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Keynote Speakers

Emily Wilson

Emily was encouraged by her third grade teacher to get up and sing in front of the whole church at the age of 7. With continued support from her high school choir teacher, she started leading music regularly. She planned to become a sports broadcaster and earned a degree in broadcast journalism at ASU, but after reading On the Dignity and Vocation of Women (Mulieris Dignitatem), she felt a powerful call to use her education in speaking and presenting to spread the Gospel.


After working for two years as a full-time high school campus minister, Emily made the transition to full-time traveling ministry beginning in 2013. She has spoken, hosted, and played music at dozens of national and international youth, young adult, and women’s events in two dozen states and numerous countries, including FOCUS, Life Teen, Steubenville, NCYC, ICYC conferences, the Australian and Swiss Youth Festivals, and many more.  She has presented at universities around the Nation including the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Florida, George Mason University, University of California, Berkeley and dozens more.

You can learn more about Emily, her wisdom, books, and YouTube channel at

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Speaker, YouTuber, Author, Worship Leader

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Sr. Faustina Maria

Sister Faustina Maria is a founding member of the Sisters of Children of Mary.  Sister was born in Reno, NV and raised in northern California until she was 14 when she moved to the border of Arkansas and Missouri.  Not raised in any religion, she came into the church of her own free will at the age of 12 when her mother returned to the Sacraments. She began to pray the daily rosary and read spiritual works at 17 and it was Our Blessed Mother and The Saints of Carmel who gave her a deep thirst for God. At 20 years old she entered the Children of Mary on November 7th 2012 and took her perpetual vow on May 13th 2018.  She currently teaches OCIA and offers an attentive ear at a women's prison in Dayton, OH as well as traveling the country helping to lead retreats, Holy Hours, Missions etc. She also helps form the younger sisters in the charism—to love and spread love for Our Eucharistic Lord.


Lean more about Sr. Faustina and the Sisters of Children of Mary at 

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Fr. Joseph Mary

Fr. Joseph Mary, MFVA was born and raised in eastern Iowa. He is the Chaplain of the Eternal Word Television Network where he initially came to work in 1985 as an engineer.  Two years later he became one of the founding members of the men’s community which Mother Angelica founded in 1987: the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word.


Fr. Joseph was ordained to the priesthood in 1993 and often celebrates the daily televised Mass.  He has produced a number or series featured on EWTN, including, Faith in the Heartland on the faith of farmers in his home state of Iowa; The Church Universal on lay movements in the Church; Mini-Series on Fatima, Lourdes and The Holy Land; as well as, a number of the prayers and devotions which regularly air on EWTN.

You can learn more about Fr. Joseph Mary at


EWTN Chaplain & EWTN Chapel Dean

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