Denise Bossert: Former Presbyterian

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January 10, 2011

Denise Bossert grew up in Iowa as a daughter of a Wesleyan pastor.  It was a childhood where she would come to know Jesus and develop her faith.  Denise’s father changed pastorates as she was entering her senior year of high school.  It was a difficult transition that would leave her angry and lonely and have long-term repercussions for her life.  A month out of high school, Denise married and within five years had three children.  Her husband sensed a call to ministry, which took them to seminary and then Atlanta where he tested his call as a student pastor.  Eventually, the marriage dissolved and Denise returned to Iowa.  Denise shares the details of seeds planted in her life towards Catholicism and the events which marked her journey, particularly around the Immaculate Conception.  As a 2005 convert to the Catholic Church, today Denise is a syndicated U.S. diocesan columnist, author and speaker.


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