Fr Radek Jaszczuk, C.Ss.R is a Redemptorist priest. Fr. Radek is the Pastor of St. Mary Francis of the Five Wounds. He was born in Poland. At the age of 17, he experienced a radical encounter with Jesus and the Holy Spirit which transformed his life. He was ordained priest in 1991. Fr. Radek spent twenty-two years as a missionary in Argentina and twelve years as a missionary in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a doctorate in Missiology from UKSW Catholic University in Warsaw.
Fr Radek has a heart for God’s people. He desires to bring healing, evangelization and the fullness of the power of the Holy Spirit to bring all to Jesus.
Lauretta serves in leadership for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal on its Archdiocese of Chicago Service Team and as a board member for the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Pentecost Today, U.S.A. She is a lifelong member of St. Luke Parish in River Forest, Illinois. In 1987, she graduated, from the two-year Archdiocese Lay Ministry Training Program, co-founder of Warriors of Worship Ministries and Coordinator for Catholic Charismatic conferences nationally and internationally. Lauretta is currently a co-host of “Winds of Change” Radio Program, 750 AM Chicago, Illinois.
Lauretta’s heart is to see God’s people in love and on fire, alive in the Holy Spirit, empowered to know Christ in the fullness of His person. Where living the gifts of the Holy Spirit in His Church and sacraments is normal Christianity.
Deacon Jean Boussari
Deacon Jean is married to Trisha. Together, they have two young sons. When Jean is not working or doing ministry work, he may be found playing superheroes with his sons! Contemplating superhero powers serves as a wonderful reminder of the power the Holy Spirit gives us to make God known in our world.
Deacon Rich Holevoet serves at Our Lady of Humility and St. Patrick’s Parish in Wadsworth IL since his
ordination in 2016. He has worked with Sword of the Spirit Healing Ministries since 2009, serving as
director since 2016. Deacon Rich has a passion for the Good News and desires to live out his identity as
son of the Father utilizing the supernatural gifts as witnessed in the gospels and lives of the saints
In 2020 Deacon Rich saw an opportunity to enter the very first online class for the Encounter School of
ministry and was blown away by the content of this school and the foundation that is built on Identity.
He lives in Beach Park IL with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Lily, who will graduate from the University of Iowa in 2023.
For a period of ten years, Mark served as the representative for all Anglophone African countries on the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) office in the Vatican. Mark spent 6 months on the Island of Malta, for his discipleship training school (DTS) with the International Catholic Programme of Evangelization (ICPE) in 1990. After his training, he spent two years as a lay missionary in Uganda, East Africa working in discipleship training schools at the Emmaus Center (Luwero) and doing ministry to people with HIV/AIDS.
Peter Newburn, DMin, has served in full-time ministry at the parish, diocesan, and
national levels for 35+ years. From 2012-2015, Peter and his wife Joy, along with their
three children, were a missionary family in Cameroon (West Africa), where Peter taught
theology at the major seminary. He continues to go to Cameroon annually to lead priest
retreats and provide formation for lay leaders in various dioceses. He is fluent in
Spanish. Peter teaches Scripture and leadership formation courses at the University of St
Mary of the Lake (Mundelein) and serves as a mentor and coach with Divine Renovation,
a Catholic organization that supports pastors from all over the world in the work of
parish renewal. Peter’s passion is to help others to use their gifts to fulfill God’s
purposes for His people.
Cost of Tuition
The tuition for the upcoming school year is $250 per quarter (with a discount if you pay by the year). Required books and Mission Trips cost extra.
Students enroll and pay tuition for one year at a time. Classes usually start mid-September and run through May. Official dates and class times vary per campus. Upon completion of the 2nd Year School of Ministry, students receive a graduation certificate.
Tuition includes Half Price Admission to the annual Encounter Conference (in-person or online ticket).
In total, textbooks for Year 1 will cost approximately $75 – $100 (not including shipping): Quarter 1: Supernatural Saints by Patrick Reis | Quarter 2: The Spiritual Gifts Handbook by Dr. Mary Healy & Dr. Randy Clark | Quarter 3: Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World by Dr. Mary Healy | Quarter 4: Be Healed by Dr. Bob Schuchts | Deliverance Ministry by the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services Doctrinal Commission, Dr. Mary Healy
The application is free. Applications are accepted until halfway through Q1. You will receive submission confirmation as we begin our discernment process. You should be notified within two weeks.
– A min. of 18 years of age or High School graduate
– You do not need to be Catholic to apply