Meet the Speakers

This year’s conference features a dynamic group of speakers eager to share their insights on how we can all journey together in paving a path of renewal for our  parishes, and in building a vibrant community centred on being missional.

Fr. James Mallon

We are pleased to welcome this year’s keynote speaker, Fr. James Mallon, from the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Fr. Mallon is the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support and author of the best-selling book Divine Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish. 

Click here to find out more about Fr. Mallon and his ministry.

Session A (For Priests only)
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 (9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.)

Session B: Keynote Address
Friday, Nov. 16 (8 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.)

Session C: Plenary
Saturday, Nov. 17 (9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.)

Meet the Senior Leadership Team of
St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish

Session D
Saturday, Nov. 17 (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)


Joseph Donovan

Joseph has been a member of the parish since 2008 and has served on the parish Senior Leadership Team since its formation in 2016. He is a music producer, and now acts as the Director of worship music for St. Ignatius. Joseph and his wife Michelle are the proud parents of two children.

Stephen Corsi

Stephen began working at St. Ignatius in 2014 as the Youth minister and now works full time as the Director of Evangelization at the parish. He is a member of our Senior Leadership Team and has led our Alpha program. Stephen is married to Kylah and together they are the proud parents of four amazing kids.

Rebecca Malone

Rebecca began as our Director of Children’s Ministries in 2017 and now works full time at the parish, contributing her valued  technology skills to the parish office. She recently became part of the Senior Leadership Team. Rebecca and her husband Tom are the parents of three young men.  Before moving to Montreal last year, she worked as a school teacher and administrator in Baltimore, Maryland.

Fr. Michael Leclerc

Fr. Mike was ordained in 2009 and has been at St. Ignatius, his boyhood parish, since 2013. In 2016 he did a six-month internship at St. Benedict parish in Halifax with Fr. James Mallon. Since his return to St. Ignatius he has begun implementing the Divine Renovation principles, work that has begun to bear fruit.

Meet the Workshop Speakers

Session E
Saturday, Nov. 17 (1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Dr. Nita Kotiuga


Dr. Nita Kotiuga has served as Pastor for Spiritual Growth, Connectedness, and Prayer at Westview Bible Church for the past eight years. She is also Director of Spiritual Formation (Chaplain) at Bakke Graduate University, and a Spiritual Director, trained at the Montreal Ignatian Centre. Married and mother of two adult children, Dr. Kotiuga identifies herself as a “third culture kid”, where travelling was her childhood norm, having grown up in diverse cities including: Kashmir, India; Tehran, Iran; Casablanca, Morocco; Dusseldorf, Germany, and the foothills of the Himalayas. She now loves living in the West Island and enjoys knitting, reading, ice cream, and Netflix.

“My desire is for each person in my church to find a place of service in the church and in the community, so that the gifts God has given are developed, and a greater joy stirs within enabling them to flourish.”


Richard Boileau


Richard Boileau MA (Theo) is a strategy consultant in planning, management and communication (; member of the Secular Franciscan Order; contributor to various journals; and founding director of Crib and Cross Franciscan Ministries (, which provides grief counselling and spiritual direction, online reflections on Franciscan and Gospel themes, leadership of missions and retreats, and humanitarian outreach (Hope for Africa). He earned a certificate in spiritual direction from Dominican University College, is a member of Spiritual DirectorInternational, and is certified in thanatology (CT) by the Association for Death Educators and Counsellors.

Terrel Joseph


Terrel Joseph is entering his second year working for The Pillars Trust Fund as a Parish Vitality Facilitator, working mainly with English-language parishes in the Archdiocese of Montreal and in close collaboration with the Office of English Pastoral Services (O.E.P.S.). A graduate of Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Economics and Finance, Terrel left a 10-year career in banking, after having felt the Lord calling him into pastoral ministry. He has since served as Campus Minister of McGill’s Newman Centre and interned at Verdun’s St. Willibrord Parish, which involved youth ministry, adult faith formation and evangelization in a parish context.

His interest in parish renewal was piqued in 2015 when he attended the Summer Institute in the New Evangelization (SINE) at St. Paul’s University in Ottawa. It was there that he first met Fr. James Mallon, and was “blown away” to learn of the tremendous resurgence of vitality witnessed there, and “that this happened in a Catholic parish in Canada in the 21st Century”. Terrel reasoned that if this level of vitality can be achieved in one parish, then it can, in theory, be done in thousands of parishes across the country and the world.  Terrel’s dream is to play an active role in the revival of Catholicism in Quebec and sees the renewal of our parishes as the key to accomplishing this dream.


Dan Potvin


Dan is married, and he and his wife Lynn have been blessed with two children, and five grandchildren…so far! Dan began his career in stewardship in November of 1999 as the Director of Stewardship for the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. In 2009 Dan received the WCCSC Stewardship Award for outstanding contributions to stewardship in the Catholic Church in Western Canada. In 2005, he founded the bi-annual Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference and has served as a speaker at six conferences. In addition, Dan has been a presenter at three International Catholic Stewardship Conferences.

Dan has also facilitated Clergy Study Days, lay retreats, and parish missions in more than twenty parishes, across eight dioceses, in Canada and the United States. In June of 2014, after fourteen years with the Archdiocese, he answered God’s call to serve NET Ministries of Canada, in Ottawa, as their Director of Stewardship and Mission Advancement. In March of 2017, Dan once again responded to God’s call and is working in a new part of the vineyard serving the Companions of the Cross in Ottawa as their Director of Mission Advancement.


Cette année, nous avons le plaisir d’accueillir
l’Équipe pastorale de la Paroisse St. Jean Baptiste

M. l’Abbé Alain Mongeau


M. l’Abbé Alain Mongeau est le curé de la paroisse Saint-Jean-Baptiste et animateur de  « l’École Foi et Mission » (la Bande FM) depuis 1997.

La Bande FM est un groupe de jeunes adultes catholique créé depuis 1997 dans la paroisse Saint-Louis-de-France à Montréal. Cette dernière a été fusionnée avec la paroisse Saint-Jean-Baptiste en 2009.

Elle se définit comme une forme particulière d’école de la foi, vécue en lien avec une  paroisse. À l’ombre de la magnifique église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, située sur le Plateau Mont-Royal, et de sa belle communauté, elle est une aventure au cœur de la foi chrétienne. À travers les activités qui rythment sa vie, la Bande FM contribue à évangéliser et à apporter des réponses à ceux qui ont une soif spirituelle, à ceux qui sont en quête de Dieu. Chaque membre est appelé à rendre témoignage de l’Évangile de Jésus-Christ, simplement et joyeusement, au cœur de la cité.


Dominique Tétreault


Dominique Tétreault concentre sa mission auprès des jeunes adultes à travers  «La Bande FM», groupe qui existe depuis 1997.

Elle est agente de pastorale à la paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste depuis 2006 et y assure l’accompagnement et la catéchèse auprès des adultes en cheminement, spécialement en demande des sacrements de l’initiation chrétienne.


Claude Dayez


Claude Dayez est présentement animatrice de catéchèse à la paroisse Saint-Jean-Baptiste et membre animatrice du groupe «Foi et Famille » durant plusieurs années.


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