Mike Patin, “the Engagin’ Cajun”, is from Louisiana. He has spent over 30 years serving the church as a high school teacher, coach, diocesan staff person, and youth minister.
Since 2003, he has been a full time “faith horticulturist” -- speaking across North America to young people and adults on connecting Catholic faith to everyday living, and living life faithfully and joyfully.
Mike has published two books: A Standing Invitation, and This Was Not in the Brochure: Lessons from Work, Life and Ministry.
From working in youth ministry to traveling the world, Michael Gormley, or Gomer, has he's been known since high school, has been preaching the gospel to Catholic pew-sitters and lapsed alike. "Nothing prepares a soul for evangelization more than running a high school Confirmation retreat. They don't want to be there. You've stolen their weekend. And you have till Sunday to win them over."
He's been leading parish and school staff retreats since 2007, and parish missions since 2008. His main concern is bringing Catholics into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through repentance, encountering God in Scripture, and through