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CEO Rochester – What is CEO ?

CEO Rochester stands for ‘Catholic Evangelization Outreach’. It is a new ministry in Rochester that started at Church of the Resurrection in the Fall of 2018. It is a Christ centered, spirit-led, lay-driven Catholic evangelization outreach ministry. It is where “real people share real stories” of how God has changed their hearts and their lives.

The goals of CEO Rochester are to encourage Catholics to study, learn and understand the truth of what the church teaches; to know and follow Christ and help others to do the same; to re-energize those currently participating in our faith; to welcome back those that have drifted away from the Catholic Faith; and to encourage a deeper relationship with the Trinity.


CEO Rochester Presents

Mary McCarthy – “A Pilgrimage of Hope: A Story of Cancer, Faith, and Medicine”

Mary McCarthy, a Resurrection Church parishioner and lifelong Catholic, always thought she was in charge of her life until that fateful day in 2011 when she was told she had a Grade 3 incurable brain tumor. Join Mary as she shares her story chronicling the challenges of radiation and chemotherapy, and her compelling journey of faith. Despite her cancer diagnosis, she found herself being called closer to God in the midst of her treatments and struggles 
Recorded at Church of the Resurrection – November 8th, 2019


CEO Rochester Presents

Barry and Laura Peratt – “Powerful spiritual encounters and healing miracles”

Barry and Laura Peratt were high school sweethearts. Both came from nominally Christian homes but rejected the faith in favor of New Age spirituality and a life of directionless immorality, including an abortion. Each had a powerful conversion to Christianity within one month of the other. 
Recorded at Church of the Resurrection – October 4th, 2019

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CEO Rochester Presents

Allison Harris – “From Atheist College Athlete to Catholic Missionary”

Playing college basketball and pursuing a pre-med degree, Allyson Harris moved through college with everything she thought would make her happy- God being nowhere in that picture. 
Recorded at Church of the Resurrection – June 12th, 2019


Divine Mercy Sunday

Angie Osten – “Jesus, I Trust in You””

In the darkest moments of Angie’s emotional and physical suffering God revealed to her how much He loved her and how much she could TRUST Him with all her heart knowing that He would never abandon her. 
Recorded at Church of the Resurrection – April 28th, 2019


CEO “Real People Sharing Real Stories”

Susan Windley-Daoust – “God Is Not A Book”

Susan Windley-Daoust, our diocese’s Director of Missionary Discipleship, was working on a doctorate in Theology at a major university when she woke up one day with complete hearing loss in one ear and a diagnosis that the other ear was likely to fail soon. She couldn’t read herself out of this trial. Guess who showed up? The Holy Spirit. Come listen to Susan as she shares her story of the healing of her body and soul that she never expected.
Recorded at Church of the Resurrection – March 15th, 2019


CEO “Real People Sharing Real Stories”

Scott Schwalbe – “God does not abandon us”

From not caring about God to the desire to be a man of God, Scott Schwalbe’s conversion has been gradual. Scott now realizes that God was always there and when he was open, God rushed towards him. “Faith is a grace from God which we can accept or ignore. Listen for His quiet voice.”
Recorded at Church of the Resurrection – February 8th, 2019


CEO “Real People Sharing Real Stories”

Sheila Pelowski – “The Battle Is Real”

Seeking peace for a restless heart, Sheila believed the power of change came from oneself, beliefs that are relative, and the mindset of “if it feels good it must be good.” These dangerous beliefs and practices led to a mystical battle for her soul. The reality of angels and demons became apparent which lead to Sheila’s surrender, repentance, and a rediscovery of the truth: Jesus is the source of all strength, our redeemer, and ultimate savior.
Recorded at Church of the Resurrection – October 26th, 2018