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God Squad Men's Conference

posted Mar 8, 2011, 11:52 AM by Mitchel Stretch   [ updated Mar 20, 2011, 9:10 PM by U of C Catholic Community ]

2011 God Squad Canada Men's Conference


The Power of Redemption:

Our Father’s Love, the Ultimate Reality


March 18th and 19th 

Friday 6pm to 9:30pm, Saturday 7:30am to 4:30pm 


Guest Speakers

Sean Dalton
Sean DaltonSean Dalton is the Southwest Regional Director for FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students).  Sean received his Masters in Theology and Certification in Catechetics from Franciscan University in 1998.  He has eight years of experience in diocesan ministry with the Diocese of Sioux Falls and the Archdiocese of Denver in the areas of youth, young adult and campus ministry.  He also has been a parish youth minister and Director of a Bible Camp.  He speaks to both youth and adult audiences and can address a wide range of topics.  He and his wife Jennifer live in Denver, CO with their five children.  

Sean was a college football player and an Academic All-American.  As the oldest of six children in a family afflicted with alcoholism, he shares a message of healing and restoration in Christ.  His journey of faith involves four years of experience as an Evangelical Protestant Youth Pastor.  He writes: “it was the objections to Catholicism and intense conversations with many of my Protestant friends that helped me deepen my Catholic identity.” As a power lifter with a 400 lb bench press, his message to guys is “we were made to offer our strength for others and that strength is acquired through discipline, growing in virtue, and above all a co-operation with God’s grace.”
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Joseph Pearce

Joseph PearceTwenty-five years ago he was a radical activist, a skinhead, and the editor of two hate-filled, extremist magazines. Today, Joseph Pearce is theauthor of a number of critically acclaimed, best-selling biographies of great 19th and 20th-century Christian authors. He is also the co-founder and co-editor of an international magazine dedicated to reclaiming Catholic culture, and is writer-in-residence and associate professor of literature at Ave Maria University in Florida.  He is also Series Editor of theIgnatius Critical Editions and Editor-In-Chief of Sapientia Press.

Pearce has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, the largest religious TV network in the world...

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Chief Rick Hanson

Rick HansonChief Rick Hanson joined the Calgary Police Service in 1975, and has over 36 years of policing experience in a number of different investigative and operational areas. For more than half of his law enforcement career, Chief Hanson has worked at a senior management level, both within the Calgary Police Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Chief Hanson has a B.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Calgary. He is also a graduate of the U of C Executive Development Program, the FBI Leadership in Counter-terrorism Program and the Canadian Police College Executive Development Program 

Before returning to the Calgary Police Service in 2007, Chief Hanson was the RCMP “K” Division Chief Superintendent in charge of Integrated and Federal Policing.

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