2020 St. Louis Catholic Women for Christ Conference
March 7, 2020
11th Annual Conference
Touhill Performing Arts Center, UMSL
Theme: Embracing the Feminine Genius
Tickets go on sale September 1, 2019!
Fr. Godwin Olugbami
Fr. Godwin Olugbami, a Nigerian priest from the diocese of Ilorin in Western Nigeria, has worked in the USA for the past 11 years. He's currently serving in the St Louis Archdiocese, as a chaplain at St. Luke's Hospital. Fr. Godwin is a board certified clinical therapist as well a certified Chaplain. He comes to us with many years of practice and experience. As a chaplain, he caters to the spiritual needs and crises of patients, families, and staff who contend with a range of issues.
Patty Schneier is a life-long Catholic, housewife, and mother of three from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. She and her husband Larry are active members of St. Ferdinand Parish in Florissant, where Patty is a cantor at Sunday Mass. Their son, Fr. John Schneier, is a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
For the past 15 years, Patty has been speaking at parishes and Catholic Conferences across the United States. In 2007, Bishop Paul Zipfel sent 25,000 copies of her testimony, "Prove It, God!". . . And He Did, to every Catholic household in the diocese of Bismarck, ND, and in June 2013, it was distributed nationwide as the “CD of the Month” for Lighthouse Catholic Media. With additional talks on a wide variety of topics, Patty gives witness to the beauty of the Church’s teachings and her love of the Catholic Faith.
Patty has been a guest on EWTN and various Catholic Radio shows, including Covenant Network, Ave Maria Radio, and Catholic Answers Live. From 2007-2008, she was host of the radio show, Ask the Archbishop, with Cardinal Raymond Burke. Currently, she hosts a weekly radio show on Covenant Network to promote vocations called The Pearl of Great Price.
Her book, Love Letters from Mom on What Matters Most, is a compilation of personal letters written to her children as they mature into adulthood and venture out on their own. Without preaching or scolding, she candidly discusses the joys of living a faith-filled life, what it means to be a Catholic in the world today, and why it matters. It is a book to inspire and encourage all parents and their children—no matter what their age—to live for Christ, to strive for holiness, and desire Heaven.
Patty is the recipient of the Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Excellence in Communication Award from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. She was also named 2015 Woman of the Year for her work in Evangelization by the executive board for the Daughters of St. Paul in St. Louis.