philosophy. In 2005 together with his wife he founded the House of Prayer Augsburg. Since 2011 the House of Prayer has not ceased praying and worshipping God by day and night, 24/7. The events of the House of Prayer Augsburg are visited by the thousands. He is also the author of numerous books and an internationally beloved speaker at conferences, known for his way to connect spiritual depth with a sense of humor, intellect and practicability. Together with his wife Jutta and their four children, Johannes lives in Augsburg.

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Matt lozano

Matthew Lozano serves as Director of Leadership Development for Heart of the Father Ministries. He has twelve years of teaching experience and holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Villanova University and a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute. He and his wife Jennifer have five children and live in the Philadelphia area. He is the coauthor of the Unbound Ministry Guidebook and Abba’s Heart.

Patrick Reis

Patrick is the Coordinator of Encounter Ministries, a host of Encounter Radio. He has a passion and drive to see Catholics empowered to walk in the power and love of the Holy Spirit and speaks at conferences around the country. He was recently featured in “Fearless” a documentary on the Holy Spirit and Evangelization.