Catholic Women's Conference

9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
Day concludes with the vigil Mass

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

1 PETER 5:10


Join approximately 1,000 women from our diocese and from across the state of Michigan to be inspired and renewed in our faith; enjoy praise and worship music, listen to motivating speakers, celebrate holy Mass with our bishop, shop with our vendors and experience the fellowship of sisterhood in Christ Jesus.

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Venue

Lansing Center

We are happy to be returning to the beautiful Lansing Center again this year. The main program will be located in Exhibit Hall A. Seating is first come, first served. Concessions will be served throughout most of the day beginning at 8:00 a.m. Lunch is included in your ticket price and will be served in Exhibit Hall C.

Lansing Center
333 East Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

The City of Lansing Parking Services Office manages all parking in downtown Lansing. Several convenient parking facilities and meters are located within walking distance of Lansing Center. Parking lots under and north of Lansing Center are open 24 hours a day, Fees are charged from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Cash and credit cards are accepted at the entrances and exits. Pay-on-foot machines are also available in the lobby of Lansing Center and the parking level of the building. The pay-on-foot machines may be used to pay for parking in the lots located north and under Lansing Center. Pay-on-foot machines will accept cash, coupons or credit card payments. There is a charge for parking so please be sure to carpool! 24 hours $7 flat fee, per space, per entry, per day. Cash & Credit Cards: Accepted at entrance or exit. View parking map here.

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For those of you who are putting together busloads of ladies from your area, please have the bus drop you off at the front entrance on Michigan Avenue. Buses may then park down at St. Mary's Cathedral just a few blocks away until the conference is over. If you contact us at lansingdiocesecwc@sbcglobal.net no later than one week before the event, we can have your name badges bundled for your convenience at the Registration Desk when you arrive.

For those of you who wish to spend the evening Friday night to save your morning drive, we have a block of rooms reserved at the Radisson Hotel directly across the street from the Lansing Center at 111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing MI 48933. Please 1-800-333-3333. Reservations may also be made by logging on to our web address at www.radisson.com/lansingmi. www.radisson.com/lansingmi Use the Promotional Code:DLWCC9 to receive your discounted group rate for a discounted rate of $129.95 per room.

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before September 27, 2019

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Program

A day of fun and faith Speakers include:

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Judy Landrieu Klein

Judy Landrieu Klein

Dr. Klein is a published author whose first book Miracle Man, was an Amazon Kindle Bestseller in Catholicism. Her newest book, Mary’s Way: The Power of Entrusting Your Child to God, is a CatholicMom.com imprint book. Both of Klein’s books have received the nihil obstat from the Catholic Church, and both were published in Poland, where they are best sellers.

Bishop Earl A. Boyea

BISHOP EARL A. BOYEA

Bishop Earl Boyea was named the fifth Bishop of Lansing on Feb. 27, 2008 and formally installed on April 29. He attended Sacred Heart Seminary High School after attending Our Lady of Lakes Catholic grade school in Waterford, Mich. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 20, 1978. Bishop Boyea has a love for history and holds a master’s degree in American History and a PhD in Church History. He is the eldest of ten children and enjoys being outdoors, gardening, cross-country skiing and bicycling. He most enjoys the rare occasions when he beats his mom at the card game, “Hand and Foot.”

Fr. Mark Rutherford

Fr. Mark Rutherford

Fr. Mark grew up in a Catholic home with three brothers. He first heard and discerned a call to the priesthood at age 13 while participating in a Franciscan University of Steubenville Youth Conference in 1997. He was accepted as a seminarian of the Diocese of Lansing in the summer of 2005, and attended Sacred Heart Major Seminary from 2005-2009, earning the M. Div. and S.T.B. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Earl Boyea on June 13th, 2009.

Sheri Wohlfert

Sheri Wohlfert

Sheri is a Catholic wife, mom, speaker and teacher. She uses her great sense of humor and her deep faith to help others discover the joy of being a child of God. The mission of her ministry is to encourage others to take a good look at the simple ways we can all find God doing joyful, blessed, amazing things smack dab in the middle of the laundry, ball games, farm chores and the hundred other things we manage to cram into a day.

Melanie Rea

Melanie Rea and band

Singer-songwriter from the Diocese of Lansing joins us again this year with her fellow musicians to lead us in praise and worship throughout the day. We are so thankful for her “yes” to God to utilize the gifts He has given her to serve His people through music.

Erin Looby Carlson

Erin Looby Carlson

The director of communications for the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw and editor of FAITH Saginaw magazine, Erin has been our master of ceremonies through the years. Her joy and enthusiasm warms our hearts and we are happy to have her lead us through the day.

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