Keynote Speakers

Leah Darrow

Leah Darrow is the founder of the Lux app, the first Catholic app for Catholic women that focuses on community, prayer, and formation. She is the author of The Other Side of Beauty, and host of the top-rated Christian podcast, Do Something Beautiful. Leah received her Masters in Theology from the Augustine Institute in 2016, graduating with magna cum laude honors. Leah is married to Ricky Soldinie, an Augustine Institute graduate as well, and together chase after their five kids.

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You can learn more about Leah, her wisdom, offers, and community at www.leahdarrow.com

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Dr Coleen Kelly Mast

Dr. Coleen Kelly Mast is a Certified Life Coach, an author, speaker, and radio talk show host of “Mast Appeal”.  Mast holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Quincy University, a Masters Degree in Health Education, and Secondary Teaching certificates in four specialty fields: Theology, Health, Physical Education and Science. She has taught at the elementary, junior high and high school levels, and is a leader in Catholic Family Life Education. Mast has written the “Love & Life” (Ignatius Press) and “Sex Respect” (Respect, Inc.) chastity education programs, which include books for teachers, teens and parents. Her new video/discussion program ‘LoveEd’ is published by Saint Benedict Press in English and Spanish. LoveEd includes 5 video and book seminars for a parish to empower parents to teach their children the meaning of life along with the facts of life. (www.LoveEd.com).

Lean more about Dr Coleen and her teaching at www.LoveEd.com and www.sexrespect.com

 Sr. Mary Eucharista, SMMC

Sister Mary Eucharista was born and raised in Southern California and her family moved to North Idaho where she entered the Marian Sisters in 1981. Sister was an administrator and taught high school for 23 years. In 2007, she joined several members of her community in starting a new foundation, the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church, under Bishop William Skylstad of the Spokane Diocese. She has been Program Manager at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center since 2008, while also giving retreats, Days of Prayer and talks at the center and around the U.S.. Sister has a BA in English / Literature and Education from Whitworth University, an MA in Philosophy at Gonzaga University, and is presently working for her spiritual direction certification out of St. Vincent’s Seminary College. She is the Vocations Director and remains a consultor in the SMMC, whose motto is “Sentire cum Ecclesia.”  

You can learn more about Sister and the Sisters of Mary,  Mother of the Church at sistersofmarymc.org.

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