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Monday, October 7 • 10:30am - 11:30am
S13 - Holy Collaboration: Growing a Stewardship Parish from the Ground Up

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With God, all things are possible, including growing a vibrant parish based on strong stewardship principles. Just as a gardener carefully plans, fertilizes and plants good seed, a pastor must know his parish and grow it from the ground-up through inspiration, invitation and intentional ministry, all in God’s time and abundant grace. Hear from Fr. Drew Wood and his parish leadership team how they approach this holy collaboration at St. Laurence Parish.

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Rev. Drew Wood

Pastor, St. Laurence Catholic Church, Sugarland TX
Raised in Houston, Texas, Father Drew Wood is a graduate of St. Thomas High School and the University of St. Thomas.  He entered St. Mary's Seminary and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Galveston-Houston in 1973.  He served at many parishes throughout the Houston area, in... Read More →
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Pennie DeGroot

Director of Social Concerns, St. Laurence Catholic Church, Sugarland, TX
Pennie DeGroot is the director of social concerns at St. Laurence Catholic Church.  Her primary responsibility is the development and coordination of outreach programs for this large Sugar Land parish. She provides oversight to 21 separate initiatives under the umbrella of social... Read More →
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Sharon Ehrenkranz

Director of Parish Life, St. Laurence Catholic Church, Sugarland, TX
Sharon Ehrenkranz is the director of parish life at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, a suburb of Houston, Texas.  In serving this large parish of over 7,700 families, she draws from previous experience as executive director for the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation and... Read More →
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Tony Oltremari

Parish Administrator, St. Laurence Catholic Church, Sugarland, TX
As parish administrator for St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, Texas, a parish of over 7,700 families and 90 plus ministries, Tony Oltremari understands the importance of the spiritual mission of the church and the need for the material resources for fulfilling that mission... Read More →

Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Chicago Ballroom VIII