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HOUSTON, Aug. 29, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Worldwide Marriage Encounter community of Canada and the United States today announced the selection of a new leadership couple and priest for the North American Secretariat. They are Scott & Karen Seaborn of Waterloo, Illinois and the Rev. Tom Ogg of Ten Sleep, Wyoming.
The North American Secretariat oversees the Worldwide Marriage Encounter in the United States and Canada. Together these countries, and their territories, are interdependent in providing services to those who attend the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. A form of communication based on writing and sharing feelings is central to this experience. Couples learn how to connect at a deeper level and how to keep love growing over the years.
For Scott and Karen and Fr. Tom, the Weekend is not a moment in time -- it is the first step in a journey, a step that can help to heal the brokenness in today's society one couple at a time.
Scott and Karen experienced their weekend in 1993 in Springfield, Illinois. Scott is the CEO of a hospital and Karen is a parish pastoral associate for adult faith formation. Fr Tom attended the weekend in 1975. He has been a parish priest for 44 years and currently serves in the Diocese of Cheyenne. He has also served as the president of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors.
"We want to improve communications across all levels of our movement and with the Universal Church" said Scott and Karen and Fr. Tom. They added that it is important "to establish cross-cultural personal relationships among the communities in Canada and the United States. These relationships will help us to continue to be open to one another as we move forward together."
Worldwide Marriage Encounter has been offering weekend experiences for over 44 years and is considered the original faith-based marriage enrichment program. The programs are continually updated to keep abreast of changes in society, and WWME now offers evening and half-day programs that are presented at parishes and other church facilities. The weekend program, traditionally presented as an overnight experience at a hotel or retreat center, can also be presented at the parish where the couples return to their homes in the evenings. WWME has a presence in over 95 countries, which makes it the largest pro-marriage movement in the world. In North America, the WWME programs are presented in English, Spanish, French, and Korean languages.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers married couples the opportunity to spend time together away from the busyness of the world to focus on each other. It offers tools for building and maintaining a strong, Christian marriage in today's world. To learn more about the Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends online, go to wwme.org, or you can call 1-800-795-LOVE (English) and 1-800-599-AMOR (Spanish), or contact the WWME Office at (909) 863-9963.
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