The Board of Directors of the Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County invites you to its next monthly 2nd Friday Networking Breakfast Meeting being held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:30am.
This month's speaker is Edward McCormack. Edward McCormack earned a PhD in Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America and his M.A. in Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary in South Orange, NJ. He has been teaching theology for thirty years and training men and women for ministry in the church at both the masters and doctoral levels for fifteen years.
Ed has served on the faculty at the Dominican House of Study, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, and most recently at Washington Theological Union where he was an associate professor of Christian Spirituality and the Chair of the Spirituality Department. Ed taught courses in Systematic Theology and Christian Spirituality specializing in Ignatian Spirituality. Currently, Ed is a member of the formation faculty at Theological College where he serves as a formation advisor and Director of the Human and Spiritual Formation. He also teaches in the Spirituality Department at the Catholic University of America.
His research interests focus on the intersection of Christian Spirituality and pastoral practice. Some of his most recent publications include “The Role of St. Ignatius Spiritual Exercises in Seminary Formation” in Seminary Journal, Spring 2013; “Accompanying Another through Loss: Ignatian Insights” in Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, Spring 2014; “Saved from a Deacon’s Nightmare: Preaching that Changes Lives” in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, December 2014, and most recently, “Transformative Preaching in Seminary Journal, Fall, 2015.
For thirty years, Ed has devoted himself to adult faith formation, directing retreats in the Ignatian Tradition, and guiding others through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. He continues to do this work as a Permanent Deacon at St. John the Baptist Catholic Community in Silver Spring, Md where he preaches regularly. Ed is also a family man with a wonderful wife and two beautiful girls.
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