Catholic Women’s Conference
Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio
Save the date for the next Women’s Conference: February 19,2022
Sr. Tracey Dugas
Sister Tracey Dugas, Daughters of St. Paul, tells her story as a cajun nun form the deep south and how her vocations 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.
Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR
Fr. Dave Pivonka is a speaker, author, and president of Steubenville University who believes that God wants to bless his people with His grace and presence.
In recent years, the priest has led Franciscan Pathways, an evangelistic initiative of his Francscan province, focused on conversion, spiritual formation, and the Holy Spirit in the lives of Catholics. In that role, he produced “The Wild Goose” video series on the Holy Spirit, as well as other documentaries and pastoral videos.
Janelle Foligno, wife of Columbus Blue Jackets’ Captain 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.
The Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan is our Mass Celebrant and the Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio. Our bishop as of March, 2019, he was previously auxillary bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York. Bishop Brennan’s strength lies in parish pastoral activity. Even while in Diocesan work, he has been afforded the opportunity to engage in many elements of parish life, in both the parishes where he resides as well as in a variety of parish settings. This work has included catechetical ministry, Catholic schools, pastoral care for the sick, and youth ministry. With the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Brennan served as a member of the Committee for Catholic Education, the Administrative Committee, and the Priorities and Plans Committee.
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.
Sr. Ana Gonzalez, O.P.
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.