A STORY OF LOVE IN THE DESERT AS OUR HEROINE
FINDS HERSELF AND LOVE IN UNUSUAL PLACES.
tHIS "ROAD MOVIE" MASHUP WITH INSIGHTS
FROM THE HOLY MEN AND WOMEN OF THE THIRD
CENTIRY WILL BE SURE TO PLEASE THE WHOLE
TICKETS ARE $10 AT THE DOOR.
LIGHT REFERESHMENT AND DRINKS
ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.
ALL PROCEEDS BENIFIT
ST GERTRUDE"S HEART TO HEART MINISTRY
Dear St Gertrude’s Parish,
I am blessed and honored to become part of this Parish family as the pastoral intern and Administrator of the Religious Education Program.
I am currently in my fourth year of Theological Studies at Loyola University Chicago. This spring I will receive my BA degree in Theology, followed by my MA in the spring of 2019.
My family is from the small town of Ocala, Florida, where I attended Catholic High school and converted to Catholicism. It was in my conversion that I became very interested in ministry and decided to pursue it as a career. My hopes are to one day work as a youth minister or high school theology teacher, and to show teens the beautiful life that can be found through knowing Christ.
I look forward to meeting you all and working with your families this year. Thank you all for the warm welcome. May God bless you!
All my best,
My name is Jim Potthast and I am very excited to be the new Family & Youth Minister here at St. Gertrude. I know that Abby's shoes will be hard to fill, but I look forward to continuing the wonderful program she has built and sharing my ideas and my faith with this amazing community.
I live in nearby Skokie with my amazing and supportive wife, Nicole, and two wonderful sons, Ben (8) and Eli (6).
I have been working in ministry for over 10 years, much of my experience is in Youth Ministry, but for the past two years I have worked a lot with Confirmation preparation and have become more familiar with the inner workings of a Religious Education program.
I look forward to the new challenges and experiences, but mostly I look forward to getting to know the people in the community! Please do not hesitate to reach out and introduce yourself!