To foster an appreciation for the personal dignity of women in Christ, to encourage, teach, and challenge women to know and love God, and to inspire women to use their feminine gifts to transform the family and society.
We will have a limited number of women at the conference. When the women come back from lunch the ones who had been in the auditorium will go to the ballroom and vice versa. The vendors will be split between upstairs and down.
Spa Day for the Soul
Kim Zember speaks internationally about the love and freedom she has found in her life in Jesus Christ. She loves people and strives to be totally transparent, to help others know they are safe to do the same. When Kim is not in Southern California, she is most likely found in her ‘home away from home,’ Ethiopia, surrounded by her 280+ children.
Sr. Beata Victoria
Sister Beata Victoria, SV, is originally from Ontario, Canada, and holds degrees in communications and journalism. Before becoming a sister, she lived in Toronto, where she worked for the archdiocesan Office of Public Relations and Communications. She entered the Sisters of Life in 2017, and professed first vows in August of 2020. Sister Beata Victoria currently lives at St. Frances de Chantal Convent in the Bronx, NY, and serves in the community’s mission of evangelization. She loves sharing the truth of each person’s call to sanctity.
Nicole Rodriguez has been speaking at conferences for college students, young adults, and women for over 20 years. She has been associated with the John Paul II Healing Center for over 10 years. She is a collaborator and presenter for Undone – Freedom for the Feminine Heart women’s conference and recently contributed to the book, Undone: Freeing the Feminine Heart from the Knot of Fear and Shame.
Nicole and Lance, her husband of 24 years, are parents to three biological sons, who are now powerful intercessors in heaven. The couple fully embraces God’s call to spiritual parenthood, and they are blessed to share their hearts and lives with 30+ spiritual children.
She holds a B.S. in Education from the University of Central Florida and is working toward a Master’s in Theology. Nicole also studied at the Theology of the Body Institute and is a certified spiritual director.
Darbi Courtney is married to her husband Sean and they have three children, Emersyn, Zaylie, and Noah. She is a graduate of Carroll College and still resides in Helena. Prior to answering the call to stay home with her children full-time, she was the Nurse Manager of Options Clinic, where she pursued her passion of caring for women who find themselves faced with an unplanned pregnancy. She has a heart for helping others encounter God’s mercy and healing in their lives.
Emcee, Caitlyn Van Horssen, graduated from the University of Mary in 2014 and now lives with her husband Chris and daughter Edith in Helena, MT. She works part-time as a nurse in the community and loves to stay at home with Edith. Her greatest joy, apart from being a wife and mother, is to constantly explore ways to bring others, especially women, closer to the heart of Christ. She currently leads a bible study for young adult women as well as a discipleship group for high school students. Caitlyn offers 1:1 mentorship and discipleship opportunities for college-age and young adult women and is hoping to continue working with the beautiful women in this diocese to provide opportunities for the whole faith community to engage with each other and grow in love for Christ and His Church.
Donna Cori Gibson
Catholic singer, songwriter, and speaker, Donna Cori, has been sharing her songs, sung prayers, and meditations via Golden Arrow Catholic Music and Media in Catholic churches and prayer groups, and on TV for 22 years. She is a repeating guest at many conferences and events from coast to coast. She can be heard in interview and song on Catholic radio stations across the nation and worldwide on Mother Angelica's EWTN Global Catholic Network, and sister short-wave station WEWN.