Speakers
This Year's Conference Theme: Grace Abounds All the More
This conference is sponsored by the Marian Center of Indianapolis in partnership with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
Indianapolis Convention Center
500 Ballroom - Main Level
100 S. Capitol Ave.,
Indianapolis, IN 46225


Barbara Heil

Barbara Heil is a former Pentecostal minister who has traveled the world as a missionary, teacher and evangelist.  After an amazing journey, Barbara came into full communion with the Catholic Church in April of 2013.  She is a dynamic and inspirational speaker with a passion to awaken others to their destiny and purpose in Christ, and to lead people in deepening their walk with God.   Barbara has been a guest on The Journey Home and speaks at many conferences around the country.


 

Rose Sweet

You’ve heard her on Catholic radio and seen her on EWTN. Rose Sweet, Catholic author and conference speaker, is a sparkling personality who brings heart and humor to all her presentations. Her passion is helping people live their faith in the daily details by “Putting RELIGION into RELATIONSHIPS”. She’s authored twelve books on relationship healing that include being single, dating & courtship, marriage and parenting, divorce, annulments, and how to get along with almost anyone. Her work is deeply rooted in St. John Paul’s “Theology of the Body” and she has been a trusted guest on Catholic Answers Live and a speaker at the annual TOB Congress, the 2015 World Meeting of Families, and USCCB’s 2017 Convocation of Catholic Leaders.

 

Donna Cori Gibson

Donna Cori Gibson has traveled a long way in the journey where she thought she wanted fame and fortune.  Although having sang with Pavarotti and then later a recording deal with a major recording studio, she tells us that  through the grace of God she realized that the music she was recording and in fact most music serves to distract us from the true goal in life which is to “love God with your whole heart, soul, mind and strength”.  She decided to sing, instead of worldly love songs to sing them to Jesus Christ.  Now a third order Carmelite and a wife and young mother, Donna believes “that God really does give us our hearts desires, just not in the way we often believe nor at the time we think it should materialize”.  Donna travels from coast to coast giving her message and singing her “prayers” for Our Lord.  She has appeared on Mother Angelica, Life on the Rock and Backstage on EWTN as well as This is the Day with Fr. Robert Reed.  


 

Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel, MS, MDiv

Born March 12, 1948. Ordained May 22, 1982. Associate pastor, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, and part-time instructor, Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School; 1983, full-time instructor, Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School, Indianapolis, while continuing as associate pastor, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis; 1987, assistant pastor, St. Monica, Indianapolis, and continuing as full-time instructor, Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School, Indianapolis, with residence at St. Anthony, Indianapolis; 1993, archdiocesan vocations director, while continuing as full-time instructor at Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School and providing assistance to the pastor of St. Monica, Indianapolis; 1994, moderator of the curia and continuing as archdiocesan vocations director, while providing assistance to the pastor of St. Malachy, Brownsburg; 1994, vicar general, while continuing as moderator of the curia and vocations director; 1995, continuing as vicar general and moderator of the curia; 1997, named prelate of honor; 1999, administrator, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, director, Office of Pro-Life Activities, Indianapolis, while continuing as vicar general and moderator of the curia; 2000, pastor, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, while continuing as vicar general and moderator of the curia; 2001, director of archdiocesan Mission Office and Society for the Propagation of the Faith, while continuing as vicar general and moderator of the curia and pastor, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis; 2011, sabbatical, appointed vicar for religious, while continuing as director of the archdiocesan Mission Office and Society for the Propagation of the Faith; 2011, (July), pastor, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis.

 

Sr. Diane Carollo, S.G.L.
Master of Ceremonies

Sister Diane, originally served in Brooklyn NY and the Archdiocese of Newark in positions of Master Teacher for Catechists and Pastoral Assistant. She arrived in Indianapolis in 2000 to serve as Director of Pro-Life Ministry in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis as well as director of Birthline Ministry. Sister, since 2012 is Director of Religious Education for the parish of St. Luke, in the Indianapolis area. And now she has added to her expertise; becoming an accomplished Author and Mystery writer! Working on her second book, Sister has a great sense of humor and will be an asset to our conference.

 

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