Colleen is a wife and mother. She and her husband Jeff have been married for 20 years and have three children. They are members of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church.
She grew up in a lively Irish catholic family where faith was the cornerstone. She is an inspirational speaker, along with her sister, for the Love Foolishly Mission their family began in 2010. She's also a student studying theology through the Ecclesial Lay Ministry program.
While athletics have been a part of her life since she was young, as an adult she was never able to stick with any exercise routine for long! Through SoulCore and the combination of the rosary with the physical exercise, she finally found the path she needed to strengthen both body & soul. Now she feels called to share it with everyone!
She's passionate about her faith, family, friends, food & travel and loves to laugh! Above all, she's just striving to be a witness of love to those God puts in her path. Admittedly, most days she falls short...and is thankful for God's forgiveness and grace!
A FEW OF COLLEEN'S FAVORITE SCRIPTURE VERSES:
Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 1:18; John 10:10
Deanne has been married to Mike for 27 years and they have been blessed with 4 children who teach and inspire them everyday. She was brought up Greek Orthodox, coming from a large Greek family. Deanne converted to Catholicism after she and Mike were married, for unity of their family. She saw it as an opportunity not to give up her Orthodox upbringing, but to enhance her connection to Christ and His church through Catholicism. They are parishioners at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church.
Deanne is constantly yearning to grow deeper in her understanding of the Catholic faith. Her devotion to Mary has grown stronger in the past 7 years and she has truly felt led by her constant intercession.
She is surrounded by friends and family who have a true zest for life, which is contagious. She strives everyday to do God’s will and be an example of His love and grace to others. This is an effort that typically requires a lot of do-overs, Deanne says, which makes her all the more grateful for God’s mercy. Exercise, travel, and faith-filled adventures with family and friends– mixed in with a lot of laughter - brings her the most joy.
A FEW OF DEANNE'S FAVORITE SCRIPTURE VERSES:
Romans 12:1-2; Philippians 2:3-4; Corinthians 6:19-20