“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mk 16:15)

St. Patrick in Brighton, Michigan

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USA and Abroad

We currently have three satellite campuses in Cincinnati, Ohio, Seattle, Washington and Madisonville, Louisiana. We are currently training new campus directors as we plan to launch 18 additional campuses in the fall of 2021, across the USA and abroad.

Distance Learning

Launched in 2020, our Online Campus quickly filled to capacity with students around the globe. While we encourage students to maximize their course experience by attending an onsite campus, the Holy Spirit is in no way limited as souls connect across the ocean seeking the “more” they desire.

Brighton Main Campus

Cincinnati Campus

Louisiana Campus

Seattle Campus

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.

See Bishop Approvals >

Main Campus

Our main campus is held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Brighton, Michigan. Here resides the founders and instructors of the Encounter School of Ministry, Fr. Mathias Thelen and Patrick Reis.  We are blessed to receive instruction and guidance from Dr. Mary Healy of Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit), and are grateful to our friends at Renewal Ministries, Peter Herbeck and Ralph Martin, as well as Aaron Richards and Dan DeMatte of Damascus for contributing to the instruction of our students.

Main Campus Location
St. Patrick Catholic Church | 710 Rickett Rd,  Brighton, MI 48116
Classes meet Mondays @ 6-9 PM
Year 1: PLC Ministry Center
Year 2: St. Patrick Church


Main Campus Schedule

Sept. 8: Orientation
Sept. 14: First Class
Sept. 21: New Student Deadline

Transformation Nights & Healing Services

Open to all! These powerful events of testimony, healing, prophecy and prayer ministry are also livestreamed on Facebook and loaded to the Encounter Ministries Partner Page.

Student Testimonials

Moving Mountains Formed In Childhood

Moving Mountains Formed In Childhood

On one of the homework assignments, I was supposed to reach out to a friend or family member. Days later, praying before Mass, I asked "God, who is it?" I surprised myself when I mouthed "Kim." I said, "God, really? My older sister? We haven't shared faith EVER, and...

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I am Worthy

I am Worthy

When I first came to the Encounter school I didn’t really know what to expect. I thought and hoped that I would be growing closer to the Holy Spirit, but I had no idea it would be as much as I did. One of the most powerful classes for me was when I learned about my...

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Prophecy & Healing

Prophecy & Healing

The Identity and Transformation Quarter was amazing! I felt very built up and drew closer to God through accepting on a deeper level my identity as a son of God and the authority given to us by Christ. The activations and practical exercises in class have transformed...

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