Workshop Leader

Sr Brenda Matterson and Sr Michael Lee

15/05/2015 9:00 am

Sr Brenda Matterson and Sr Michael Lee co-led the evangelisation workshop session titled: How to offer prayer experiences as effective outreach.

Sr Brenda Matterson

Sr Brenda is a Daughter of Charity of St Vincent de Paul. Her background is teaching but her apostolic work has been varied.

She has worked in retreat ministry for people of all ages; given parish missions; been involved with adult formation work and also worked with young and adult prisoners as an Assistant Chaplain.

Sr Brenda served for nine years on her religious community’s Leadership Team, during which time she was also part of a special ministry project with two other Religious Communities in the East End of Sunderland. Since 2007 she has been a member of an Evangelisation project in Hull.

Sr Michael Lee

Sr Michael is a Sister of Mercy from Sunderland. After a life-time in education, she is now working in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle as Co-ordinator of the Diocesan Evangelisation Team - a mixed team of priests and laity responsible for promoting and keeping alive evangelisation efforts in parishes, schools and deaneries.

She is also responsible for a small Retreat/Conference Centre, which provides spiritual days and talks for local people.

She is active in the fight against human trafficking and gives talks and presentations locally to raise awareness of this crime.