2018 RECongress Speakers

Religious Education Congress
March 15
, 2018 (Youth Day) &
March 16-18, 2018

   
ScheduleSpeakers • Speakers/Topics • Workshops • Handouts • Speaker Signings
Exhibitors • Exhibitor Categories • Hall A Map
 

Our Congress speaker roster for 2018 is full. Any inquiries about speakers for Congress 2019 may contact Jan Pedroza, Programming Coordinator, after April 15, 2018.

Aug 31: 162 speakers posted
Sep 1: 167 speakers posted
Sep 7: 174 speakers posted
Sep 15: 178 speakers posted
Sep 18: 181 speakers posted
Sep 22: 185 speakers posted
updated 22 Sep 2017

Youth Day
Keynote
Katie Prejean McGrady
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Arena
"Daring Faith"
RECongress
English Keynote
Dr. Carolyn Woo
Saturday, March  17, 2018
8:30 am - Arena
"Grace in a Competitive World"
Spanish Keynote
Asamblea General
Maria Clara Bingemer
Sábado, 17 de marzo, 2018
8:30 am - Hall B
 
   
Number of Speakers: 185
Number of Workshops: 334
English Workshops: 221
Spanish Workshops: 75
Youth Day Workshops: 30
Vietnamese Workshops: 8
   
Alejandro Aguilera-Titus
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 3
        : ¡Levántate con alegría misionera! (*)
        : The Freedom to Engage in Youthful Mission (*)
        : Missionary Disciples that Fascinate, Multiply and Accompany (*)
   
Fr. Carlos Alarcón, OMI
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): LGBT Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Católico y gay: Respuestas a las preguntas pastorales más básicas (*)
        : Proyecto de aceptación familiar: Mitos y realidades sobre la comunidad gay (*)
   
John Allen Jr.
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        : What's Hot and What's Not in the Global Church: A 360-degree Review of the Catholic Landscape (*)
        : Persecution of Christians in the World Today (*)
   
Tony Alonso
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 2
        : Encounter: From the Heart of Pope Francis
        : Breaking Open "Encounter: From the Heart of Pope Francis"
   
Donna Anderle
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
        : Liturgical Dance: Movement – The Voice of the Dancer (*)
   
David Anderson
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Bringing the Spirit and Music of Taizé to Your Community
        : Pray Always and in Many Ways in the Parish
   
John Angotti
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 1
        : Today! Seeing and Hearing God Through Scripture and Song (*)
   
Steve Angrisano
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 1
        : Sing to The Lord! Music and Prayer in Teaching the Faith (*)
   
Katherine Angulo
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Catholic Identity) & Confirmation
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: x - Are You Ready to Leave a Mark in the Catholic Church?
        : What Do Teens Desire to Receive During Their Preparation for Confirmation? (*)
   
Chika Anyanwu
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: x - Made for Greatness
   
Prof. Maria Pilar Aquino
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
   
Andrés Arango
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : Missionary Disciples in the New Evangelization (*)
        : Un equilibrio sagrado: Vida ocupada y espiritualidad familiar (*)
   
Elsy Arevalo, MA
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
        : La escucha profunda: Como camino hacia la unión, transformación y sanación (*)
   
Dr. Ansel Augustine
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Culture/Politics) & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: x - What's Goin' On: Culture and Politics
        : Rev Up, Raise Up and Rise Up! (*)
   
Msgr. Arturo Bañuelas, STD
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        : Ministry: Pastoral, Poor and Missionary (*)
        : Ministerio: Pastoral, pobre y misionero (*)
   
Bishop Robert Barron
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        : Evangelization Through Beauty
   
Betsey Beckman, MM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
        : Dancing Through the Holy Land (*)
   
Mary Bielski
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Justice/Mercy) & Sexuality
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: x - The Truth About Love, Sex and Relationships
        : The Good News About Desire, Sex and the Path to Freedom (*)
   
Maria Clara Bingemer
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education & Theology & Keynote (Sp)
     Workshops: 2
   
Mary Birmingham
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation
     Workshops: 2
        : The Role of Doctrine in the Catechumenate (*)
        : How the Baptismal Catechumenate Inspires All Catechesis (*)
   
Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Restorative Justice
     Workshops: 2
        : Shoulder to Shoulder: The Power of Radical Kinship (*)
        : Ventilating the World with Tenderness: The Strategy of Jesus at the Margins (*)
   
Maricarmen Bracamontes Ayón
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Life Issues & Sexuality
     Workshops: 2
        : Hacia una Espiritualidad para la transición cultural (*)
        : Migración, hospitalidad y cultura del encuentro (*)
   
Dr. Elizabeth Crabb Breen, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): HIV/AIDS
     Workshops: 1
        : The People of God Living with HIV/AIDS (*)
   
Caroline Brennan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        : At the Front Lines of Today's Most Pressing Humanitarian Emergencies (*)
        : At the Front Lines of the Global Refugee and Migration Crisis (*)
   
Sr. Kathleen Bryant, RSC
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 1
        : Jesus said, "Talitha Kum": Rising UP as Women! (*)
   
John Burland
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        : Let’s Gather! Let’s Sing! Enriching Children’s Catechesis Through Song and Movement (*)
        : Raise Your Voice! Music for Sacraments, Seasons and Celebrations (*)
   
Fr. William Burton, OFM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        : The Formation of the Synoptic Gospels (*)
        : The Gospel of John: Why Is It So Different? (*)
   
Ian Callanan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
        : To End the Day: A Contemporary Resource for Preparing Night Prayer (*)
   
Julie Cano Valero
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Women's Issues
     Workshops: 2
        : Mujeres sanas, mujeres sabias: La potencia del alma femenina. (*)
        : Violencia: El preocupante fenómeno de la violencia ejercida por unos seres humanos sobre otros (*)
   
Rita Chairez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 1
        : Dialogo de sanación (*)
   
Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
   
Andrew Chinn
     Language: English      Topic(s): Early Childhood & Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        : Butterflies and Rainbows! The Role of Music in Prayer, Catechesis and Celebration with Early Childhood Learners (*)
        : My Spirit Soars, My Spirit Sings! Songs and Strategies to Raise Hearts and Voices in Liturgies for Children (*)
   
Fr. James Clarke, PhD
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 3
        : Recorriendo los bosques oscuros: El viaje del temor hacia las bendiciones (*)
        : Traversing the Dark Woods: The Journey from Fear to Blessedness (*)
        : Presenting an Evangelizing Catechesis: What Would That Look Like? (*)
   
Thomas Corcoran
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        : Seven Steps to Implementing Change (*)
        : Finding Courage to Embrace the New Evangelization (*)
   
Jeanne Cotter
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 2
        : Encounter: From the Heart of Pope Francis
        : Breaking Open "Encounter: From the Heart of Pope Francis"
   
Maria Covarrubias
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 1
        : ¡Familia, tú eres formadora de discípulos misioneros! (*)
   
Fr. John Cusick
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        : Deepening Our Appreciation of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ (*)
        : Deepening Our Appreciation of the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (*)
   
Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Sacraments
     Workshops: 1
        : El bautismo y el sacerdocio común: Confrontando el clericalismo (*)
   
Jared Dees
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 3
        : Christ the Master Teacher: 12 Ways to Become a Better Religious Educator (*)
        : Heal, Proclaim, Then Teach: A Practical Approach to Evangelization (*)
        : Presenting an Evangelizing Catechesis: What Would That Look Like? (*)
   
Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Following Mary into Missionary Discipleship (*)
        : Youth, Faith & Vocational Discernment: What We Should Think About for the Upcoming Vatican Synod (*)
   
Sr. Carol Dempsey, OP, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        : Connecting the Biblical Text to the Text of Life (*)
        : Biblical Women Proclaim, "Rise Up!" (*)
   
Prof. Quyen Di, PhD
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
   
Iván Díaz
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Youth Ministry & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
        : Engaging Youth in Evangelization (*)
        : Comprometiendo jóvenes en la evangelización (*)
   
Frank DiLallo
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        : Aligning Responses to Bullying with Catholic Schools (*)
        : Bullying Out – Formation In (*)
   
Peter Ductrám
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Special Needs
     Workshops: 2
        : ¿Amoris Laetitia en la catequesis? Tres elementos esenciales (*)
        : Catequesis adaptiva: ¡Padres de familia son recursos indispensables! (*)
   
Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 1
        : How to Answer Questions of Faith from Young Adults
   
Msgr. Raymond East
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Multicultural
     Workshops: 2
        : Rise Up – Black Parishes and Schools Matter! (*)
        : Rise Up, You Tribes of the Church! (*)
   
Tom East
     Language: English      Topic(s): Confirmation & Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        : Accompaniment: Sharing Faith with People of All Ages (*)
        : Mission and Witness: Preparing Generation Z Youth for Confirmation (*)
   
Carole Eipers, DMin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        : Service: “Projects" or a Way of Life?
        : Evangelization: A Church Which Goes Forth
   
Becky Eldredge
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Praying Our Lives: A Remedy for Restlessness (*)
        : Weary and Waiting: Nurturing Hope During Transitions (*)
   
Steven Ellair
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 1
        : Fire 'em Up for Jesus! (*)
        : Seven Secrets to Reach the Hearts of Children
   
Dr. Orlando Espin
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 1
        : ¡De pie! Catolicismo popular, rebeldía y esperanza (*)
   
Sr. Karla Felix-Rivera, VDMF, JCL
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Sacraments
     Workshops: 1
        : ¿Entendemos lo que decimos al casarnos? (*)
   
Santiago Fernández
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 2
        : Selección de música apropiada para la Misa
        : Orando y cantando la alegría del Señor (*)
   
Sr. Barbara Fiand, SND de N
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Embracing Spirituality for the 21st Century (*)
        : The True Self: Encountering Our Inner Depth (*)
   
Dr. Arthur Fitzmaurice, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): LGBT Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Transgender in Our Schools: One Bread, One Body (*)
        : Teaching Mercy: Accompanying LGBT Students (*)
   
Rev. José-Román Flecha Andrés
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Morality
     Workshops: 2
        : Camino del amor (*)
        : ¿A ti que te pregunta Jesus? (*)
   
Amy Florian
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development
     Workshops: 2
        : Paying Attention to Mary’s Voice in My Martha World (*)
        : Rise Up! Re-thinking Parish Bereavement Ministry for the Future (*)
   
Fr. Richard Fragomeni
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy & Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
        : The Eucharist as a Sacrament of Death: Repeating Baptism Until We Get It Right (*)
        : The Communion of Saints: The Mystical Heart of Christianity (*)
   
Anne Frawley-Mangan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Heart, Head, Hands and Heaven: Connecting Imagination and Religion (*)
        : Imagine That! Praying with the Imagination (*)
   
Dr. Richard Gaillardetz
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        : By What Authority? On the Proper Use and Abuse of Doctrine (*)
        : Priesthood: Ministerial and Baptismal (*)
   
Fr. Rob Galea
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : "I Can't Even!" – Thriving and Surviving Stress and Anxiety (*)
        : Discerning God's Will (*)
   
Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Living the Discerning Life: The Teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola (*)
        : Discerning the Will of God: An Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision-making (*)
   
Fr. David Garcia
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        : Preaching Global Solidarity (*)
        : Predicando la solidaridad global (*)
   
Noelle Garcia
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        : 13 Reasons Why You Matter (*)
        : Ministry Through Vocation (*)
   
Dr. Cecilia González‑Andrieu
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        : Immigration and the Love of Neighbor (*)
        : La inmigración y el amor al próximo (*)
   
Dr. Greer Gordon
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education & Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        : Faith: The Renewal of Mind and Heart
        : Faithful Witness: The Church
   
Dr. Thomas Groome
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : Feeding the Hungers: Our Hope for Faith of Youth and Young Adults (*)
        : Turning to the Historical Jesus and his Revolution for Catechists (*)
   
Ricardo Grzona
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Family & Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        : Los jóvenes: La vocación y la misión del catequista (*)
        : Los valores de mis hijos cambian. ¿Qué hago? -- Propuesta cristiana (*)
   
Fr. Michael Gutierrez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Ecumenical/Interreligious
     Workshops: 1
        : El señor escucha al clamor de su pueblo: El ecumenismo, una respuesta unida a la necesidad de los marginalizados (*)
   
David Haas
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 2
        : “I Will Bring You Home”: Songs of Prayer, Stories of Faith
        : God Never Tires: Singing the Astonishing and Relentless Grace of Mercy
   
Sr. Bridget Haase, OSU
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Walking the Path of Faith: Power, Providence, Presence of God (*)
        : Multicultural Halos: Saints and Everyday Holiness (*)
   
Mark Hart
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Family
     Workshops: 2
        : Thinking Bigger: The Truth About Modern Evangelization (*)
        : Pass It On: Balancing Faith in Family Life (*)
   
Sarah Hart
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Us vs. Them: Beyond Politics and Into Love (*)
        : The Prayer of Chaos (*)
   
Marty Haugen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 1
        : Rise Up from Divisions, Anger and Loss: Worship in Difficult Times
   
Lisa Hendey
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media/Technology
     Workshops: 2
        : Rise and Shine: Social Media and the Missionary Disciple (*)
        : Saints-in-the-Making: Storytelling for a New Generation of Evangelists (*)
   
Rev. Terry Hershey
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Soft Hearts from Hard Places (*)
        : Making a Difference: Being Not Just the Best IN the World but the Best FOR the World (*)
   
Fr. Doan Hoang, SJ
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
        : Vietnamese Workshop (Arise) (*)
        : Vietnamese Workshop (The Meaning of the Lord's Prayer that Leads to Marvelous Change) (*)
   
Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Prayer) & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 3
         Youth Day: x - Becoming a Living Prayer
        : The Foolishness of Christianity (*)
        : Rise Up: A Christian Spirituality of Resistance (*)
   
Bill Huebsch
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : How to Learn the Art of Accompaniment (*)
        : How to Recognize Grace When You See It (*)
   
ValLimar Jansen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music & Spirituality/Prayer & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 3
        : Rise Up to Happiness and Joy (*)
        : Creating Peace in Times of Crisis (*)
        : Your Story Matters (How to Tell Your Story) (*)
   
Paul Jarzembowski
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Minding the Gap: Ministry and Transition from Youth to Young Adulthood (*)
        : Engaging the "Nones": Evangelization of the Inactive and Disaffected (*)
   
Jack Jezreel
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        : Faith and Politics in the Hebrew Scriptures
        : Faith and Politics in the Gospels
   
Fr. Manuel Jiménez Rodríguez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation & Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
        : Metodología para la explicación teológica de los sacramentos (*)
        : El catecumenado de adultos no bautizados principia de renovación de la catequesis hoy (*)
   
Rick Jones
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        : At the Front Lines of the Global Refugee and Migration Crisis (*)
        : Nuevas dinámicas de migración, refugio y lo que la Iglesia esta hacienda (*)
   
Fr. Satish Joseph
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Sacraments
     Workshops: 2
        : Relationships Ruptured and Restored: New Insights into the Sacrament of Reconciliation (*)
        : Transforming Parishes into Communities of Disciples (*)
   
Fr. Joe Kempf
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sacraments & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Answer: A Sense of Humor. Question: Name One of the Top Five Things that Will Help You Rise (*)
        : You (Yes, You) Were Made to Rise! (*)
   
Anne Kertz Kernion
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
        : Neuroscience and Well -Being: How Spirituality Affects Our Health and DNA (*)
   
Andrea Kopp
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        : Rise Up! with Adolescents and Their Families: The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis (*)
   
Blessie La Scola
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation
     Workshops: 2
        : What's the Hurry with Conversion? (*)
        : Children of the Light: Pre-catechumenate Period with Children (*)
   
Christina Lamas
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Youth Ministry Track & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : Movimiento de “trabajo de la iglesia” a “formando discípulos misioneros” (*)
        : Accompanying Young People on the Journey (*)
   
Douglas Leal
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 1
        : I Want to Go to THAT Church: Creating a Parish Where Adults and Young Adults Rise Up! (*)
   
Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : God at the Movies
        : Synod 2018: Will Our Faith Have Young People?
   
Sr. Lynn Levo, CSJ, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development
     Workshops: 2
        : Hope Is a Choice That Matters Today (*)
        : Becoming a Transforming Presence (*)
   
Sergio Lopez
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 1
        : Pray Out Loud! Stand and Lead! Inspiring a Zeal for Mission in Young People (*)
   
Rabbi Michael Lotker
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Science/Faith)
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: x - How a Rabbi/Scientist Views Religion, God and Belief
   
Diana Macalintal
     Language: English      Topic(s): Liturgy & Women's Issues
     Workshops: 2
        : Rise and Shine! Time to Exercise Our Baptismal Priesthood (*)
        : Liturgical Flow: Understanding the Key to Excellent Liturgy (*)
   
Cardinal Roger Mahony
     Language: English      Topic(s): Sacraments
     Workshops: 1
        : Terrific Confirmation Tuesday, But What Do We Have for Them on Wednesday? Post-Sacrament Evangelization (*)
   
Michael Mangan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary & Liturgy
     Workshops: 2
        : Rise Up and Sing! Joyful Songs of Faith for Schools and Parishes (*)
        : The Word in Song: Singing Scripture with Children (*)
   
Jesse Manibusan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Life of Meaning) & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: x - Living a Life of Meaning – Believing Deeply
        : All Are Welcome in This Place: Rise Up in Communion (*)
   
Fr. James Martin, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): LGBT Ministry & Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Building a Bridge: Bringing Together LGBT Catholics and the Church (*)
        : The Historical Jesus (*)
   
Dr. Juan Martínez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Ecumenical/Interreligious
     Workshops: 1
        : El señor escucha al clamor de su pueblo: El ecumenismo, una respuesta unida a la necesidad de los marginalizados (*)
   
Fr. Bryan Massingale, STD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Morality & LGBT Ministry
     Workshops: 3
        : To Redeem the Soul of America: King's Vision and Challenge Today (*)
        : Transgender in Our Schools: One Bread, One Body (*)
        : Sin: From Breaking Rules to Violating Justice (*)
   
Sr. Hilda Mateo, MSSpS, DMin
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
        : Nuestro fines, nuestro comienzo: Vivir la espiritualidad de la cruz
   
Margaret Matijasevic
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : Rise Up! with Adolescents and Their Families: The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis (*)
        : A National Perspective on the Catechetical Imagination (*)
   
Rabbi Michael Mayersohn
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecumenical/Interreligious
     Workshops: 2
        : Ascent to Jerusalem, Ascent to Holiness (*)
        : Prophets and Prophecy: Prod to Conscience (*)
   
Robert McCarty, DMin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
        : From Surviving to Thriving in Pastoral Ministry: The Pain and the Blessing! (*)
        : Going, Going, Gone … The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics (*)
   
Sr. Patricia McCormack, IHM
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        : Catechists and Teachers – In Loco Jesu (*)
        : Be the “I” in Evangelize (*)
   
Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
        : Millennials vs. Gen Z (*)
        : Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment: A Time of Discernment and Action (*)
   
Bro. Michael O'Neil McGrath, OSFS
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 1
        : Mysteries of the Rosary (*)
   
David McHugh lll
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 1
        : Ministry Through Vocation (*)
   
Dr. Megan McKenna
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Lift Your Eyes! We'd Like to See Jesus (*)
        : And When I Am Lifted Up, I Will Draw Everyone to Myself! (*)
   
Joe Melendrez
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Scripture)
     Workshops: 1
         Youth Day: x - Mark My Words
   
Ted Miles
     Language: English      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 1
        : Pray Out Loud! Stand and Lead! Inspiring a Zeal for Mission in Young People (*)
   
Brandi Milloy
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Overcoming Obstacles) & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: x - Overcoming Obstacles
        : Overcoming Obstacles: Trusting in God’s Plan
   
Amalia Molina Cortina
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 1
        : Dialogo de sanación (*)
   
Juan Carlos Montenegro
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Youth Ministry
     Workshops: 1
        : Importancia de tener experiencias de voluntariado en la catequesis (*)
   
Rafael Moreno
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 1
        : Del júbilo a la contemplación: La oración personal y comunitaria por medio del canto
   
Fr. J. Patrick Mullen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        : "The Mother of Jesus Was There": A Scriptural Portrayal of Mary (*)
        : Teaching Like Jesus: Before the Catechism (*)
   
Marcelo Murua
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : La espiritualidad de Francisco a la Luz de la Palabra (*)
        : La catequesis ante el desafío de nuevos modelos de vida familiar (*)
   
Rev. Peter Neeley
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Justice/Peace
     Workshops: 2
        : Levántate y camina (*)
        : Levanta la voz y profetiza pueblo hispano (*)
   
Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology & Sexuality
     Workshops: 2
        : Sexuality: Celebrate the Gift and Become Makers of Love (*)
        : Encounter Your Way Toward Good Church (*)
   
Rev. Hy Nguyen, PSS
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
        : Vietnamese Workshop (Catechesis and Culture: Inseparable and Indispensable) (*)
        : Vietnamese Workshop (Pope Francis: A Modern Catechist) (*)
   
Maria Elena Ocegueda Juárez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        : ¡Levántate, resplandece! (*)
        : ¡Levantemos nuestra voz! (*)
   
Dr. Hosffman Ospino, PhD
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Theology & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : Encuentro: Jesús, María y el pueblo hispano (*)
        : Intercultural Approaches to Catechesis: Considerations and Strategies (*)
   
Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media/Technology & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
        : Legal and Free: Media-smart Youth Ministers (*)
        : Finding Faith in Scorsese's "Silence" (*)
   
Rev. Daniel Pajuelo Vázquez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Media/Technology
     Workshops: 2
        : Cultura del encuentro en la era digital (*)
        : Un sacerdote en YouTube, experiencia de evangelización en la periferia digital (*)
   
Constanza Palomo de Fernández
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 1
        : Orando y cantando la alegría del Señor (*)
   
Joe Paprocki, DMin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 1
        : Sacramental Preparation: Inviting Children to Encounter Mystery (*)
   
Abundio Parra Sanchez
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        : María Magdalena ... ¡qué mujer! (*)
        : ¡Abogados ... en crisis! (*)
   
Rev. Leo Patalinghug
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        : How to Get Your Family to Heaven! (*)
        : Bored at Mass? Never Again! (*)
   
Mike Patin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Sharing Faith) & Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: x - Linked, Re-tweeted and Shared
        : "I Scream!" – Culture and the Challenge of Catechesis (*)
   
Bob Perron
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Voccation/Discernment) & Family & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 3
         Youth Day: x -
        : Family Matters: Family and Faith Dynamics with Youth Ministry (*)
        : How to Become a Saint in Five Easy Steps (*)
   
Roy Petitfils
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Family) & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: x - How to "Deal" in a Difficult Family
        : Using Empathic Evangelization to Understand, Reach and Influence the Modern Family (*)
   
Rev. Thinh Pham
     Language: Vietnamese      Topic(s): Vietnamese
     Workshops: 2
        : Vietnamese Workshop (“Lord, My God, I Called to You for Help, and You Healed Me” - Ps 30:2) (*)
        : Vietnamese Workshop (Mary in the Liturgical and Devotional Life of the Church) (*)
   
Fr. Chris Ponnet
     Language: English      Topic(s): LGBT Ministry & HIV/AIDS
     Workshops: 2
        : The People of God Living with HIV/AIDS (*)
        : Teaching Mercy: Accompanying LGBT Students (*)
   
Katie Prejean McGrady
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Keynote) & Youth Ministry Track
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: x - Daring Faith
        : Dwell Among Them: Exploring Incarnation-driven Ministry (*)
   
Tom Quinlan
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 1
        : Excellence in Ministry: Best Practices for Successful Catechetical Leadership (*)
   
Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Ecclesiology
     Workshops: 2
        : Pope Francis After Five Years
        : Freedom of Religion Under Attack Around the World
   
Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, PhD
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        : Women Arising in the Gospel of Luke (*)
        : Un mensaje ambiguo: Las mujeres en el evangelio de San Lucas (*)
   
Fr. R. Tony Ricard, MTh, MDiv
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 2
        : Have You Seen Him? Searching for the Child Jesus (*)
        : Excuse Me, Lord! How Big Is Your But? (*)
   
Dr. John Rinaldo, DMin
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media/Technology & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        : Technology and Social Media: A Primary Means for Evangelization (*)
        : Re-imagining Parish Life in the Light of Evangelization (*)
   
Rev. Domingo Rodríguez Zambrana, ST
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        : Un evangelio encarnado en la vida del pueblo (*)
        : Para levantarse, hay que cuestionar si estamos caídos (*)
   
Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Rising Up to the Adult Challenge within the Gospels (*)
        : Rise Up: From Living by Goodwill and Dogged Willpower to Drawing on the Resurrection and Grace (*)
   
Mario Romero
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 1
        : La formación de los evangelios en el imperio romano (*)
   
Danielle Rose
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 1
        : “May God Love You Through Me”
   
Pedro Rubalcava
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 2
        : First Our Parish Was Bilingual, Then We Are Multicultural, Now What? (*)
        : Primero la parroquia era bilingüe, luego somos multiculturales, ¿qué hacemos? (*)
   
Msgr. Lucio Ruiz
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Media/Technology
     Workshops: 2
        : La comunicación como misión de la Iglesia (*)
        : Misioneros en la "era digital" (*)
   
Joyce Rupp
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Self-Compassion in an Era of Endless Activity
        : Coming Out of Exile: Welcoming What Our Spirit Is Missing
   
Lic. Juan Saju
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer
     Workshops: 2
        : Con Cristo ¡vuestra tristeza se convertirá en gozo! (Jn 16,20) (*)
        : Hombres y mujeres nuevas par la vida del Espíritu (Rom 8,11-17) (*)
   
Rev. Alexia Salvatierra
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Ecumenical/Interreligious
     Workshops: 1
        : El señor escucha al clamor de su pueblo: El ecumenismo, una respuesta unida a la necesidad de los marginalizados (*)
   
Fr. Ron Schmidt, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Media/Technology
     Workshops: 1
        : Finding Faith in Scorsese's "Silence" (*)
   
Rev. Michael Schmitz
     Language: English      Topic(s): Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Praying the Mass Like Never Before (*)
        : Anti-fragile Faith (*)
   
Dan Schutte
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development & Liturgy
     Workshops: 2
        : Shepherding Communities in Times of Change (*)
        : Beyond the Moon and Stars (*)
   
Fr. Donald Senior, CP
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        : Praise You, Lord! Pope Francis and the Biblical Theology of Creation as a Source of Christian Spirituality (*)
        : The Vocation of Administrative Service: Biblical Foundations (*)
   
Fr. Clodomiro Siller-Acuña
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Ecclesiology & Ecumenical/Interreligious
     Workshops: 2
        : La Iglesia que fundó Jesús (*)
        : Diálogo interreligioso (*)
   
William Simon Jr.
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 1
        : Dare to Disciple (*)
   
Prof. Daniel Smith-Christopher
     Language: English      Topic(s): Scripture
     Workshops: 2
        : The Outlaw David ben Jesse (*)
        : Zydeco Theology and the Gumbo Bible (*)
   
Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education & Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        : Turning the Rising Tide of Apathy, Agnosticism and Atheism: Six Catalysts to Ignite the Faith of Young Skeptics (*)
        : Why Would an All-loving God Allow Suffering? How to Suffer Well through Christian Faith (*)
   
Zackary Stachowski
     Language: English      Topic(s): Music
     Workshops: 1
        : God Never Tires: Singing the Astonishing and Relentless Grace of Mercy
   
Julianne Stanz
     Language: English      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        : Building a Lasting Fire: Developing Disciples in Your Religious Education Program (*)
        : The Kerygma Enigma-Transformational Ministry (*)
   
Sr. Maureen Sullivan, OP, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        : A Church Which “Goes Forth”: Finding the Resurrected Christ in our Midst (*)
        : “Go to My Disciples ... and Tell Them”! (*)
   
Cardinal Luis Tagle
     Language: English      Topic(s): Spirituality/Prayer & Theology
     Workshops: 2
        : Forgiveness as a Path to Peace (*)
        : Ways of New Evangelization in Asia (*)
   
Michael Theisen
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 1
        : Rise Up! with Adolescents and Their Families: The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis (*)
   
Dr. Dora Tobar Mensbrugghe
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        : La familia y los sacramentos de iniciación (*)
        : Acepta que Dios te ama: El principio de la fe y la liberación del mal (*)
   
Doug Tooke
     Language: English      Topic(s): Youth Day (Confirmation) & Junior High
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: x - Eternal Fire: Confirmation Revitalized!
        : Middle School Mayhem or Miracle! (*)
   
Fr. Augustino Torres, CFR
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Youth Day (Living Faith) & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
         Youth Day: x - Sustaining Joy
        : Santa alegría: La espiritualidad franciscana de gozo (*)
   
Maria Torres Perez
     Language: Spansish      Topic(s): Theology
     Workshops: 2
        : Las nuevas Agar: Mujeres migrantes como sujeto de liberación (*)
        : Levantar puentes: Una espiritualidad para saltar fronteras (*)
   
Yunuen Trujillo
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): LGBT Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Católico y gay: Respuestas a las preguntas pastorales más básicas (*)
        : Proyecto de aceptación familiar: Mitos y realidades sobre la comunidad gay (*)
   
Fr. Gabino Uribarri Bilbao
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        : Los retos de la cultura plural actual a la cristología (*)
        : La ruptura fe: Sacramentos como desafío a la iniciación cristiana (*)
   
Fr. Richard Vega
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation
     Workshops: 1
        : La riqueza de la Vigilia Pascual (*)
   
Olga Vélez Caro
     Language: Spanish      Topic(s): Adult Education
     Workshops: 2
        : El evangelio de la alegría (*)
        : Salir a las periferias existenciales (*)
   
Nick Wagner
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechumenate/Initiation
     Workshops: 2
        : Seek the Living God -- Five Questions for Conversion (*)
        : RCIA That Works! (*)
   
James Wahl
     Language: English      Topic(s): Elementary
     Workshops: 2
        : Musical Liturgy for the Whole Child: More Than Hand Motions (*)
        : Songs of Joy and Hope for Children (*)
   
Joan Weber
     Language: English      Topic(s): Parish Leadership & Young Adult Ministry
     Workshops: 2
        : Discern or Decide: Helping Young People Know the Difference (*)
        : No More Volunteers: Getting Parishioners to See Themselves as Missionary Disciples (*)
   
Sherry Weddell
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization
     Workshops: 3
        : Forming Fruitful Disciples: How to Unlock the Power of the Spirit in Others (*)
        : Called, Gifted and Fruitful: The Transforming Power of Living the Mission of Jesus (*)
        : Presenting an Evangelizing Catechesis: What Would That Look Like? (*)
   
David Wells
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Family
     Workshops: 2
        : Rise Up, Young People! Raising New Disciples in Schools and Parishes (*)
        : Rise Up, Broken People! A Revolution of Tenderness (*)
   
Char Wenc, MEd, LCPC
     Language: English      Topic(s): Family & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 2
        : It Takes Courage to Be a Parent Today (*)
        : Leadership in the Catholic Church is a Job for All of Us (*)
   
Rev. Thomas Weston, SJ
     Language: English      Topic(s): Life Issues
     Workshops: 2
        : Healing Takes Time, Grace and Community (*)
        : WE are Always in Need of Reform: The Western Church in the 14th Century (*)
   
Fr. Michael White
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Parish Leadership
     Workshops: 3
        : Seven Steps to Implementing Change (*)
        : Finding Courage to Embrace the New Evangelization (*)
        : Presenting an Evangelizing Catechesis: What Would That Look Like? (*)
   
Dr. Joseph White, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Catechesis/Evangelization & Early Childhood
     Workshops: 2
        : Games, Songs, Crafts and Object Lessons: Hands-on Activities for Early Childhood Faith Formation (*)
        : Called to be Missionary Disciples: The Ministry of the Catechist (*)
   
C. Vanessa White
     Language: English      Topic(s): Human Growth/Development & Multicultural
     Workshops: 2
        : When the Praises Go Up (*)
        : To Set the Captives Free (*)
   
Dr. Madonna Wojtaszek-Healy, PhD
     Language: English      Topic(s): Special Needs
     Workshops: 2
        : God Calls Me to Dance, Even if I'm Out of Step (*)
        : One Size Does Not Fit All: The Case for Adaptive Religious Education (*)
   
Dr. Carolyn Woo
     Language: English      Topic(s): Keynote
     Workshops: 1
        : Grace in a Competitive World (*)
   
Dr. John Yzaguirre
     Language: English & Spanish      Topic(s): Family
     Workshops: 2
        : Freedom from Useless Fear (*)
        : Como liberarse de los miedos inútiles (*)
   

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