Getting to Know the Presenters…
Sarah Kaczmarek serves as the director of pastoral ministry at Encounter Ministries and overseer of the Encounter School of Ministry. She has served in ministry for the last fifteen years and has a desire to see all of God’s children walk in wholeness and holiness. She is the co-founder of the Millennial Church Conferences and a co-creator of Kindred Collective. She has loved serving as a youth minister in a parish and as the associate director of Alpha Catholic before joining Encounter Ministries. She holds an MA in counseling and is pursuing a certificate in spiritual direction. She can be regularly found exploring new coffee spots, places to eat, and posting her foodie & spiritual exploits to the gram.
Rich Curran is founder and executive director of Parish Success Group, where he uses his thirty years of service to the Catholic Church to help parishes transform into hubs of vibrant ministry through hands-on training and coaching. He is a national speaker and ministry coach who addresses more than 50,000 youth and adults each year at national, regional, and diocesan conferences, school assemblies, parish missions, and staff leadership days. Rich is the author of We Lack for Nothing: Five Essentials to Grow Your Church and numerous magazine articles and blogs. He holds master’s degrees in education and pastoral ministry from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. He lives with his wife and best friend, Cortney, and their sons in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Eunice Park has holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s in theology and a master’s in multicultural ministry from Franciscan School of Theology. For several years she was an advisor to the USCCB Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs and a board member on the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association. She was most recently the campus minister to the California State University East Bay campus in Hayward, California, and the pastoral associate at Most Holy Redeemer Church in San Francisco. Currently, she is involved in several young adult ministries, including the national gathering of Journeying Together of the USCCB, the St. Joseph Worker Program of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, California, and the Emergent Group of the Franciscan Federation.
Edmund Mitchell is a sought-after speaker for conferences, retreats, as well as brand strategy and content creation. He also hosts the Catholic Youth Ministry Podcast and The Show. After 10 years in parish ministry, he started the creative agency Multiply Your Mission to help organizations multiply their mission on social media. Until recently, he served as the director of evangelization and catechesis at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Grapevine, Texas. Edmund is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville with degrees in theology and catechetics.