Fr. Lies to speak at stewardship symposium on April 21 in KCK

Father Jarrod Lies, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Wichita, will be one of three speakers at a stewardship symposium Friday, April 21, in Kansas City, Kansas.
“Twenty-five Years of Catholic Stewardship, A Symposium on Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response” will be presented at the Savior Pastoral Retreat and Conference Center in Kansas City.
Also speaking will be the Most Rev. James P. Keleher, archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Kansas City; and Dr. Dan R. Ebener, a teacher of strategic planning, team-building, and leadership skills for the Master of Organizational Leadership program at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.
Father Ken Van Haverbeke, director of the diocesan Office of Stewardship, said the concept of stewardship belongs to the entire church.
“Stewardship is not exclusive to the Diocese of Wichita,” he said. “We hope those attending will share ideas about living the stewardship way of life.”
The event begins at 10 a.m. after a 9 a.m. Mass. Abp. Keleher and Fr. Lies speak in the morning. The event ends at 2 p.m. after a panel discussion with Dr. Evener. Lunch will be served around noon.
Clergy, parish staff, and parishioners are invited to the event. Registrants will receive a copy of “Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response,” to review before the event. A copy is available at
The cost for the day is $49 per person. Those who bring four guests may bring a fifth free of charge. Register online at
Overnight lodging is available at the center, but is limited. For lodging their call 913-647-0370 or email
The event is sponsored by the stewardship and development offices of dioceses in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa.