Our Next Event: 

Join us on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 for an evening of the Young Catholic Network featuring McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC Partner and Patent Attorney, Cassie J. Edgar.  Cassie will discuss:

Choosing your own adventure: a life grounded in faith and servant leadership

Cassie will be sharing how her faith and servant leadership approach has shaped her career choices.  She's purposefully “built a life”, and continues to struggle/pray/make choices toward those goals.

About Cassie: 

Cassie is a partner at a boutique law firm in Des Moines which specializes in legal solutions at the intersection of science and law: McKee, Voorhees & Sease. She is a scientist and an attorney with extensive experience in intellectual property, regulatory law, licensing, collaborations and business strategy related to biotechnology.

Prior to joining MVS, Cassie was Chief IP & Regulatory Officer for Genus, PLC., a U.K. based company utilizing gene editing technology. Cassie was also at Pioneer DuPont (now Corteva) for 14 years, where she served in research, legal and management roles including IP Counsel, Sr. Regulatory Counsel, and Director. 

Cassie holds a B.S. in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University, and an M.S. with an emphasis on Biomathematics from North Carolina State University. She obtained her law degree from Drake University, and completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Cassie is a member of St. Francis of Assisi parish, where she has served two terms on pastoral council and has participated in the Christ Renews His Parish program.  She also recently completed 9 years of service on the Des Moines Diocese Finance Council.

Register for this free event HERE

Networking with complimentary drinks and appetizers starts at 6pm at the Catholic Pastoral Center (601 Grand Avenue, Des Moines).  The speaker discussion begins at 7pm.  Parking is available across the street from the Pastoral Center in the lots surrounding St. Ambrose Cathedral.  We encourage business casual attire at YCN events.


 What is Young Catholic Network?

Young Catholic Network is a ministry aiming to host quarterly gatherings that will bring young adult professionals of the Des Moines metro together to build community through their common faith, to network and get to know one another, and to witness to one another on the way they live their faith in the workplace.  An integral element of these gatherings will be inviting established members of the professional community to share with the young adults their witness, professional achievements, and to give practical advice on what young Catholics may encounter in the secular workplace and how they can keep their faith, drawing others to Christ. 

 Why attend?

- Enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers
- Meet other young Catholics committed to professional and spiritual growth
- Network with Catholic business leaders in a variety of industries
- Be a part of this new, energetic, and inspiring community! 

 Who is invited?

All young professionals in their 20s and 30s from every industry!