Greg Sherwood addresses attendees at an Aug. 6 gathering of Young Catholic Professionals. The night drew 60 people to St. Michael Parish downtown. The next meeting is set for Sept. 10. (Courtesy Young Catholic Professionals)
Greg Sherwood addresses attendees at an Aug. 6 gathering of Young Catholic Professionals. The night drew 60 people to St. Michael Parish downtown. The next meeting is set for Sept. 10. (Courtesy Young Catholic Professionals)
More than 60 young adults gathered Aug. 6 at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in downtown Portland for the latest event hosted by the Portland chapter of Young Catholic Professionals. Speaker for the evening was Greg Sherwood, who helped found Quest Investment Management as well as a real estate company.

In additional to raising a family, Sherwood has a passion for spreading the love of Jesus through the founding of Mentors360 and coaching Wilson High School football. He told the inspirational story of how he overcame tough circumstances in his childhood, was baptized as a teenager, and recently converted to Catholicism.

Sherwood challenged attendees to set new goals constantly in both their interior and exterior lives. Striving to be holy involves asking Christ to heal us, practicing our faith daily, and recognizing that our daily work is sacred no matter our profession, he said.

When talking about juggling aspects of life, Sherwood used a powerful visual metaphor — a jar stuffed with big and small rocks. By putting in the big rocks first, he illustrated the need to fill one’s life with the most important priorities first (such as faith, family, and purpose). After that, the smaller priorities can fit the gaps.

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