Daniel Hoover and Martha Jordan are the keynote speakers at this year’s Diocese of Camden Respect Life Leaders Gathering on Saturday, October 18 at St. Charles Borromeo in Sicklerville. By then, they’ll be married! (Yes, to each other!)
Titled “Called to Love All Life,” the gathering will bring together current and aspiring leaders in the pro-life movement from the diocese’s parishes and schools. Besides Daniel and Martha’s keynote address, the day will feature Mass and communal prayer, breakfast and lunch, topical breakout sessions, and networking time with dozens of respect life leaders from faith communities all over the diocese.
You can register for the event by clicking here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All are welcome!
A bit about Daniel and Martha:
Daniel grew up in Grass Lake, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University where he studied religion and philosophy before getting his Masters of Theology from the University of Notre Dame through the Echo Faith Formation Leadership Program. He is currently the pastoral associate of St. Mary Magdalen school and parish in Wilmington, Del.
Martha grew up in South Jersey, and was a long-time parishioner at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit (Holy Name of Jesus Parish). She received a Bachelor’s degree in Theology, with a minor in Human Life Studies, from Franciscan University of Steubenville. After college, Martha worked with organizations such as Generation Life and FOCUS as a campus missionary at Boston University. Martha now works at the Catholic Leadership Institute in Wayne, Penn., where Church leaders receive world-class leadership training, following the example of leadership made known to us through Jesus Christ.
To help you get to know Martha and Daniel a little bit more before October 18, I asked them to reflect on three questions.
Martha: I have a friend whose love for all people is expressed so clearly whenever she interacts with another. She allows all of the details of a conversation to be important so that love might be shown. When she speaks her tone is loving, kind and sweet, her demeanor is pleasant, she smiles, and her body language is open. She communicates with people with great intentionality because of the love she has in her heart for Christ and His people. It inspires me because it is so uncommon today to take the time to look, listen, and speak to each person as though he/she were the most important, and yet — it is in these actions — in this love, that the hearts of people are moved to believe in Christ, in love.