Franciscan Spirituality Center in Tampa, FL for its annual meeting in February. Focusing on the theme, “A New Creation: Ministry as Reconciliation,” the members reflected on reconciliation on the global, ecclesial, and institutional levels. They also gained insights on how to better prepare our ministry students and co-workers in formation for the work of reconciliation. Renowned missiologist Fr. Robert Schreiter of the Catholic Theological Union was the main speaker supplemented by members who provided a variety of perspectives on the experience and practice of reconciliation.
The Association also honored Dr. Marti Jewel with the “Called and Gifted Award” during the Saturday evening banquet. The award, inaugurated at the 2006 Annual Meeting, recognizes the honoree’s integrity, scholarship, and longevity of service to the church and AGPIM as a ministry educator. Dr. Jewel is presently serving on the faculty at the University Of Dallas School Of Ministry and previously was the Director of the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership project, a major collaborative study of pastoral leadership practices emerging in the Catholic Church in the United States.