Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services of Ontario
CCRSO Board of Directors
Fr. Ben St. Croix, Companions of the Cross
Fr Ben is a priest with the "Companions of the Cross" community and has a heart for evangelization. Born and raised in Kenora, Ontario, he joined the Companions of the Cross community in 1993 and has completed degrees in Philosophy and Theology at Dominican College and St. Paul's University in Ottawa. Fr Ben was ordained in Ottawa in 2001, and has over the past 13 years spent time in campus ministry, parish work, itinerant preaching and at an evangelization centre in Houston, TX. He is also helping establish a new community of religious sisters in Ottawa, the Queenship of Mary Community. Recently he has been invited to support CCRSO as the spiritual director and he also serves as the liaison for Cardinal Collins for the Archdioceses of Toronto.
Brian Sullivan has been involved in various aspects of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for more than 29 years. He serves as Bishop's Liaison to the Charismatic Renewal for the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie. He is also President of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services of Ontario.
At the local level Brian serves on a leadership team offering ChristLife to the four Catholic parishes in the North Bay region. Over the past two years they have lead over 500 participants to receive the grace of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Brian co-founded, with his late wife, Cindy-Lee, Sacred Way Ministries that serves to evangelize children, youth and adults. Brian is a retired vice-principal of a Catholic high school. He has been blessed with nine children and 30 grandchildren – so far!
Sandra has been in the Renewal since the late 70’s and has coordinated the Life in the Spirit Seminars as well as being on the core team of a prayer group and leader in the past. As a member of the Diocese of Thunder Bay, she serves as the Liaison to the Bishop in her community for the Renewal. She is also co-coordinator of the Deacon Formation Program, attending Deanery Meetings, and is part of the Diocese Worship Team. Recently she has been asked to be on the Sexual Abuse Committee as Associate Assessor. As for her Spiritual Growth she is attending a Spiritual Director Workshop to help serve her community. Sandra is a retired Paediatric Registered Nurse, a widow, mother of 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Len and his wife Jeanette are the parents of five, and grandparents of four. He is a general manager of a construction company and serves many Catholic organizations with his amazing administration skills. He has been involved with Sacred Way Ministries since 2003.
Ina and husband John are parishioners at St. James in Oakville, and serves in the
Inner Healing Prayer Ministry as well as the Christian Healing Formation Training offered by Henri Lemay in co-operation with the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario.
Fr. David Avila
Fr. David Avila has been involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal throughout his life. He felt his vocation to the priesthood in Grade 12 and pursued that call and was ordained to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Hamilton on May 6, 2017. He currently serves as Pastor at St. Mary Parish in Hamilton. Even with his parish responsibilities, Fr. David continues to serve within the Renewal by being part of the boards of the CCRSO, the CCRSC, and the Bread of Life Ministry. Fr. David has had the experience in giving talks and ministered to different prayer groups especially in the areas of Healing and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Mary Cruz had her first encounter with the Lord in the Hispanic CCR soon after her arrival in Toronto. Married for 30 years to Luis Cruz, and together they have 2 lovely daughters. Her journey with the Lord began in her youth and she has been actively serving in Our Dioceses of Toronto, beginning in the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal since the early ’80s and currently serving as the President of the CCRC Toronto. (Catholic Charismatic Renewal Toronto and Ethnic Groups)
She is presently a full-time layperson, in the Catholic Church, a wife, mom and for the first time a grandmother and active servant of the Lord. Works for over 15 years in the Advertising Industry and is a living testimony of God’s love and mercy.
Liaison to Association of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (A.C.B.O.)
MOST REV. SCOTT MCCAIG, CC