Learn to Live a Supernatural Lifestyle
Drawing from the richness of our Catholic heritage, we seek to teach, equip and activate disciples to demonstrate the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in their sphere of influence.
EXPERIENCE THE FIRST 4 QUARTERS IN JUST 4 DAYS
This event offers a survey of the content offered in the first four quarters of the Encounter School of Ministry over a fast four-day* period. It’s perfect for anyone desiring to attend the Encounter School during the year but unable to do so because of distance or schedule. It is also ideal for those discerning their enrollment in the school of ministry but needing greater discernment. REGISTER NOW to get Early-Bird Pricing!
Alternative Option: Online Campus Summer Intensive
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Thank You to
We are grateful to the bishops who have reviewed the work of Encounter Ministries and the Encounter School of Ministry, welcomed us to their diocese and have offered support and encouragement for this mission.
Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola
9999 N Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
The Palm Beach Campus is a satellite school of the Encounter School of Ministry (ESM) founded by Fr. Mathias Thelen and Patrick Reis. Our leadership and instructors have been trained and equipped by ESM and receive ongoing formation through Encounter Ministries.
2023-24 Class Schedule
Both Year 1 & Year 2
Orientation Day: August 28, 2023
Classes for Fall 2023 begin: Monday, September 11, 2023
Classes are held once a week on Monday nights and always begin with pre-school Worship in the Church beginning at 5:30 pm then to assigned rooms for small groups, teachings and activations at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
YEAR 1: meets in the Church
YEAR 2: meets in the Upper Room (St. Patrick) inside Parish Hall
APPLICATIONS FOR 2023-2024 ARE OPEN NOW! CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 2023 – ENROLL NOW – TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT!
Q5: Power Evangelization
Q6: Advanced Ministry Training
Q7: Intimacy with God
Q8: Leadership & Deployment
Each class includes a time of worship, testimony, teaching sessions, activations and small group time.
Before approval, our curriculum undergoes a rigorous academic curriculum review with a team of respected Catholic theologians, including Dr. Mary Healy, Dr. Alan Schreck, Dr. Daniel Keating, Rev. Peter F. Ryan, S.J., and Dr. Robert Fastiggi.
Not only did they work to guarantee that the curriculum is free from moral and doctrinal error and rooted deeply in Scripture, official Church teaching and the testimony of the early Church fathers, but they helped to provide greater precision and accuracy in the curriculum to diminish possible confusion and ensure full continuity with Church teaching.
This campus has been reviewed and approved by the bishop of this diocese.
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Watch Witness how ordinary people in a church, on the streets, and on college campuses ENCOUNTER God’s LOVE and PRESENCE. We see miracles of God through the hands of ordinary people. We see lives touched and changed in an instant because God speaks to them, touches them and heals them.
Watch REVIVE is a follow-up to the groundbreaking documentary Fearless. Following director Maura Smith, this film documents the crisis of faith among Catholic high school students and investigates what impact signs, wonders and healings could have in Catholic education.
All satellite campus leaders and instructors are graduates of the Encounter School of Ministry and strive to live out the ESM Core Values.
Kim Engel is School Director at the Palm Beach Campus. She is a wife and homeschooling mother of three. Kim is also Founder of Sheerah Ministries and has a passion for helping the lost and disenchanted encounter the love and power of the Holy Spirit within the context of our Judeo-Christian heritage. She has a heart for the revelatory and prophetic gifts of the Spirit and brings her many years of ministry teaching and wisdom to help empower Catholics to live transformational lives rooted in Christ’s love and mercy. “My experience with Encounter has taught me the Holy Spirit is indeed alive and at work powerfully in the Catholic Church today. I look forward to seeing how the Encounter School of Ministry will transform individual lives and Catholic culture and help bring together communities in such a dynamic way that when Christ does return He will find a Church ignited and kindled with the fire of His love!”
FR. FRANK D’AMATO
We are blessed to have Fr. Frank D’Amato as the Spiritual Director for our Palm Beach Campus. He was ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ for the Diocese of Palm Beach in 2018. Since then, he has been serving as Parochial Vicar of St. Jude Parish in Tequesta. A quick read of his interview as Recently Ordained Priest will tell you why we are so blessed to have him. Read his interview here. “Our Lord Jesus Christ tells us “every good tree bears good fruit” (Mt. 7:17). As I learn more about Encounter Ministries, and after attending the Encounter South Florida Conference, I saw and experienced the fruits of healing and hope.”
DEACON PETE DELVALLE
Deacon Pete DelValle is a native of Brooklyn, NY. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 19, completed four years active and four years reserve, then spent most of his career in the Dry-Cleaning business. Along with his wife Amy of 29 years, they owned and operated several locations before they arrived in Florida in 1989. They had their first child in 1993, their second child in 1997, and are expecting their first grandchild in May 2021. He first heard the call to vocation at the age of 16 but ignored the call and continued to ignore it, until, in 2008, the call became too great and He entered the Permanent Diaconate program. He attended Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, was ordained in 2013 and accepted a position as the Pastoral Associate at his Parish. He is also Associate Director for Diaconate Formation at the Diocese of Palm Beach. “I believe the Lord speaks to us dozens and dozens of times a day. We need to tune our senses to hear and truly be open to the Holy Spirit. Encounter Ministry shows us the way to do just that. Come Holy Spirit!”
DR. JAIMEE PEREZ
Dr. Jaimee Perez is excited to be part of the Palm Beach Satellite campus Encounter ministry leaders team. She is a native Floridian and a spiritual daughter of the Diocese of Palm Beach, experiencing her first conversion as teenager under the auspices of the youth ministry at St Rita Catholic Church in Wellington, Florida. Dr. Jaimee is first and foremost a daughter of the Most High King. She is also blessed to be mother to her teenage daughter and has been able to provide for her little family through her work as a clinical psychologist. Called to her vocation by God, Dr. Jaimee loves that she is able to integrate the Catholic understanding of the human person with her training in clinical psychology and bring healing to those in need. Her relationship with the Holy Spirit started at the tender age of 15 when she was confirmed, when her love and desire for knowledge and wisdom was ignited and her devotion to the Holy Spirit took root. Dr. Jaimee was blessed to be mentored by incredible women in the local charismatic movement. She experienced another baptism in the Holy Spirit in her mid-twenties after a reversion experience and despite a season of separation from the Lord and His Church, He ignited an even deeper love for Him that she has since wanted to pour out to all He brings to her. The deepest desire of Dr. Jaimee’s heart is for ALL to encounter the Living God and His profound love through the healing and restoring power of the Holy Spirit. “I believe the teachings of Encounter ministry can help ALL to experience such healing, so that ALL can step wholeheartedly into their God-given identity and inheritance as sons and daughters of the Most-High King and fully realize their own divine appointment in God’s Kingdom.”
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 Free Admission to the annual Encounter Conference (in-person or online ticket).
Tuition & Financial Aid
Graduation & Curriculum
In total, textbooks for Year 1 will cost approximately $75 – $100 (not including shipping): Quarter 1: 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 2: Lord, Renew Your Wonders by Damian Stayne | Quarter 4: Be Healed by Dr. Bob Schuchts | Deliverance Ministry by the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services Doctrinal Commission, Dr. Mary Healy
Students will receive a binder for the year that they are encouraged to bring each week and store their weekly student handouts, supplemental reading, and homework assignments. Some students opt to bring a laptop to take down notes, but many do not. We encourage you to purchase a journal on your own for class use. Once onsite students receive their badges, it is required that this is worn at each class and any ministry opportunities they participate in
Why a 2-Year Ministry School?
This short video gives an overview of the Encounter School of Ministry (ESM) explained by co-founders, Fr. Mathias Thelen and Patrick Reis, along with members of Encounter Ministries. Our Satellite Campus follows the curriculum, core values and classroom environment explained in this video, but is led by a local team who receive ongoing training and formation from the Encounter Ministries and Encounter School of Ministry leadership team.
Community Healing Service
at Cathedral of St. Ignatius
WATCH REPLAY – Click on pic.
June 30-July 1
School of Healing 2-Day Retreat
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July 31-August 3
4-Night Summer Intensive Evening School
Early-Bird Discount ENDS 6/30! Click pic to Register.
PB Campus Student Applications
Registration Is Open *Fall 2023* ENROLL NOW!
An Apostolic Blessing From the Bishop!
We’re so grateful for the blessing and support of our Bishop Gerald Barbarito.
Encounter Conference | 2022
Flagship Event | We seek to gather leaders of revival in the Church to encounter God’s refreshment, encouragement and impartation of greater anointing for ministry. Tickets >
Veteran filmmaker Maura Smith takes us on a compelling journey of discovery into the world of supernatural divine power. Following the journey of Encounter Ministries, we see miracles of God through the hands of ordinary people.
Why a 2-Year School of Ministry?
Designed and established from the heart of Encounter Ministries, this school draws from the richness of our Catholic heritage as we seek to teach, equip, and activate disciples to demonstrate the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in their spheres of influence.
FIND US ON YouTube!
WATCH PAST MAIN CAMPUS CONTENT FREE
Watch Now you can watch content from our Main Campus Transformation Nights on their YouTube channel. We highly recommend Ryan Mahle’s talk “Traditional AND Charismatic”. Become an Encounter Partner to access recordings from other Encounter events.
WATCH CAMPUS EVENTS TOO
Watch Some of our local campus events can be found on our campus YouTube channel.
Cathedral of St. Ignatius of Loyola
9999 N Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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