I've received two Lemonade Stand Awards from both Wheelie Catholic and Between the Burg and the City. These are great awards given to bloggers by other bloggers. I only wish I had sent them a shout out before they did. Obviously I love the Deacon's Bench as well but he too has an award already.
I'd like to add a few awards to bloggers that I find valuable. I'm supposed to find 5 each time I get awarded so I guess that means that I need to come up with 10. So here goes:
Your humble blogger is Mike Hayes, a well-known expert in the world of young adult ministry (20s and 30s) in the Catholic Church. Mike is the author of Googling God (Paulist, 2007) where he explores both the chaotic world that young people live in and their religious reactions to that world. He also explores the age of instant gratification and how churches can respond to the needs of the young adult age by using technology alongside more traditional ministry methods.
Mike founded the award winning BustedHalo.com® in 2001 and continues to contribute to it as the editor of their catechetical section appropriately named Googling God.
Recently, he left BustedHalo® to focus on more direct ministry with young people at St Joseph University Parish as a Campus Minister for the South Campus at the University at Buffalo.
He has only two loves: his adorable wife, Marion and a nine pound chihuahua named Haze, who still find him amusing enough to let them live in their home.