All are invited to celebrate and support Rural Life 2019 in the Diocese of Green Bay at one of the two celebrations, April 2nd and 4th, 2019.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Lunch: 11:45 a.m.
Meal tickets must be purchased seven days before the event by mailing, calling or emailing Sacred Heart Parish, 321 S Sawyer Street Shawano, WI 54166
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Luncheon Tickets: Meal tickets must be purchased seven days before the event by mailing, calling or emailing St. Louis Parish/Dyckesville, N8726 County Line Road Luxemburg, WI 54217
Leon Janssen to Speak at Rural Life Days Luncheon Speaker: Leon Janssen
Leon Janssen grew up on the family dairy farm of his great-grandparents in northeastern Wisconsin, where he developed a deep respect for the lives led by those living in his rural crossroads community.
Janssen graduated from UW-Madison with degrees in Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering. After three years as an officer in the U.S. Army, he joined General Electric in 1967 where he worked in leadership roles in the Aerospace and Healthcare businesses. Following his retirement from GE in 2004 after 37 years, Leon continued in a part-time consulting role for 11 years, while creating Meadow Brook Farm Publishing, LLC, in part, to gather and share stories of rural life in Wisconsin.
In 2001, Leon bought back the family farmstead and started a tradition of annual Machine Shed Reunions for neighbors and former neighbors to honor those who came before them in creating their nurturing and inspiring farm community
Meet the Cornette Family
Their story as farmers began when in 1972, Jim purchased a 75-acre farm with 30 cows. Jim was 22 years old, and he already knew his path in life. Jim and Barb got married in 1973, and the farm and family began to grow. Read the full story
2019 Rural Life Scholarship
The Diocese of Green Bay's Rural Life Committee meets the pastoral needs of families in rural areas by: planning an annual Rural Life Day celebration, performing legislative advocacy on rural issues, advocating for needs of parishioners in rural areas in diocesan planning, working closely with the National Catholic Rural Life Conference.
Diocesan liaison: Department of Parish Planning & Pastoral Services
Phone: (920) 272-8295 or (920) 272-8312 | 877-500-3580, ext. 8295 or 8312