Corbin appointed

Corbin appointed
YOUNGSTOWN -- Brian R. Corbin has been appointed the executive director of Catholic Charities Services for the Diocese of Youngstown by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin effective Thursday. Corbin, who has been director of social action for Catholic Charities since 1987, succeeds Sister Consolata Kline, who is retiring after 11 years as executive director.
The executive director administers the department of Catholic Charities Services, which includes collaboration with the directors of social action and social services and the Catholic Charities Corp. and its members. Corbin is completing his doctorate in political economy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., and is president of the Youngstown District Board of Health. He's also the national chairman of the management and administrators section of Catholic Charities USA.
Convocation set
YOUNGSTOWN -- "Love Beyond All Telling" is the theme for the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown's Ministry Convocation 2001 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at Youngstown State University's Kilcawley center. The diocese's departments of pastoral educational services and Catholic Charities Services sponsor the event to develop the skills of those who share their faith through ministries that include adult faith formation, elementary catechesis, evangelism, family life, general catechesis, initiation ministry, lay formation, liturgy, parish pastoral councils, music, social action, small Christian ministries and young adult and youths.
Dr. Zeni Fox will give the keynote address, "Changes in Ministry Today." She is an associate professor of pastoral theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.
There will be a "Tech Learning Center" and 54 workshops for the estimated 800 people who will attend. Those attending may qualify for religious education or state certification credit hours. The cost is $30. Walk-ins are welcome. Call (330) 744-8451.
Aviator to speak
BOARDMAN -- Nard Pugyao will speak about his life as an aviator for Wickliffe Bible Translators in Orange, Calif., at an event starting at 6:15 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn. The native of the Philippines received his aviation training in the United States. Wickliffe then assigned him to his native country where he flew missionaries and supplies to remote villages. For complimentary tickets call (330) 788-1499.
Youth fest
NORTH LIMA -- Youth Fest 2001 will feature Steve Wiggins, formerly of Big Tent Revival, at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in South Range High School. He replaces Tammy Trent, who canceled after the death of her husband, Trent Lenderick, last month. Tickets are $7.50 each and can be bought at the high school, North Lima Giant Eagle, Family Christian Bookstore, Heaven On Earth Bookstore, Lion and Lamb Resources, or JMJ Christian Resources. Call (330) 549-2333.
Bishop to speak
WARREN --Jonathan D. Keaton, bishop of the Ohio East Area of the United Methodist Church will give the sermon at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church. The native of Fort Smith, Ark., resides in North Canton. He's been the east area bishop since 1996.
Arab program set
HOWLAND -- "Understanding Our Arab Neighbors" is the theme of a program at Howland Community Church at 7 p.m. Sunday. Four couples from the Arab community center will discuss Arab-American history, the Arab experience in the Mahoning Valley and conflict in the Middle East. Two members of the panel will be Muslims. Four will be Antiochian Orthodox Christians. One will be a Maronite Catholic, and one will be Jewish. The speakers demonstrate the diversity within the Arab community.