I am grateful that my book is making its way into the hands of my blog readers.
Reactions continue to be shared with me. Here are a few comments that I have received:
"Your book Changed my life!"
"I finished your book and found it to be good and thought provoking."
"It reminds me to look back and see all my blessings."
"I will pass it on so others can benefit, as I sure did."
"I have learned valuable lessons and re-read that last chapter several times."
"Love your book. I started reading and can't put it down."
"I was up until 1:00 A.M. Once I started reading it I had to finish it."
"I started reading it in the morning, paused to eat lunch, and then finished it. I couldn't put it down."
"I just wanted you to know I sat down and read your entire book last night. I couldn't put it down! I didn't give myself much reflection time as I was so enthralled by your story and the 'me too' moments you brought up for me.
I just have to say THANK YOU for writing and sharing your story. I loved it."
Deacon Vernon Dobelmann
This is my personal website and blog. I focus on the topic of living with hope through an intentional faith life.
My goal is to create insightful and relevant content connected with current events.
I typically post several times a week.
Be sure to "Like" my public Facebook Page, Deacon Vernon Dobelmann.
My wife, Margaret, and I were married in 1988, and we have two adult children.
I was ordained as a deacon on June 5, 1999 in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri
I have worked full time for the Church in one capacity or another since the year 2000.
Director of Religious Education
St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
From November of 2009 through June of 2018 I fulfilled the following roles:
I served as the Director of Pastoral Ministries / Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Cheyenne.
The Office of Pastoral Ministries served as a resource to Catholic parishes across the state of Wyoming including, but not limited to,
Religious Education, Youth & Young Adult Ministry, Marriage and Family Life, Pro-Life, and Social Justice issues.
Other duties and responsibilities included:
*Director of the Propagation of the Faith
*Spiritual Advisor to the Cursillo movement
*Diocesan Scouting Chaplain
Diaconate Formation Board Member
Wyoming Catholic Register and social media editorial team member
As Superintendent of Catholic Schools I served as a resource person to the six elementary Catholic schools across the state of Wyoming.
I am a frequent retreat leader and workshop presenter.
Click on the "Speaking Engagements" tab for information.
If you are interested in having me speak at your parish or group,
please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.