2022 Speakers




Patty Breen has worked in parish ministry for over a decade and writes online in different spaces, including Blessed is She, FemCatholic, Grotto Network, and CatholicMatch. Her loves include running and CrossFit, writing, strong coffee, Ignatian spirituality, and loving on her godchildren, niece, and nephew. Patty is passionate about messy and deep conversations at the intersection of faith, culture, and ministry.











Lisa M. Hendey is the founder of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling and award-winning author of The Grace of YesThe Catholic Mom’s Prayer CompanionThe Handbook for Catholic MomsI Am God’s Storyteller, I’m a Saint in the Making, and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms.  Lisa’s children’s project, the “Chime Travelers” fiction for elementary school readers, is based upon the lives of the saints.

Lisa is the host of the “Lisa Hendey & Friends” podcast and the co-host of “Catholic MomCast”, a production of Holy Cross Family Ministries and CatholicMom.com. She has produced and hosted multiple programs and has additionally appeared on EWTN, CNN, and CatholicTV. Hendey is a technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show, a regular correspondent on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air Show and on Holy Spirit Radio’s Spirit in the Morning show. Her articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, America Magazine, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor.

Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic new media topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow and traveled with Catholic Relief Services in Rwanda to study and write on the aftereffects of the Rwandan genocide on the eve of its twentieth anniversary. Lisa was selected to attend the first-ever Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting, and the Catholic Press Association tour of Israel as a guest of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. Lisa has traveled and shared her writing from Tanzania, Colombia, the Philippines,  Kenya, and India in service of non-profit organizations. Lisa and Greg Hendey worship and live their story in Los Angeles, California.