Theology on Tap - “Experiencing God: Stories of Faith, Hope and Love"
Thursday, July 24th
Speaker: John Winkowitsch
Seminarian for the Diocese of Madison
“What was the moment in your life when you felt the closest to God?”
John J. Winkowitsch has been asking this question for 15 years, and it has resulted in some of the most memorable stories he has ever heard. He has asked everyone from children to senior citizens, rich to homeless, married to celibate, seminarians to cardinals, and has heard stories of courageous faith in the face of despair, unwavering hope in the midst of incredible suffering, and of loyal love that locks into focus the person’s entire purpose of life. Through hearing all these stories John has begun to see a common thread that he wants to share with you so that you, too, can be led to an even deeper experience of God.
Born and raised in Cut Bank, MT, John graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in 2004 before beginning graduate studies in philosophy at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where he also worked at the St. John Paul II Shrine as the Confirmation Retreat Coordinator. After graduate school, he began teaching Latin, Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology at The Heights, a private school in Potomac, MD. John recently finished Pre-Theology at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, MI, and is now beginning a pastoral year in Madison with the intention of finishing his dissertation on "The Relational Metaphysics of the Person" before beginning Theology studies.
What is Theology on Tap?
Theology on Tap is a monthly event, generally the fourth Thursday of the month, where 20s&30s are invited to join us for free beer and engaging talks by some of the leading thinkers, speakers, educators, innovators, and activists in the nation as they share their insights on various contemporary issues facing young adults today.