Meet your director Jim Tortorici
Jim Tortorici was born and raised in Basking Ridge, NJ in 1959 to devout Roman Catholic parents. He was baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1986, recommitted his life to Christ, and was introduced to and mentored in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. He has joyfully shared the Gospel for more than 35 years through careers in Corporate Sales & Marketing, Pastoral Ministry, and Catholic Education. His passion is for the revelation of the sons and daughters of God (Rom 8:19) and unity in the Body of Christ (Jn 17:21). Since 2002, he has been a member of the Theology Department at Christian Brothers Academy, in Lincroft, NJ. For the last three years, he has served as the Director of the Diocese of Trenton Catholic Charismatic Renewal (DOTCCR) and the Coordinator for Trenton-Unbound under the pastoral leadership of Fr. Jeff Kegley, the Liason to Bishop David O’Connell for the Charismatic Renewal. He is married to his wife, Suzanne and lives in Monmouth County, NJ. They have four sons. He sees the launching of the New Jersey Campus as a step toward the coming revival in the Garden State and throughout the world.
This diocese has reviewed and 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.
"Nothing Without Friendship"
St. Augustine said, “Nothing without friendship.” In the pattern of Patrick Reis and Fr. Mathias Thelen, Jim Tortorici and Fr. Jeff Kegley have forged a brotherhood in Christ upon which the forthcoming New Jersey Campus is built. To learn more about Fr. Jeff Kegley, Pastor of St. Mary, Mother of God Church and Associate Director of the New Jersey Campus, particularly his call to the priesthood, we invite you to watch the following vocational video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKtpP8N5ai0.
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