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Welcome to the Akron Campus!

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CLASS SCHEDULE:

>> Registration Deadline: Sept. 10, 2021
Classes schedule Tuesday (6:00 – 9:00 pm); First Day of Class: September 14th, 2021

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Meet Our Team

Patty Gonzalez

Director

Patty is a graduate of Encounter School in Brighton Michigan. She taught school for 40 years in both Bogota, Colombia and Akron Public Schools. She has 2 adult sons, a daughter in-law and a granddaughter. Patty is excited to transform minds and bring others closer to God through the Encounter School of Ministry – Akron Campus!  

 

Mary Beth Garvin

Assistant Director

After having an intimate encounter with the Lord on Pentecost in 2011, she was called to co-found Peter’s Shadow in Feb of 2016 at which time the Lord told her in prayer to “Be docile and allow Me to lead.”  It is an honor and a pleasure to serve the Lord in this way and bring healing to this broken world.

 

Mike Ragon

Assistant Director

In 2017 Mike co-founded the healing ministry of Peter’s Shadow. Mike’s number one goal is to see the Catholic people he meets become “alive” in their faith.  Mike wants to see people, especially Catholics, free in Christ.

The Holy Spirit is doing something new in Akron! He is intensifying His relationship with His disciples, transforming Akron by demonstrating the power of the Gospel through His supernatural love. Come Holy Spirit!

News & Events:

This diocese has reviewed and welcomed Encounter Ministries.

The Encounter School of Ministry is open to Christians of all backgrounds—disciples who believe God calls them to demonstrate His supernatural love in their daily lives. Our curriculum and content is rooted in Catholic Tradition and faithful to Catholic teaching.

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