For the 2014 Conference, we want to thank in a special way the following people who are making our conference possible:
Father Peter Fegan, O.P. Tam Bowman, Shelia Branson, & the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Staff Delta Alarm Company Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service of Newark & Heath Tom's Ice Cream Bowl Dr. Paul Hoffman Dr. Jeffery Labishak, The Smile Shack Pugh's Designer Jewelers of Newark Full of Grace Gift Shop of Gahanna St. Thomas Knights of Columbus A New Beginning Religious Book Store Pugh's Diamond Jewelers of Zanesville Joe Baker, Baker Family Insurance Services Cris Redfern Spa Girl Magnificat Generations of Columbus Dee Printing of Columbus Speedy Print of Cambridge St. Gabriel Radio The Catholic Times Living Bread Radio Doxology Design Franklin Printing Company, Inc.
We appreciate all of your help and support!!
Emily Jaminet is a Graduate of Upper Arlington High School and Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she received a degree in Mental Health and Human Services and Human Life Studies. Emily has been married to John for over 15 years, and has 6 children ranging from high school to pre-school. She is an active parishioner at St. Patrick Dominican Parish, serving on the Youth Group Advisory Board and helping with Vacation Bible School; her husband also teaches CCD there. Emily is also an active volunteer at her children’s schools, Our Lady of Peace and St. Charles. Emily shares mothers’ reflections on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio, airing daily right before the 3:00 hour, and serves on the Board for the Catholic Women’s Conference Leadership Committee. She also speaks locally at Catholic Churches about motherhood and its eternal value. In her free time, she enjoys recreational activities such as swimming, running and gardening with her family, but most of her free time is spent driving her children to their activities! Modern motherhood is busy!
Dr. Kyle & Lisamarie Beiter
Dr. Kyle Beiter grew up in Lancaster, Ohio, located in the Southern part of the Diocese of Columbus. Kyle’s family was very active in St. Mary’s Parish. He was educated at St. Mary’s Elementary School and Catholic Fisher High School. While working on his Bachelor’s degree, Kyle chose to take a year off and volunteer to serve on NET (National Evangelization Teams). He graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville and then went on to Medical School at the Ohio State University. Kyle and Lisamarie were married during medical school, and now have 6 young children. Dr. Beiter received his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training in New York City and in Phoenix, Arizona. He then completed a one year fellowship in NaProTechnology in Omaha, Nebraska, with Dr. Thomas Hilgers. Kyle strives to apply Catholic Ethics to his practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has an interest in infertility, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and prolife prenatal care. Lisamarie Beiter was raised in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and is the oldest of 11 children. She studied Psychology and Marketing at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and while there, took a year in between classes to volunteer with NET Ministries. Kyle and Lisamarie just celebrated their 11th anniversary on Divine Mercy Sunday. She is a full time homeschooling mother of 6, and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends, preferably over a strong cup of coffee.
Mother Mary Assumpta Long, O.P., is the Prioress General of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She holds a S.T.L. in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. She has taught at the elementary, secondary, and junior college levels, and served as President of Aquinas Junior College in Nashville, Tennessee. Mother Assumpta is also a former President of the Forum of Major Superiors, and has served on the boards of various Catholic organizations. In the early 1990’s she was invited by john Cardinal O’Connor to assist with the initial formation of the Sisters of Life in New York. She currently serves on the Board of Regents for Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida. The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist was founded in 1997 by Mother Assumpta and three other Dominican Sisters in response to Pope John Paul II’s call for new religious foundations to embody the graces of the New Evangelization. The community has grown from four to nearly one hundred Sisters in thirteen years. The community’s primary apostolate is Catholic education in the spirit of the New Evangelization. Fully Dominican in spirituality, the two distinguishing marks of the community’s charism are devotion to Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist, and total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Sisters operate the Spiritus Sanctus Academies and two K-8 independent Catholic schools in Southeastern Michigan. They also have Sisters teaching at the elementary and secondary levels in the dioceses of Phoenix, AZ, Peoria and Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH, Sacrament, CA, Austin, TX Venice, FL, as well as in Rome, Italy. The Dominican Sisters of Mary are committed to achieving the salvation of souls and being true daughters of the Church, working to build up the Church throughout the world by bringing the love of Jesus Christ to souls through the witness of consecrated religious life and Catholic education.