"We are God’s stewards all the time, whether we are aware of it or not. All that we have and all that we are … are gifts from God. So, the question is not, will we be stewards, but what kind of stewards will we be? Every breath we take, every word we speak, every deed we do are acts of stewardship. Will our stewardship reflect God’s love and generosity, or will our stewardship reflect our own personal insecurities and self-interest?" (Bruce Rockwell)
Bruce has had a passion for stewardship formation since his own conversion came about when God sent "stewardship messengers" into his life almost thirty years ago. Join us on Sunday, October 22nd at 9:30 for Bruce's guest sermon and immediately after services and coffee hour Bruce will share his thoughts on stewardship for our Adult Formation.
Bruce Rockwell's Bio:
Bruce has had a passion for stewardship formation since his own conversion came about when God sent “stewardship messengers” into his life almost 30 years ago. He has been a stewardship consultant since 1985. He has led diocesan stewardship conferences, has been a keynote speaker at numerous parish stewardship dinners, has offered lay stewardship sermons to congregations in many of the same dioceses, and has worked with dioceses and parishes in planning year-round stewardship formation programs. He has also trained diocesan stewardship consultants in several dioceses and trained lay parish stewardship volunteers in his own diocese and in many others.
Bruce has a banking background, having served as a banker in Rochester, NY for 21 years. He notes that he finds it interesting that after helping people acquire and hold on to material wealth during his career as a retail banker he now finds himself “working the other side of the street,” helping people realize the joy of giving of their wealth since, as he says “all that we have, and all that we call ours, is a gift from the loving and generous God. He says that he finds this work, his lay ministry, much more fulfilling.
Bruce is married to Cris, a retired priest of the church. Their daughter Jennifer, a retired classical ballet dancer, still teaches at New Haven Ballet in New Haven, CT and is pursuing a graduate degree in occupational therapy at Sacred Heart University.