2019 SPEAKERS


Dr. Mary Amore

Eucharist: Pathway to Transformation, Healing and Discipleship

Our encounter with the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist holds the opportunity for change if we are willing to open our hearts to receiving God’s grace of transformation, healing and a renewed sense of discipleship at the table of the Lord.

In the Footsteps of Mary

This presentation explores the life of Mary as a young Jewish girl whose fiat changed the course of salvation history.  Mary is the first of all disciples and her life is an inspiration to all of us.

Dr. Mary Amore, holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Liturgy and Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union. Dr. Amore is the author of several books and DVDs, as well as the editor and co-contributor of Every Day with Mary, a daily devotional recently published by Our Sunday Visitor.

She is also the creator and host of two television shows: Soul Snackin with Dr. Mary Amore, shown on Comcast and “A Willing Spirit” on ShalomWorld tv. Married, and the mother of two young adults, Dr. Amore  serves as the full time Executive Director of Mayslake Ministries. 

 











Michelle Workman

Holy Hour with the Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather an angel and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. This is what the title "Archangel" means, that he is above all the others in rank. Today, Saint Michael is invoked for protection, especially from lethal enemies. He is also the patron of soldiers, police and doctors.

 


Michelle Workman lives in California, she is a wife, mother, gramma and servant of the Lord. She is humbled to serve as a minister to Heart of Mary Women's Fellowship, a parish based, online and annual conference ministry for women that is modeled after the Virtues of Mary. She has been a parish cantor for 25 years, God put a song in her heart and she just can't help herself, she sings no matter where I she is. Michelle is thrilled to be in Oklahoma sharing this day with you.

 









 



Woodeen Koenig-Bricker

Women in the Bible You Never Knew

Did you know that Joseph in the Old Testament had a wife who is named in Scripture? What about Abraham’s second wife? And who was Lydia? This talk reveals the stories behind some of the 188 women named in the Bible, and points out their relevance for us today.

Woodeene is an author, editor and blogger at Woodeene.com where she writes about "Ordinary Time" and the intersection of the daily with the divine. She’s published nearly a dozen non-fiction books, edited a national magazine, written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles and served as a fairy bookmother/midwife to dozens of authors and their books.

During the years she was raising her son, she served as the editor of Catholic Parent magazine, the first national magazine for Catholic families. When the magazine ceased publication, she began her free-lance career, both as an author/speaker and as an editor. An armchair archaeologist, Woodeene is fascinated with excavations in the biblical lands and has visited Egypt, Jordan and Turkey. She has one grown son and makes her home in Eugene, Oregon.

www.Woodeene.com

 

 

 

 Lorryn McGarry, Emcee
Lorryn McGarry graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Communication Education. She has worked in both public and private schools in the metro area as a professional educator, before stepping up to be a full-time Mommy. She worked as a counselor at Birth Choice throughout college, and is on the Board of Directors for the newly established Holy Innocents Chapel in Warr Acres. She has worked in teen ministries for the past four years, and teaches Theology of the Body Confirmation classes with her husband, Taylor, at their parish, St. Monica's Catholic Church in Edmond.