Plenary Presentations

Pre-Conference Day of Reflection

Thursday September 21, 2017

Monsignor John Esseff

Monsignor John Esseff is a diocesan priest of Scranton, Pa. Msgr. Esseff has served as a retreat director and confessor to St. Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity. Msgr. Esseff encountered St. Padre Pio who would become a Spiritual Father to him.

Presentations: Consecration to the Two Hearts (4 Talks)

Mother Adela Galindo, SCTJM

Mother Adela Galindo was born in Leon, Nicaragua. Her childhood was marked by a profound Marian spirituality which has become more obvious and tangible as the years have passed. She is the foundress of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary a Diocesan religious institute founded in 1990.

Presentations: Consecration to the Two Hearts (4 Talks)


Conference Keynotes

Dr. Kenneth I. Pargament, Phd

Kenneth Pargament is a Ph. D. in clinical psychology and professor emeritus of psychology at Bowling Green State University, and adjunct professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the Baylor College of Medicine. He has published over 300 articles on religion, spirituality, and health.

Presentations: “How to Understand and Evaluate Spirituality in the Lives of Clients” &  “How to Assess and Address Spirituality in Counseling”

Dr. Gregory Kenneth Popcak, Phd

Dr. Gregory Popcak is the Founder and  Executive Director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute, an organization dedicated to helping Catholics find faith-filled solutions to tough marriage, family, and personal problems.  He is the author of almost 20 popular books & programs integrating solid Catholic theology and counseling psychology.

Presentation: “You Gotta Have Faith Attachment and the Development of Natural Faith”