Fr Pat Collins
Fr Pat was ordained in 1971 in the Congregation of Missions, known as Vincentians. He first came into contact with Charismatic Renewal and the Ecumenical Movement in 1973 and has remained committed to both ever since. He is the author of several books and many articles. He is an internationally known conference speaker and teacher.
Recently with a number of others he founded a covenant community in Dublin called the New Springtime. In his own words "when all is said and done, what I enjoy most is a good charismatic prayer meeting and healing service where the praise of God is loud and long and where the power of God is manifested in different ways. That is a touch of heaven"
Patti Gallagher Mansfield
Patti Gallagher Mansfield participated in the 1967 "Duquesne Weekend" which marked the beginning of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church. Since then she has served through teaching, writing and pastoral ministry. Patti's testimony has been widely published and she speaks at conferences and retreats in the USA and around the world. Patti is married to Al Mansfield, coordinator of Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans, Lousiana, and they have four adult children and six grandchildren.
Michelle has been involved in Catholic Charismatic renewal from her youth. She had a "conversion" experience and was baptised in the Holy Spirit as a teenager. She has ministered in CCR all over the world as a conference speaker and teacher. She is currently Chair of the NSC for Catholic Charismatic Renewal in England and Wales and President of ICCRS, the International Council for Renewal in Rome. In 2007 she was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to be a member of the Pontifical Council of the Laity.
Michelle's first book "Pass It On" was published in 1990. A second book, "Crossing The Line" followed in 1995. Since then Michelle has written numerous articles for Catholic and ecumenical magazines and journals. Michelle is married to Peter and together they founded the Sion Community in Brentford, England.
Colin Symes is one of the leaders of Community Church Edinburgh, which traces its story back into the UK house-church renewal movements of the 1970s. From a Protestant background, Colin has been working closely with other Christian traditions since the eighties. In particular, he has formed strong links with Roman Catholic renewal communities in Eastern Europe, in Poland and Slovakia. He is part of the RELaY Europe Network team, which brings believers together for worship and teaching from across the continent. He is married to Ann, who is also part of CCE’s leadership and has three grown-up children and two grandchildren.