We have some incredible staff, seasoned instructors who are witnesses of God's love and power, and amazing worship leaders lined up and we are contacting more to serve and equip you. The following ones are confirmed.
Stone to Flesh Encounter Group leader and Instructor from Alhambra, CA: Discipleship. Cord is a Regional Administrator for 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. Cord leads of our Encounter Groups.
Guest Instructor from Ann Arbor, MI: Healing (live video conference). Mary Healy is professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and an international speaker on topics related to Scripture, evangelization, healing, and the spiritual life. She is a general editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and author of two of its volumes, The Gospel of Mark and Hebrews. Her other books include Men and Women Are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II's Theology of the Body and Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World. Dr. Healy is chair of the Doctrinal Commission of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services in Rome. She serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity as a member of the Pentecostal-Catholic International Dialogue. In 2014 Pope Francis appointed her as one of the first three women ever to serve on the Pontifical Biblical Commission. She appeared at Onething 2015 Catholic Ecumenical Track organized by the MajorChange.
MajorChange from Steubenville, OH: Intercessory Team, Spiritual Direction, Editor. Marie Hosdil entered the Catholic Church at age 25 after earlier formation in Lutheran and non-denominational charismatic circles. After teaching English in Osaka, Japan for two years, she worked for Dr. Scott Hahn while pursuing a Masters degree in Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is involved in music ministry and ecumenical youth outreach with the Ohio Valley Youth Network, and in 2018 will be a definitively professed Secular Carmelite. She is the Intercessors Coordinator for MajorChange, and lives to love, sing, and pray, with her husband Erol and two children, in Steubenville, Ohio. Her blog is Naru Hordo.
Guest Instructor from Detroit, MI: Healing Beauty, Alpha training. Sarah Kaczmarek is the National Director for Youth Alpha. She holds a BA in English Literature, a MA in therapeutic counseling, and is currently completing a MA in Pastoral Studies in Evangelization. Prior to her post at Alpha she was the Director of Youth Ministry & Evangelization for 11 years at a church in Detroit, MI. She loves a good cup of coffee, foodie adventures, exploring the world, and passionately praying for the evangelization of the next generation.
Deacon Spencer Lewerenz
Guest Instructor from Camarillo, CA: Film and Culture, Storytelling. Deacon Spencer is in his last year of priestly formation at the St. John's Seminary. 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
Katherine and MAtt Meeks
Guest Instructors from Pasadena, CA: Communication, Lifestyle. Matt Meeks grew up in Denver, CO and is the Chief Digital and Marketing Officer at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is a senior marketing executive with a background in media, creative, digital, communications, analytics and mission focused organizational design which is strengthened by his global perspective and passion for creative thought, human expression and technology. Meeks has advised Hollywood studios, game developers and publishers, celebrity talent, nation states and technology start-ups from an enterprise, brand, product and campaign standpoint with an exemplary track record recruiting, training and managing driven teams that achieve success and positively impact the bottom-line.
brian and Tiffany Pickett
Staff from Santa Ana, CA. 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
Staff from Diamond Bar, CA. Michael Ramirez is a young adult leader in the San Gabriel Valley who has been given the heart of a shepherd and has been sent by the Holy Spirit to care for the young people of Los Angeles. He is currently on the San Gabriel Young Adults Regional Pastoral Council and on the regional Discipleship 21 Team. For the last three years he is the Young Adult Minister at St. Denis parish in Diamond Bar and the servant leader for “Oceans of Mercy”, local young adults initiative. 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 a leader of an Encounter Group, Community Outreach to the poor and as an Operations Developer.
Guest Instructor from Kansas City, MO: Praise and Worship, House of Prayer (live video conference). Justin Rizzo was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. He began leading worship at his local church when he was just 12 years old. In January 2004, he moved to Kansas City, Missouri for an internship at the International House of Prayer. The lifestyle of worship and prayer immediately resonated in Justin's heart and since that time, he has been involved in full-time worship ministry. He teaches Worship Arts at the IHOPU. As a prolific songwriter, Justin greatly enjoys the opportunity to create alongside so many talented singers, musicians, and writers. He has released five albums and been featured on multiple compilation projects along with writing and producing two full-length musicals. In addition, he travels extensively to lead worship and speaks at conferences and events around the world. Justin currently lives in Kansas City with his wife, Naomi, and their daughter. He was featured at the Catholic Ecumenical Tracks during Onething 2015 and Onething 2016.
Stone to Flesh Staff from Walnut, CA. Lorraine is a young adult leader who serves with various parishes in the San Gabriel Region including St. Denis Light of Life Ministry and St. Paul the Apostle Young Adult Ministry. As the vocalist and guitarist of His Resound, she currently leads worship for various youth and young adult events. Working as a high school teacher, she enjoys seeing others rise to their highest potential. This quality derives from her mission in ministry, which is to bring individuals to a place where they can experience life lived in the fullness of their identity in Christ. Lorraine leads worship and an Encounter Group at Stone to Flesh. Her commitment and dedication to excellency in ministry allow students to be immersed in a focused atmosphere of God’s presence.
Guest Instructor from Glendora, CA: Healing, Holy Spirit. Sean is a psychotherapist, holding two masters degrees and finishing his doctorate in clinical psychology at Azusa Pacific University. His dissertation is on "Exorcism, Deliverance, and Psychotherapy", and 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 currently is a psychological assistant at Aim For Breakthrough, a psychological corporation, and is a singer-songwriter in his spare time. He hopes to help others connect with God in more meaningful and tangible ways, using his training to understand the complementarity of psychological health and spiritual maturity. He is especially interested in the development of God-image, and partnering with the Holy Spirit to transform psychological barriers, to experience more of God.