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Conference Schedule & Confirmed Speakers

Conference Schedule & Confirmed Speakers

Sunday, April 21:

Monday, April 22:

  • Breakfast at RED Kitchen or Starbuck's (voucher provided)
  • Updates from the Bishops' Committee, Secretariat, and National Review Board
  • Paul Schutz, Ph.D - Beyond Bad Apples: Clericalism, Clergy Perpetrated Sexual Abuse, and Horizons for Healing
  • Rev. Joseph Kempf - Don't you dare forgive. Unless...: A Personal Testimony of Courage and Compassion
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Brandon Vaidyanathan, Ph.D - Well-being, Trust, and Policy in a Time of Crisis: Highlights from the National Study of Catholic Priests
  • Rev. Matthew Crane, JCL & Fiona Laverty, JCL - Canon Law for Dummies
  • Monday evening dinner on your own - We suggest Ballpark Village, Union Station, or City Foundry STL 

Tuesday, April 23:

Wednesday, April 24:

  • Breakfast at RED Kitchen or Starbuck's (voucher provided)
  • Paul Ashton, Psy.D, D.Min - The Joyful Journey
  • Self-Care Send-Off Activities
  • Box Lunch

Conference Registration

Individual registration is $450 per person which includes the Sunday Welcome Reception and Tuesday Dinner Program. Additional guests may attend the Sunday and Tuesday evening events for $50 each.

Hotel Reservations

We are excited to host the 2024 CYPCLC at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, overlooking the Mississippi River and within walking distance of the Old Cathedral, Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, and more.  Click here to reserve your room(s) today!

Scholarship Opportunities

In an effort to make conference attendance more accessible, the USCCB Subcommittee on Catholic Home Missions expects to once again provide scholarships to those serving in mission-funded dioceses and eparchies.  Please contact Director Kevin Day at [email protected] by November 30, 2023 to be added to the waiting list for scholarships.  Scholarships tend to cover up to $1,000 in conference-related expenses.  

NEW!    Saint Joseph the Worker Award

The Saint Joseph the Protector Award will be given to one individual who has made a significant impact in support of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.  Priority will be given to someone who has been employed by or contracted with their local (arch)diocese/eparchy in the area of Safe Environment, Victim Assistance, or Child Protection.  All nominees will be considered but preference will be given to someone working on the front lines to support survivors of abuse and/or to prevent abuse through safe environment activities within their diocese.  All nominees will be listed in the conference program and the awardee will have their registration fee paid for the CYPCLC the following year.  

 Click here to nominate a colleague today. The Award will be presented during the Tuesday evening dinner event.

Thank You To Our Conference Sponsors

Click each sponsor's logo below to learn more and plan to visit with representatives in person during the conference!

Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Contact us to learn more.











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Contact Us


For conference-related inquiries, please contact the following local contacts:

Sandra Price, Executive Director, at 314-792-7271 or [email protected]

Tina Steck, Program Manager, at 314-792-7837 or [email protected].