Karla Amezcua is originally from Queretaro, 2 hours north of Mexico city. Karla is the youngest of four children raised in a Catholic family. In 2002 she dedicated her life to God as a Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi in Monterrey, Mexico. She has held the role of Director of Everest Academy a private Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Chicago, then primary spiritual formator in Columbia of adolescents and adult Regnum Christi members for 7 years. In 2014 she came back to the US to work at an international Boarding School in Rhode Island, Overbrook Academy. Karla is a certified a Strategic Interventionist Life Coach with the Robbins-Madanes Institute and in 2017 published a book in spanish. "El Poder de la Mirada" about the power of healing and transformation we hold in our eyes through the power of God.
Karla is currently in Washington DC assisting her Consecrated Community with women's ministry, Spiritual Coach for Lumen, Regnum Christi as well as with high school and college girls. She is available for spiritual direction and preaching talks, workshops, courses and spiritual retreats.
Mary Smith grew up in Southern California and is one of 9 children. After attending San Diego State University, where she studied nursing, she began to experience a tug on her heart to give her life for others. She responded to this call from God and has been consecrated in Regnum Christi since 1994. She obtained a degree in pastoral and religious studies in preparation for her missionary vocation in Regnum Christi. Her missionary activity has included working in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Italy, and back home in the United States. For the past 9 years she has been serving in the Washington D.C. area ministering to youth and families. More recently she has been dedicated to accompanying and forming women through spiritual direction, leading small groups, leadership training within Walking with Purpose, preaching, and guiding retreats.
Monica Trevino was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She comes from a family of 7, her parents and 4 siblings. During her college years she confirmed her calling to dedicate her life totally to God as Consecrated Woman in Regnum Christi. She is currently serving in the diocese of Galveston-Houston forming Christian leaders by accompanying women as a spiritual director, preaching spiritual exercises and giving formation courses. Monica has been consecrated for 26 years. After finishing undergraduate studies, she served 6 years in Chile as the community director of the Consecrated Women and also worked with college students. From 2001 to 2013 Monica served as the territorial director for the Consecrated Women in North America overseeing the 180+ consecrated women and their collaboration in the apostolate of the Regnum Christi Movement in the United States, Canada and the Philippines. Four years ago, she graduated summa cum laude from Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College where she obtained an MA in Theological Studies with a concentration in consecrated life. Currently she is completing a 3 year formation program in spiritual direction and spiritual exercises with the school of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in Boston, MA.
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