Youth speaker strives to be ‘faith horticulturist’

Mike Patin was the main presenter for the diocesan Senior High Youth Rally Oct. 30 at St. John’s University in Collegeville. Patin — a national speaker and retreat leader, author, youth ministry leader and adjunct faculty member at the Notre Dame Seminary Graduate School of Theology in New Orleans — recently spent several days in the St. Cloud Diocese to lead presentations for youth, young adults, parents, faith formation teachers, youth ministers and parish staff members.