Registration opens December 2021
Sr. Tracey Dugas
Sister Tracey Dugas, Daughters of St. Paul, tells her story as a cajun nun from the deep south and how her vocation has brought her true joy in life. Sr. Tracey is currently stationed in New Orleans, LA, where she and the sisters run the Pauline Books & Media Center—a center of faith and hope where people come to be close to Jesus in the Eucharistic Chapel as well as through books, music and videos.
Raised as an evangelical Protestant, Lisa entered the Catholic Church in 1991. she has developed a curricula and led Bible studies in Europe, Mexico and the United States for women and children. Lisa holds a B.A. in psychology from St. Olaf College.
Lisa is the author of the popular book “Walking with Purpose”
Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR
Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, became president of Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2019. The well-known Catholic speaker and author received his bachelor’s from Franciscan University, then earned an MDiv, MA in theology, doctorate in education, and executive juris doctorate. A member of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Province of the Franciscan Third Order Regular, he was ordained a priest in 1996. He served in leadership positions at Franciscan University including vice president for Mission and Planning, then as director of the TOR’s Post-Novitiate Formation, and most recently, he directed the TOR’s evangelistic outreach Franciscan Pathways.
Janelle Foligno, wife of professional hockey player Nick Foligno, is a mother of three, philanthropist and budding author. A former elementary teacher, Janelle has since enjoyed public speaking, especially to young women. She tells her story of faith through personal health struggles and those of her children. Her loyalty to God has strengthened over the years and remains the center of her family’s values.
An accomplished songwriter, Tori Harris remains committed to the core of her mission: Through story and song to create environments of receptivity to the Holy Spirit. Her interest in teaching others to operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, let her to found Arise Ministry and author her first book, Holy Spirit 101.
As the coordinator of international admissions, Ana works with international students seeking a cross-cultural experience of encounter for the promotion of global awareness and peace while attaining quality education at Albertus Magnus College. Ana Gonzalez, O.P., is a Dominican Sister of Peace and serves as Coordinator of International Admissions at Albertus Magnus College, a founded ministry the of the congregation. Ana is a native of Mexico holds a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University New Orleans and Master’s Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Jesus said, “Behold your Mother,” and gave his beautiful Mother Mary to the Apostle John, and to us, and so we have received this amazing invitation to a relationship with she who is gentleness, the world’s first tabernacle, the one who cradled baby Jesus in her arms...
We humbly ask that you pray for the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference (CCWC) Leadership Team as we begin planning for the February 19, 2022 event.
We are excited to offer Holy Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, lively speakers, music, vendors, meals and prayer opportunities with the help of many volunteers.
Inspired by a Lenten study, our leadership team invites you to pray with us for our priests.