Father Daniel Renaud, OM
Fr. Daniel Renaud is a Roman Catholic priest with the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). After many years working as a certified Drama educator, he earned a Bachelor of Theology at Saint Paul University, Ottawa (1999) and holds an MA in Youth Ministry from Boston College, Massachusetts. Preacher, speaker and spiritual guide in both Canada and the USA; Fr. Renaud has been chaplain and director of Campus Ministry for eight years at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, On, Canada. He has extensive experience in spiritual direction and in giving the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius and is a member of Spiritual Director International (SDI). He continues to minister as chaplain at Saint Paul University.
For several years, Fr. Renaud served as chair and co-chair of the executive board of the Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry (CCCM) and in 2011 was named by the CCCB as lead delegate of the Canadian delegation for a World Congress in Rome. He studied in the Christian Spirituality program at Creighton University and was mentored into retreat ministry by Ronald Rolheiser, president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX.
Sister Denise Desrochers, CSC
Coordinator of Pastoral Services
Denise Desrochers is a member of the Congregation of Sisters of Holy Cross. She holds a doctorate in Theology from Saint Paul University (Ottawa). Her research was published by Mediaspaul Editions, in 1999, with the following title: «La convivialité. Une interprétation de la spiritualité de la libération chez Gustavo Gutiérrez». She chose to deepen and to present this spirituality, that appeared right after the Vatican II Council, at the same time liberation theology emerged, in the latin-american part of the world. This biblical and modern spirituality is offered to all cultures and countries, even in a North American University. Since 1982 she was a seasonal professor of Theology at Saint Paul and a full-time professor after 2001, at the BA level and for the Systematic Theology and Pratical Theology at the Master level. Prior to this, she taught in Montreal, at Saint-Pierre Center, at R-35 and at the Catholic Institute of Montreal.
In September 2013 she became coordinator of Pastoral Services at Saint Paul University. In this new ministry she coordinates all the religious activities planned for students, professors and employees at Saint Paul. She offers spiritual accompaniment to persons and groups who need her expertise and her experience. Missionary in Santiago (Chile) during three years, she continues to be, with the same zeal, engaged at Saint Paul University, in the Ottawa diocese and the milieu dedicated to walk with the most vulnerable in the region.