School of Ministry Date/Time
Thursday’s 6-9 pm
September 10, 2020
September 17, 2020
First Year Students:
St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church
13055 SE 192nd St, Renton, WA 98058
St. Stephen the Martyr
Monday – Thursday
August 17 – 20, 2020
The Summer Intensive 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 Summer Intensive is perfect for anyone desiring to attend 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.
Debora Johnston is a dynamic Catholic convert whose life was radically changed by an encounter with the presence of God twenty four years ago. That pivotal moment led her to the Catholic faith and a life passionately pursuing Christ. She is actively involved in her parish, sharing and teaching on the wonders of God, is a certified prayer minister, served in high school youth ministry, and is a Tribunal Advocate. Debora and her husband, Marvin, have 5 sons between them, 3 grandsons and another on the way. Six years ago God asked if they would open their hearts and home to another young boy. That joy continues to unfold and bless the entire family.
Deacon Carl Chilo
Deacon Carl Chilo was ordained in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Theology and a Certificate of Spiritual Direction.
He has served as a Detention Chaplain, Hospice Chaplain, Merchant Marine Chaplain, Chairman of the Social
Justice Committee, RCIA Coordinator, Marriage Coordinator and Healing Prayer Minister. He is currently
Director of Multicultural Ministries and Master of Ceremonies in the Archdiocese of Seattle. Deacon Carl is a
native of Louisiana. He enjoys hiking, fishing, reading inspirational books and preparing Cajun and Creole Cuisine.
Kerry McMahon is a high-risk obstetrician and brings her healing ministry background into her work environment through the power of prayer. Prior to becoming a physician, she was an elementary school teacher for six years. She is an experienced retreat speaker, certified in the School of Healing Prayer and Unbound Healing Ministry.
As an active member of St. Francis Cabrini Parish, she leads the Light of Christ Prayer Group in music and teaching ministries. She and Steve have been married for 31 years and have 3 beautiful children.
Gabby Herndon is a passionate, spirit-led worship leader of over 10 years. Originally from the East Coast, her missionary spirit led her to the Pacific Northwest after traveling the country with NET Ministries. She has served in Faith Formation and Youth & Young Adult Ministry in the Catholic church for the past 5 years. Gabby has led worship throughout the US and co-found the Catholic worship group, United Praise in 2017. Gabby is a parishioner at St. Mark’s and lives in the intentional Catholic community of Lisieux House.
Tony D’Angelo has been playing music ever since he can remember. He spent three wild years pursuing what he thought was his dream music career before falling more in love with the Lord through the sacraments. His songwriting slowly became more fixed on Jesus so he returned home to Washington and has been leading worship throughout Seattle. Tony co-found the Catholic worship group, United Praise, in 2017. Tony and Jenna have been married for 10 years and have 2 sweet little girls. Tony works and attends St. Anthony’s parish, but when he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, skateboarding, and producing music.