Parish Mission

Adam Storey is the Director of the Marriage and Family Life Office for the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, where he also serves as Vice Chancellor. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., and an M.A. in Theology from the Augustine Institute.     

Before working for the Church, Adam served in the United States Marines Corps. It was during his military service that Adam discovered the great love God had for him and the great adventure that is the Catholic Faith. Adam has been pursuing that Love, and at-tempting to share it with others, ever since.

Adam has been married to his wife, Kara, for nine years and has three children, Gabriel, Cecilia and Gemma. When Adam is not involved in active ministry he’s most often found reading, running, or riling up the kids, especially right before bedtime!

In this parish mission Adam Storey will show how a life of passion must be rooted in a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. It is in Jesus where we encounter the most passion-ate lover conceivable. It is in Him where we find fulfillment of the heart’s deepest desires. Adam will explore the value of this relationship, common challenges to this relationship, and he’ll offer practical and simple ways for everyone to grow in this most precious relationship with God.

First Night: December 1 @ 6:30 pm

Passionate Hearts

The heart of the Christian life is about entering into a loving relationship with God––who first seeks us. During this first evening, Adam will explore why we must open our hearts to God, helping participants see that He is what our hearts most long for––for it is in this rela-tionship where we are most alive. Using the lives of the saints and personal stories, Adam will show that our relationship with God truly has the power to transform us.

Second Night: December 2 @ 6:30 pm

When the Rubber Meets the Road

It’s easy to think that a vibrant relationship with Jesus is a gift only offered to a few. Not so. In this talk Adam will show that developing and nurturing this relationship with Jesus is accessible to all of us. However, there are challenges along the way. In this second eve-ning, Adam will explore common challenges for every Catholic, including struggling to find time, feeling awkward, and attempts to hide ourselves from God––and what we can do about it.

Third Night: December 3 @ 6:30 pm

Let’s get Real

Every love story is different, and so is every relationship with the Lord. However, there are small patterns of holiness every Christian can embark upon each day. In this final evening, Adam will offer five simple and concrete disciplines a disciple of the Lord Jesus can add to their day, allowing them to greater fall in love with God and his Catholic Church.

Complimentary Childcare Provided each night!