TEC 40th Anniversary Celebration

Special events were held on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend 2017. A full-day leadership workshop, facilitated by Billy O’Regan, Executive Director of the TEC Conference, stationed in New Orleans was followed by Mass at Corpus Christi, a simple “beef on a bun” and potluck supper, and a Reunion. The Reunion began with a talk by John Ilkka, currently in the Seminary, who attended TEC #76. He shared, among other things, how TEC affected his faith journey. Billy O’Regan also spoke to the crowd of about 45 people who gathered for Reunion, referring to TEC as a pillar of faith in our diocese.

At the 2017 annual TEC Encounter, Debbie DeBruyne, Director of our local (“Sleeping Giant”) TEC program received a Heritage Award. Each summer, leaders and representatives of the international TEC movement gather for a “TEC Encounter” in various centres throughout the U.S. This past summer, the TEC Encounter was held at the Spiritual Life Centre in Wichita, Kansas, July 7-9. There were three recipients of this year’s Heritage Award, which recognizes those who hold key leadership positions in their local TEC centres, but also serve at the Regional and International levels. In addition to work at the local level, Debbie has served as a Council Member at the international level, served on workshop teams throughout the US, and been involved at the regional level as well.

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