Meet your director
Sr. Anna Chan
Sr Anna Chan serves as the General Superior of the fledgling religious community, Servants of the Cross in Ottawa, Canada. She founded the Community back in 2003 and is super passionate to see men and women discover what it means to live life to the fullest in Jesus Christ. She is an evangelizer, has a heart for parish renewal, and strives to lead the lay faithful to live their deepest identity as missionary disciples. Alongside her beautiful Sisters, their mission is evangelization, first, last and always.
Meet your Ottawa Campus
Top row from left to right: Natalia Lacar, Sr. Melinda Schenher,
Fr. Francis Donnelly (Chaplain)
Bottom row from left to right: Sr. Anna Chan, Chris Keyes,
Chris Zettel (Worship Leader)
This diocese has reviewed and welcomed the Encounter School of Ministry.
“I welcome and support Encounter School of Ministry in the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall. I pray your ministry may truly answer a fundamental need in our church today – equipping Catholics in becoming authentic missionary disciples by creating a culture of encounter with the Lord Jesus. May the Holy Spirit guide you in your efforts of new evangelization.” – Archbishop Marcel Damphousse
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.
Summer Intensive :: July 26-29, 2021
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.
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Testimonies are key in building faith. Read here how God’s healing hand touched many hearts at our recent ‘Prophetic Boot Camp’.
Right from the introduction and all through the event, I felt nothing but God’s presence, His loving touch, His desire to encounter us where we were. What helped me most was Father Patrick’s prayer at the beginning before we did any activations. I was nervous, unsure, having done this once before, I felt totally inadequate. How Father prayed with us and guided us through the surrender of each of our senses to the Father’s will was extremely helpful and allowed me to feel God’s presence and know that this was really about Him communicating his love to me in a very special way. It took all the pressure off and made me realize that this was totally not about my performance!
I was awed by the two speakers, by their ability to speak to our hearts, by their very obvious deep relationship with the Lord. They walked us through a process and made me believe that I could actually hear the Lord who wanted to talk to me.
Doing this online does not convey the feeling you would get from being together. However, it has the decided advantage that there are fewer distractions because we are in control of our own space. It does mean that the music ministry isn’t half as effective. I have to admit that I like to sing and get my body moving with the music and it’s hard to do that with a video.
Diane Lalonde, Ontario Canada