Teaching Activation REGISTER NOW IMPARTATION "my speech and my message were not in plausible
words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit
and of power, that your faith might not rest in the
wisdom of men but in the power of God." 1 Cor 2:4-5

Feburary 7-8 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, MI.

Jesus promised, ``These signs will accompany those who believe...they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.`` (Mk 16:17). Jesus has called us to do what he did, and that includes healing the sick. The Encounter School of Healing is a conference that teaches, imparts and activates disciples to be more effective ministers of Jesus' healing in the world! Jesus wants to use you as an instrument of his divine healing. Are you going to give him the chance?


Patrick Reis Presenter

Patrick is the Executive Director of Encounter Ministries and has a passion and drive to see Catholics empowered to walk in the power and love of the Holy Spirit. He carries a strong heart for evangelization, healing, prophetic ministry, contemplative prayer and Christian unity. Patrick ministers and speaks at conferences internationally and was featured in the 2017 groundbreaking “Fearless” documentary and the 2019 ``Revive`` documentary. He is married to Emily and together they have six children.

Fr. Mathias Thelen Presenter

Father Mathias is the president of Encounter Ministries and Pastor of St. Patrick Church in Brighton, MI. He is both a graduate of St. John Vianney College Seminary and of the University of St Thomas in St Paul, MN where he earned bachelor degrees in both Philosophy and Catholic Studies. He attended Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit for his graduate seminary formation and after graduation was ordained a priest on June 11, 2010 for the Diocese of Lansing. He served in several parishes for four years before joining the faculty of Sacred Heart as a spiritual director and assistant professor of theology. In 2016, Fr. Thelen earned his Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Angelicum in Rome. He is the author of the book, Biblical Foundations for the Role of Healing in Evangelization (Wipf and Stock, 2017) and has appeared in both the Fearless Documentary (2017) and the upcoming Revive Documentary (2020).

Teresa Petersen Encounter Worship

Teresa is a worship leader, speaker and singer/songwriter. She has played a number of major festivals and conferences (SXSW, NCYC, Abbeyfest) and opened for national acts Sidewalk Prophets and Stars Go Dim. Teresa has led worship for Encounter Ministries, Heart of the Father Ministries (Unbound), The Culture Project, and worked with national speakers Fr. Michael Gaitley (33 Days to Morning Glory), Archbishop Chaput, and Relevant Radio's Fr. Richard Simon. Her second Christian EP, Faithful, led to Teresa being featured on New Release Today's 'New Artist Watch' for June 2018. After 5 years in Philadelphia, Teresa and her husband, James, recently relocated to Brighton, Michigan to lead worship with Encounter Ministries.

Event Schedule

Nov 8th - 6:30pm

Registration & Worship


Session 1: The Gospel of Power

Nov 9th - 9:30am

Session 2: Theology of Healing


Session 3: The Role of Faith + Prayer Model & Practice

12:00 pm

Lunch Break


Session 4: Overcoming Discouragement + Impartation


Session 5: The Power of Testimony + Words of Knowledge for Healing


Vigil Mass


Dinner Break (optional)

7:30 PM

South Bend City Wide Healing Service

Conference Flyer

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