Campus Leadership Team
SEAN & NICOLE TOBIN
Sean and Nicole are a dynamic couple whose passion is to see the Church on fire with believers fully alive. Originally from Canada, Sean and Nicole moved to Los Angeles County in 2014. They are a young family with two young children: Noah (5) and Ava (3), two little prophets! Sean is a Clinical Psychologist and co-founder of the Divine Mercy Clinic, while Nicole is the Director of the Newman Center Pasadena. They are Franciscan University of Steubenville alumni – Nicole with an MA in Theology and Christian Ministry and Sean with a BA in Philosophy/Theology. Nicole began doctoral studies in Christian Ethics at the University of Toronto when she met Sean, and also spent time discerning with the Trappists. Sean spent two years in religious life with the Intercessors of the Lamb, and after, studied at Divine Mercy University as well as Azusa Pacific University, where he earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Nicole comes from a charismatic-Catholic background where her parents modeled an integrated life of family and ministry. Sean is a convert from atheism and has a unique zeal for worship and for healing the whole person. Their hearts are burning for Christian unity and for a culture of Pentecost – where sons and daughters are empowered to bear witness to the Living Christ, in the abundance of the Catholic tradition.
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.
Pope Benedict XVI said that “the ultimate thirst of men cries out for the Holy Spirit”. That cry is growing louder and more desperate. We live in an age that is aching for an encounter with the Living God, through the authentic witness of faith and a “demonstration of the Spirit and power” (1 Cor 2:4).” In the words of Pope St. Paul VI, “The Church’s first need is always to live Pentecost… If we really love the Church, the main thing we must do is foster in it an outpouring of the divine Paraclete, the Holy Spirit”. Therefore, at the Encounter Ministries Los Angeles Campus, we are answering to the call of the New Evangelization with boldness and expectancy for God to “stretch out His hand” (Acts 4:30) once again.
Summer Intensive: Dates TBD
The Summer Intensive Conference is an evening school that provides a survey of the content offered in the first four quarters of the Encounter School of Ministry over a fast four day period. The content covered includes Identity & Transformation, Power & Healing, Hearing God & The Prophetic Gifts, Inner Healing & Freedom. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Healy. ***Registration Coming Soon***
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