The family is a key agent in evangelization,
a communion of love and life,
and truly a gift from God
to each family member and to the world.
Sunday, October 22
Steve & Kari Colella
“Three to Thrive: Perspective, Knowledge and Communication Skills for a Successful Marriage”
Kari Colella serves Annunciation Ministries as the Executive Director. Prior to working at Annunciation Ministries, Kari served the Archdiocese of Boston in Marriage Ministries. While there (2001- 2014) she oversaw the development and publication of the marriage preparation program, Transformed in Love: Building Your Catholic Marriage.
Kari also serves as a consultant to the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. In 2010, she was invited by the Pontifical Council for the Laity to speak on marriage preparation at their Young Adult Forum: Learning to Love.
Stephen Colella serves the Archdiocese of Miami as the Cabinet Secretary of Parish Life. Prior to his current position, Stephen worked for the Archdiocese of Boston for 15 years in ministry and development. Stephen has a B.A. in Philosophy and Ethics from the University of Southern California and an M.A. in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has taken courses towards an M.B.A. in Quality Systems Management from St. Joseph’s College in Maine.
Kari and Stephen were married in 1997 and are both members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem and reside in South Florida.