Practical Kerygma exists to authentically proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to holistically form ministers who will foster a healthier church.
Under the Practical Kerygma umbrella, they have crafted:
Destined: A Kerygma Retreat which flows from and focuses on the rescue mission of Jesus Christ, made fully present in the Eucharistic Liturgy
Ministry Application Sessions - small group workshops focused on applying kerygmatic catechesis to specific areas of parish ministry
Life as Christ: Catholic Social Teaching Retreat which presents the Church’s social doctrine in light of the Kerygma
The Rescue: A 12-Step Recovery Bible Study and live online ministry formation/ training sessions for Rescue 12 step recovery groups
Practical Kerygma School - a formation process for adult Catholics to do healthier church. We just completed our first year with seven students. The school will resume in 2024
If you are interested in hosting any of these events, or want more information, please email: email@example.com
Who’s on the team:
Monica Pope has been doing evangelizing catechesis for 30 years in the Catholic Church. She has worked in Michigan parishes as Director of Catechesis, RCIA leader, and Director of Discipleship Ministries. Monica has created family catechesis programs in several parishes; she’s formed many dedicated and gifted Catholic disciples to be effective catechists. She’s written and led hundreds of retreats, presented for thousands of people, ranging from First Communicants and their parents, to senior residents at assisted living facilities, to employees of diocesan chancelleries.
With her ministry partners, she crafted a one day Kerygmatic retreat for her diocese which she has enjoyed the privilege of preaching nationwide to thousands of people. She is employed as a master catechist for Openlight Media, which is the media company run by the Dominican Sisters Mary Mother of the Eucharist (Ann Arbor Michigan.)
Monica and her husband Tracy have been married for 35 years; they are parents of ten children, ranging in ages from 42 to 16, living in places as far flung as Ireland and Guam. In 2023, they expect the birth of their thirteenth grandchild. St John the Baptist in Ypsilanti is her parish, but lately she and her family have enjoyed attending Sunday Mass at St Moses the Black Parish in Detroit.
Monica thanks God for every opportunity to do street ministry. Her favorite saints are Saint Josephine Bakhita, and Jacinta and Francisco of Fatima. Monica’s favorite prayer, aside from praying Scripture, is the Anima Christi, “Oh good Jesus, hear me. Within Your wounds hide me.” Monica will joyfully testify: He does, and he does.
Meghan Fiebelkorn has been doing ministry in the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan for over 15 years. A short time after finishing her undergraduate degree, she completed graduate coursework in Pastoral Ministry before feeling called to serve the Church in Uganda for a time.
Over the years, she has led sacramental preparation and formation, written and given retreats for a wide variety of audiences, formed couples preparing for marriage, and assisted people in the discernment of their spiritual gifts by facilitating Called & Gifted workshops.
What brings her the most joy in ministry is praying with people as they encounter the love of Jesus, and teaching people about the beauty and richness of the Catholic faith.
Meghan and her husband, Chris, live in Michigan with their five children. Her favorite saints are St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. John Paul II.
She is currently employed as the Director of Parish Life at St. Patrick Catholic Parish in Brighton, Michigan.
Paul Fahey has worked as a lay minister and catechist for over eight years and is also a retreat leader and catechist formator in the Diocese of Lansing. He has an undergraduate degree in Theology and is currently working toward a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling. His long-term goal is to provide pastoral counseling for Catholics who have been spiritually abused, counseling for Catholic ministers, and counseling education so that ministers are more equipped to help others in their ministry.
Paul is the creator of the Pope Francis Generation podcast, and a co-founder of Where Peter Is. He has published articles and resources about spiritual abuse, Catholic social teaching, and pastoral accompaniment.
Paul lives in Michigan with his wife and five kids. His favorite saint is Maximilian Kolbe. For fun, he reads pretty much everything Pope Francis has ever written.
Fr. Tom Wasilewski - Chaplain
Fr. Tom was born in Poland, when he was nine years old his family moved to the United States because of Communist persecution. Fr. Tom grew up in East Lansing, graduated from Central Michigan University and worked as a technician for IBM. He heard God's call to a higher vocation and was ordained a priest of the diocese of Lansing in 2010. He has been serving as pastor of Old St. Patrick parish, near Ann Arbor, these past 6 years. Fr. Tom is interested in working for conversion of all souls to Christ!