Sherry Anne Weddell created the first charism discernment process specifically designed for Catholics in 1993. In 1997, she co-founded the Catherine of Siena Institute, an affiliated international ministry of the Western Dominican Province, and currently serves as Executive Director. Sherry has developed numerous unique formation resources that are used around the world and trained and helps lead an international team who have worked directly with over 130,000 lay, religious, and ordained Catholics in hundreds of parishes in 150 (arch)dioceses on 5 continents. Sherry’s book, Forming Intentional Disciples which came out in July 2012, is a best seller that has sold over 100, 000 copies. When not hanging around airports, Sherry enjoys tending her high altitude Tuscan garden in the Colorado Rockies.
Sherry Weddell's CV
Fr. Michael Sweeney, O.P., is a native of Vancouver, BC and was ordained in 1979. Fr. Michael co-founded the Institute in 1997 with Sherry Weddell and served as Co-Director for 7 years during which he offered workshops on discernment and the theology and formation of the laity to ordained and lay Catholics throughout Canada, the U.S and in Rome. He has also served as pastor, university chaplain, and university/seminary instructor in philosophy and the theology of the laity. From 2004 - 2015, Fr. Michael served as President of the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology in Berkley, CA. He returned to work with the Institute as Co-Director in July 2015.
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