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 creating Adam and Eve different from each other, God made it possible for them to be made for each other and marriage was born.  Our culture depends on marriage but our marriages depend on living in union with God’s plan.  Come join us as we explore the beauty and the bliss that God intends for marriage and family."

  • - Most Rev. David A. Konderla




  • Early Bird Couple: $49
  • Early Bird Individual: $29
  • *Early bird pricing ends December 16. 
  • Couple: $59
  • Individual: $35
  • Childcare is available for ages 1-12yrs: $5/child
  • Scholarships for couples or individuals are available
  • A box lunch is included for each adult registrant. Parents are responsible for packing a lunch for their child(ren) who are in childcare.


  • Ministry Registration: $85 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • Vendor Registration: $150 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • *Pre-approval for exhibitor booths is required. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Refund Information: 
  • *If you are no longer able to attend the conference, after purchasing your ticket, you may choose to transfer your registration fees to a scholarship couple in need, or request a refund.
  • All refunds must be requested 2 weeks prior to the conference. The last day to request a refund is Friday, January 24. All refund requests made on or after January 25 will not be accepted, but the funds will automatically be transferred to a scholarship couple in need. Please email [email protected] to transfer your registration or request a refund.


10:00 AM
  • Conference Check-In
11:00 AM
  • Words of Welcome
11:15 AM-12:15 PM
  • “Family, Become What you Are!”
  • Jim Beckman
12:15-2:00 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:00-3:00 PM
  • "Learning to Pray Together as Spouses: Three Simple Steps"
  • Christopher J. Stravitsch, DMin
3:15-4:15 PM
  • In the Company of Saints”
  • Bonnie L. Engstrom
4:15-4:30 PM 
  • Closing Comments & Sending Forth
4:30 PM
  • Transition to Mass
5:00 PM
  • Mass


Chairman of the Board, St. John Paul II Foundation

Dr. Chris Stravitsch is Co-founder of the St. John Paul II Foundation and Chairman of the Board. He has a passion for creating new ministries that meet today's most pressing needs, especially the pastoral needs of couples and families. Dr. Stravitsch earned a Doctor of Ministry from The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, where he focused his research on the spiritual formation of spouses and families. He earned a dual degree in Pastoral Counseling from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, which consisted of an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and M.A. in Pastoral Ministry, and he earned a B.A. in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Dr. Stravitsch is the President and Founder of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate, an apostolate which serves parishes by providing onsite Catholic counseling services. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Stravitsch and his wife, Sarah, reside in Katy, Texas, with their five children.

Author & Speaker

Bonnie L. Engstrom is a writer, baker, speaker, and homemaker. She is a regular contributor at Blessed Is She, a frequent radio and podcast guest, and an old school blogger. Bonnie is the co-author of the Blessed Is She study Mystery. Her new book, titled 61 Minutes to a Miracle: The True Story of a Family's Devotion, tells the story of her son's miracle which was approved by the Vatican for the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen. 61 Minutes to a Miracle will be available in September 2019. Bonnie lives with her husband and eight children in Illinois.

Executive Director of Evangelization and Catechesis, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Jim Beckman serves as the Executive Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He has been involved with Diocesan and parish ministry, evangelization and leadership development for more than 30 years. A graduate from Franciscan University in 1987, and the Augustine Institute in 2010, Jim has served in various roles of leadership for national, regional and local ministry ever since. He is a dynamic and passionate speaker and has a great love for the Church. He has built solid and thriving ministry programs in numerous parishes and Dioceses over the years. Jim also is the Executive Director of ImpactCenter, a non-profit dedicated to leadership development in the Catholic Church, and serves as an adjunct professor for the Augustine Institute, teaching on topics of leadership, evangelization and discipleship. He and his wife, Meg, live in Oklahoma City with their five children.



Parish of St. Bernard of Clairvaux

4001 East 101st
Tulsa, OK 74137

For More Information:
Aubrie Miller, Conference Coordinator
[email protected]





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