Jean-Luc Moens, hails from Belgium. He has been married to Anne since 1974, and has 7 children and 11 grandchildren. He holds a PhD in mathematics. Jean-Luc met the Charismatic Renewal in Belgium in the year 1974 and he entered the Emmanuel Community in 1979. He worked more than 30 years in the leadership of the Emmanuel Community as chief editor of the magazine IL EST VIVANT, president of the Fidesco NGO, member of the international council, in charge of the formation. For 10 years he was a member of the Dicastery Cor Unum in Rome (Charity of the Pope). He has written books on evangelization and holiness. He is the first moderator for CHARIS, chosen personally by Pope Francis. We are delighted to welcome Jean-Luc as our main speaker at the 20th National Catholic Charismatic Conference.
The Revd. Kenny Borthwick has been a Church of Scotland Minister for 37 years. He served in parishes in Orkney, Caithness and most recently in Edinburgh in Wester Hailes, one of the most vulnerable communities in Scotland. Recovering from recent ill health, he is slowly accepting invitations to speak. He was leader of C.L.A.N Gathering: Christians Linked Across the Nation, a Summer Conference which met annually in St Andrews and grew from a few hundred delegates to a weekly attendance of several thousands. His being part of our National Conference represents for him a God given opportunity for reconnection with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement, through which he has been blessed and by which he has been helped in years past. Likewise he too has been a blessing to us. So it is a big welcome back to Kenny returning after a number of years.
Teresa Lally is the current chair for the National Service of Communion for Scottish CCR. She is a teacher by profession and has been involved in CCR since her baptism in the Holy Spirit in New Dawn Walsingham in 2008. She was one of the founding members of a Charismatic Prayer group at Glasgow University and led it for a few years. She is currently a member of the St Andrew's Cathedral Prayer Group in Glasgow. She is active in Glasgow CCR events, music ministry and occasionally giving talks. Teresa has also spoken at New Dawn Scotland. Her CCR journey has also seen her involved with New Dawn Scotland and Celebrate Scotland where she serves in the Children's Ministry and she has represented Scotland in Uganda in 2014 and Germany earlier this year.
Bishop John Keenan is bishop of the Diocese of Paisley, appointed in 2014. He is the vice president for the Bishop's Conference and the episcopal advisor to Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Scotland.
It is a pleasure that he can be with us for part of our conference as Bishop John will be the principal celebrant at mass and homilist at St Mirin's Cathedral on Sunday.