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 invite married and engaged couples throughout the Diocese of Reno who seek to grow closer to our Lord and one another to join me at the third annual Together in Holiness conference for a day filled with wisdom and grace. We can never underestimate the mission of married couples and families who order their lives according to God’s love first and foremost. Saintly marriages such as these are the source of vocations to the priesthood and religious life and the foundation for faithful marriages of future generations to come."
  • - Most Rev. Daniel H. Mueggenborg




  • Early Bird Couple: $54 | Early Bird Individual: $35
    •      Early Bird pricing ends August 21.
    •      A box lunch and a light afternoon 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.

  • 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, September 29. All refund requests made on or after September 30 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.


9:30 AM
  • Conference Check-In
10:00 AM
  • Words of Welcome
10:15 - 11:15 AM
    • The Holy Eucharist, a Nuptial Sacrament
    • Ryan Hanning, PhD
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Break for Lunch and Prayer
1:10 - 2:10 PM
    • Nurturing Vocations in the Home
    • David and Michelle Willems
2:25 - 3:25 PM
    • The Eucharistic Mission of the Family
    • Ryan Hanning, PhD
3:25 - 3:40 PM
  • Closing Comments
4:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Vigil Mass and Marriage Blessing
  • Most Rev. Daniel H. Mueggenborg


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.

Bishop of Reno

Born and raised in rural western Oklahoma, Bishop Mueggenborg graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1984 with a geology degree and a related computer science degree. He attended the pre-theology program at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana and the theology program at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Tulsa in 1989. Bishop Mueggenborg completed a Licentiate degree in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1990. During his 30+ years as a priest, Bishop Mueggenborg has served as parochial vicar and pastor in several parishes and in a variety of ministerial roles, including high school chaplain and teacher, Newman Center chaplain, Director of Clergy and Education, and Vicar for Religious. He also served on the administrative staff of the Pontifical North American College and was adjunct professor at the Gregorian University. Pope Francis appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle on April 6, 2017, and he was ordained bishop on May 31, 2017. Bishop Mueggenborg comes from a farming and ranching family and enjoys mountain biking and hiking in his free time. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and has hiked the Grand Canyon as well as a substantial portion of the Camino de Santiago. He credits his love for the outdoors to his rural upbringing and his involvement in the Boy Scouts of America.

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.

Parishioners at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church in Reno

David and Michelle Willems have been married 5 years (married the same day, Michelle graduated from law school!) and have 4 children: Lawrence and Lucy praying for them in heaven; Leo, 3; and Sophia, born March 20, 2023. David received his M. A. in Theology from the Augustine Institute in 2020. He currently serves as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Reno and enjoys reading and spending time with his wonderful family. Michelle is a practicing attorney but enjoys being a mom first and foremost. Together they are in awe of the journey God has called them on. They love finding joy and beauty in everyday moments and the challenge of raising little saints in an increasingly secular society. Their hobbies include running, reading, and having monthly date nights.



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2900 N McCarran Blvd
Sparks, NV 89431

For More Information:
Ana Quireza, Conference Coordinator
[email protected]





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