Robin Walker Heffron
- Charleston US-SC
Robin Heffron, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, leads Carolina One Insurance, LLC, headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. A devoted Christian, Robin Heffron worked closely with her late husband Randy and several others to bring the Cursillo movement to the Lutheran church in South Carolina. Cursillo is the popular name for “Cursillo de Cristianidad,” Spanish for “short course in Christianity,” which originated in Spain in the early 1940s and came to the United States in 1947. Although it started within the Roman Catholic Church, it soon spread to various Protestant denominations as well. The Cursillo itself is a training program presented over the course of a three-day weekend. During the weekend, 15 talks are given, 5 by clergy and 10 by lay presenters. The talks, called “rollos,” are oriented around living life in God’s grace, with an emphasis on how God guides and strengthens His people, and on developing total commitment. After each rollo, the participants break into small groups and discuss its content. The weekends are modeled after the communities that early Christians established for themselves, which entailed serious discussions, singing, camaraderie, and prayer. Cursillo has been described as proclaiming “the best news of the best reality: that God, in Christ, loves us.” It is recommended for anybody, clergy or layperson, who aspires to become a Christian leader. Separate Cursillos are held for men and women, and when married couples participate, the husband must attend first. A person may attend only one Cursillo during his or her lifetime.