Speaker for the Conference
Michelle Moran MA B.Ed
Michelle was born in Leeds in the North of England and together with her husband Peter is a founder member of Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism. (www.sioncommunity.org.uk) She originally trained as a teacher and taught in a College for 5 years before ministering full time in Sion Community. In 1998, Michelle completed a Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology at Cambridge. Her Thesis was titled "Leadership and Ministry in Catholic Parishes". Michelle has a great deal of experience of working full time in the Church, nationally and internationally over the last 25 years.
Michelle has been involved in Catholic Charismatic Renewal from her youth. She was converted to Jesus and baptised in the Holy Spirit as a teenager. She therefore has the privilege of having lived the whole of her Christian life in the renewal.
Michelle is an author, her first book "Pass It On" (practical hints on sharing your faith) was published in 1990. A second book, "Crossing The Line" (evangelisation in a Catholic context) followed in 1995. Since then she has written numerous articles for Catholic and ecumenical magazines and journals.
Michelle has ministered in CCR all over the world as a conference speaker and teacher. She is currently Chair of the National Service Committee for Catholic Charismatic Renewal in England and Wales. In 2007 she was elected President of ICCRS. In 2008, she was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council of the Laity, by Pope Benedict XVI.
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