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Epiphany -September 25, 2022

‘Wealth is useless on the day of wrath,/ but virtue saves from death. Prv 11:4

Brad Smith from Right to Life of Michigan gives very important information about upcoming training sessions and give directions on how to react with love and knowledge about Proposal 3. Fr. Steve Mateja is also preparing us for battle. Battle against the principalities. Also, with the weapons of love and knowledge about Proposal 3. Kristin Olmedo from United Community Family Services/ Chaldean American Ladies of Charity (UCFS/CALC) reminds us about the less fortunate and their needs. There is an important holiday food drive coming up.

Brad Smith

Development Coordinator for Right to Life of Michigan Brad and Jesi Smith are married and have 5 children.  Their youngest daughter Faith was born with Trisomy 18, a genetic anomaly that is labeled as “Incompatible with Life” or a “Fatal Fetal Anomaly” by the medical community.  After their experience seeing the eugenics and death culture up close, Brad and Jesi began to speak and share their story.  Brad was moved to get more directly involved in the battle to defend life and now works for Right to Life of Michigan.

Fr. Steve Mateja

Priest in Solidum St. Joseph Lake Orion and St. John Fisher, Campus Ministry  at Oakland U)

Kristin Olmedo

Roman Postulator

Kristin Olmedo joined United Community Family Services/ Chaldean American Ladies of Charity (UCFS/CALC) as its new president and CEO in June 2021. Kristin is responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of UCFS/CALC’s services to more than 10,000 people annually in metro Detroit. Kristin has dedicated her career to the care of others. She is a vastly experienced nonprofit executive who brings a lifelong passion and commitment to those less fortunate in our community. Prior to joining UCFS/CALC, Kristin was the Director of Development of Grace Centers of Hope, Pontiac, Mich. where she advanced through several positions including Director of Financial and Business Operations of Grace Centers of Hope. Kristin is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. A resident of Clarkston, Mich., Kristin earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Oakland University. In her free time, she likes to travel with her husband, watch soccer and spend time with her nephew and niece.

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