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.
  • "The more our families are formed as faith-filled disciples, the more our society can enjoy the peace and justice of the Kingdom of God. I encourage all couples to attend this year's Together in Holiness conference to learn how they can foster a culture of authentic discipleship in their own domestic churches."
  • - Most Rev. David A. Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa

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. We are closely monitoring local, state, and Diocesan guidelines, and at this time, we remain hopeful that Together in Holiness will continue to take place in person in some capacity.
  • 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!
  • *Policy is subject to change; dependent on local, state, and Diocesan guidelines at the time of the conference. 




  • Early Bird Couple: $49 | Early Bird Individual: $29
  • *Early bird pricing available through December 14
  • Couple: $59 | Individual: $35
  • At-Home Conference Experience: $15 (What's this?)
  • Scholarships for couples or individuals are available
  • On-Site childcare available for ages 1-12yrs: $5/child
  • 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 Tuesday, January 26. All refund requests made on or after January 27 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
  • Foundational Presentation
  • Deacon Timothy Sullivan
12:15-2:00 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
2:00-3:00 PM
  • Practical Presentation
  • Joshua Bitting, PhD (cand.)
3:15-4:15 PM
  • Sharing Christ's Perfect Joy Through Our Imperfect Families
  • Kathryn Whitaker
4:15 PM
  • Closing Comments
4:30 PM
  • Transition to Mass
5:00 PM
  • Vigil Mass


Bishop of Tulsa

Bishop David A. Konderla is the second of twelve children, son of David and the late Ann Konderla. He grew up in Bryan, Texas, graduated from Bryan High School in 1978, and worked for several years as a machinist before entering the seminary in 1985. After graduating from the University of Dallas in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in history, he earned his Master of Divinity from the University of St. Thomas and St. Mary's Seminary, and was ordained on June 3, 1995. Bishop Konderla served at St. Louis Parish in Austin and St. Luke's Parish in Temple before his assignment as associate pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Center in College Station. After almost four years with the Aggies, he was named as Vocation Director for the Diocese of Austin, where he served the diocese for four years. He then returned to St. Mary's as pastor and Director of Campus Ministry in August 2005. Bishop Konderla is known for his skills in woodworking and carpentry. His father lives in Bryan, Texas and all 11 siblings live within the state of Texas. Bishop Konderla was appointed the fourth Bishop of Tulsa on May 13, 2016 by Pope Francis. He was ordained and installed as Bishop of the Diocese of Tulsa on June 29, 2016.

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.

Author and Speaker

Kathryn Whitaker is an author, blogger and speaker. A sixth-generation Texan, she was raised an evangelical Protestant until she met her husband on a blind date at Texas A&M. On the eve of their wedding, Whitaker converted to Catholicism. Since 2007—with honesty, authenticity, and a healthy dose of sass—Whitaker has shared on social media what it’s like raising a raucous Catholic family, including a preemie, while balancing her writing, her love of the Aggies, and stocking the fridge with plenty of Dr Pepper. She has contributed to Blessed is She and Take Up and Read and has appeared in USA Today, EWTN, Ave Maria Radio, and is a regular guest on The Busted Halo Show with Fr. Dave Dwyer on SiriusXM. Her book, Live Big, Love Bigger, is currently in its third printing with Ave Maria Press. Kathryn and her husband, Scott, live with their family in Austin, Texas.

Director of RCIA, Evangelization, and Family Life at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church

Deacon Tim Sullivan currently serves as the Director of RCIA, Evangelization, and Family Life at St. Bernard Church in Tulsa. Prior to this, he served as Executive Director of Catholic Charities in both Tulsa and Wayne County, New York, and as Family Life Director of the Tulsa Diocese. He has also served as a Chaplain at Jackie Cooper Imports/Nissan in Tulsa and has been active in the Cursillo Movement since 1989. Deacon Tim is co-author of "Signposts: How To Be a Catholic Man in the World Today". A graduate of Notre Dame University and Law School, and Founder of the Brother House of Tulsa ministry for men, Deacon Tim has been married to his wife, Connie, for 45 years. They have six children and 19 grandchildren, all of whom live in the Tulsa area.


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, we are offering 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.
  • Those participating in our At-Home Conference Experience may request to add on our At-Home Childcare Kit (sent via USPS or email).


Parish of Christ the King

1520 South Rockford
Tulsa, OK 74120

For More Information:
Sara Dietz, Conference Coordinator
[email protected]





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