Jon Leonetti to speak at conference Jan. 19-20

The Spiritual Life Center will host a new program next month called the “Catholic Faith Conference: Catholicism Beyond the Pew.”
The special event features nationally recognized Catholic speaker Jon Leonetti along with several excellent diocesan presenters. The program begins Friday evening, Jan. 19 and goes through the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 20.
“We wanted to create a program that appeals to the average Catholic sitting in the pew on Sundays,” said Kelly McCague, operations manager at the SLC. “This conference is going to be for everyone – people who are very on fire with their faith, and those of us who sometimes struggle to connect.”
The conference includes an information fair, Adoration with Wichita Adore Ministries, and a “Stump the Padre” panel where guests can ask whatever questions they may have about the Catholic faith. Participants will explore all that is beautiful and inspiring about our Catholic faith.
In addition to the keynote talks by Jon Leonetti, the conference will feature breakout sessions for women, men, seniors and young adults. Mika Gross will present “Finding Balance in Motherhood.” Rob Knapp will give a talk entitled, “The Vocation of Fatherhood.” For the senior breakout session, Sharon Witzell will present “Modeling Stewardship as Grandparents.” And young adults are encouraged to attend the breakout session entitled “Spiritual Friendship as a Path to Heaven,” given by Veronica Hill.
Space is limited to the first 150 registrants, so sign up early by calling the Spiritual Life Center at (316) 744-0167 or online at
Registration includes a wine and appetizer social Friday evening, along with breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Early bird rates: commuter $75, single occupancy $130, double occupancy $105.