Jesus, the King of Kings, calls us beyond a life that is insular, tired, afraid, or bored. Instead, He anoints us with the Holy Spirit and with fire, then sends us out in Power to a world thirsting for the Gospel. As we prepare to cap off this year, will you join us as we pray in unity for a new Pentecost at JESUS 2020?
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Jesus 2020 will be a glorious time of…

Praise & Worship

Entering deeply into praise and worship as we honor Jesus as Lord and open our hearts to receive a new Pentecost, led by Bob Rice.

Empowerment

Keynote sessions with powerful audience engagement by Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, Peter Herbeck, Jim Beckman, and Mary Bielski

Heart of the Church

Keynote from Bishop Peter Smith and Scott Hahn unpacking the ecclesiastical support and commissioning of the charismatic renewal and the theology of baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Bring, Build, Serve

Discussion panel focusing on how Jesus has and is calling us to bring baptism in Holy Spirit to the whole Church, build unity in the Body of Christ, and serve the spiritually and physically poor featuring Matt Lozano, Sister Marie Fidelis, DLJC, Lauren Koath, Peter Mallampalli, Father Boniface Hicks, OSB

formation

Workshops from discussion panelists will be made available online as well as additional workshops including:

  • Understanding the role of the Charismatic Renewal Association of Diocesan Liaisons with ADL Chairman Fr. Anthony Ouellette
  • Embracing ecumenism and charismatic gifts with singer/songwriter Matt Maher

Key Speakers:

Mary Bielski
Bio & Presentation

As the founder of ALL4HIM Ministries, Mary has spoken to over 200,000 teens around the nation at high school and young adult retreats and conferences, including Steubenville Youth Conferences, Life Teen-Inspiration, LA Congress, and parish and diocesan rallies. Mary talks on a variety of topics including conversion, prayer, the Holy Spirit, sacraments, chastity, and the theology of the body. Using funny stories and engaging analogies, Mary draws her audience to the beauty of our Catholic faith, a deeper love for Christ, the Eucharist, and the call to holiness.

Saturday Morning Keynote 1: For Such a Time as This – Peter Herbeck & Mary Bielski Have you stopped to
consider why? Why has everything that has taken place happened? Why are we here, right now, in this unique time in
history? The words from the book of Esther ring true for us, “For such a time as this.” Perhaps we were born for such a
time as this? God has planned all along that in this very difficult time in history, we would be here, that we would be alive
right now and would be called to be beacons of hope and love in the midst of a hurting and broken world. God has put us
here on this earth at this time for a reason, and each of us needs to reconnect with our fundamental calling and mission.
Peter Herbeck and Mary Bielski will help us understand that mission and more firmly respond to the call Jesus has
placed on our lives.

Peter Herbeck
Bio & Presentation

Peter Herbeck is the vice president and director of Missions for Renewal Ministries. For the past 30 years, he has been actively involved in evangelization and Catholic renewal throughout the U.S., Canada, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Peter is a co-host for the weekly television programs The Choices We Face and Crossing the Goal. He also hosts the daily radio show Fire on the Earth. He is a frequent conference speaker, has authored When the Spirit Comes in Power and When the Spirit Speaks, and has produced CDs and booklets about discipleship and life in the Spirit. Peter and his wife, Debbie, have four children and reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Saturday Morning Keynote 1: For Such a Time as This – Peter Herbeck & Mary Bielski Have you stopped to
consider why? Why has everything that has taken place happened? Why are we here, right now, in this unique time in
history? The words from the book of Esther ring true for us, “For such a time as this.” Perhaps we were born for such a
time as this? God has planned all along that in this very difficult time in history, we would be here, that we would be alive
right now and would be called to be beacons of hope and love in the midst of a hurting and broken world. God has put us
here on this earth at this time for a reason, and each of us needs to reconnect with our fundamental calling and mission.
Peter Herbeck and Mary Bielski will help us understand that mission and more firmly respond to the call Jesus has
placed on our lives.

Jim Beckman
Bio & Presentation

Jim Beckman serves as the executive director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. A graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Jim has served in various roles of leadership for national, regional, and local ministry ever since. Jim also is the executive director of ImpactCenter, a nonprofit dedicated to leadership development in the Catholic Church, and serves as an adjunct professor for the Augustine Institute, teaching on leadership and discipleship. He also serves as an ambassador for Franciscan University. He and his wife, Meg, live in Oklahoma City with their five children.

Saturday Afternoon Keynote: There’s More! – Jim Beckman
What are your dreams, the big goals you have set for yourself? There’s more for you. How’s your spiritual life going?
Have you experienced the love of God? There’s even more! Ever feel like you are unworthy, or that you somehow have
crossed that line where the mercy of God might run out for you? There’s infinitely more! Our God is not a God of
limitations. He is superabundant! And there is no end to His mercy, His grace, His power and His love for us. And more
importantly, there’s more that WE can give to access what God is offering to us. It’s a fundamental principle of the
spiritual life: God can never be outdone in generosity. If you think you have even begun to receive all that God wants to
give, think again; there’s more! Jim Beckman will lead us in a powerful reflection to help us see the places in our hearts
we still need to give to Jesus in order to experience His transforming love and become bold conduits of His mercy to
others.

Fr Dave Pivonka
Bio & Presentation

Friday Night Keynote: JESUS!! – Father Dave Pivonka 2020 is a year that all of us will remember … probably forever.
It has perhaps been one of the most difficult and strange years of our whole lifetime. But we must never forget the
powerful reality that JESUS is still LORD, even of 2020! And it’s not despite the difficulties, but actually because of them
and through them! Jesus is Lord, He is King, He is sovereign-over the pandemic, over all the chaos and uncertainty. With
God, there is always more. More zeal. More chances to start anew. More Jesus! Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, will speak
on how Jesus, the King of Kings, calls us beyond a life that is insular, tired, and boring. Instead, He anoints us with the
Holy Spirit and with fire, then sends us out in power to a world thirsting for the Gospel.

Bishop Peter Smith
Bio & Presentation

Father Peter Smith is auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Portland. He is originally from South Africa. Involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since 1979, he is a member of the People of Praise and is part of the international leadership team of CHARIS. He is involved in a variety of ecumenical initiatives.

Saturday Morning Video: The CHARIS Commission – Bishop Peter Smith The Catholic Charismatic Renewal has
taken a step forward into the heart of the Church with the recent formation of CHARIS, at the direction of Pope Francis.
CHARIS is designed to assist the vision and voice of the renewal as we seek to do the Lord’s work in bringing the
baptism in the Holy Spirit to the whole Church! Bishop Peter Smith from the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon, is an
appointed representative of the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life as a member of the CHARIS leadership team. In this
presentation, he will clearly explain the structure and organization of this new organization and its exciting mission to
support and guide the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in its ministry to “Bring-Build-Serve” the body of Christ throughout
the world.

Scott Hahn
Bio & Presentation

Dr. Scott Hahn is the Father Michael Scanlan Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is also the founder and president of the St. Paul Center, an apostolate dedicated to teaching Catholics to read Scripture from the heart of the Church. Dr. Hahn has been married to his wife, Kimberly, for 41 years, and they have 6 children and 19 grandchildren. Two of their sons are currently in priestly formation with the Diocese of Steubenville. The author and editor of over 40 popular and academic books, Dr. Hahn’s works include bestselling titles Rome Sweet Home, The Lamb’s Supper, and Hope to Die.

Saturday Morning Keynote 2: Dry Bones – Dr. Scott Hahn
In the book of Ezekiel, the Lord tells His prophet to look out over a valley of dry bones. As Ezekiel watches, the bones
come back together and take on flesh, but he sees that there is no breath in them. Something very important is missing.
In this talk, Dr. Scott Hahn will offer a powerful theological reflection and personal witness and share how the Lord
fulfilled His promise to Ezekiel that, “I will put my Spirit within you and you shall live.”

Panel Discussion: CHARIS Bring-Build-Serve!
How has and is Jesus leading and empowering us to bring baptism in the Holy Spirit to the whole Church, build unity in
the body of Christ, and serve the poor? In this discussion we will unpack the practical ways to step into the action of the
CHARIS Commission to Bring-Build-Serve.

Music Ministry led by

Bob Rice
Bio
Dr. Bob Rice loves being Catholic. He is an internationally known speaker, acclaimed musician, inspirational teacher, and innovative writer. Bob does a weekly podcast with Father. Dave Pivonka, TOR, called They That Hope. He has a PhD in theology and is a professor of catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Bob is currently a diaconal candidate for the Diocese of Steubenville. He is married to Jennifer and they have seven children. You can find out more at bob-rice.com.
Workshop Speaker Bios
Sister Mary Fidelis Sledgeski

Sister Marie Fidelis Sledgeski, DLJC, is a religious sister of the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. She is currently serving in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as administrator of The Ark and The Dove Worldwide, “home of baptism in the Holy Spirit.” As a Franciscan, charismatic religious community, the mission of the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ is to invite all people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.

Fr Boniface Hicks

Father Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests. He became programming manager and on-air contributor for We Are One Body® Catholic radio in 2010 and has recorded thousands of radio programs on theology and the spiritual life. He serves as the director of Spiritual Formation and director for the Institute for Ministry Formation at Saint Vincent Seminary. Together with Father Thomas Acklin, OSB, he is the author of Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love and Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father’s Love, both published by Emmaus Road Publishing.

Lauren Koath

Lauren Koath, a native of Dallas, Texas, holds degrees in theology and catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She has a heart for sharing the joy of the Gospel with the young Church and has been involved in inner city youth ministry for several years in both Texas and Pennsylvania. Lauren currently serves as a missionary with Vagabond Missions in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District neighborhood. When she isn’t playing basketball with teens on the Hill, you can usually find Lauren kayaking the Pittsburgh rivers, driving around in her pickup truck, or playing guitar.

Matt Lozano

Matthew Lozano serves as director of Leadership Development for Heart of the Father Ministries. He has 12 years of teaching experience and holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Villanova University and a master’s degree in theology from the Augustine Institute. He and his wife, Jennifer, have five children and live in the Philadelphia area. He is the co-author of the Unbound Ministry Guidebook and Abba’s Heart.

Peter Mallampalli

Peter Mallampalli is a seminarian of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He is completing his undergraduate degree in philosophy with a minor in Spanish at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Peter is one of two founders of Opus Novum Catholic Charismatic Renewal at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and was honored to speak at the Jesus 2020 conference.

Matt Maher

Since his 2008 major label debut, Matt Maher has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. A nine time-GRAMMY® nominee and three time-GMA Dove Award winner, he has garnered multiple radio successes, writing and recording songs such as his Top 5 CCLI song “Lord, I Need You” and the chart-topping radio single “Because He Lives (Amen).”
Matt Maher achieved a career highlight in 2013 when he performed for Pope Francis and a crowd of three million people for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. Two years later he performed again for the Pope in downtown Philadelphia as part of the World Meeting of Families, appearing along with The Fray, Aretha Franklin, Juanes, Jim Gaffigan and Mark Wahlberg, among others. Maher also recently joined the elite group of musicians and artists as an official Steinway Artist.

Fr Anthony Ouellette

Father Anthony Ouellette is a priest of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, where he pastors the Holy Name of Jesus Parish and serves as regional chaplain for Saint Paul’s Outreach, Kansas City Region. He is the liaison to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for his archbishop and chairperson of the Association of Diocesan Liaisons steering committee. In addition, he is a member of the National Service Committee, chairing the strategic priority on building unity, and a member of the new CHARIS National Service of Communion for the United States.

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OUR VISION

Catholic Charismatic Renewal invites all people to experience the Holy Spirit who opens us to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ and the love of the Father. The Holy Spirit empowers us for personal holiness, renewed Catholic life, and evangelization.