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Clarke to host DAVA Youth Gathering

By Clarke News  |  January 17, 2018

The Dubuque Area Vocation Association Youth Gathering will be held Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Robert and Ruth Kehl Center on the Clarke University campus.

More than 700 students from schools in the Dubuque Archdiocese are expected to attend. The event begins at 6:45 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

“Our Faith on Fire series is about encouraging our youth to get or stay on fire for their faith, to grow in holiness, and remain active in their faith communities. In this way, they will respond generously to God’s call to serve others in leadership roles in the Church,” says Len Uhal, DAVA Youth Gathering planning committee member.

The keynote speaker is Emily Wilson. Wilson is a Catholic speaker, author, and musician who travels the world sharing her faith through witness and worship. She lives in Southern California with her husband Daniël.

Wilson first worked as a full-time high school campus minister and made the transition to full-time traveling ministry in 2013. She has spoken and performed at national and international youth and young adult events in two dozen states and numerous countries, including diocesan, parish, and school events, as well as Life Teen and Steubenville conferences.

In the summer of 2016, Wilson published her first book through Life Teen International titled I Choose the Sky. It is a scriptural devotion with reflections on seventeen women in the Bible and what can be learned from their lives, decisions, and encounters with Christ.

According to her website, the heart of Emily Wilson’s ministry is helping every person she encounters recognize their identity and worth in Christ … she brings a message of hope that moves hearts of all ages.

Wilson’s CDs and books will be available for purchase at the event.

For more information, contact Len Uhal at 563-876-3332.