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Sunday, October 6
 

8:00am

8:00pm

 
Monday, October 7
 

7:00am

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday October 7, 2019 7:00am - 7:30am
Edgewater

7:30am

Breakfast and Opening Plenary Session
Speakers
avatar for Most Reverend Paul Coakley, S.T.L., D.D.

Most Reverend Paul Coakley, S.T.L., D.D.

Archbishop of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, S.T.L., D.D. is the Archbishop of Oklahoma City, an archdiocese with more than 120,000 Catholics in central and western Oklahoma. The archdiocese is comprised of 46 counties and 42,470 square miles.Archbishop Coakley was born in Norfolk, Virginia to... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 7:30am - 8:45am
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom IV – VII

7:30am

9:00am

S01 - Stewardship: A Life-Giving Spirituality
Speakers
avatar for Rev. Joe Creedon

Rev. Joe Creedon

Pastor Emeritus, Christ the King
Father Joe Creedon is pastor emeritus of Christ the King Parish in Kingston, Rhode Island where he served for 31 years. He studied theology at the University of Louvain in Belgium. Father Creedon was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law Degree from the University of Rhode Island in... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chicago Ballroom X

9:00am

S02 - The Impact Revolution: A Call for New Ideas in the Church
Speakers
avatar for Jason Shanks

Jason Shanks

President - Institute, Our Sunday Visitor
Jason Shanks is president of the OSV Institute. Prior to OSV, he served as chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM). Here he successfully combined and reorganized five separate county-based Catholic social service agencies into one regional service... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chicago Ballroom IX

9:00am

S03 - Stewardship Through the Lens of Evangelization and Disciple-making
Speakers
avatar for Tony Brandt

Tony Brandt

Co-Founder and President, Casting Nets Ministries
Tony Brandt is the president of Casting Nets Ministries, a nonprofit lay apostolate.  Mr. Brandt earned a degree in theology, philosophy and youth ministry at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He is now using his passion for spreading the Gospel to train and inspire others... Read More →
avatar for Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart

Co-Founder and COO, Casting Nets Ministries
Chris Stewart is the co-Founder and COO of Casting Nets Ministries, a nonprofit lay apostolate dedicated to the challenge of the New Evangelization. Mr. Stewart earned a master’s degree in theological studies from Ave Maria University in Florida, and is a frequent presenter at retreats... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chicago Ballroom VIII

9:00am

S04 - Elevating Your Human Resource Skills
Speakers
avatar for Deacon Bob Beehner

Deacon Bob Beehner

Director of Administration Emeritus, St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Deacon Robert Beehner is a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. A recognized speaker nationally, he is also the author of a newly published book: Giving, A Stepin Following Jesus. Deacon Beehner is a graduate of Mt. Carmel Junior Seminary. He earned a bachelor’s... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Sheraton Ballroom III

9:00am

S05 - La espiritualidad de la Corresponsabilidad en el Siglo 21
Speakers
avatar for Monsignor Carlos Quintana Puente

Monsignor Carlos Quintana Puente

Director emeritus Office of Development, Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (Latin American Council of Catholic Bishops)
Monsignor Carlos Quintana Puente is a diocesan priest from the Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico who brings a wealth of experience teaching Christian stewardship. For the past 20 years he has introduced stewardship to Catholic Church leaders in Central and South America and in... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Ontario

9:00am

S06 - Is Christ the Center of Your Mission?: A Spiritualty of Diocesan and Foundation Advancement
Speakers
avatar for Cory Howat

Cory Howat

Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation, Archdiocese of New Orleans
Cory Howat is the executive director of The Catholic Foundation for the Archdiocese of NewOrleans. He has an extensive background working in nonprofits. He is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana where he resides with his wife and five children. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Superior

9:00am

S07 - Lessons We Learned in Our First Capital Campaign
Speakers
avatar for Most Reverend Paul Coakley, S.T.L., D.D.

Most Reverend Paul Coakley, S.T.L., D.D.

Archbishop of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, S.T.L., D.D. is the Archbishop of Oklahoma City, an archdiocese with more than 120,000 Catholics in central and western Oklahoma. The archdiocese is comprised of 46 counties and 42,470 square miles.Archbishop Coakley was born in Norfolk, Virginia to... Read More →
avatar for Peter de Keratry, CFRE

Peter de Keratry, CFRE

Director of Stewardship and Development, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Peter de Keratry joined the team at the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City in 2016 and serves as its executive director of stewardship and development.  He oversees all areas of stewardship and development in the archdiocese including annual, capital and endowment fundraising programs... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Erie

9:00am

S08 - Picture Your Legacy: How to Get Donors to Engage in the Planned Giving Conversation
Speakers
avatar for Renée Underwood, CFRE

Renée Underwood, CFRE

Associate Director of the Advancement Foundation, Diocese of Fort Worth
Renée Underwood has served in stewardship, development and Catholic foundation management roles for dioceses since 2009. She currently has responsibility for annual and planned giving for the Diocese of Fort Worth as associate director of its Advancement Foundation. Current vice... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Huron

9:00am

S09 - The Spirituality of Stewardship: The Heart of Catholic School Development
Speakers
avatar for Mary Ann Otto

Mary Ann Otto

Pastoral Minister for Missionary Discipleship, St. Joseph and St. Mary Parishes
Mary Ann Otto is minister for missionary discipleship at St. Joseph and St. Mary parishes in Appleton, Wisconsin where her responsibilities include the areas of evangelization, discipleship and stewardship. She returned to her ministerial roots in parishes after serving for nine years... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Sheraton Ballroom II

9:00am

S10 - So Much More Than Money: The Impact of an Effective Feasibility Study
Speakers
avatar for Steve Michalek

Steve Michalek

Vice President and Director of Church Division, Ruotolo Associates, Inc.
Steve Michalek has spent his career in fundraising and development, with more than 13 years of experience working with faith-based and higher education organizations. His expertise includes capital campaigns, major gifts, annual fund programs, alumni programs, board stewardship and... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Michigan

10:30am

S11 - In All Seasons: The Liturgical Year as Stewardship Formation Framework
Speakers
avatar for Leisa Anslinger

Leisa Anslinger

Associate Department Director for Pastoral Life, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Leisa Anslinger is the associate department director for pastoral life for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. She brings extensive experience in parishes and schools to her ministry as an author and speaker. She is a frequent presenter at national and diocesan gatherings on topics ranging... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Chicago Ballroom X

10:30am

S12 - Good Parish Stewardship Starts in the Rectory
Speakers
avatar for Charles E. Zech, PhD

Charles E. Zech, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Villanova University
Dr. Chuck Zech is professor emeritus of Church Management at Villanova University where he served as the founding director of the Center for Church Management. He earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Thomas University, Minnesota and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Chicago Ballroom IX

10:30am

S13 - Holy Collaboration: Growing a Stewardship Parish from the Ground Up
With God, all things are possible, including growing a vibrant parish based on strong stewardship principles. Just as a gardener carefully plans, fertilizes and plants good seed, a pastor must know his parish and grow it from the ground-up through inspiration, invitation and intentional ministry, all in God’s time and abundant grace. Hear from Fr. Drew Wood and his parish leadership team how they approach this holy collaboration at St. Laurence Parish.

Speakers
avatar for Rev.  Drew Wood

Rev. Drew Wood

Pastor, St. Laurence Catholic Church, Sugarland TX
Raised in Houston, Texas, Father Drew Wood is a graduate of St. Thomas High School and the University of St. Thomas.  He entered St. Mary's Seminary and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Galveston-Houston in 1973.  He served at many parishes throughout the Houston area, in... Read More →
avatar for Pennie DeGroot

Pennie DeGroot

Director of Social Concerns, St. Laurence Catholic Church, Sugarland, TX
Pennie DeGroot is the director of social concerns at St. Laurence Catholic Church.  Her primary responsibility is the development and coordination of outreach programs for this large Sugar Land parish. She provides oversight to 21 separate initiatives under the umbrella of social... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Ehrenkranz

Sharon Ehrenkranz

Director of Parish Life, St. Laurence Catholic Church, Sugarland, TX
Sharon Ehrenkranz is the director of parish life at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, a suburb of Houston, Texas.  In serving this large parish of over 7,700 families, she draws from previous experience as executive director for the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation and... Read More →
avatar for Tony Oltremari

Tony Oltremari

Parish Administrator, St. Laurence Catholic Church, Sugarland, TX
As parish administrator for St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, Texas, a parish of over 7,700 families and 90 plus ministries, Tony Oltremari understands the importance of the spiritual mission of the church and the need for the material resources for fulfilling that mission... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Chicago Ballroom VIII

10:30am

S14 - Parish Management: A “Piece of Cake” or a “Pie in the Face?”
Speakers
avatar for Helena Frazier

Helena Frazier

Business Manager, St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church
Helena Frazier is the business manager of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Jonesboro, Georgia. She holds an MBA in accounting from St. Leo University and a master’s degree in church management from Villanova University. Under the tutelage of Dr. Charles Zech and Professor Jim... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Sheraton Ballroom III

10:30am

S15 - La Corresponsabilidad y la Iglesia Hispana
Speakers
avatar for Armando Cervantes

Armando Cervantes

Director of Youth and Young Adults, Diocese of Orange
Armando M. Cervantes graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences with an emphasis in public and community service. He also holds a master's degree in pastoral theology from Loyola Marymount University. Recently, he completed... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Ontario

10:30am

S16 - Stewardship and Development in "Mission" Dioceses
Speakers
avatar for Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson

Senior Director of Mission, Catholic Extension
Rob Anderson is the senior director of mission at Catholic Extension, a national nonprofit organization focused on supporting the growth of the Catholic Church in mission dioceses in the United States. Mr. Anderson works with Catholic Extension’s 85-plus mission dioceses to coordinate... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Eardley

Kathryn Eardley

Digital Communications Coordinator, Catholic Extension Chicago, Illinois
Kathryn Eardley is the digital communications coordinator for Catholic Extension, where she has enjoyed creating content for social media, the website, and email communications since 2015. For the last three years, she has been sharing the story of Catholic Extension with new digital... Read More →
avatar for Andy Kucich

Andy Kucich

Development Coordinator, Catholic Extension
Andy was born and raised in the city of Chicago. He pursued his passions at Indiana University, majoring in Healthcare Management and Policy. Following his collegiate career, he took a job as a salesperson for a medical device company. After a year and a half, he decided to change... Read More →
avatar for Madeleine Marchaterre

Madeleine Marchaterre

Senior Manager of Development, Catholic Extension Chicago, Illinois
Madeleine Marchaterre has worked in higher education and nonprofit development since 1999. She is senior manager of development at Catholic Extension where she supports the major gift team in the areas of research, data integrity, and prospect management.  She previously worked at... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Superior

10:30am

S17 - Keeping Donors Front and Center During Crises
Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Zeigler

Elizabeth Zeigler

President and CEO, GP Catholic Services, a division of Graham-Pelton Consulting
Elizabeth Zeigler is president and chief executive officer of Graham-Pelton Consulting, of which GP Catholic Services is a division, and the first woman to lead a global fundraising consulting firm. She joined the firm in a part-time role in 2001 and quickly rose through the ranks... Read More →
avatar for Ivan Arocho

Ivan Arocho

Executive Director of Development, Archdiocese of Newark
Iván Arocho Esteves was born in Puerto Rico and moved to New Jersey in 1980. He worked as a Catholic missionary in various cities in the United States and abroad. He graduated from Seton Hall University with a bachelor’s degree in education in 2001, followed by a master’s degree... Read More →
avatar for Koren Ruiz

Koren Ruiz

Associate, GP Catholic Services
Koren Ruiz, an associate with GP Catholic Services, has been involved in ministry for more than 20 years, mostly with youth, music, and stewardship.  For the last decade, Koren has focused on English and Spanish-language communities in the Catholic Church.  He has served parishes... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Erie

10:30am

S18 - Protecting Your Foundation and its Assets
Speakers
avatar for Phillip Kunkel, Attorney

Phillip Kunkel, Attorney

Principal, Gray Plant Mooty Law Firm
Phillip Kunkel is a Minnesota attorney who concentrates his practice in bankruptcy, receiverships, commercial financing and agricultural and agribusiness financing. He is a frequent lecturer on, among many subject areas, bankruptcy, commercial financing, and receiverships. He has... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Huron

10:30am

S19 - Strategies for Increasing Your Enrollment
Speakers
avatar for Tom Farrell

Tom Farrell

Senior Managing Director, Changing Our World
Over the past four decades, Tom’s work has focused primarily in the area of Catholic philanthropy. Since 1985, Tom has directed approximately 1,000 parish fundraising initiatives and three dozen major diocesan development programs. These endeavors have taken place in a combined... Read More →
avatar for James S. Friend, Jr.

James S. Friend, Jr.

Senior Managing Director, Changing Our World
For 25 years, Jim Friend has provided service to Catholic organizations through philanthropy and ministry. He began his career in parish ministry at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. After running his first successful parish capital campaign, he consulted... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Sheraton Ballroom II

10:30am

S20 - Benefits of a Capital Campaign, Beyond the Dollars Raised
Speakers
avatar for Matt Vuorela

Matt Vuorela

President, Steier Group
Matt Vuorela is president of the Steier Group. His passion for helping the Church started at an early age due to the influence of his grandfather, Bob Matt, who was a national advocate for church development and investment in Catholic education. In the late 1970’s, Matt’s grandfather... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Michigan

11:30am

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday October 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Edgewater

11:30am

Mid-day Break
Monday October 7, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

S21 - Missionary Families: How Stewardship Helps Busy Families Evangelize
Speakers
avatar for Brian Niebrugge

Brian Niebrugge

Executive Director, Stewardship and the Annual Catholic Appeal, Archdiocese of St. Louis
Kathleen and Brian Niebrugge will have been married for 21 years the day after this year’s ICSC conference ends. They and their six children belong to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish in St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Niebrugge is a licensed speech/language pathologist who has given... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Niebrugge

Kathleen Niebrugge

Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, St. Louis, Missouri
Kathleen and Brian Niebrugge will have been married for 21 years the day after this year’s ICSC conference ends. They and their six children belong to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish in St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Niebrugge is a licensed speech/language pathologist who has given... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chicago Ballroom X

1:00pm

S22 - Introducing the Stewardship of Treasure to Your Parish Community
Speakers
avatar for Mila Glodava

Mila Glodava

Parish Stewardship Coordinator, Denver, Colorado
Mila Glodava has just retired from active parish ministry to continue her stewardship missionary work in the Philippines as well as her charitable foundation work. This year, she coordinated the first Asian Pacific stewardship conference conducted in the Philippines co-sponsored by... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chicago Ballroom IX

1:00pm

S23 - Millennials in the Apostolic Age
Speakers
avatar for Heidi D. Radabaugh

Heidi D. Radabaugh

Young Adult Director, St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church
Heidi Radabaugh originally comes from St. Louis, Missouri. A cradle Catholic and the youngest of five, she attended Franciscan University of Steubenville where she earned a bachelor’s degree in theology and psychology. She earned a master’s degree in theology from Notre Dame Seminary... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chicago Ballroom VIII

1:00pm

S24 - Becoming a More Vibrant Parish through Strategic Planning
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Dan Ebener

Dr. Dan Ebener

Professor of Leadership, St. Ambrose University
Dr. Dan Ebener is an author, teacher and speaker and has been developing leaders for churches, businesses and community organizations since 1976.  He teaches strategic planning, team-building and leadership skills for the Master of Organizational Leadership program at St. Ambrose... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheraton Ballroom III

1:00pm

S25 - Llevando la Corresponsabilidad a la Gente, Parroquia por Parroquia
Speakers
avatar for Hiram Diaz Belardo

Hiram Diaz Belardo

Development Director, Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hiram Diaz Belardo is the director of development and stewardship for the Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has been with the archdiocese two years, one year in his current position. His responsibilities include archdiocesan fundraising initiatives, parish relief fundraising... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ontario

1:00pm

S26 - How Diocesan Development and Finance Directors Can Better Collaborate for the Glory of God
Speakers
avatar for John Mark Willcox

John Mark Willcox

Director of Development and Communications, Diocese of Shreveport
John Mark Willcox has served as the director of development and public relations for the Diocese of Shreveport since 1989.  In over 30 years of serving the Church, he has provided stewardship and planned giving ministry throughout North Louisiana, served as the producer/director... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Superior

1:00pm

S27 - Fundraising in Times of Adversity
Speakers
avatar for Sister Mary Brigid Callan

Sister Mary Brigid Callan

Assistant to Scott Hahn
Sr. Mary Brigid Callan, Ph.D., was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Colorado where she first sensed a call to religious life. After earning a degree in agronomy and a Ph.D. in bioagricultural sciences, she went on to begin a corporate career as a research scientist. This eventually... Read More →
avatar for Monica Herman

Monica Herman

Executive Director, Catholic Foundation of Southern Minnesota
Monica Herman currently serves as executive director of the Catholic Foundation of Southern Minnesota in Winona, Minnesota. She previously held the position of director of stewardship/development and communication for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester.  Prior to her work in Winona... Read More →
avatar for Kim Roche

Kim Roche

Director, Stewardship and Development, Diocese of Harrisburg
Kim Roche began her 20-year career in development at the elementary school where her children were enrolled as a part-time employee. After two years, she moved on to Lancaster Catholic High School to work full-time in the advancement office where she spent five years learning about... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Erie

1:00pm

S28 - Catholic Foundations Supporting Parishes and Schools in Planned Giving Efforts
Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Nunn

Suzanne Nunn

Interim Executive Director, Orange Catholic Foundation
Suzanne Nunn is the executive director of the Orange Catholic Foundation. She has served the Orange Catholic Foundation since 2010 and is responsible for directing the Endowment Development and Asset and Legacy Giving programs throughout the Catholic community. She provides consultation... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Huron

1:00pm

S29 - The Annual Appeal - Moving it to the Next Level
Speakers
avatar for Mary J.  Foley

Mary J. Foley

Managing Director Mission Advancement Division, Christian Brothers Services
Mary J. Foley is managing director at Christian Brothers Services and oversees the Mission Advancement and Catholic School Management divisions.  She brings 35 plus years of experience to the nonprofit world and offers a wealth of strategic leadership skills and insights to the educational... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheraton Ballroom II

1:00pm

S30 - How to Properly Prepare for Your Next Church Capital Campaign
Speakers
avatar for Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

President, Walsh & Associates, Church Capital Campaign Specialists
Michael Walsh is president and founder of Walsh & Associates, Church Capital Campaign Specialists, which he started in 1984 after serving as director of development for St. Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, California where he was responsible for fundraising and public relations... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Michigan

2:00pm

3:00pm

S31 - Stewardship and the Annunciation: A Look at Annunciations in Our Own Lives
Speakers
avatar for Teresa Keogh

Teresa Keogh

Advisor for Stewardship, Archdiocese of Southwark
Teresa Keogh is advisor for stewardship in the Archdiocese of Southwark in London, England and is a member of the ICSC board of directors.  Her diocesan responsibilities see her facilitating and running workshops across the diocese as well as sitting on the Diocesan Spirituality... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chicago Ballroom X

3:00pm

S32 - Engaging the Community Beyond Sunday
Speakers
avatar for Paul Goldsworthy

Paul Goldsworthy

Sales Engineer, ACS Technologies/Parish Data System
Paul Goldsworthy has been working professionally with churches since 1988.  He began consulting in Florida and was helping churches integrate technology with their ministries. In 1994 he joined the team at Parish Data System (PDS) in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the years he has engaged... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chicago Ballroom IX

3:00pm

S33 - Move on Down the Road – How to Move your Parish from Maintenance to Mission
Speakers
avatar for Michele Nemer

Michele Nemer

Director of Leadership Development, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
In 1997, Michelle Nemer had a conversion of the heart during the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and has since embraced her Catholic faith and actively worked in ministry. Prior to joining the Archdiocese of Milwaukee staff, she worked in both the public and private sectors... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Vite

Barbara Vite

Director of Parish Stewardship, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
As parish stewardship director for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee since 2007, Barbara Vite assists parish leadership groups in 197 parishes in their efforts to educate and inspire their communities about the concept of true stewardship.  She works with pastoral councils, finance councils... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chicago Ballroom VIII

3:00pm

S34 - Strengthening Parish Engagement through Nonprofit Leadership Practices
Speakers
avatar for Ana-Cristina Gonzalez

Ana-Cristina Gonzalez

Chief Operations Officer, Saint William Catholic Church
Ana-Cristina Gonzalez is chief operations officer for Saint William Catholic Church in Round Rock, Texas.  With over 7,000 registered families, 30 acres of property, 50 plus staff, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the largest parish in the Diocese of Austin.In 2015, with... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton Ballroom III

3:00pm

S35 - La Generosidad Más Allá de las Paredes de la Parroquia
Speakers
avatar for Fr. Leo Perez O.M.I.

Fr. Leo Perez O.M.I.

Director, USCCB, Collection for the Church in Latin America, Washington, DC
Father Leo Perez O.M.I. is director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Collection for the Church in Latin America. His previous ministry was with the Pontifical Mission Societies in New York City. He has a doctorate in moral theology from the Gregorian University... Read More →
avatar for Marilyn Santos

Marilyn Santos

Associate Director, USCCB, Secretariat of Evangelization & Catechesis
Marilyn Santos is the associate director of the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  She previously served as the director of mission education in the National Office of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ontario

3:00pm

S36 - One-to-One Fundraising: Using Personalization to Improve Your Annual Appeals
Speakers
avatar for Theresa Aide

Theresa Aide

Sales Representative, Suttle-Straus
Theresa Aide has almost 30 years of experience in print and mail services, and coordinates large appeal projects for nonprofits like the Diocese of Madison, Diocese of La Crosse and the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Her previous role as a customer service representative working... Read More →
avatar for Karen Wenning

Karen Wenning

Business Development Manager, Suttle-Straus
Karen M. Wenning has spent the last 24 years in the marketing communications industry. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison she spent 12 years at an advertising agency working with luxury brands where she developed a passion for marketing supply chain management... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Superior

3:00pm

S37 - Building Endowments into Capital Campaigns
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch

President, Lynch Development Associates
Kevin Lynch is the founder and president of Lynch Development Associates (LDA) of Centerport, New York. Celebrating 25 years as a Catholic consulting firm, LDA has raised more than $1.5 billion through capital and stewardship services for parishes, schools, religious communities... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Erie

3:00pm

S38 - Leveraging Seminars and Professional Advisors to Obtain Planned Gifts
Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Jetton

Kimberly Jetton

Director of Planned Giving, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Kimberly Jetton serves as the director of planned giving for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, which is the largest archdiocese in the United States and the fourth largest in the world.  She has over 20 years’ experience in advancement, with a concentration on planned gifts. Her... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Huron

3:00pm

S39 - How to Get Your School Ready for a Capital Campaign
Speakers
avatar for Andy Gaertner

Andy Gaertner

Director of Stewardship and Development, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Andy Gaertner is the director of development for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  After college, he started his professional career working for Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus.  Since that time, he has been involved in fundraising for and with the Catholic Church for over... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton Ballroom II

3:00pm

S40 - The Real Reason Catholics Don’t Give Generously
Speakers
avatar for Jordan Watwood

Jordan Watwood

Associate Director of Marketing for Financial Peace, Ramsey Solutions
Jordan Watwood is a marketing professional with 15 years experience in digital and traditional marketing practices. He’s spent his career serving Catholic Christian organizations exclusively, including eight years consulting with Catholic parishes about stewardship and development... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Michigan

4:30pm

5:30pm

 
Tuesday, October 8
 

7:00am

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday October 8, 2019 7:00am - 8:15am
Edgewater

7:30am

8:30am

S41 - Jesus on Money: 6 Lessons We Have Learned
Speakers
avatar for Rev. Michael White

Rev. Michael White

Pastor, Church of the Nativity
Reverend Michael White is a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and pastor of Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland. He is an award winning, best-selling co-author of the books Rebuilt, Tools for Rebuilding, Rebuilding Your Message, and Churchmoney with hundreds of thousands... Read More →
avatar for Tom Corcoran

Tom Corcoran

President, Rebuilt Parish
Tom Corcoran is an award winning and best-selling author. He has co-authored the books Rebuilt, Tools for Rebuilding, and Rebuilding Your Message.  These books have combined sales of more than 150,000 copies. Many say Rebuilt has changed the conversation about parish mission and... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Chicago Ballroom X

8:30am

S42 - Perspectives From The Pew: Consumer Expectations In Church Tech
Speakers
avatar for Kent Woodyard

Kent Woodyard

Director of Business Development, Pushpay
As director of business development at Pushpay, Kent Woodyard oversees Pushpay’s strategic relationships with other technology vendors and solution providers for churches. When he's not helping pastors and church leaders make better use of technology in their local ministries, he... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Chicago Ballroom IX

8:30am

S43 - Message More People
Speakers
avatar for Mike DiCosola

Mike DiCosola

Director of Digital Services, myParish App
Mike DiCosola is the director of digital services for myParish App at Diocesan. He previously acted as a CTO in print communications for almost 20 years. He has been actively involved in lay ministry for more than 15 years with experience in early childhood, middle school, teen and... Read More →
avatar for Tommy Shultz

Tommy Shultz

Solution Evangelist, Diocesan
Tommy Shultz is a solutions evangelist for Diocesan. In that role, he is committed to coaching parishes and dioceses on authentic and effective Catholic communication. He has worked in various youth ministry, adult ministry, and diocesan roles. He has been a featured speaker at retreats... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Chicago Ballroom VIII

8:30am

S44 - The Liturgy of Light – Lighting for Churches and Cathedrals
Speakers
avatar for Edwin Rambusch

Edwin Rambusch

President, Rambusch Lighting
Edwin Rambusch is the fourth generation president of one of the last remaining independent lighting companies in the United States, managing the firm’s custom and restoration lighting projects. Mr. Rambusch has been a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Sheraton Ballroom III

8:30am

S45 - La Campaña Anual Diocesana: Éxito en la Comunidad Hispana
Speakers
avatar for Ana Juarez

Ana Juarez

Administrator, St. Alfred Parish
Ana Juarez is the business manager at St. Alfred Catholic Church in Taylor, Michigan. As a parishioner, she currently serves on the St. Alfred stewardship commission and is a member of the leadership team. Ms. Juarez was born and raised in Durango, Mexico. Her background is accounting... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Orzechowski

Jessica Orzechowski

Parish Service Coordinator, Archdiocese of Detroit
Jessica Orzechowski is a parish services coordinator in the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Department of Development and Stewardship. Her area of concentration is stewardship coordination in parishes with Spanish-speaking populations. An employee of the archdiocese for the last 20 years... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Ontario

8:30am

S46 - Principles of Diocesan Annual Appeal Success
Speakers
avatar for Jim Kelley

Jim Kelley

Director of Development, Diocese of Charlotte
Jim Kelley is the director of development for the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina. He manages the office which operates the diocesan support appeal, assists parishes with stewardship efforts and capital campaigns, assists Catholic schools’ development efforts, directs development... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Superior

8:30am

S47 - Vision 2020: Designing Impactful Campaigns in the Context of National and Church Transformation
Speakers
avatar for Thomas Kissane

Thomas Kissane

Principal and Managing Director, CCS
Thomas Kissane, principal and nanaging director at CCS, is fortunate to have spent his 30-year professional fundraising career exclusively with CCS. During that time, he has partnered with hundreds of extraordinary organizations in designing, implementing, and providing strategic... Read More →
avatar for Peter Hoskow

Peter Hoskow

Principal and Managing Director, CCS
Peter Hoskow is principal and managing director of CCS. Based out of CCS’s Chicago office, he oversees the firm’s central United States operations and leads a team of more than 70 professionals across the region. He has devoted his entire 20-year career to helping nonprofits elevate... Read More →
avatar for Cory Howat

Cory Howat

Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation, Archdiocese of New Orleans
Cory Howat is the executive director of The Catholic Foundation for the Archdiocese of NewOrleans. He has an extensive background working in nonprofits. He is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana where he resides with his wife and five children. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik

Rev. Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik

Pastor, St. Joseph Catholic Church
Monsignor Kevin Kostelnik attended St. John’s Seminary College and St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California and was ordained to the priesthood in 1982.  In 1992, he received his master’s degree in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame. Monsignor Kostelnik... Read More →
avatar for Arthur Peters

Arthur Peters

Director of Development, Archdiocese of Toronto
avatar for Shannon Roh

Shannon Roh

Director of Development and Stewardship, Archdiocese of Mobile
Shannon Roh, holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University. She is in her sixth year as the director of development and stewardship for the Archdiocese of Mobile and the executive director for the Catholic Foundation. She has an extensive professional... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Erie

8:30am

S48 - Setting Endowment Goals to Generate Major Gifts
Speakers
avatar for Donna Marino

Donna Marino

Senior Vice President, Greater Mission, LLC
Donna Marino has 35 years of development experience including over 20 years serving the Catholic Church. She is a native of Connecticut and served in senior management positions with two religious orders, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary in New York and the Sisters of Mercy... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Sonni

Thomas Sonni

President and Managing Partner, Greater Mission, LLC
Tom Sonni founded Greater Mission in 2006. He brings more than 25 years of experience designing stewardship models and managing capital campaigns along with years of experience in strategic planning, annual appeals, major gifts, and legacy giving. He has guided efforts that have raised... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Huron

8:30am

S49 - Solving the Challenges to Donor Retention in School Philanthropy
Speakers
avatar for Frank Glowaty

Frank Glowaty

Director of Advancement, Saints Peter and Paul School
Frank Glowaty has been an elementary educator in the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois for over 45 years.  He has experience as a teacher, coach, advancement director and principal. In his capacity as advancement director at Saints Peter and Paul School in Naperville, Illinois he has been... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Sheraton Ballroom II

8:30am

S50 - Unleash the Power of your Database: Appeal Segmentation and Variable Messaging
Speakers
avatar for Monica Herman

Monica Herman

Executive Director, Catholic Foundation of Southern Minnesota
Monica Herman currently serves as executive director of the Catholic Foundation of Southern Minnesota in Winona, Minnesota. She previously held the position of director of stewardship/development and communication for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester.  Prior to her work in Winona... Read More →
avatar for Steve Schons

Steve Schons

Director of Stewardship, Diocese of Fargo
Steve Schons is director of stewardship and development and president of the Catholic Development Foundation for the Diocese of Fargo, positions he has held since 2009. Prior to joining the Diocese of Fargo, he worked as director of planned giving for a Fargo-based private nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Tom Struthers

Tom Struthers

Inspired Gifts Specialist, TurnKey Direct Marketing
Tom Struthers started Turnkey Direct Marketing in 1998 and has gone on to serve nonprofit causes exclusively for 22 years, including raising hundreds of millions of dollars through Catholic diocesan appeals.  He brings a wealth of response expertise and best practices to the appeal... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Michigan

9:30am

Break with Exhibitors
Tuesday October 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Exhibit Hall - Riverwalk

10:00am

S51 - The Spiritual and Practical Approach To Promote Stewardship as a Way of Life
Speakers
avatar for Rev. John J. Piderit, SJ

Rev. John J. Piderit, SJ

Vicar for Administration/Moderator of the Curia, Archdiocese of San Francisco, California
Father John Piderit, S.J., earned a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, taught economics for twelve years at Fordham University, was president of Loyola University Chicago from 1993 to 2001, was president of the Catholic Education Institute from 2003 to 2018, and since 2014... Read More →
avatar for Florian Romero

Florian Romero

Director of Stewardship, Archdiocese of San Francisco, California
Florian Romero joined the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 2008 and is currently the director of stewardship. She began her career in the archdiocese as a key member of the Office of Development where she established and enhanced donor relationships, maintained extensive donor records... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Chicago Ballroom X

10:00am

S52 - Generosity Beyond Parish Walls
Speakers
avatar for Marie Ferman

Marie Ferman

Evangelization & Catechesis Specialist, USCCB, Secretariat of Evangelization & Catechesis, Washington, DC
Marie Ferman is an evangelization and catechesis specialist at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Previously, she worked in a Catholic church in Silver Spring, Maryland as the coordinator of faith formation and director of youth ministry. She earned a master’s degree... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Germain

Nicole Germain

Assistant Director for Promotions, USCCB, Office of National Collections, Washington, DC
Nicole Germain is the assistant director for promotions in the Office of National Collections at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Previously, she founded MJG Communications, a public affairs and marketing company in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Germain has more than 20... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Chicago Ballroom IX

10:00am

S53 - Stepping into Stewardship One Disciple at a Time
Speakers
avatar for Schuyler Kleinpeter

Schuyler Kleinpeter

Stewardship and Advancement Director, St. Pius X Catholic Church
Since 1996, Schuyler Kleinpeter has worked for local and national organizations in a wide range of nonprofit departments and sectors including healthcare, human services, advocacy and the arts. Currently, she is the stewardship and advancement director for St. Pius X Church in Lafayette... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Chicago Ballroom VIII

10:00am

S54 - eGiving Is Good Stewardship!
Speakers
avatar for Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

Vice President, Sales, Faith Direct
Mike Walsh has over 25 years of successful sales and marketing experience in both the corporate and nonprofit worlds. Since 2005, he has been responsible for new business development at Faith Direct. He oversees all direct sales personnel and initiatives as well as positioning for... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Sheraton Ballroom III

10:00am

S55 - Mejores Prácticas en la Promoción de la Corresponsabilidad Parroquial
Speakers
avatar for Miguel Mireles

Miguel Mireles

Parish Campaign Director, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Miguel Mireles is the associate development director for the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Working over the past two years to complete the first ever capital campaign for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, $89 million was raised from an $80 million... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Ontario

10:00am

S56 - Catholic Stewardship in a Digital World
Speakers
avatar for Nic Prenger

Nic Prenger

Chief Executive Officer, Prenger Solutions Group
Nic Prenger founded Prenger Solutions Group in 2018 to help Catholic parishes, schools and dioceses adapt and thrive in the new world of digital fundraising.Having spent the previous 12 years leading one of the largest Catholic fundraising firms in the nation, Nic has seen first-hand... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Superior

10:00am

S57 - Master Class: Advanced Major Gift Fundraising – Part I
Speakers
avatar for Guy Mallabone, CFRE

Guy Mallabone, CFRE

Chair, Canada Advances Philanthropy
Guy Mallabone is president and chief executive officer of Global Philanthropic Canada.  He has served as vice president of external relations for SAIT Polytechnic and chief development officer for the University of Alberta, as well as senior fundraising positions at the Canadian... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Erie

10:00am

S58 - How to Create an Investment Policy Statement for Screening
Speakers
avatar for Sam Saladino

Sam Saladino

Managing Director, IWP Capital, LLC
Sam Saladino has over 20 years of investment management experience and is focused on socially responsible investing. He is the CEO of Trinity Fiduciary Partners, LLC, and managing director and founder of IWP Capital, LLC. Prior to forming Trinity in 2005, he was a financial adviser... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Huron

10:00am

S59 - An Introduction to Do-It-Yourself or Peer-to-Peer Fundraising!
Speakers
avatar for John Linton

John Linton

Vice President of Sales and Operations, K-12 Vertical, Blackbaud
John Linton is the vice president of operations for Blackbaud’s K-12 Group. During his three-year tenure as vice president, he has overseen sales, customer support, and professional services for Blackbaud.  Before this role, he was a consultant and software trainer implementing... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Sheraton Ballroom II

10:00am

S60 - Using Technology to Advance Your Appeal or Campaign
Speakers
avatar for Bridget Daly

Bridget Daly

Vice President of Business Development, GiveCentral
Bridget Daly (Mayer) has been with GiveCentral for over six years as the vice president of business development. She works with parishes, schools, and dioceses across the country to help with their fundraising efforts, including pledge fulfillment, best practices and innovative fundraising... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Michigan

11:00am

Mid-day Break
Tuesday October 8, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

S61 - Leading with Courage: How to steward your gifts without holding them hostage
Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Baca

Jonathan Baca

Annual Appeal Coordinator, Diocese of Dallas
Jonathan Baca is the coordinator for the annual appeal for the Diocese of Dallas, which generates more than $7 million annually.  Prior to working for the diocese, he taught high school theology for four years and then went on to work in international corporate travel for three years... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chicago Ballroom X

1:00pm

S62 - Stewardship of Self: How We Can Become Better Stewards of Our Personal Lives
Speakers
avatar for Andrea Pannell

Andrea Pannell

Episcopal Moderator of Development and Planning, Diocese of Columbus
Andrea Pannell has worked in the field of development for more than 19 years and currently is the episcopal moderator for development and planning at the Diocese of Columbus and serves as a member of Bishop Robert J. Brennan’s Council. She is a speaker, retreat leader, and writer... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chicago Ballroom IX

1:00pm

S63 - Monkey Brains and Wedding Speeches: Why Small is Beautiful in Communications
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Kreager

Ryan Kreager

Software Architect, J.S. Paluch Company
Ryan Kreager is a software architect at the J.S. Paluch Company. Following the 2017 acquisition by J.S. Paluch of OneParish, the parish app and cloud services company he co-founded, Mr. Kreager has continued to build and grow the OneParish platform. His duties revolve around making... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chicago Ballroom VIII

1:00pm

S64 - Want to Know How to Convert First-Time Givers into Generous Givers?
Speakers
avatar for Steve McSwain

Steve McSwain

Senior Generosity Strategist, Generis, Inc.
Steve McSwain has been serving Catholic and other Christian communities for nearly a half century. He is a leadership coach and a generosity strategist who works almost exclusively with Catholic parishes across America. He has conducted 200 generosity initiatives for annual giving... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheraton Ballroom III

1:00pm

S65 - Cómo Conducir una Exitosa Campaña Capital
Speakers
avatar for Jose Piñones

Jose Piñones

Director of Giving, Archdiocese of Chicago
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Jose Piñones graduated with a degree in marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. For five years he served as the development director for St. Mary’s and St. John Paul the Great Campus Ministries in the Diocese of Tyler... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ontario

1:00pm

S66 - How to Cultivate the Gifts That Keep on Giving: Managing Sustaining Gifts
Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Bruining

Kimberly Bruining

Manager of Development and Stewardship, Diocese of Joliet
Kimberly Bruining joined the Diocese of Joliet in 2014 and serves as manager of development and stewardship. She directs the day-to-day efforts of the annual appeal and various other initiatives which secure revenue to support the mission and ministries of the diocese.After growing... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Superior

1:00pm

S67 - Master Class: Advanced Major Gift Fundraising – Part II
Speakers
avatar for Guy Mallabone, CFRE

Guy Mallabone, CFRE

Chair, Canada Advances Philanthropy
Guy Mallabone is president and chief executive officer of Global Philanthropic Canada.  He has served as vice president of external relations for SAIT Polytechnic and chief development officer for the University of Alberta, as well as senior fundraising positions at the Canadian... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Erie

1:00pm

S68 - Cancelled
Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Huron

1:00pm

S69 - The Art of Enrollment Management
Speakers
avatar for Mary J.  Foley

Mary J. Foley

Managing Director Mission Advancement Division, Christian Brothers Services
Mary J. Foley is managing director at Christian Brothers Services and oversees the Mission Advancement and Catholic School Management divisions.  She brings 35 plus years of experience to the nonprofit world and offers a wealth of strategic leadership skills and insights to the educational... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheraton Ballroom II

1:00pm

S70 - Show Me the Money – Increasing Your Campaign Pledge Redemption
Speakers
avatar for José De Jesús

José De Jesús

Vice President, Hispanic Services, Guidance In Giving
José De Jesús serves as one of the vice presidents at Guidance In Giving, Inc., a nationally recognized stewardship and development company.  He has spent the last 26 years working in the field of development and has traveled extensively throughout the United States teaching the... Read More →
avatar for Michael V. Goodwin

Michael V. Goodwin

President, Diocesan Services, Guidance In Giving
Michael V. Goodwin is a native of Annapolis, Maryland. He attended Valley Forge Military Junior College where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army (Infantry). After his commissioning he went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in business management... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Michigan

2:00pm

Break with Exhibitors
Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Riverwalk

2:30pm

2:30pm

S72 - Engaging Millennial Givers
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Bachelor

Jeff Bachelor

Diocesan Account Representative, ParishSOFT
Jeff Bachelor has been with ParishSOFT for over six years. As a senior diocesan account manager, he consults with dioceses to streamline operations, increase efficiencies, and reduce risk. This includes strategic process reengineering, consultation, implementation, parish fulfillment... Read More →
avatar for Ben Williams

Ben Williams

Account Manager, ParishSOFT
Ben Williams has enjoyed working with ParishSOFT for eight years.  As an account manager, he works with parishes to identify their needs, find solutions to meet those needs, and customize the options that best fulfill the demands of each organization. Mr. Williams completed an undergraduate... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Chicago Ballroom IX

2:30pm

S73 - Data-Driven Stewardship: We Only Know What We Know
Speakers
avatar for Tracy Earl Welliver

Tracy Earl Welliver

Director of Engagement, LPi
Tracy Earl Welliver is a Catholic author, speaker, consultant, and Gallup-certified Strengths coach with over 25 years of experience in parish ministry. He is currently the director of parish community and engagement for LPi where he manages their consulting and coaching services... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Chicago Ballroom VIII

2:30pm

S74 - Using Development Techniques to Deepen the Culture of Stewardship in Your Parish
Speakers
avatar for David Kissell

David Kissell

Chief Development Officer, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
David Kissell serves as the director of stewardship and chief development officer for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He has been in this role for two years but has served in the stewardship department at the archdiocese for the past six years.Prior to starting at the archdiocese in... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sheraton Ballroom III

2:30pm

S75 -¿Hacia Donde Nos Dirigimos? Como el V Encuentro nos ayuda a planificar nuestros próximos pasos
Speakers
avatar for Joseph Citro

Joseph Citro

Senior Vice President, Greater Mission LLC
Joseph Citro, senior vice president of Greater Mission, has served the Catholic Church for 31 years, directing diocesan stewardship and development offices, Catholic foundations and Catholic Charities agencies. He is considered a national expert on the Hispanic/Latino community.  Over... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ontario

2:30pm

S76 - How to Work for the Church and Still Keep Your Faith
Speakers
avatar for Renée Underwood, CFRE

Renée Underwood, CFRE

Associate Director of the Advancement Foundation, Diocese of Fort Worth
Renée Underwood has served in stewardship, development and Catholic foundation management roles for dioceses since 2009. She currently has responsibility for annual and planned giving for the Diocese of Fort Worth as associate director of its Advancement Foundation. Current vice... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Superior

2:30pm

S77 - Making the Meeting Matter
I got the meeting, but now what? Personal visits continue to be critical to successful development efforts. Discussion, tips, goals, and strategies on making the most of the personal solicitation visit with prospects and donors.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson

Senior Director of Mission, Catholic Extension
Rob Anderson is the senior director of mission at Catholic Extension, a national nonprofit organization focused on supporting the growth of the Catholic Church in mission dioceses in the United States. Mr. Anderson works with Catholic Extension’s 85-plus mission dioceses to coordinate... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Erie

2:30pm

S78 - Unraveling the Mystery of Donor Advised Funds
Speakers
avatar for Dennis Gerber

Dennis Gerber

Donor-Advised Fund Specialist, Knights of Columbus
Dennis Gerber is the President and CEO of Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund, a newly created national community foundation that works with dioceses, religious communities, apostolates, and individual donors on philanthropic solutions. With over 15 years of experience in nonprofit... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Huron

2:30pm

S79 - Using Data to Create Marketing Strategies for Students and Donors
Speakers
avatar for Kathy Dalsaso

Kathy Dalsaso

Chief ROI Officer, ROI Dataworks Inc.
Kathy Dalsaso is the cofounder and president of ROI Dataworks Inc. and ROI Links, LLC. Prior to starting ROI Dataworks, she worked as vice president of marketing strategy and analysis for a direct marketing agency in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Dalsaso has worked with a vast number of... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sheraton Ballroom II

2:30pm

S80 - How to Increase Annual Giving While Conducting a Capital Campaign
Speakers
avatar for Denis Greene, CFRE

Denis Greene, CFRE

President, Church Development
Denis Greene began working in the nonprofit development field in 1981. He founded Church Development in 1992 after a near-death experience motivated him to integrate his faith, education and skills in work that served the church and the virtue of stewardship. His undergraduate and... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Michigan

3:45pm

ICSC Annual Membership Meeting
Tuesday October 8, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Chicago Ballroom X

4:30pm

5:45pm

7:30pm

ICSC Strategic Partners Gala Dinner
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Carolyn Woo

Dr. Carolyn Woo

Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global Development at Purdue University President emeritus, Catholic Relief Services
Dr. Carolyn Woo is the Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global Development at Purdue University and president emeritus of Catholic Relief Services.Dr. Woo brings a wealth of experience in global stewardship to the ICSC conference. She retired from Catholic Relief Services in... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom IV – VII
 
Wednesday, October 9
 

7:30am

9:00am

Closing Plenary Session
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Thomas Jones

Dr. Thomas Jones

Planetary scientist, author and veteran NASA astronaut Among the first three Catholic astronauts to receive Holy Communion in outer space
Veteran NASA astronaut Dr. Thomas D. Jones, is among the first Catholic astronauts to receive Holy Communion in space.He is the author of four books. One of them, Sky Walking: An Astronaut’s Memoir, is replete with stewardship themes. In his book, Dr. Jones reflects on the special... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom IV – VII

10:15am