Speakers named for Charismatic Renewal Conference virtual gathering July 30

These are the speakers for the 2021 Catholic Charismatic Reneweal Conference. Their presentations will be posted online July 30. This year's theme is "Bear Patiently in God's Love."

Despite ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and its variants, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference will go on — virtually.

Videos will be uploaded to YouTube on July 30 for people to watch at their own pace, according to Cady Nosbisch, conference director. Look for the channel named Peoria Diocese Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

The theme is “Bear Patiently in God’s Love.” The scriptural foundation comes from Deuteronomy 31:6: “Be strong and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the Lord, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you.”

Sharing reflections will be Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC; Dan Duét, founder of Two-Twelve Ministries in San Antonio, Texas; and Jim and Jonna Schuster of Catholic Revival Ministries in Northern California. The videos are offered at no cost, and no registration is required.

This is the second year the conference will be offered online rather than in person.

“The decision was made during the planning phase when we didn’t know what COVID restrictions would look like and wanted to do what we felt was best at that time for our attendees,” Nosbisch told The Catholic Post.

MIDWEST ROOTS

Bishop Jenky has often celebrated Mass for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference in the nearly 20 years he has been the spiritual leader and chief catechist of the Diocese of Peoria.

Duét has been a popular speaker and leader of praise and worship music for the gathering for six years.

New to the conference this year are Jim and Jonna Schuster, who attended the University of Illinois and have a decade of experience in parish ministry and youth ministry. Jonna also served for two years as a campus minister at Western Illinois University.

They were married in 2011 and consider themselves “ruined” by the goodness of God — “unable to settle for anything less than extraordinary after witnessing what’s possible through Jesus.”

Their Catholic Revival Ministries “exists to raise up giants within the Catholic Church — mighty sons and daughters of God, fully actualized in their identity and operating unencumbered in Holy Spirit power.” They aim to provide support, encouragement, and formation to the Catholic faithful who are hungry for “more.”

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