Charlie Hardesty is the Owensboro Diocesan's Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministry. He shares the story of how he encountered Jesus through an experience with loneliness. Charlie loves people and is an extrovert. His sophomore year of high school when his friends began to drink and enter the party scene, he became the voice that encouraged more innocent types of fun. This quickly led to him being left out and cut off from his friends.
He was invited to attend a retreat and it was there that he encountered Jesus in a special way. Over the next few years he continued to grow in his faith and eventually felt a call to serve the Lord through ministry. Charlie has a heart for serving the youth of our Diocese and helping lead them to encounter Jesus.
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