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Welcome to the Boston Campus!

We are home of the Boston TEA Party (teach, equip, activate) and excited for you to check out the transformative opportunity ESM Boston offers!

North Site


Classes held Mondays 6-9pm*
*Pre-school worship begins at 5pm and is OPEN to the public. Join us!


South Shore Site


Classes held Thu 6-9pm*
*Pre-school worship begins at 5pm and is OPEN to the public. Join us!


Leadership Team

Deacon Joe Cooley

Deacon Joe Cooley is Director of the Encounter School of Ministry: Boston Campus. He is married to Ceci and longs to stir revival in hearts and homes in Boston and beyond by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is passionate to see people come alive in their identity and gifting as a son or daughter of an amazing Father! He worked in computer security as a day job and left the career March 25, 2022 to pursue full-time work in the “vineyard”. Deacon Joe is deeply involved with Unbound deliverance and marriage ministries. He and his beautiful bride are transplants from the Midwest. Deacon Joe was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 2016 and is currently assigned to Sacred Heart Church in Waltham. He is excited to see what the Lord has cooking in you! Come Holy Spirit!

Malinda Butz is a teacher on the Boston Campus team. She had a life-changing encounter with the Lord back in 2013 and has been in a passionate pursuit of more of Jesus ever since. She is passionate about seeing others have an encounter with the love and power of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. Led by the Lord, she sought out Encounter Ministries to learn and grow in partnering with the Holy Spirit in ministering to others. Her involvement with Encounter Ministries has helped her to connect with others who were like-minded in desiring to mature in love and faith and the promise of Jesus given to his disciples in John 14:12: “Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.”

Ceci Cooley is a member of the leadership team. She desires to spread the Love of Jesus Christ and build up local communities through helping people take hold of their baptismal identity as sons and daughters of a Good Father.


Erin Cummings is worship lead for the Boston Campus. Erin is passionate about witnessing the Kingdom – here and now, as it is in Heaven. She seeks to lead others to embrace the truth of their identity as beloved sons and daughters of the King. The Good Lord knew that music was the way to her heart, using it to bring her back home to the Church and the safety of His heart about three years ago. She is beyond ecstatic to now be an instrument in His hands to do the same for others. Forever grateful to the Love that found her, Erin now strives in everything she does to bring that same Love to those around her. Come Holy Spirit!!

Nick DiGiandomenico is a teacher on the Boston Campus team. His experience with Encounter School of Ministry has been an absolute game changer in his life. Thank you Jesus! He is excited to work with you and share all the great things Encounter School of Ministry offers so that you have an opportunity to undergo a game changing experience in your life. Come Holy Spirit!

This diocese has welcomed the Encounter School of Ministry.

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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Applications re-open Feb 29, 2024 (Class of 2026)!

Applications will reopen in Feb 2024. Please consider applying at that time. Join us in the meantime for pre-school worship from 5-6pm in the lower church at St. Charles Borromeo, Woburn, MA. See above on this page for details. We hope to see you there!

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