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 welcome all married and engaged couples in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City to join me at the second annual Together in Holiness conference. The future of the Church depends on married couples and families who can proclaim the Good News in their ordinary, everyday lives. This conference will equip you and your spouse for this mission and provide you with the gift of time with one another and Our Lord. With God’s grace, may your families become fruitful evangelizing communities."
  • - Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley Archbishop of Oklahoma City




  • Early Bird Couple: $54 | Early Bird Individual: $35
    •      Early Bird pricing ends September 18
    •      A box lunch and a light breakfast 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.

  • Sponsors
  • If you and/or your organization is interested in joining our mission as a supporting sponsor, 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].

  • Scholarships
  • 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 20. All refund requests made on or after October 21 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, STL, DD
9:15 - 9:30 AM
  • Words of Welcome
9:30 - 10:30 AM
  • The Eucharist and the Renewal of Marriage and Evangelization
  • Ryan Hanning, PhD
10:45 - 11:45 AM
  • Enkindling and Fanning the Flame: How to Pass on the Faith to Your Children
  • Jason and Katie Zimdars
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
1:45 - 2:45 PM
  • Eucharistic Saints, Families, and Evangelization
  • Ryan Hanning, PhD
2:45 - 3:00 PM
  • Closing Comments


Fellow, San Juan Diego Institute

Dr. Hanning is a Professor of Theology and Catholic Studies and is a founding Fellow of the San Juan Diego Institute which serves several Universities, non-profits and religious apostolates, and a Fellow of the Havard Institute for Virtuous Leadership Institute and the Institute of Catholic Theology. In addition to teaching and consulting, Ryan also serves as Asst. Editor at Hearth & Field a Christian Agrarian Journal and writes and speaks internationally on education, theology, ecological ethics and virtuous leadership. He is the co-author of The WillPower Advantage: Building Habits for Lasting Happiness, along with Tom Peterson, Founder of Catholics Come Home. Ryan currently homesteads in Tennessee with his beautiful wife Rebecca, and their ten well socialized homeschooled children.

Vice President of Operations, St. John Paul II Foundation

Susie Saenz is Vice President of Operations at the St. John Paul II Foundation where she oversees and supports the Conference team as they plan and execute Converging Roads and Together in Holiness conferences, along with the Together in Holiness Formation series Business Development team as they expand this initiative to parishes and schools across the country.  Susie earned her BS in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University and, prior to joining the St. John Paul II Foundation in 2017, worked at Baylor College of Medicine in the philanthropy and alumni relations office. She and her husband, Victor, are parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Houston, TX.

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

Parishioners at St. Monica Catholic Church in Edmond

Jason and Katie Zimdars live in Oklahoma with their blended family of six children ages 3–26. Katie, a former elementary school teacher, earned her Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2019. She serves the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City as the Associate Director of Catholic Education for Formation and Curriculum. Jason is a product designer at 37signals, makers of Basecamp (basecamp.com), a popular project management tool. He's a Knight in the Order of Malta and the designer and illustrator behind the Prince Martin Epic (princemartin.com) series of children's books. Together they work in ministry for the divorced and separated and serve as the Region X Couple for the Domestic Church Movement in North America, a grassroots marriage formation initiative. Their family hobbies include youth sports, reading, and time outdoors.



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For More Information:
Ana Quireza, Conference Coordinator
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