about Together in Holiness

Where Spouses Discover God’s Plan for Their Family
Together in Holiness is a marriage conference series for dioceses inspiring spouses to grow together in holiness and empowering parents to form their children in the Catholic faith. To learn more about Together in Holiness, click here.
  • "In these challenging times, it is important to keep our eyes on Christ our hope. Couples and families, in particular, are called to live out their vocation as a School of Love. This year's Together in Holiness conference will be an excellent day to receive deep formation and practical guidance as you strive to live out the call to holiness.  I encourage you to participate."
  • - Daniel Cardinal DiNardo

Health + Safety Guidelines

As part of our mission to uphold the sanctity of life and family, the St. John Paul II Foundation is committed to the health and safety of all conference participants. In order to protect you and your family, we are following recommendations from our host facilities, the State of Texas, and the CDC, and we look forward to welcoming you to Together in Holiness this fall!
  • We know that Together in Holiness is a vital ministry to you as couples and families, and we desire to continue serving you through this conference. We are developing precautions to ensure adequate social distancing, minimize contact with high-touch surfaces, and maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • We are truly blessed to serve you, and please be assured of our prayers for you and your families!
  •  Click here to learn more about our Health + Safety Guidelines.
  • *Policy is subject to change; dependent on state and local guidelines at the time of the conference. 




  • In-Person Conference Experience
  • Hosted by the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter and The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham
  • Couple: $59 | Individual: $35
    •       A box lunch is included for each adult registrant.
  • At-Home Conference Experience (What’s this?)
  • Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Access Pass: $15 

  • Exhibitors*
  • Ministry (Non-Profit) Registration: $85 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • Vendor (For-Profit) Registration: $150 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • *Pre-approval for exhibitor booths is required and space is limited. Please email TH@forlifeandfamily.org for more information.

  • We recognize that many families are struggling during these times. If you need assistance with the cost of the conference, we encourage you to apply for a partial or full scholarship (click here); if you feel called to contribute to our scholarship fund, you can do so at the time of registration.

Important Information regarding Refunds, Cancellation, and At-Home Participants:
  • We are dedicated to offering the Together in Holiness conference this fall to you and your family, whether you are participating in person or virtually. Should your family’s circumstances change leading up to the conference, please email th@forlifeandfamily.org.


  • In light of recent changes, we are re-evaluating the feasibility of offering on-site childcare at our new venue, and are refraining from opening registration for on-site childcare at this time. In the interim, we have a childcare waitlist available for registered attendees. Should the decision be made to refrain completely from offering on-site childcare, couples who are registered for the in-person conference will be able to request the At-Home Childcare Kit to be sent via USPS or email. We will notify those on our childcare waitlist no later than Monday, October 5 with a confirmation on the availability of childcare.
  • For those participating in our At-Home Conference Experience, you may request our At-Home Childcare Kit in addition to your package of resources (sent via USPS or email).
  • Click here to learn more about childcare
We recognize the importance of on-site childcare in enabling you to attend Together in Holiness. However, we want to be sure we are able to provide safe and affordable childcare, so we appreciate your patience with us as we work through these logistics. 


8:30 AM
  • Conference Check-In
9:15 AM
  • Words of Welcome
9:30-10:30 AM
  • Marriage on a Mission!
  • Danielle Bean (1)
  • Ben and Beth Nguyen (2)
10:45-11:45 AM 
  • Nurturing a Joy-Filled Family Life
  • Trey and Stephanie Cashion (1)
  • James and Leigh Schuelke (2)
11:45 AM 
  • Transition to Mass
12:00 PM
  • Mass
12:40-2:00 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:05 PM
  • Marriage Blessing
2:25-3:25 PM 
  • To Love and to Cherish
  • Ben and Beth Nguyen (1)
  • Danielle Bean (2)
3:30 PM
  • Closing Comments and Sending Forth
*Attendees will attend 1 of 2 tracks. Each track will feature both keyonte speakers and one local speaker.


Director of Shepherd’s Heart, St. John Paul II Foundation

Dr. Roland Millare, a native Houstonian, serves as the Director of Shepherd’s Heart Program. Additionally, Roland serves as the Chair of the Theology Department at St. John XXIII College Preparatory (Katy, TX). He has been teaching at the school since it opened in 2004. He also serves as an adjunct professor of theology for permanent deacon candidates at St. Mary’s Seminary. He attended St. Francis De Sales K-8th grade and he graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1999. He received a BA in Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He has a MA in Theological Studies from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College (Alexandria, VA) and a Licentiate (STL) and Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) in Dogmatic Theology (with a specialization in Sacramental Theology) at the Liturgical Institute of the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein, IL). He has published various theological articles and book reviews for the Adoremus Bulletin, Logos, Antiphon, New Blackfriars, and the Heythrop Journal. Roland enjoys the gift of life and love with his beautiful wife Veronica and their two daughters, Gabriella and Karolina, in Sugar Land.

Brand Manager for CatholicMom, Holy Cross Family Ministries

Danielle Bean, a wife and mother of eight, is the Brand Manager for CatholicMom at Holy Cross Family Ministries. Danielle is also creator and host of "The Gist", a weekly Catholic women’s television talk show on "CatholicTV" and host of the Girlfriends podcast. Danielle is author of several books, including "Momnipotent", "You Are Enough", and "Giving Thanks and Letting Go."  Her most recent book, "Manual for Marriage" (TAN Books 2020) pulls from the wisdom of the Church and lessons learned from real-life experience to reflect on the ideas of vocation, sacrament, sacrifice, mutual love, and home and family life. Danielle has a special heart for mothers, and she encourages women of all ages and stages of life to find humor in daily challenges and the joy God intends for every one of us. It is in her primary vocation to marriage and motherhood that Danielle finds the inspiration for all of her work.

Co-Founders of mysteryofparenthood.com

Trey and Stephanie enjoy speaking together on the sacrament of marriage and parenting. Their mission is to encourage and empower couples to rediscover the mystery of marriage and family life and to recommit to loving that mystery with strength, courage and enthusiasm. Together with Dr. Joseph White, Trey co-authored Together in God’s Love, a marriage preparation program published by Our Sunday Visitor. He has spoken and written extensively on the Sacraments and Spirituality, Married and Family Life, Sexuality, Parenting, Healthcare, Finances, Stewardship, and Leadership. Stephanie and Trey desire to help people concretely bridge the gap between the faith they profess and the lives they lead, helping them to see the meaning in their lives, to live meaningfully, and to be fully, consciously, and actively involved in the liturgy of their lives.  To that end, they host a weekly radio show called The Mystery of Parenthood on RED-C Radio that focuses on a Catholic approach to parenting in the 21st Century. The Cashions are parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in College Station. Trey and Stephanie have been married for over 30 years and have six children – Treivor, Madison, Greyson, and the triplets – Kolbe, Kennedy, and Kingsley.

Program Director, St. John Paul II Foundation

Joshua Bitting, Ph.D. (cand.) serves as Program Director at the St. John Paul II Foundation where he oversees development of a parish-based marriage enrichment program based on our Together in Holiness conference series and curriculum. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Joshua came into full communion with the Catholic Church on June 22nd, 2003, the Feast of Corpus Christi while completing his B.A. in philosophy at Southwestern College (Winfield, Kansas).  Joshua attended Franciscan University of Steubenville where he earned his M.A. in theology. Afterwards, he had the opportunity to study at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce) in Rome, Italy. Since then, he has served the Church in various capacities at both the parish and diocesan levels. Currently, he is completing his Ph.D. in theology and catechetics from the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia.  Joshua and his beautiful wife, Amanda, have six children, and enjoy sharing the Gospel of life in their primary vocation as spouses and parents.

Parishioners at St. John Vianney, Houston

James and Leigh have been married for thirteen years and have six children, one daughter and five sons, ages 10 to newborn. James has practiced commercial litigation for 8 years, and is a partner at a boutique firm in Houston. Before staying home with their children full-time, Leigh worked in marketing and development in Boston. Over the past year, they started a reading group for parents of young children designed to better equip themselves to form their children's consciences. They also are one of the witness couples in the video series for the new Together in Holiness Formation series. They enjoy spending time with extended family, hosting friends, Longhorn Football, and karaoke.


At-Home Conference Experience

  • In an effort to serve couples who would prefer to participate in this year’s Together in Holiness from within their own domestic church, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is sponsoring a special At-Home Conference Experience for you and your family!
  • The At-Home Conference Experience will be offered exclusively for this year’s event, and while nothing can replace the communal element of the conference or the participation in the sacraments, we hope this option will serve as a reminder to couples and families that their response to the universal call to holiness begins at home.
  • Click here to learn more about our At-Home Conference Experience. 


St. John Paul II Foundation

7730 Westview Dr.
Houston, TX 77055

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    7730 Westview
    Houston, TX 77055


    P.O. Box 5927
    Katy, TX 77491