Church Women’s Forum planned for June | Spencer County News

ST. MEINRAD — Women of the Church, a Catholic leadership forum, will launch its first regional gathering June 17-19, 2022 at Saint Meinrad’s Seminary and Theological School, St. Meinrad, IN.

Women of all ages will come together to nurture their leadership roles wherever they are on their journey. Participants will be invited to listen and learn from Church leaders and bring their own experiences into conversation with others.

Registrations are now open at and will be limited to 50 participants. The deadline for registration is June 1. The fee is $250, which includes room and board, or $100 for commuters.

Plenary sessions will include a recorded video chat with Kerry Alys Robinson and an in-person presentation by Dr. Kimberly Baker.

Robinson is the Executive Partner of the Leadership Roundtable Global and National Initiatives and the elected Executive Director of the Opus Prize Foundation. Baker is co-founder of Women of the Church and associate professor of patristics at Saint Meinrad Seminary and Divinity School.

The workshops will be led by Judith Fean, Rachel Forbes Kaufman and Sr. Jeana Visel, OSB.

Fean, retired vice president for mission at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN, will lead “Leadership Lessons from One Woman’s Journey.”

Forbes Kaufman will lead “How Purpose Changes Throughout Your Life: Tools for Discerning Life Transitions.” She is the founding director of The Retirement InstituteTM, a ministry of Forbes Well-Being Advisors.

Sr. Jeana will speak on “Seeking the Visible Face of God: Praying with Icons”. She is a Benedictine Sister of the Monastery of the Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, IN, and Dean of the School of Theology programs at St. Meinrad Seminary and the School of Theology.

The regional forum is sponsored by Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and the Loyola Foundation.

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