Keynote Speakers

Johnnette Benkovic Williams

Johnnette Benkovic Williams is Founder and President of Women of Grace®, a Catholic apostolate for women featuring a number of outreaches including conferences, media, study groups and more. She is also Founder and President of Living His Life Abundantly® International, Inc. a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation. After years of being a non-practicing Catholic, in 1981 Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith. Her conversion sparked a new vocation: that is, one of sharing the Gospel message through the utilization of media. She has been an inspiring and consistent presence on Catholic radio (1987) and in Catholic television (1988) ever since.


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Sister Mary Clare

Sister Mary Clare has been a member of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles for over 25 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona in the field of Nutritional Sciences with a minor in Physiology. Sister is a Registered Dietitian and a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of California. She has been actively engaged in the Healthcare Apostolate of the Carmelite Sisters as a Clinical Dietitian, Nutrition Manager, President of Mount Carmel Health Ministries, and served six years as Chief Executive Officer of Santa Teresita – a 12 acre 164 bed multilevel long-term care campus in Duarte, California. Sister Mary Clare also holds a Master’s Certificate in Carmelite Spirituality from the Washington Theological Union and the Carmelite Institute and served for 5 years in formation for the Carmelite Sisters as Directress of Candidates, the first of four stages in their initial formation program.

Lorissa Horn

Lorissa Horn is married to the love of her life, Johnny and together they have seven beautiful children. Lorissa works as the Director of Campus Ministry for Bishop Kelly High school, and is also a Catholic speaker, Realtor and co-owner of a Catholic apparel company, Catholic Threads. Lorissa is passionate about helping both youth and adults grow in their relationship with Christ through powerful prayer experiences and by providing a deeper understanding of our beautiful Catholic faith. Her motto for life: Let’s Be Saints!

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