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Virtual Date Night Series

for First Responders + Hospital Workers

 

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Join First Responder Marriage Champions from around the country for a marriage enrichment and renewal date night series. We were made to be in community with each other. Join us as we build up church communities and support marriages.  Register here for free today!

 

Each date night promises an enriching experience and will include a video from a dynamic couple plus reflection questions. Our presenting couples are first responders or hospital workers themselves willing to share their witness.  They will shine the light on the power of resilience, prayer, living the virtues and community /parish support. The experience will be a combination of date night/parish mission/retreat/small group. Take this time to renew and enrich your marriage while building new relationships with other couples!

 

This is a free event open to any couple but it is specifically designed to serve all of our first responders and hospital worker couples during a time that has been particularly stressful. Videos and set of discussion questions are available via the WTL app and couples are able to proceed at their own pace.

Meet Our Presenters:

The Freels

Larry and Stacey Freels

Larry and Stacey Freels are high school sweethearts and will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary in June. Larry is a lieutenant at the Owensboro Fire Department, and Stacey is a special education teacher. They have 4 children ages 11- 2 and one in Heaven. The youngest, Magdalene, was even delivered by Larry on the side of the road on the way to the hospital – thank goodness for his training! Larry converted to Catholicism during their engagement, and chose St. Florian (the patron saint of firefighters) as his saint. Stacey is a cradle Catholic, and they are both actively involved in their parish ministries. While life can be very hectic at times, they work at integrating the Catholic faith into their daily routines. They pray daily for God’s grace, patience, and mercy as they navigate homework, sports activities, and family time. Their biggest goal is to lead each other home to Heaven.

Brad and Jen Zettl

Brad and Jen Zettl have been married for almost 28 years and have five children ages 23, 20, 18, 16, and 12. They live in Casper, WY and are former missionaries of N.E.T. Ministries, where they met in 1990. Jen has been a critical nurse for 28 years and 7 of those years has been as a flight nurse.  Brad has been active in music ministry since 1994 and has expanded his choir to include their children. As a family, The Zettl’s love camping, fishing, and traveling and their family dream is to take a family pilgrimage to Lourdes, Fatima, and Barcelona for the completion of the La Sagrada Familia Basilica.

The Martin's

Ian and Catherine Martin

Ian and Catherine Martin have been married for 22 years and have 4 beautiful children. Will 16, Caleb 14, Evie 10 and Sarah 5. They both attended and met at Central of Carroll High school. They have been together since March of 1990. Ian is a 24 year veteran of the Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services Department. Catherine is an Emergency Room physician and chief medical director for Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, Ga. They have lived in Rome, Ga for 19 years and attend St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome.

James and Lindsey O’Shields

James and Lindsey O’Shields met in the band at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA and were high school sweethearts. They will celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary on February 7th, 2021. James is a Captain / Paramedic with Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services in Marietta, GA and works on the southside in Mableton at Cobb Fire Station #1. Lindsey is an artist and paints outdoor murals, theater sets and backdrops, and portraits. They have 4 children ages 11, 13, 25, and 28. James, Lindsey, and their two youngest children all converted to Catholicism over the last four years. Their eldest, Paul, underwent brain surgery almost 5 years ago, and it was the prayers and support of the church that helped to truly heal him and their family during an exceedingly difficult time. Paul converted last year. They are all actively involved in their parish ministries at Saint Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Kennesaw, GA, where Lindsey is currently painting a new set of the Stations of The Cross which are to be unveiled during the season of Lent, 2021. While life has been challenging for many this year, it has been a blessed time as the O’Shields have spent time together weekly as a family and working to grow in their Catholic faith. James completed the Consecration to Saint Joseph last year and they pray daily for God’s grace, love, understanding, and mercy in this new year. Their biggest goal is to be servant leaders at home, at work, at church, and in the community and to live the idea that others will know we are Christians by their love.

The O’Shields