Workshop Speakers

Learn more about our various workshop speakers.
More photos and biographies coming soon.

Rev. Richard Adam
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport IA
Workshop B4 (Rector and Pastor Track)
Beacons of Hope: Rural and Smaller Cathedrals

Janice Andersen
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN
Workshop A1 (Outreach Track)
Beyond our Walls: Building Collaborative Ministries

Terri Ashmore
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN
Workshop A3 (Communications and Development Track)
Parties with a Purpose: Cathedral Fundraising Events

Rev. Brad Baker
Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus, Joliet IL
Workshop A4 (Rector and Pastor Track)
Excellence in Cathedral Leaders: New Rectors and New Pastors

Sr. Dianne Bergant
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago IL
Workshop C4 (Rector and Pastor Track)
“Fulfilled in your hearting” (Luke 4:21)

Lawrence Brouse
Saint James Cathedral, Seattle WA
Workshop C1 (Outreach Track)
Opening the Doors of Welcome: Mental Health Ministry

William Cahoy, Ph. D.
Saint John’s School of Theology + Seminary, Collegeville MN
Workshop B5 (Learning Track)
Teaching the Generations: Life-long Learning

Joe Cotton
Saint James Cathedral, Seattle WA
Workshop C5 (Learning Track)
Beyond “Sunday School:” Engaging Children and Youth

Rev. Msgr. John Ecker
Saint Paul Cathedral, Yakima WA
Workshop B4 (Rector and Pastor Track)
Beacons of Hope: Rural and Smaller Cathedrals

Stacy Glaus
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN
Workshop C3 (Communications and Development Track)
Communicating Today: One Message, Multiple Platforms

Janet Grove
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN
Workshop C1 (Outreach Track)
Opening the Doors of Welcome: Mental Health Ministry

Meghan Gustafson
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN
Workshop A3 (Communications and Development Track)
Parties with a Purpose: Cathedral Fundraising Events

Rev. Val Handwerker
Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Memphis TN
Workshop B1 (Outreach Track)
Always Our Children: Inclusive Ministry

Emily Carlson Hjelm
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN
Workshop B3 (Communications and Development Track)
Leaving a Lasting Legacy: Cathedral Legacy Foundations

Paula Kaempffer
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN
Workshop A5 (Learning Track)
The Making of New Catholics: RCIA in Cathedral Settings

Rev. Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles CA
Workshop B2
A Culture of Encounter: Sacramental Ministry in the Church

Teri Larson
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN
Workshop C5 (Learning Track)
Beyond “Sunday School:” Engaging Children and Youth

Maria Laughlin
Saint James Cathedral, Seattle WA
Workshop C3 (Communications and Development Track)
Communicating Today: One Message, Multiple Platforms

Heidi McAllister
Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness, Minneapolis MN
Workshop A1 (Outreach Track)
Beyond our Walls: Building Collaborative Ministries

Jason McFarland
Zunyi Normal College, Guizhou China
Workshop A6 (Music and CRCCM Track)
Chants of the Mass (Propers I): Exploring Proper Chants/Texts of the Mass
Workshop B6 (Music and CRCCM Track)
Chants of the Mass (Propers II): Exploring Proper Chants/Texts of the Mass

Rev. Msgr. Robert Ritchie
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, New York NY
Workshop B3 (Communications and Development Track)Leaving a Lasting Legacy: Cathedral Legacy Foundations

Rev. Michael Ryan
Saint James Cathedral, Seattle WA
Workshop A4 (Rector and Pastor Track)
Excellence in Cathedral Leaders: New Rectors and New Pastor

Walter Tambor
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN
Workshop C6 (Music Track)
Sing a New Song: Music in a Multi-Cultural Age

Christoph Tietze
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco CA
Workshop A6 (Music and CRCCM Track)
Chants of the Mass (Propers I): Exploring Proper Chants/Texts of the Mass
Workshop B6 (Music and CRCCM Track)
Chants of the Mass (Propers II): Exploring Proper Chants/Texts of the Mass

Johan van Parys, Ph.D.
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN
Workshop A2 (Art and ACLS Track)
Symbols that Surround Us: Catechetical Cathedral Treasures
Workshop C2 (Art and ACLS Track)

Cathedral Decor: An Environment for Every Season

Br. William Woeger, F.S.C.
Archdiocese of Omaha, Omaha NE
Workshop C2 (Art and ACLS Track)
Cathedral Decor: An Environment for Every Season

Juanita Yoder
Artist, ACLS Board Member
Workshop C2 (Art and ACLS Track)
Cathedral Decor: An Environment for Every Season