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Genesis of Eve Conference: Come to the Well

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Randolph Riverfront Center

707 2nd Street

Alexandria, LA 71302

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Come to the Well is a unique opportunity for Catholic women to find greater meaning and purpose in their lives through Christ.

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Join us for a weekend of spiritual encounter, intellectual empowerment and apostolic evangelization. This conference, rooted in our catholic faith, will provide a weekend away from the demands of life and offer spiritual encounter through prayer and testimonies, intellectual empowerment via educational tracks and evangelization via meeting and talking with the women of the diocese.

The goal of this weekend is to create an environment where women of all ages can deepen their personal relationship with Christ.

Our goal is to help women who have a deep yearning desire to find meaning in their lives, to find themselves in their faith, and in their relationship with Christ. So many women have had a life altering encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ at retreats and are running back to Jerusalem with their hearts burning only to get lost in the realities of life and are searching for and needing guidance and direction. Genesis of Eve plans to accomplish these goals and fulfill its mission and purpose through an annual conference as well as making available various opportunities and resources for prayer (an Encounter), intellect (Empower) and service (Evangelize) throughout the rest of the year to keep the fire burning 365 days a year.

The conference features five respected spiritual presenters who will lead you through the ways to better connect with God. Including:

  • Father John Burns
  • Sarah Swafford
  • Sr. Miriam James Heidland
  • Michelle Benzinger
  • Heather Khym

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FRIDAY {Starts around 6PM}

Registration

Welcome

Keynote Session #1 [ENCOUNTER]

Eucharistic Adoration

SATURDAY

Soul Core - Morning Prayer

Mass

Breakfast, Confessions and Vendor Shopping

Keynote Session #2 [ENCOUNTER]

Lunch, Confessions and Vendor Shopping

Keynote Session #3 [EMPOWER]

Breakout Sessions

Dinner, Confessions and Vendor Shopping

Keynote Session #4 [EMPOWER]

Processional Adoration

Holy Spirit Celebration

SUNDAY {Ends around noon}

Continental Breakfast

Rosary

Keynote Session #5 [EVANGELIZE]

Mass

Founders Thank You


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Fr. John was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2010. Born and raised in Mequon, he attended Homestead High School and the University of Notre Dame. He then entered seminary and undertook philosophical studies at Catholic University and theological studies in Rome. Fr. John served for three years at Christ King in Wauwatosa and three years at St. Mary Parish in Menomonee Falls before he completed his doctoral studies. In 2019 he was assigned Vocation Promoter and Promoter of Women’s Religious and Consecrated Life.

Burns speaks at conferences, preaches missions, and directs retreats throughout the country. He is the author of Lift Up Your Heart. Burns works extensively with the Sisters of Life and Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity and has given retreats, conferences, and spiritual direction for the sisters in Africa, Europe, and the United States.


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Sarah Swafford is the founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries. She speaks internationally to people of all ages on a variety of topics such as: Emotional Virtue, Dating and Relationships, Modesty of Intentions, and Interior Confidence. She is a graduate of Benedictine College and has been involved in ministry for over ten years. For three years, Sarah worked as a Residence Hall Director at Benedictine College, taking care of 142 freshmen women. That amazing experience gave her a front row seat into the hearts of women and men transitioning from high school to college, giving her a deeper look into the struggles facing teens and young adults today.

Sarah also works on Special Projects for Catholic Identity at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where she resides with her wonderful husband, Dr. Andrew Swafford, and their children: Thomas, Fulton, Cate, and Kolbe.


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Sr. Miriam James Heidland is a former Division I athlete who had a radical conversion and joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in 1998. Her story has been featured on EWTN’s The Journey Home, SEEK Conference, USCCB Convocation, Relevant Radio and other outlets. She holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and speaks regularly on the topics of conversion, authentic love, forgiveness, healing (and sports!). She is the author of the book Loved As I Am.


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Michelle Benzinger is a wife, mother of 6 (4 born from her body /biological and two born from her heart/adopted from Haiti), coffee addict, reader, college football fanatic, dreamer, and design lover. Michelle has a heart to inspire others to understand that they have a voice and a divine mission. She wants to empower women and families to come together, to build that mission, and to become a force of beauty for the good of all mankind. She believes that once this beauty is recognized and lived out, it will transform families, communities, cultures and our world.


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Heather Khym has been serving in ministry for over 20 years and passionately shares the Gospel through speaking and leading worship. She has ministered to a variety of audiences throughout North America and has a passion for evangelization, discipleship, and creating an environment for people to have a personal encounter with God. In 2005, Heather and her husband, Jake, founded Life Restoration, a ministry which seeks to help people become fully alive and experience freedom and restoration in Jesus. Currently, Heather lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia with her husband Jake and their 3 children Maria, Judah, and Evangeline.


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KELLY PEASE LOMBARDI

Kelly Pease Lombardi is a music minister in Alexandria, LA. She has traveled the country as a worship leader and has also released several albums of original music.

JOY JAEGER

Joy Jaeger is a worship leader, vocalist, songwriter and educator originally from Alexandria, LA and now serving the Archdiocese of Denver.

SARAH CLEMENT

Sarah Clement is the Director of Operations for Catholic Charities of Acadiana. She is a violinist and worship leader serving the Diocese of Lafayette.

ANGELA PAPALE MCCANN

Angela Papale McCann is a music minister in Marksville, LA who has been involved in ministry for the past twenty years, serving ACTS ministries, Everyday Missionaries, and her home parish.

HEATHER KHYM

Heather Khym is the founder of Life Restoration Ministries, a speaker and worship leader, and one-third of the Abiding Together Podcast. She lives in British Columbia.

🕊️Each has ministered with Franciscan University, LifeTeen, and various other national ministries. They bring a wealth of experience, but more so a humility and gratitude for the opportunity to serve.


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Who can attend?

The conference is open to women of all faiths ages 18 and older.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, please reach out to info info@genesisofeve.org. If you're eligible you'll receive a coupon code for a discounted ticket.

I'm from out of town, where do you recommend staying?

Are nursing babies welcome?

The conference is open to women over the age of 18; however, if you're nursing one of God's newest creations feel free to bring them.

Are meals included with the price of the ticket?

Included meals are: Saturday [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] + Sunday [Continental breakfast].

Is seating reserved? How can I make sure I sit next to my friends?

The only reserved seating will be for our sponsors (all other seating will be on a first come, first served basis). As a RUBY SPONSOR you'll receive: a reserved table for 8 people near the stage. If you'd prefer to avoid the EventBrite fee, you can pay via check by filling out this [https://forms.gle/jsBbgY4MDXiyy34SA] form.

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