About Together in Holiness

Where Spouses Discover God’s Plan for Their Family
Together in Holiness is a marriage conference series for dioceses that inspires spouses to grow together in holiness and empowers parents to form their children in the Catholic faith. To learn more about the Together in Holiness marriage enrichment initiative, click here.
  • "I am pleased to welcome the first Together in Holiness conference to the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City on October 29, 2022. I encourage married and engaged couples throughout the Archdiocese to join me for this conference and receive the grace, encouragement, and guidance to help form your households into fruitful domestic churches. My desire is for all the faithful of our Archdiocese to cooperate with the grace we all received in Baptism and Confirmation and become missionary disciples in this local church. In order to do this we need holy marriages and families. This conference will be a great opportunity for couples to grow in holiness as they spend intentional time with the Lord and one another."
  • - Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley Archbishop of Oklahoma City




  • Early Bird Couple: $54 | Early Bird Individual: $35
    •      Early Bird pricing ends September 5.
    •      A box lunch and a light morning snack is included for each adult registrant.
  • Couple: $64 | Individual: $40
  • On-site Childcare (2-12 yrs): $5/child
  • Scholarships for couples and individuals are available.

  • Exhibitors*
  • Ministry (Non-Profit) Registration: $95 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • Vendor (For-Profit) Registration: $165 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
  • *Pre-approval for exhibitor booths is required and space is limited. Please email [email protected] for more information.

  • If you and/or your organization is interested in joining our mission as supporting sponsors, please click here for the Sponsorship Form. You can also submit the form online by clicking here.
  • For questions or more information, please contact the conference coordinator at [email protected].

  • 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.

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, October 14. All refund requests made on or after October 15 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.


7:30 AM
  • Conference Check-In
8:00 AM
  • Mass and Marriage Blessing
  • Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley
9:15 - 9:30 AM
  • Words of Welcome
9:30 - 10:30 AM
    • The Eucharistic Form of Life
    • Roland Millare, STD
10:45 - 11:45 AM
  • Strengthening the Spirituality of Your Domestic Church
  • Deacon Phil and Betty Bodman, Alexander and Sarah Schimpf
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
1:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Liturgical Living in the Home
  • Haley Stewart
2:30 - 2:45 PM
  • Closing Comments


Vice President of Curriculum and Director of Clergy Initiatives, St. John Paul II Foundation

Dr. Roland Millare, a native Houstonian, serves as the Vice President of Curriculum and the Director of Clergy Initiatives for the St. John Paul II Foundation (Houston, TX). Dr. Millare served as a member of the Theology Department at St. John XXIII College Preparatory (Katy, TX) for over 15 years. He received a BA in Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He has a MA in Theological Studies (with a concentration in Moral Theology) 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) from the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein, IL). Dr. Millare also serves as an adjunct professor of theology for permanent deacon candidates, seminarians, undergraduate and graduate students at the University of St. Thomas, St. Mary’s Seminary, the Diocese of Fort Worth and the University of Dallas. He has published various theological articles for Logos, Antiphon, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, and the Heythrop Journal. He has published the book, A Living Sacrifice: Liturgy and Eschatology in Joseph Ratzinger (Emmaus Academic, 2022). Dr. Millare has also contributed an article to a forthcoming lexicon on the theology of Joseph Ratzinger (Ignatius Press). Dr. Millare is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Academy of Catholic Theology, and the Society for Catholic Liturgy. Dr. Millare enjoys the gift of life and love with his beautiful wife Veronica and their three children.


Alexander and Sarah Schimpf have been married nearly 13 years (tied the knot on Halloween!) and have 4 children: Xavier (11), Gideon (9), Edith (7), and Antigone (4). Alex received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in 2015. He currently serves as the Director of Marriage and Family Life Ministry for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and enjoys speaking and writing as time permits. Sarah, a former event planner, heads up the family businesses, Procrastin Farm (procrastinfarm.com) and Procrastin’s Table (procrastinstable.com). Together they also serve as the Region X Couple for the Domestic Church Movement in North America, a grassroots marriage formation initiative. Their family hobbies revolve around athletics, books, urban gardening, and board games.


Phil and Betty Bodman have been married 42 years. They are the parents of 8 (1 Saint and 7 in training) grown offspring and 19 (so far) GrandLittles! Phil is currently the Supply Chain Director for a privately held energy and technology company, as well an ordained Deacon for the Catholic Church. Betty, after several decades of home-educating their children, is enjoying being an Active-Duty-Grandma and general "church lady". She is involved in the ACTS community as a certified Spiritual Companion. Both Phil & Betty work with the Marriage Ministry at Christ the King. Together, they enjoy holding hands, taking walks, playing games, and casually welcoming people into their homes and lives.

Catholic Author and Editor of Word on Fire Spark

Haley Stewart is an award-winning writer and the Editor of Word on Fire Spark, a new imprint for young readers. She is the author of The Grace of Enough, Jane Austen’s Genius Guide to Life, and The Sister Seraphina Mysteries. She and her husband are Catholic converts and have four children. They live in Tallahassee, Florida.

Archbishop of Oklahoma City

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley was born to John and Mary Coakley in Norfolk, VA in 1955 and lived there with his father, mother and older brother, John, until he was two years old.  The family relocated to Metairie, LA where his sister, Mary Christina was born.  On December 16, 2010, Bishop Coakley was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the fourth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.  He was installed as Metropolitan Archbishop on February 11, 2011. Archbishop Coakley has selected "Duc in Altum" as his episcopal motto (Put out into the Deep).  It is found in St. Luke’s gospel when Jesus, after teaching the crowds from Simon’s boat, invites the apostles to “put out into the deep” and lower their nets for a catch (Lk.5:4).  Obedient to Jesus’ command, Simon Peter and his companions cast their nets as directed, and “caught such a great number of fish that their nets were at the breaking point” (Lk. 5:4).   Jesus calls the Church today, as always, to put out into the deep, as a witness to hope, to hear, and to respond joyfully to his word with faith and confidence. It is a call to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the New Evangelization


Christ the King Catholic Church

8005 Dorset Dr
Nichols Hills, OK 73120

For More Information:
Amanda Abi-Samra, Conference Coordinator
[email protected]





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