"Whenever We Encounter Another Person in Love, We Learn Something New About God."

Why bother?  There must be more to life than just trudging along, anesthetized to the world of the me culture. In Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis challenges us with the paradox that true joy and meaning come from accepting love and then giving it away.  Moreover, this happens most intensely when we leave our comfort zones and cross borders of gender, race and class to encounter God on the margins.  As teachers, catechists and ministers, we have the privilege of inspiring and forming the next generation of prophetic missionary disciples who will spark a true transformation of people, cultures and creation.  "So, what are we waiting for?" 



Carolyn Trumble

Carolyn Trumble began her work as a per diem Mission Promoter in May of 2016 with Maryknoll Father’s and Brothers.  This work coincided with her work as a Pastoral Associate at St. Anne Church in Oregon.  Carolyn has found herself harmonizing her work in the Catholic Church and in nonprofit humanitarian organizations throughout her career.  She has served in parishes for over 25 years in the roles of Coordinator of Youth Ministry, DRE, and Pastoral Associate.  While serving in parishes she was also volunteered as a Fair Trade Ambassador for CRS; a trip director and board member for Los Embajadores, an immersion program to Mexico; a communication intern at Medical Teams International; a volunteer at Mercy Corps; and serving weekly in a local soup kitchen.  Carolyn’s Interdisciplinary Degree in Communications and Theology from Marylhurst University echoes this balance of being rooted in the values of the gospel while working to build strong and relevant...