We are thrilled to introduce to you an incredible line up of keynote speakers and workshop presenters for 2020.
Alyssa is a very gifted musician, alongside her husband Daniel they founded the umlimitedcoverband and perform around Melbourne.
Earlier this year, she established an originals project with freelance vocalist Georga Byrne called ‘The SAGA’. The pair performed alongside Fr Rob Galea & Joe Melendrez at World Youth Day in Panama City/ Their debut single, ‘Set Fire’ reached #9 on the TCM Charts.
Alyssa has a great passion for faith and music and a strong desire to share that with others. With an infectious smile that has the ability to light up any room, a hard working and determined attitude, and a wealth of experience, people of all ages will be inspired to let their faith shine through their lives in whatever they do.
After working as a youth minister for many years Katie began to notice a common
struggle amongst teens in the area of sex, dating and relationships. With an extensive
background in youth work, youth communication and church leadership Katie, alongside
her husband are now using their passion and experience to deliver seminars for
students, parents and teachers around the topics, which really matter for
Katie is a gifted communicator who speaks with both authority and passion to
an audience who is searching for answers. Katie has recently finished her advanced
diploma in psychology. Katie is happily married to David and are loving parents to three
beautiful children. They are passionate about family, adventure and their faith in Jesus
Renee lives in Brisbane with her husband Mark and their four beautiful children. Renee has been involved with NET ministries Australia for many years where she is involved with the formation and mentoring of hundreds of young people. She is a passionate lover of Jesus and making him known to others. Having been trained in the Clifton strengths finder approach Renee has a huge interest in seeing people discover their gifts and using them in service of the Church and others
Sr Maria Joy is a Dominican Sister of St Cecilia, Nashville, Tennessee. She has been a professed Sister for 2years and lives with the Sisters community in Melbourne. Sr Maria Joy has a passion for Jesus and for making people feel loved and deeply valued. We are so blessed to welcome her to Conference for the first time.
Sr MARIA JOY OP
Trish was born and raised on the beaches of Wollongong and developed a love for the gift of creation, learning and adventure. She holds degrees in Exercise Science, Education, Theology and Spiritual Direction.
Trish has extensive experience in the field of faith formation as well as the presentation of seminars and retreats for educators and leaders. Trish believes balance and integration are critical to living the fullness of life our Creator designed for us. Her inputs seek to explore how to integrate the three fundamental aspects of our human experience, physical, mental and spiritual breathing life into our unique journey
Vivan is just about to wrap up as a campus missionary with Freedom CMC over the last four years. She worked in IT in Melbourne for several years before realising her heart for evangelisation and moving to Brisbane to live the mission life.
She is passionate about good coffee, using our unique gifts to be co-creators with the Creator and journeying with and mentoring young people in their pursuit of holiness. Her greatest desire for the Church is to discover who they were created to be by first discovering Who they were created by.
Karen has a heart for women and helping them to realise their full potential in Christ. Karen is the author of a number of books, the online course on the feminine genius and is a gifted communicator and sought after speaker.
She is the co founder of Choicez Media, Australia's largest provider of Catholic sexuality and relationships resources. She is also the co founder of the Sisterhood Movement and the Genius Project: an online Catholic women's formation and mentoring program. She has been married to Jonathan Doyle for 19 years and they have three wonderful children.
Monica Doumit is the Director of Public Affairs and Engagement for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, engaging in policy and communications for issues such as abortion, euthanasia, marriage and religious freedom.
She is also an adjunct senior lecturer in law at the University of Notre Dame Australia and a regular columnist for the Catholic Weekly. Prior to this, Monica spent ten years working as a corporate lawyer in Sydney and London, and holds degrees in law and medical science, a diploma in finance and a masters in bioethics.