BCYC Encounter - Speakers | Benedictine College

BCYC Encounter
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Pete Burak

Pete Burak

Pete Burak is the director of i.d. the young adult outreach of Renewal Ministries. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has a Master’s Degree in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. Pete is a frequent speaker on discipleship, evangelization, and he is the co-director of Pine Hills Boys Camp. Pete and his wife, Cait, have four children.

Sister Mary Elizabeth Albers, SOLT

Sister Mary Elizabeth

Sister Mary Elizabeth Albers, SOLT, is a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, a missionary community with a Marian-Trinitarian spirituality that serves in teams of priests, consecrated brothers and sisters, and lay faithful. The fourth in her family to attend Benedictine College, she was on the women's basketball team (four of her teammates entered religious life!), majored in English and Mass Communications, and led a FOCUS Bible study for female athletes. After graduating from Benedictine College in 2004 and serving for two years as a missionary teacher in Belize, Central America, she entered SOLT in 2006 and professed final vows in 2014. Currently, she serves in Seattle, WA as aspirant formator and vocation servant for her community.

Sarah Swafford

Sarah Swafford

Sarah Swafford is the founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries. She speaks internationally to people of all ages on a variety of topics such as: Emotional Virtue, Dating and Relationships, Modesty of Intentions, and Interior Confidence. She is a graduate of Benedictine College and has been involved in ministry for over ten years. Sarah shares her message at school assemblies, retreats, rallies, and conferences around the world and is the author of Emotional Virtue: A Guide to Drama-Free Relationships. She currently lives in Atchison, Kansas, with her wonderful husband, Dr. Andrew Swafford, and their children: Thomas, Fulton, Cate, Kolbe, and John Paul.

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