‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God’ Mt 15:16
Rachel Herbecks invites young adult to register for the 30 day Spirit Filled Leaderhip course. Vickie Figueroa shares information for the 2 day jubilation celebration ‘Juneteenth’. Fr. Brian Meldrum gives tools to help us pray the Litury of the Hours daily. New ordained priest Fr. Zaid Chabaan share his experience.
Missionary Director for id9:16
Rachel received her BA in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has worked extensively in youth ministry and she speaks to youth and young adults at retreats, conferences, and events in the US and Canada. Rachel is passionate about life issues and has worked for multiple pro-life and political organizations both in Minnesota and Washington, DC. Before joining the id team, she worked for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, where she did outreach and lobbied on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Minnesota. She currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Vickie Figueroa, MAPS
Manager, Cultural Ministries & Coordinator, Black Catholic Ministry Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Fr. Brian Meldrum
Fr. Brian Meldrum was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2015. Before entering seminary and ordination, he studied music education and directed community and high school theatre programs in the Detroit area. He is currently assigned to graduate studies in Sacred Scripture at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where he is studying the historical books of the Old Testament.
Fr. Zaid Chabaan
Fr. Zaid was ordained by Archbishop Vigneron on May 22, 2021. Fr. Zaid grew up in Southfield and moved to Sterling Heights when he was 12 years old. He began attending Mass at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, which is his home parish. He has wanted to be a priest since the age of 12. He graduated from high school in 2007 and from Oakland University in 2011 with a BA in History with a minor in political science. He worked for 8 years before entering the seminary as a 2nd Assistant Manager at McDonalds, Dietary and Guest Service Department at Troy Beaumont Hospital, and a Refugee Case Worker at Samaritas, formerly Lutheran Social Services of Michigan (LSSM).
Fr. Zaid comes from a Middle Eastern background which I am very proud of! He speaks Arabic fluently and hi name in Arabic is pronounced like the word “paid”, but with a Z. His father is from Syria and his mom is from Iraq. He loves culture, reading, traveling, coffee shops, biking, and most importantly being with people!
His first assignment is Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth.