Maintenance to Mission is a two-day event featuring Fr James Mallon (author of the best-selling book Divine Renovation: Bringing your parish from Maintenance to Mission) and members from the team at Saint Benedict’s parish, Halifax.
The event will explore key themes from the book and will inspire, equip, and empower you to bring transformation to your parish.
Fr. James Mallon
Fr James Mallon is Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support, Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Besides being a speaker on parish renewal and the New Evangelisation, Father James has hosted two internationally acclaimed DVD series - Catholicism 201 and Dogmatic Theology, produced through the JP II Media Institute which he founded in 2005. He is the author of the best-selling book Divine Renovation: Bringing your Parish from Maintenance to Mission and in 2016 authored the Divine Renovation Guidebook, a step by step manual for transforming your parish.
Born in Scotland, Father James and his family moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1982. After studying at Christ the King seminary in British Columbia and St Augustine's Seminary in Toronto, Father James was ordained to the priesthood in 1997.
Fr. Simon Lobo
Fr. Simon Lobo was ordained in Ottawa (Canada), for the Companions of the Cross, in May, 2009. Over the years he has served in a few different parishes in Ottawa. He worked for three years as the campus minister at Wayne State University in Detroit (USA). This was a formative period of time when he witnessed dozens and dozens of students being evangelized and coming to faith in Jesus.
He joined the team at Saint Benedict Parish in July, 2015 as the associate pastor beginning a two year internship. Through an unexpected series of God-events, Fr. Simon is now the pastor of Saint Benedict and is still being mentored by Fr. James Mallon.
Fr. Simon has recently published a book, Priest, Prophet, Pupil, based on what he has been learning about parish renewal and leadership through Divine Renovation.
From social media, websites, podcasts, weekend announcements to e-magazines and direct emails, as Director of Communications at Saint Benedict Parish, Kate oversees it all. With her communications team, she ensures that parishioners know not only what’s going on in the parish but how they can become the joy-filled disciples of Christ we are all called to be. As a woman of great faith, an avid soccer player, reader, and dog-lover, Kate uses her media know-how to witness Christ’s great love.
A member of the staff team at Saint Benedict Parish since 2010, Kate recently acquired a Diploma in New Evangelization from the AtlanticSchool of Theology, is incredibly grateful to be a part of a vibrant church community and is passionate about the renewal of Catholic parishes around the world.
Ron Huntley works internationally with church leaders to build passion and get results. Ron's love for Christ, people and the church drive him to make a difference in the lives of pastors, priests and ministry leaders everywhere. Ron Huntley and Fr. James Mallon worked side-by-side to bring about the divine renovation at Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, Canada. Ron’s work at Saint Benedict Parish continues but has expanded to parishes around the world through Ron’s international speaking engagements, the divine renovation podcast, and the divine renovation coaching network where Ron coaches and mentors pastors who seek to bring their parish from maintenance to mission.