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Epiphany -June 5, 2022

Happy Pentecost!

Yari Cherney returns to Epiphany to talk about the vandalism at Family Life Services and an encouraging story of woman who chose life. Teresa Tomeo invites folks to join her in Italy in the fall. Renee Yaldo invites all to attend the picnic to honor World Refugee Day.

Yari Cherney

Yari Cherney, has been working in the pregnancy center ministry for the past 13, plus years, most of that as a volunteer, options counseling advocate. She has been in leadership at Family Life Services in Ypsilanti since 2017 and currently serves as the Executive Director. In addition to a short stint in corporate human resources, her formal education is in psychology and organizational studies, but she has learned way more from being married to an amazing man for nearly 20 years and mothering three of the best kiddos in the whole world.

Teresa Tomeo

Teresa Tomeo is the author of many books and her newest is Listening for God: Discovering the Incredible Ways God Speaks to Us. She has more than 30 years of experience in TV, radio and newspaper and spent 19 of those years working in front of a camera as a reporter/anchor in the Detroit market. In the year 2000, Teresa left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company, Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC. Her daily morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Renee Yaldo

Much has evolved in the 17 years since Renee Yaldo first invested a few hours on a Saturday afternoon in a service project for a community-based organization. In the years since, Renee owned a marketing company, married and started a family. As much as she evolved, though, she remained passionate about community service, and that organization, today’s Chaldean American Ladies of Charity.

Renee, CALC’s board chair, is a resourceful, dedicated leader. Her generosity of time and spirit, her enthusiasm for CALC and its mission, her steady and thorough hand with which she manages people resources serves us well. Indeed, CALC is poised to thrive under Renee’s guidance.

Renee and her husband, Scott, have four children. Today, a stay-at-home mother, Renee explains to her children that as essential of a job motherhood is, so, too, is giving back. She says, “I want to leave that legacy of philanthropy with my children.”

Who: United Community Family Services/Chaldean American Ladies of Charity

What: World Refugee Day Picnic

When: Monday, June 20th, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Where: Brinston Park, Troy, Michigan 2248 Brinston Dr, Troy, MI 48083.

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